10 Miles for 10 Babies
Image - Danielle Kolb with sister, Rachel Ownby, and 'Cruella DeVille" after finishing the Disney Twilight Tower of Terror 10 miler

 

Following the birth of my second child, I discovered running initially as only a means to get in shape.  After I competed in my first race however, I was addicted!  Over the next year, I was literally chasing this passion, entering races and connecting with my local running community.  As opportunities arose to share my faith with fellow members of my racing team, I realized God could use this hobby as a platform for the Gospel.  A couple of months ago leading up to my next big race, I stumbled upon the All Girls Allowed website and was horrified and broken at what I read and saw.  Unfamiliar with China’s One Child Policy, I was ignorant of the devastating consequences it has caused.  Amid my tears from reading Feng Jianmei’s story, a strong desire to act impressed upon my heart.  As my 10 mile race was fast approaching, I decided to use this event to raise funds for All Girls Allowed’s baby shower gift program.  For every mile I ran, I hoped a baby girl would be sponsored.  With support from my church, family, and friends, $1,900 was raised for baby girls in China!  With God, we can all be empowered to fight for the defenseless.

 

“Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,  looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith…” Hebrews 12:1-2

 

Danielle Kolb, a mother and avid runner, wrote this post as a guest blog for All Girls Allowed.

She lives with her family in Gainsville, FL.




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