I’m excited about the start and excited to share with you what the Lord laid on my heart on this first run: orphans.
Jesus spoke about caring for orphans and it was clear to see that He had a deep love for them. As I prayed for orphans around the world I thought about the fear that parents with AIDS must feel for their children.
Will you pray for these orphans today as well?
I started my day with a short run and couldn’t help but think of myself far from the gym I was running in… my daydream took me to Kenya. Not the faces of wild animals on safari’s, but the faces of people in need, faces of children and parents – people not too unlike me, but going through challenging illnesses that I can’t fully imagine. AIDS.
My heart was heavy as I ran. Heavy but hopeful.
I came into the office and soon received an encouraging email that an anonymous donation of $200 came through this fundraising page. I didn’t even see the 200 number nearly as much as the 8.
8 is the number of people this donation will benefit. 8smiles. 8 families. 8 beautiful Kenyans.
My heart is still heavy, but swelling with hope now. Thank you for donating.