This past Saturday Cooper, Jacob and their youth leader were in an adventure race here in our town. They had to run about 4 miles, bike about 8 miles and canoe 3 miles. They WON the race!!! What an awesome accomplishment! We are so proud of them!
So, our boys were in this adventure race.... Once the race started they had to run to a designated area and scavenge to find their papers .Then they hopped onto their bikes, then changed into their running shoes and ran for a while , then bike again, then loaded their canoe and THEN ran to the finish line. In between all of this, they had points where they had to sprint up hills,etc and get a card punched. Then after they finished the race, they had to answer trivia questions about things they came across while on their "adventure". (whew! ) I couldn't help but relate it to this great adventure race that the Evans are on. We have received our call and have been shot out into the race much like a race horse ..or ..an adventure racer. We seem to always be turning, changing, adjusting, growing yet steadily, focused on the end ... which the obvious would be Guatemala. The largest difference may be that at the end of all of this support raising we may reach our goal of Guatemala and be the ones to ask all of the questions....like......why didn't we eat more Tex-mex before leaving, why didn't we grab that last thing at Wal-mart? why didn't we order that kitchen ware that we wanted (okay, that is... that I wanted because I have a weirdness about cooking in metals that I can't identify..weird, I know) ... Anyway, what an exciting turn everyday seems to present and yet God continues to follow us...not like poperatce (sp?)but like a father.... eternally concerned for the runner, the distractions, the endurance.... And the best part is that although the race is there to be run.... We've already won... God secured the victory through his son Jesus ! A crucifixion paid it all and resurrection that said it all ..we run...not in vain but in GLORY.... Glory that presents peace when all is exhausted ...Glory that will be with us forever .... AMEN
No T-shirt required ,
The Evans ...aka... Adventure Racers for Jesus