Mar 27 2008

Ready, Set, Run!

In Junior High School, I adopted 1 Corinthians 9:24 as my favorite Bible verse.  Want to know what it says?

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.”  (NIV)

I think I took it out of context to fit my needs as an ambitious track runner, but nonetheless, it’s something I’ve held on to for many years and often recite in my head. 

Want to know why I’m sharing this with you, my friends?  Well, a group of Compassion employees are getting ready to run a 10K Race called the Bolder Boulder. It takes place annually on Memorial Day in the city of Boulder. Last year there were nearly 50,000 registered runners! This year the race will be on May 26 and we are hoping to get 100 Compassion employees registered for the race.

So, while the scripture is a little out of context, we are still running with a prized goal in mind. As Compassion employees, our goal for this Memorial Day race is to run in memory of the 28,000 children who die daily from preventable causes due to poverty.  

If you live in Colorado, or plan to be in the area that weekend, please come and run with us! We would love to have your support in sharing the advocacy message of Compassion.

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  1. Mar 27, 2008
    at 11:59 am

    That’s funny…When I was in junior high, I kinda adopted Proverbs 26:14 as my’go-to’ verse.

    “As a door turns on its hinges, So does the lazy man on his bed.”

    I suppose my context was a bit off as well. Anyway, I’ll be cheer’n you all on in spirit!

  2. David Soister
    Mar 27, 2008
    at 12:36 pm

    Thanks for the reminder! I need to get signed up! It will be my daughter Hannah’s 3rd BB (she is 11 yo.) God Bless you today!

  3. Krissy Thomas
    Mar 27, 2008
    at 3:59 pm

    Compassion Dave, You are a funny man!

    Dave, hope to see you and your lovely daughter there together!

  4. Mike Stephens
    Mar 23, 2009
    at 11:03 am

    Krissy thanks for the reminder I actually signed up for the race a week or so ago!!! It will be my first time running the Boulder Bolder!!! Which reminds me, I need to start running!!! I bought the shirt from last year but didn’t run in it.

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