It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything personal or family related. We’re here, we’re good, we’re busy. Mike and I are training to run a marathon on November 13. Training is going well but the prospect of running a marathon is still terrifying.

We are running to raise money and awareness for the water crisis in Africa. Most communities in Africa lack access to clean water. Instead they are forced to walk anywhere from 6 to 12 miles each day to collect water – often from polluted, stagnant sources. Water borne diseases (which are easily prevented) account for the majority of deaths in Africa.

No mother should have to serve dirty, diseased water to her children. And, that’s why we’re running. Just $25 provides clean water to one African FOR LIFE. $25 literally saves a life. We are part of a team called H2O Runners that is trying to raise $10,000. That’s 400 lives saved!

Take a moment to watch this video from Blood:Water Mission. It clearly shows the positive impact clean water can have on an entire community.

Cyanika Sector, Rwanda from Blood:Water Mission on Vimeo.

If you’d like to read more about the water crisis in Africa or to read more about our marathon training or if you’d like to make a donation to help our H2O Runners team, visit our blog at h2orunners.blogspot.com.

Mikayla has several doctor appointments in the next few weeks so I’ll post updates on those when I can. Be safe. Be well. See you after the marathon.


One response to “MIA

  1. Alyssa Womack, Finance Assistant November 16, 2010 at 5:53 PM

    We are so thankful for your creative efforts on our behalf. Know that your gifts are bringing health and hope to our neighbors in Africa. Thank you!

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