Well, that's us crossing the finish line of the Twin Cities 10 Mile race above. It's not the most epic of finishes, and we came in at the back of the pack, but our goal for the running of this race was simply to finish, and finish we did. Really, though, we've just begun. The "real" race we're running is a life-long one that involves following Jesus wherever he might lead as we try to get small and close to those on the margins. Next year we hope to do the half marathon, and hope to be in much better shape when we do, Lord willing. Meanwhile, the real goal for the Twin Cities 10 Mile race we just completed was to bring clean water to as many of our neighbors in Africa as we can. Initially, we hoped to raise about $1,300 and bring clean water to 26 people. Along the way, we were inspired to raise that goal to $2,000 each to bring clean water to 40 people each, 80 altogether. Both of us are so, so close to reaching that goal. I only need about 5 partners to give $50 each (which brings clean water for life to one person), and I'll hit that goal. Will you join me? I know even $50 may feel like a lot to ask for from some of you, but so long as kids are dying from diarrhea and other water-borne illnesses while I enjoy the luxury of clean water whenever and wherever I want it, the least I can do is run a little, albeit slowly, while trying to amplify their voice in asking all of us to share some of our abundance. Here's my finisher certificate. Will you join me in finishing the need to walk 6 miles a day for dirty water for just a few more kids? Please give.   

$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!

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