A Big Step in the Right Direction

Every once in a while, we are given the opportunity to take a step forward in support of a worthy cause.

Sometimes, we get the chance to take more than just a few steps. Say, about 2,000 of them.

Over 170 people took about that many steps (or more) this past Friday night, participating in the second annual His Little Feet Step Up! 5K Walk/Run in Windsor, Colorado.

The number of registered runners and walkers was twice the amount that of last year’s event.

And thanks to the hard work of dozens of volunteers – most of whom were Ellerslie students – over $7,000 was raised for His Little Feet in preparation for the 2011-2012 Children’s Choir tour. Praise God!

Many of the race participants raised generous support through personal sponsorships leading up to the event. Congratulations to Sarah Rice and Lydia Covey, who finished first and second in terms of sponsorships.

And, of course, there was a race to be run as well on Friday night. Among the runners, Nick Thompson finished the fastest, coming in with an impressive time of 20:33 – or under seven minutes per mile. Elliot Ball wasn’t far behind, with a time of 21:18.

Every single runner and walker – young, older, male and female – finished a great race on a beautiful summer evening in Windsor.

His Little Feet would like to sincerely thank all of our runners/walkers, volunteers, and everyone at Ellerslie for helping to create an enormously successful event! We are so blessed to have each of you as a part of our ministry.

And most of all, we’d like to thank God for continuing to bless the ministry of His Little Feet. The 2011-2012 His Little Feet Children’s Choir national tour will be kicking off this coming October.

We are excited to see what God has in store for us this coming year.

If you missed out on the Step Up! 5K Walk/Run, make sure to keep an eye out for details on next year’s event beginning in the spring.

Our goal for the event next year is 500 runners/walkers. It might sound daunting, but with your help, we know we can do it!

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.” 1 Corinthians 9:24-27