Tuesday, January 08, 2013

2nd Annual Bible Run

SAMSUNG            Last Saturday PIU sponsored the 2nd Bible Run around the island of Guam. The run relayed two Bibles around the perimeter of the island in 74 one mile relay segments. We were joined by many of the islands’ churches, businesses and ministries on the relay to symbolically proclaim to the island of Guam that “the earth and everything in it, SAMSUNG            belongs to the LORD!” We were thankful for the cooperation of the village mayors’ offices and the police to keep our runners safe. It was a great day of fellowship as all the different groups ran and prayed their way through the route, lifting up each of the villages to the Lord as they ran through them. The day ended with a time of worship at Ypao Beach. I’ll post several pictures of the event in this post and then a few more in the next post. Joyce and I were in the follow car that did the Northern route so most of my pictures are from that section of the relay.

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Greg Calvo gives instruction at the pre-run meeting on Thursday night

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Both groups started in Talofofo at 5 AM.

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Our faithful workers were there at 4.30 AM. Yes, even Joyce woke up in the early AM for the event

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We got to see the sun come up on the Southeast side of the island

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As our group made the turn on to Route 10 in Mangilao, Joyce helped the Faith Presbyterian and Reformed Church runners get ready

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Celia Atoigue waves as the lead car goes by and the Isles of the Sea Bible Translation group prepares to run

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The National Car Rental Group made the turn from Route 10 to Route 15. The two lane road made things a little tight on Route 15.

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Daisy Murdock and I are confident as I prepare to run mile #14 in front of PIU. Mangilao mayor Nito Blas led the way.

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I received the official Bible from Tyler as I begin my mile and then pray and catch my breath as I pass the Bible on to the Nazarene Church of Guam pastor Rex dela Peret for them to run the next mile.

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