Monday, December 7, 2009

Run for Mercy Team Participates in California International Marathon

1Yesterday, a Run for Mercy team participated in the California International Marathon (www.runcim.org) and raised $4,315.00! It was a cold and windy Sunday morning as our team joined 12,000+ runners at the starting line in Sacramento. The gun went off at 7 am and runners made their way along the 262 mile course following the American River. We are proud of these five runners who challenged themselves both mentally and physically in order to raise support and awareness for the work of Mercy Ministries.

One Team Mercy participant, Amy Bangs, said, “Along the way, I kept thinking of why I was running and all of you who had supported my efforts through prayer and financial giving. What an amazing partnership and what an amazing victory! As I battled my body throughout the run, I was reminded of the spiritual battle that has been waged over the lives of so many young girls. For many, Mercy Ministries is where they find victory through Jesus Christ. It is there that they take back that which the enemy has tried to rob, kill and destroy within their lives and their bodies. Together our team made an investment in the lives of young girls that will last for eternity.”

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Big thanks to all Team Mercy participants who give sacrificially for a purpose bigger than themselves. There are still opportunities to support Mercy Ministries at a Run for Mercy near you. Register online at www.runformercy.org by joining an existing team, forming a new team or participating as an individual runner.