Monday, January 7, 2013

Running for Justice and a whole lot more

Running gives me such a sense of freedom. I have room to think, pray and dream. After seeing poverty first hand during our adoption, I often wonder what it's like not to have these simple freedoms. What's great is that my running can actually do something to help others who don't have the same freedoms that I do. I'm running another half marathon this coming April that I'd like to share with you.

I’ll be running for cupcakes. Well, sort of. The Cupcake Kids began in the heart of a child who wondered if she could make cupcakes to change the lives of imprisoned children in Uganda. Since that time, it has grown into an amazing ministry supporting the work of Sixty Feet, an organization that provides hope and restoration to the imprisoned children of Uganda in Jesus' name.

Their work aims to provide the following;

  • Counseling - Healing bind emotional wounds
  • Education - Training and development
  • Medical - Providing medical care
  • Justice - Supporting through legal guidance
  • Gospel - Sharing the gospel message of Jesus

My heart is moved by the justice piece, so I run to bring JUSTICE to the unloved children of Uganda. 

Together our team (Team 60 Feet) will run on April 27th in Nashville, Tennessee. Training for and completing the half marathon although challenging, is an exciting experience especially when running for such a great cause. I am motivated by the support of my friends, family, team members, and also by knowing that my work is benefiting an incredibly important and worthwhile cause.

I am turning 40 years old next month. As I think about the freedoms I've been blessed with, I want to be able to share my birthday with those who do not have the same freedoms that I do. I'd like to request that you stand along side us and sponsor me to see these children's lives changed.

In honor of my birthday, would you consider donating $40 for this incredible work? I'd like to raise $5,000.  100% of your donation will go directly to their work on the ground in Uganda. What tugs on your heart? Which of the five pillars speaks to you? You can donate in honor of whichever area speaks to you.

I’m excited to be able to be a part of what God is doing; to know that we're making a difference in the lives of these precious children, makes all the sweat and hard work worth it.

Thank you in advance for helping us achieve this goal.

Please visit this secure link to make a tax deductible donation. Or, if you’d prefer, you can always send me a check made out to Sixty Feet with my name in the memo line. Simply detach the bottom of this post and send it back to me with your check.

I/we would like to make a donation to Sixty Feet by sponsoring Katie Seevers, running forIRFC in the Nashville Half Marathon on April 27, 2013 
My tax-deductible donation: $__________
Please print your name: __________________________________

Please email me for the mailing address.

Thank you again for making a significant difference in the lives of the least of these. James 1:27

Let’s get moving because “Love is never stationary”. Bob Goff