DATE CHANGE! AUGUST 3rd & 4th first annual Running Water 24 hour relay event. A fundraiser for Living Water International and participating high school cross-country teams. 2 - 15 people per team. Sign up today at http://runningwater24.org
print off this poster and post it at your work or school. To help recruit your team and spread the word.
At the end of June, myself and 10 others will be heading down to Haiti for a week-long missions trip with Living Water International. This will be our second attempt at the mission trip as our 2011 plans had to be canceled do to political unrest in Haiti (Gods Timing I guess) I am thrilled to be a part of this team and trip for a number of reasons. To put it simply I am just plain excited to help and see first hand how providing clean water to a community can transform a life. We are so blessed to be able to help others in this way. “With great power comes great responsibility” Peter Parker. As a Christian living in a country with the tools to change the world I truly do believe we bare a huge responsibility to simply open our eyes to those around us. While others on the team have been on mission trips to impoverished countries before, it will be my first time. I know that the trip will have a profound impact on my life. It will be amazing to play a small part in the work LWI does on the ground everyday. I’m so proud of the people who have stepped forward to take on this trip and to help make it a success. I am excited to document this trip here on my blog and plan to share pictures, thoughts and my feelings of this undoubtably overwhelming and eye opening adventure.
Since we have added a number of people to the mission trip, as a team we are still in great need for financial support. If you would like to support the mission trip and our quest to bring fresh water to Haiti. Leading up to our trip the team will be trying to raise around $600 per person. We would be very grateful for any amount of support. Please send checks to Hillside Assembly of God and prayers to Heaven.
Hillside Assembly of God
5890 State Highway 22 West
Gillett, Wisconsin 54124
(Memo For Haiti Mission Trip)
Below are a list of the members of our 2012 Haiti Team and a few pictures to put a face with the names.
This is one of my favorite pictures at the end of my 2010 run across america for LWI. I'm really happy that both my Dad (Mike) and younger brother (Josh) will be coming on the missions trip. They both played a big part getting me from ocean to ocean.
Paster Paul has been a huge help and supporter of my LWI efforts. He played a big role in helping me cold calling pastors for housing on my run. He is also putting forth a lot of effort to help make this missions trip a reality. I'm thrilled he is able to be a part of it. (Picture is of his wild side
Nate Ziolkowski is one of the nicest young men you will ever come across and I know he is going to make the trip a lot of fun. Nate came on pretty late or Just in time how ever you want to say it. He is the only member of the team not from Hillside Assembly but great long time friends with my family.
Brianna and Laura are the youngest on the trip as they are both still in high school. There enthusiasm for missions work is exciting! (Laura is not-pictured or the master of disguise one of the two)
(Above) Marry Ann Liefke was a huge supporter of my run and I am so happy that she will be able to come see and par take in the work of living water. Her passion for helping the thirsty is matched by few.
Peggy and Rodney Murray - These two have been on board and willing to help since day one. There strong faith and steady commitment toward the success of this mission trip has been wonderful. Can’t wait to see Peggy hauling those pipes
Raymond Lawrence – I still have not meet Raymond and to be honest he is starting to become almost legendaryin my mind. (I have heard great things) Raymond has also been ready to go since day one.
Below is the brochure for the 1st annual Running Water 24. Running Water 24 is a 24 hour relay race that will be a fundraiser event for Living Water International as well as an opportunity for High School cross-country teams to raise money for their team and up coming season. I am personally so excited for this event and to watch it grow. We are starting off with just one location this year but hope to grow the event nation wide with teams all competing against each other live online. (contact me if you are interested in heading up a location for next year) The event will be held on a track which brings up some interesting strategies if you really want to see how much distance your team can rack up in 24 hours. I would love to see a high school or college team with 10 to 15 runners just blasting quarters for 24 hours. The event will have a great atmosphere with music and food and plenty of teams with tents and things camping out for the 24 hours. So you can stay the whole time or just show up for a few hours to run your shift. So talk to your co-works, teammates, church group or who ever your evolved with and put a team together. 100% of your entry fee is donated to Living Water International for water projects around the world, plus what ever you will be able to raise on top of that. Traveling Trophy for top distance covered in each division as well as top fundraiser in each division. T-Shirts, Water Bottles and more included in your race packet. Check out runingwater24.org/registration to sign your team up. Email me if you have questions! email@example.com
Runners bringing an end to the water crises one step at a time.
15th person to run across America solo and unsupported. (15 states)
8,840 mile bicycle tour on the outer edges of the continental 48. (36 states)
For Schools, Churches, Book and Running Stores – A presentation about living to a higher standard, acting on dreams, using your passions to help others, the water crises, high adventure and taking it all one step at a time. With a multi media presentation including video and pictures of compelling stories and high adventures. The presentation opens minds to realize the impossible is possible one step at a time. Following the presentation will be a short question and answer segment.
Requested fee for presentation $300 (+ travel)
My book “Running Water” will also be available for purchase ($15)