Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Run for Missions Update: 5 days away!

Thanks for your support of and interest in for the “Run for Missions”! Allen and I are excited, trained, and ready to tackle this challenge and fulfill our commitment for the pledges that so many individuals and churches have so generously made and sent.

The run starts on Monday, November 3rd at 6:30am, from the Ministry Center office at 2018 Maple in Wichita. Many have asked about the route. We’ll wind up to 21st street in Wichita and proceed west on 21st for almost 50 miles without making a single turn. We’ll wind through Kingman and Pratt counties staying north of 54 on country roads until we get to Pratt where we’ll run right through on 54 in the middle of the night. We’ll cover the final miles on the country roads between Pratt and Haviland and come in to Haviland on the county road from the North. The finish line crossing celebration will be 10:30 am on Tuesday morning, November 4th in front of Phillips Hall at Barclay College.

If you would like to join Allen and I for any portion of the journey on foot or bike, it would be a lot of fun so please contact me to make arrangements. You are also invited to the starting line send off on Monday or the finish line celebration at Barclay on Tuesday. Also, Allen’s wife Nancy will be driving a crew vehicle point to point to provide support (water and food) throughout the day and night and would love company.

The total in pledges as of today is $10,735! Actual income is about half of that so if you haven’t yet sent your gift, please do so by November 15th. If you have already sent your check, thank you! Of course, we’re still accepting pledges and donations so please share these attached flyers with others. A full report on the run will be sent as soon as possible after the run.

Adam Monaghan and Allen Smelser

Would you be willing to sponsor Allen and Adam at $1 per mile in a 100 mile run in November for Friends Mission Scholarships?

Since 2005, EFM-Mid America Missions Mobilizers have supervised a scholarship fund to grant scholarships to missions students. Their desire is to give affirmation and support to EFC-MAYM College and Graduate students responding to a “call” to missions, intending to serve on the Friends Mission Field.

In order to raise funds for this Scholarship, the EFM-Mid America Missions Mobilizers have sponsored a “Run For Missions”. Allen Smelser (Stanwood Friends) and Adam Monaghan will run 100 miles, from Wichita to Haviland, KS, on November 3rd! We hope to raise at least $10,000 to support this scholarship fund. We are seeking at least 100 supporters to give $100 dollars ($1 per mile) by November 15th. Over 100 people or churches have already committed $100 by the end of October. Will you please join them? Please contact Adam Monaghan at the Friends Ministry Center 316-267-0391

You can make your tax-deductible donation by writing a check to “EFC-MAYM”, memo: “Run for Missions”; send to 2018 Maple, Wichita, KS 67213 by November 15th.