About 20 years ago, I ran my first marathon…my first and only marathon…and it was a significant time when I knew the Lord was saying to me that I want to use you in unique way for my purposes. That same summer that I ran the marathon, I went to Fuller to start my doctoral process which became the recipe book and groundwork for VantagePoint3. I was on a run about eight months ago, 20 years later, and I just felt the Lord saying, “Randy, it’s time for you to run another marathon. I may want to whisper something to you.” (May 2016)
Randy Reese, Founder of VantagePoint3 (1962–2016)
Last June, over 70 people sponsored Randy Reese in his Manitoba Marathon up in Winnipeg. He had a keen sense that through this marathon the Lord wanted him to pay close attention to “the race he was running” (Hebrews 12:1–2). He captured his thoughts after the marathon in a blog entry entitled A Faithful Run. It proved to be such a meaningful experience for Randy and for us as an organization. This winter a group of VantagePoint3 folks set their hearts and prayers to continuing what Randy started. Through A Faithful Run, we want to provide others the same opportunity to be challenged personally by the Lord and to help contribute to the life-deepening and empowering work of VantagePoint3. We are looking for folks who are willing to take on the challenge of a walk, run, bike, swim, etc. and keep the ripple going. Let us tell you more about it.
- An opportunity to intentionally pay attention to the race you are running (Hebrews 12:1–2). What is God asking you to do? What does he want “to whisper to you”? How are you going to finish well this race you are running? What sort of legacy are you going to leave? Use your preparation time and actual race time to pay attention to the particular things God is drawing your attention toward.
- An opportunity to raise funds for VantagePoint3 and its mission of helping men and women discover more deeply who God is, who they are, and what God desires to do through them. Do this by inviting friends, colleagues, and family to sponsor you on your own Faithful Run whether it be a 5k, 10k, marathon or whether it be a walk, swim or bike ride. Choose the race or venue that is significant to you over the next several months and we will help you set up the opportunity for others to sponsor you. We will even get you a shirt to wear on your race similar to the one Randy wore.
We want your race to be as deeply meaningful as Randy’s race was to him and VP3. A Faithful Run is a space and place for you to pay attention to the Spirit’s leading and to help VP3 live out its mission faithfully.
If you are interested in the VP3’s A Faithful Run 2017, click here and Kay Hodges will connect with you, answer any of your questions, and help you get set up. If you’d like to set the page up yourself, click on the link below.