Cheat Mountain Moonshine Madness 50 Mile Trail Run.
Seriously, what images come to mind immediately after reading: Cheat Mountain Moonshine Madness 50 Mile Trail Run?
If I were still a gambler, I would have bet that your first thought was NOT of making disciples of all nations through the building and staffing of bible schools. But that is exactly what and why I am making another attempt at a near-impossible race. Because someone discipled me many years ago, I no longer play games of chance with the money God has entrusted me with; instead, I make and keep a faith financial promise for the mission of God. It may sound unusual, but my first Sunday in church after I was born again, I felt the Lord say to me, "Just take your drug, alcohol, and gambling money and give it as unto the Lord." I did a quick calculation and found that it was in the 10% range, so tithing and making missions faith promises was money I had already been spending. Giving to God has not cost me anything; rather it has given back to me in more ways than I can count.
Friday night at 9:00 p.m., as I begin the attempt to run through the night under the light of the moon (and my headlamp), it will be an offering to the Lord in thanks that I no longer do the stay up all night and howl at the moon thing; instead, I will be running for a cause much greater than myself. You and others like you have been so generous in the past, and though I feel awkward asking, would you again pray for the mission of God to be accomplished, and give as you are able.
A friend of mine is coming to this race to film a video documentary of my journey from cancer through cancer treatments, compression fractures, and the inability to run, back into fuller health and running ultra marathons. You are a huge part of the miracle, and I appreciate your friendship and support. Giving is easy at ViennaAG.com through paypal, and by mail is still a great way.
Here we go again,