Running for a Dream

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Jeff has decided to run in the Brasov Half-Marathon on 20 April 2019 in Romania. This is a very challenging course where he will endure 3 steep hills over the course of the 13.1 miles and he will climb a total of 1,000 M (or 3,300 ft). 

Jeff is running to raise funds for GSAM's newest endeavor, Mission: University. Please consider supporting Jeff and this opportunity to help send 11 GSAM mission kids to university!

This is Jeff,
our runner.

Tampa Mountain

​You can see just barely the Brasov sign on the mountain in the distance. Jeff will be running up, down, and around this mountain.

Why is Jeff running in this crazy event?

GSAM Mission: University
This will be Jeff's first experience running a Half-Marathon and he is feeling a bit nervous given the terrain of the course. But he is being fueled by knowing that he has the support of all of you and, more importantly, because he is running to help a cause very dear to his heart. Jeff recently spent 2 months in Banbasa, India at The Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission (GSAM) and fell in love with the children there. By his own admission he would live there if that were his calling. GSAM has launched a new program called Mission: University in which the aim is to aid in enrolling Grade 12 graduates and alumni in University. This is huge task and will need a lot of support and COG is happy to get behind Jeff as he strives to raise some money for this first group of 11 wonderful young adults.
Mission: University's first meeting with the 11 young adults who intend to be a part of this program.
  1. Kamal
    Kamal
    Kama is interested in a degree in Physical Education with an eye towards becoming a sports teacher.
  2. Basanti
    Basanti
    Basanti is interested in pursuing a degree as a Medical Technician.
  3. Sonia
    Sonia
    Sonia is excited to pursue her degree in Social Work so she can make a difference in the lives of others.
  4. Jessica
    Jessica
    Jessica is interested in the publishing world. She loves books and plans to pursue an English degree.
  5. Reeva (in blue)
    Reeva (in blue)
    Reeva is very excited at the opportunity to pursue a Nursing degree.
  6. Mission: University Students
    Mission: University Students
    Starting on the left: Kamal (Physical Education), Sonia (Social Work), Nancy (Education), Coreena (Physics), Basanti (Medical Technician), Jessica (English), and Reeva (Nursing). (Those not pictured are: Sunny (Architecture), Job (Political Science/History), Ellie (Forestry), and Clifton (Bio-Technical Engineering)

What does Jeff have to do?

Brasov Half Marathon
20 April 2019
Check out this video from the 2015 Brasov Marathon for a better idea of what lies before Jeff.
Look at those elevation changes throughout the 13.1 miles! EEEEKKKKK!!!!!!

What Can You Do To Help?

Donate now through COG and PayPal to support Jeff and the 11 young adults from GSAM who are hoping to attend university!

All money donated to COG via the PayPal button will go to Mission: University.

Not everyone can run a Half Marathon up a Romanian mountainside, but you can support someone who will try!

Please click on the DONATE button and you will be redirected to PayPal where you can choose the amount you wish to contribute.  Every dollar helps feed the dream of these young adults.


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