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!