March 21, 2018 Update!  Hurray!!! After training 258.49 miles, after a miracle from God (see Jan. update) ... after 35 people generously donated so that as a team we saved SEVENTY - FIVE children ... I completed the marathon, injury-free, at 2 hours 58 min with a personal record of 13:23 min/mile.  And it doesn't stop there!  After the marathon, more people joined my team by giving and now we have saved EIGHTY - SEVEN children!  Thank you all, and God bless the children in Africa!  All Glory and Honor go to our LORD JESUS CHRIST!


January 30, 2018 Update!  Only 7 weeks left?!  On November 29, giving Tuesday I raised $1950!  3 days later, I was running 2 miles before work.  I stepped on a rock and was barely able to walk by 5:00 when I had a Parent Meeting.  One of the parents lent me a walking boot and at 10:00 PM I took it off - and have felt no pain ever since!  My sports doctor friend says it's a miracle!  Thank You God!

Back to my letter:

For the 7th year in a row, I'm running with Team World Vision to help provide clean water for communities in Africa!  24 weeks of training seems so long and hard to me.  I still have arthritis in my ankle, I still hate to run.  I am 61 and overweight.  But I'll be running with a team which includes five of my MPCS staff, my husband and my sister Carol (who is Captain of our team).  And I and whoever joins me by donating will be saving a life for every $50.  Of course I'm still going to do it!  The needs are real, but we believe that we can end the clean water crisis in our lifetime.

$50 = clean water for 1 person.

Will you invest in the future and provide clean water for 1, 2, 3, or even more people in Africa? We can help change lives, together.

Thanks for your support!


World Vision provides more clean water than any nongovernment organization in the world. They work with communities around the world to help solve the puzzle of poverty -- providing things like clean water, nutritious food, education, medical care, economic opportunity, and spiritual development.

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