Saturday, August 27, 2011


We're on!

We are registering for the Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon and have begun our pre-training. We both took a significant break from running after our race in the Spring to fully focus on the ministry at hand. Now that the summer is over (and what a sweet summer it was!) we are ready to jump back into running and get our race on!

Alan's been running in the evenings and is running an average of 3 miles.

I just started running this past week and am averaging 2 mile runs. I will have to get back to 3 comfortably before starting training September 4... yeah, I have 1 week to get there.

We'll be keeping you guys posted on our running and of course we are using the run as a way to raise money for our ministry. We'll be posting more about that in the coming days!

Alan and Jackie

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Tomorrow Tracy Dawahare, a member of our I Run FHG team is running a half marathon in Pasadena. Please pray for her as she seeks to glorify HIM through her run tomorrow and to raise support for the work Alan and I are doing through G.O. Ministries in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Thank you Tracy for your commitment to the Gospel and to bringing hope and renewal to communities around the world! Click the "contribute financially" tab at the top of our blog to find out how you can support our work through Tracy's run tomorrow!

Monday, May 2, 2011

1 Day. 2 Events. 1 Purpose. To Bring Him Glory!

We are so grateful for the support and encouragement we received from our races this past weekend. It was an incredible day filled with so many blessings as me, my mom, Alan, and Mark ran in the Kentucky Derby Marathon Relay team while Rebekkah Gathright ran in the Nashville Music City 1/2 Marathon.

It is an honor for us to do this for His glory. We love being able to share the vision of G.O. and what God is doing to redeem people, renew communities, and restore creation. HE IS GOOD!!!!!

"Running this half marathon was a great experience for me.  During the race I focused on all the reasons why I run for His glory!  There are too many to name.  The only bad part was that the race ended too soon!  I had a blast and finished with a time of 2:16!  Being a part of this ministry has blessed me." 
Rebekkah Gathright, I Run For His Glory team member

Alan, Jackie, Sheila, Mark: I Run For His Glory team members

You can still give by clicking on the "Financially contribute" tab at the top of the blog. 

Alan and Jackie

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

1 day. 2 events. 1 purpose. To bring Him glory.

Please pray for an injury free and energetic run for Rebekkah, Sheila, Mark, Alan and Jackie as they run to bring HIM glory in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. You can donate online (click the link above) or send a check made payable to:

G.O. Ministries, Inc.
11501 Plantside Dr. Suite 14
Louisville, KY 40299
Please put "PEREZ RUNNING" in the memo

Perez Running Team

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Welcome Kevin and Lily Jow!

I love Kevin and Lily. Seriously! We have had a wonderful time getting to know their family on the mission field serving in the DR and in San Francisco through a couple of stays at their home. We are blessed beyond imagine to have them join our running team and helping us further our ministry here in the DR & Haiti!

Welcome Kevin and Lily! I'll post the race they will be running as soon as it is determined!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Why Tracy is Running For His Glory!

I (Jackie) have known Tracy for years and was always so amazed by her. She is a strong woman who loves Jesus, her family, and her community! It is always a blessing to get to see her when we go stateside. I am so grateful she is running on our team! Here's what she had to say about running for His glory!

"I have seen an amazing transition in Jackie as God has played His role out in her life. As a mother whose kids have 1/2 of their family in the DR it seemed like a perfect fit to sponsor Alan and Jackie. Their family are amazing and they touch so many people it is my turn to help her reach so much more. I run to keep sane, I run to have peace, I run to be with God now I am taking that step further and running so that so many more people may be reached through their mission. I challenge you all as I take my son through his first 1/2 marathon to join us in prayer and donations, no dollar goes untouched, no dollar goes unused. I am completely excited to be Running For HIS Glory!!!!"

Tracy is running the Pasadena 1/2 marathon on May 15th, 2011 for our team!

Upcoming Race!

A couple of our I Run FHG runners have a race coming up this weekend! You can support us by sponsoring them in their race! Here's the letter they sent out on our behalf. We would appreciate your prayers and support!

Dear Friends and Family,

The Context:
Three years ago, on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic, we met Jackie and Alan Perez.   During that trip we saw the work this young couple is involved in with their parent organization, G.O. Ministries.  Over the last couple of years, we have continued to build our relationship with this ministry, and with Jackie and Alan, specifically.  We believe the work they are doing in the Dominican Republic and

Haiti is changing lives, and as a result we’ve decided to support Jackie and Alan by combining our pursuit of fitness with an ongoing fund-raising effort. 

The Goal:
We are aiming to raise $5000 during 2011 to support Jackie and Alan through their Run for His Glory race sponsorship program, which you can read more about here.  Since our son, Elijah, is still a bit too young to take on mission trips, we decided that “Run for His Glory” is how we can still serve the Lord as a family, and increase our motivation to stay healthy for when we can head back out to the Dominican Republic together.

