Saturday, October 5, 2013

Running For Brighton - Race #25 - Springville Sprint 2013


I can't even begin to tell ya what it does to my heart to see this little motley crew of friends that I have watched grow up together over the last bunch of years gear up in their running shoes and toe the line for a race to raise money for Brighton Their World.

This morning was the second year in a row that First Baptist Church of Powder Springs has chosen us to be the beneficiary of their annual Springville Sprint 5k. We are so grateful and completely humbled by their continued support of our mission. It blows us away to watch how this church congregation cares... and loves... and serves.


These guys were ready to get down...


When that gun went off and the jackets were shed - things got FUN!

Meron and Hayden were holding hands for a good part of their run... these two are such good friends - I love that they connect like this and always have from the start.

But Mebbie... well - let's just say she didn't have time to be holding any hands. That's her up there in the purple and black. She was GONE! She's been really discovering a love for running and we're excited to see where it goes...


During the big kids' 5K, Meron sat patiently at the finish line - waiting for everyone and cheering them on as they finished strong (on an uphill!)


But she was particularly happy to cheer loudly for one special runner... mommy got Meron to her feet with high-five hand in position and waiting...


And she had her water bottle ready and waiting too!

Overall it was an excellent morning and we can't say enough about the sponsors, the church, the runners and all of our friends who showed up early to support not only us but to show they cared about the kids in Ethiopia that we care about so much.

You wanna help out an orphan or two (or a million)? It's real easy - just ask us about ways to get involved or connect with us at "Brighton Their World" as we try to bring new and exciting opportunities for EVERYBODY to help brighten the world of orphans around the globe.

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