Saturday, June 29, 2013

Why a Walk-a-thon and Why 10 miles?

We are having Beds for Bowies Walk-a-thon on Saturday, July 13, 2013 and many have wondered and some have asked us why a walk-a-thon?  So, I'd like to answer that question and I hope you will then join us in our walk of obedience unto the Lord.

We too have posed the question "why" unto the Lord with regards to this whole incidence of the loss of our home to a fire...why did our home catch on fire, why did we loose so many of our belongings, why did we have to make a home somewhere else temporarily, why did the first builder move so slowly and not get work permits, why did our home shift to the extent of major repair...why, why, why?  Well, many of the questions that we have posed to God may never be answered we just have to trust Him.

One thing I do know is that in the midst of this season in which we lack understanding we must obey the Lord.  God does not always reveal to us that which we feel we need to know, but He does give wisdom freely when we ask for it.  When I asked for wisdom regarding provisions for beds for our family he laid Beds for Bowies Walk-a-thon on my heart.  Again, I did not understand, but I chose to walk in humility and obey.

Support for Beds for Bowie Walk-a-thon has caused me to ask again, why?  Why aren't we receiving much support Lord?  We have received support from a bedding company who will give us a discount on mattresses.  Thank you, Lord!  This is a big help, but we need to raise the funds to pay for them.  We have not received much support with regards to "walkers", those willing to walk to raise money.  It has been brought to my attention that 10 miles is just too many miles to consider.  So, I sought the Lord for clarity...10 beds for 10 Bowies, thus the 10 miles.  But, it's not necessary for each one to walk 10 miles.  If each person just walked 1 mile for 1 Bowie and got 10 sponsors who will give a donation for that 1 mile walked that would be a great help!  If one is ambitious and  willing to walk more than 1 mile, they can choose 2 Bowies and walk 2 miles.   They can choose to walk as much or as little as they'd like.  I am so grateful to God for wisdom and clarity!

Will you join us?  If so, please contact us so we can send you an official Beds for Bowies Pledge Form, choose a Bowie (or 2...) and you will be ready to get sponsors and collect donations! 

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