Running for Gracehaven

Gracehaven is a faith-based non-profit organization started in 2008 for the expressed purpose of providing shelter, security, and rehabilitation to girls under the age of 18 who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation in central Ohio. Gracehaven is a long-term rehabilitation facility allowing girls to stay as needed until they reach the age of 18. We will then help them transition to the next step in their life.

While at Gracehaven, the girls will be able to earn their GED, as well as receive counseling and treatment for the horrible trauma and exploitation they have been forced to endure.

With God’s grace, I will be running a half-marathon here in Columbus on Oct. 16th.  After 5 years of running with my Lord, he has asked me to run with a slightly different purpose.  A purpose that allows others the opportunity to give to others, strangers in fact, without expecting a thing in return.  This opportunity fulfills a human desire given to us by our Creator – the fulfillment of giving from the heart, to extend a hand, to make a difference in another’s life.

Would you do me a favor?  Would you pray about this opportunity?  There are many amazing passions and callings that come into our lives over the years.  Sometimes it’s an opportunity to pray, sometimes an opportunity to give of our time, sometimes an opportunity to give of the resources the Lord has given to us.

After praying, take a moment to click over the donation page.  They really do make life easy.  Amazing people, with an amazing vision, and a doubly amazing passion to do what Jesus would do – extend a hand, a heart, a hug, and some pogniant words to young girls who have some deep scars.  These girls are not even oversees, they’re right in our backyards.

Thank you for taking the time to pray and to consider giving.  Every penny counts, every dollar will be put to use.  I appreciate you.  Have a heartfelt day.


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