Joking that today was their big chance to beat a Kenyan in a race, h.o.w?'s in-country coordinator Keziah Murugi was in Cape Girardeau to join 100 runners, walkers and volunteers participating in our annual 5k run/walk fundraiser that began and ended at Cape La Croix Church.
"I'm so honored that you all came and gave out your time just to help for the ministry. It's going to help a lot of the widows and kids we go to see back in Kenya, and so it's just a happy, happy moment for me," she told the group at the conclusion of the race. "I'm lost with words just seeing how many of you came out from this town just to come and do this thing with us. So thank you, and thank your families for me if I'm not able to see everyone. I'm so grateful that I've met you, and ran with you at this time, and walked with all those that walked. Thank you so much, and be blessed."
Afterward, h.o.w? Ministry President Michelle Outman passed out awards and door prizes. Thanks to all of our participants and many sponsors!
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Photos and text: Julie Wolpers
Thank you to our 2017 5k run/walk sponsors!
Great Commission Sponsors
1. EDWARD JONES, Cheryl Mothes CFP
3. Cape Girardeau Urology Associates, Dr. James Outman III
4. Lutesville Motor
Least of These Sponsors
1. First State Community Bank
2. Larry D. Boyer CPA
4. Cape Girardeau Honda
5. Alex and Meredith Ogburn
1. Hamburger Express
2. The Limbaugh Firm
3. Alliance Bank
4. The Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery LLC
5. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau, MO
6. Cape West Rotary Club
7. Bennett Family Dentistry
8. Chap Arnold Insurance
9. Anchor Pointe Wealth Management, Derieck Hodges
10. Red Letter Communications
1. Pam Benn
2. Joseph & Marilyn Gilmore
3. Dr Anne Heisserer Chiropractor
4. Farmer's Insurance, Kyle McDonald
1. La Croix Church
2. Julie Wolpers, Webcurrent Communications
3. Hillin & Company
4. Food Giant
5. My Daddy's Cheesecake
6. Happy Nails
7. Creative EWE
8. SEMO Rec Center