Thank you for your prayers. By God's grace I was able to complete the Capon Valley 50K. I placed 162nd out of 198 finishers in 7:19:04. (The first male winner's time was 3:52:04 and the first female was 4:30:11)(See http://phdispatch.com/ for complete results). I was able to give away a few of books to the race director, and share with a few runners how the Lord had helped me get through cancer and chemotherapy and return to running. The day was clear and cool and mostly shady until the last hour or so. It was a perfect day for running and communing with God. I made new friends, and reconnected with old ones and fortunately had a great worship song stuck in my head most of the day. I am able to walk fairly well this morning, and Brenda has noticed I am not shuffling around the house, in her comedic dramatization of what I normally walk like.
Thank you for your prayers and financial support for making disciples of all nations through the building of bible schools in some of the most difficult countries of the world.
My friend's offer to match your donations will continue a day or so, and if you feel like giving or have already given, this is my prayer from 2 Cor. 9:6 "whoever sows generously will also reap generously.7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work."
I stumbled across this promise of God and have fallen headlong into God's blessings in "every good work".
I pray you will discover it and experience it as well. It is an all inclusive promise for "every good work" in one's life.
By God's grace, the next race is the Cheat Mountain Moonshine Madness 50 Miler in late August. It starts at 9p.m. and runs through the night along the high mountain ridges of West Virginia.
May God's blessings abound "so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work",