In the first half of 2011, we (Matt, Brooke, & yes, Elijah) are participating in the following races on behalf of the Perez’s:
Carneros Vineyard Run
(6.2 miles)
Napa, CA
Saturday, March 26
Lake Chabot Trail Challenge Half Marathon
13.1 miles
Castro Valley, CA
Sunday, June 5

Your Help:

By sponsoring us for either an amount per mile, or a one-time pledge, your support will help fund the mission work of the Perez family in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

If you would like to help there are two methods through which you can contribute:

Option 1
Option 2

Give a one-time gift with a credit card via the web.

Cash or check donations can be sent to:

G.O. Ministries
11501 Plantside Dr. Suite 14
Louisville, Ky 40299

In the memo line of your check, please write, "Perez/running fundraiser"

We are excited to see how folks respond in support of the work God is doing.  Thank you so much for your donation, and we will keep you updated on our progress!


Matt, Brooke, & Elijah Vaughn

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Welcome Rebekkah Gathright!

We want to welcome Rebekkah Gathright to our I Run For His Glory running team! I met Rebekkah through the world of FB and through a mutual friend, AnneMarie! Rebekkah and I both have twin girls, love Jesus and love to run.

Welcome Rebekkah and thank you so much for helping us continue our work here in the DR & Haiti! Rebekkah will be running the Nashville Music City Half Marathon on April 30th (the same day as our KY Derby Marathon!) 2 events, 1 day!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Thank You Tara!

Thank you Tara for completing a race for the FHG team! We are so grateful for your passion for running and for the Lord! Here's what Tara said

"The race went great. I enjoyed running up and down the Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach. Had solid finish at 2hrs 6 minutes. And we made it back to Las Vegas in time for SuperBowl which made my husband happy." 

Thanks again Tara! You bless us!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Welcome Matt & Brooke!

We are so blessed to have Matt and Brooke Vaughn as part of our running team! Welcome! They have an 8 month old son named Elijah who is only a week older than our girls. We are thankful for them and their dedication to "Run for His Glory"!

"We met Jackie Perez on a mission trip in the Dominican Republic 3 years ago and are very touched by the work that is being done in the DR by GO Ministries. We decided to “Run for His Glory” to help support both Jackie and Alan Perez to further the kingdom of God. We are new parents to our son Elijah and have committed to getting back into shape. This is the perfect opportunity to do so.......looking forward to it." Brooke Vaughn

They are running two races for our team:
Carneros 10K Run – Napa California, Saturday, March 26, 2011

Lake Chabot Trail Challenge Half Marathon – Castro Valley, CA, Sunday, June 5, 2011

If you would like to sponsor their run and help our mission work in the DR & Haiti please click here to find out how!

Here's a funny pic Brooke sent me when I asked for a "running" pic! They are too cute!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Welcome Mike and Megan!

We first met Mike and Megan in the Spring of 2008 with the first CPC team to come work alongside of us in the Dominican Republic. We have been blessed by a friendship with them and now are excited that they will be running with us on our "I Run for His Glory" team! Mike and Megan are running the Golden Gate Headlands Half Marathon to support our work! If you would like to sponsor Mike and Megan on their race to benefit our work in the DR click here!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Calico Half Marathon- January 8, 2011

Running a half marathon was incredible. It was both exhilarating and challenging.  We had so many obstacles during our training including my foot injury that really it wasn't until 2 days before the race that I decided to run it. I am so glad I did.

We run for His glory. We run to tell the stories of those who cannot. We run because He first loved us. We run to inspire others to be a part of something bigger than themselves.

I could give a mile by mile playback, but really the only thing that matters is that God was glorified! Each mile we clung to Him to bring us through the completion of the race, and I couldn't help but wonder why I don't live everyday that way.

It was a very spiritual time for me and I learned a lot from the experience.

We are so grateful for the love and support we received for our race. In total, we received close to $1000 for the race and Sheila's race in December raised around $500.

We plan on continuing to run for His glory and invite you to join us. You can join our running team and help us raise funds or sponsor us financially.

Please continue to pray for us and the ministry we are a part of!

Much peace,
Alan and Jackie

Here are a few race day pics!


Jackie at about Mile 8


Alan heading up to Mile 8


Alan about to cross the finish line


Jackie coming to the finish line


After the race, barely standing!!


With our good friend Valarie, fellow team-mate and photographer! (Thanks Val!)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Recruiting for the Kentucky Derby Marathon and Mini Marathon!

We have started recruiting for our next race in Louisville, KY! Jackie and Mark Brockman are running on a relay team that will be raising funds for the Perez's mission work in the Dominican Republic and Haiti through G.O. Ministries.

Considering joining our relay team, sponsoring our team, or running the half or full marathon on our behalf!

Email Jackie at: jackie (dot) perez (at) go (dash) ministries (dot) org.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Welcome Tara Young!

Tara just recently joined the "I Run For His Glory" Running Team! Welcome Tara! We are excited to partner with you in reaching people through running and expanding His Kingdom in the United States, Dominican Republic and Haiti!

Tara will be running the half marathon in Huntington Beach on February 6! G.O. Tara!