On Saturday my wife, Gayle, and I will participate in the Half-Marathon race at the Baltimore Running Festival. We are going to walk it together and think we can finish in around 4 hours! Gayle is working up to being able to walk that distance all at one time. I continue to be engaged in my own rigorous training regimen (not!).
Of course, the reason we are doing it at all is for the men of Helping Up Mission. Over the past 12 years we have seen and heard enough down here to know that this is a place where God is at work and good things happen.
So, we want to thank you for your prayers and support of our efforts. It was humbling for both of us to send out messages asking folks to support us. But even more humbling has been receiving notes from so many of you that you are standing with us in prayer and financial support for the Cause.
We are happy to say that we have exceeded our goal of raising $2,000 for the work of Helping Up Mission! But we know that you understand that is not our real goal. What we really want to do is impact as fully as possible every man who enters the HUM doors. That calls for additional revenue and further personal action – and that is why we have all engaging in this endeavor together.
So, if you were still thinking about sending money – please do, still! If you are interested in coming down and touring our campus (and even have a meal with us), let me know. And keep on praying – even after the race is over! There is so much more we want to do here.
Thanks for all you do for the Cause,
Gary and Gayle Byers
PS To participate in the Cause, yourself, there is still time. Click on this link and thanks again for your help: https://helpingupmission.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=555&srctid=1&erid=300162&trid=36541af6-f49d-4dff-bce1-59f2605dc2e5