Here are Kim, Summer and I with Coach Gerald Brence and Coach Sam Shields of Plano Senior High School. Gerald is the head football coach and AD at PSHS and Sam is an assistant football coach. Coach John Clark, after whom John Clack Stadium was named, said the opening prayer, and I gave the pre-race speech. Yes, I used Hebrews 12:1-2 as the outline for my talk. The weather was good and the turnout was great. Can't wait to see how much the event raised.
Summer and I run the entire 5K. I was proud of her. She never stopped running the entire run. Kim walked/ran with Liz Brence to "sweep" the course. They walked the final 100 meters with arms raised in victory.
We then went home to shower and change to be part of the dedication of Emily's Place, the first Plano home of Dallas Providence Homes, a ministry founded by Mark and Edie Hagan, who are members of Legacy Church.
Here are Kim, Mark, Summer, and Amanda in front of the tree planted in memory of Emily Mays for whom the house is named. Summer and Amanda have been friends since Middle School, and it was their friendship that brought the Hagans to Legacy.
Mark and Edie have worked hard to bring about a vision of transformational housing for battered women in Dallas, and this second home (the first in Segoville) is part of a greater vision to have 10 homes by 2010! I believe they will do it!
Mark's brother spoke about Emily and I got to dedicate the home. Everyone released Monarch Butterflies as we ended the ceremony. Very cool.
The bottom picture is of Mark and Edie (in the middle) and Emily's parents and grandfather. Emily took her life at the age of 23 and is Mark's niece. The house was named for her as a tribute of hope for woman who can find the ultimate hope by trusting Christ.
It was a fun and meaningful day, which was most meaningful because I got to serve with family and friends.