HopeRaiser Kate’s Run for Resounding Hope
Radio 4VEH/ Resounding Hope’s very own Kate Michel will be running the Indy 500 mini-marathon on May 2, 2015 to raise funds as a HopeRaiser for Resounding Hope, bringing the Good News of Jesus to Haitians via solar radios tuned to Radio 4VEH.
Here’s Kate’s story:
I’m running my first-ever half-marathon, the Indy 500 Mini Marathon on May 2, 2015. Yikes!! My inspiration for running for 13.1 miles? Getting more Resounding Hope solar radios tuned to Radio 4VEH to bless families in Haiti every day.
As founder of the Resounding Hope initiative, I know these radios are making a huge difference in people’s lives in Haiti – reaching people with the Gospel, helping believers grow in their faith, building up the church and serving the people of Haiti in Jesus’ name. Others have become HopeRaisers (fundraisers for Resounding Hope), and ridden bikes across the country, made hair bows to sell, had lemonade stands and pancake breakfasts…all to raise funds for Resounding Hope. So I’m putting in the miles (and miles…) to raise funds for more radios. Here’s why these radios are so needed:
- 4 in 5 people in Haiti live in poverty
- 4 in 5 adults can’t read well enough to cope with daily life
So these radios, powered by the sun, really help connect often-illiterate, isolated, Voodoo-background households with the Bible in their heart language, with practical farming & health advice, life-saving information when disaster strikes, and friendly voices to help and encourage (like my hubby Storly’s, he’s Director of Radio 4VEH, and voiced the recording of the New Testament in Haitian Creole that’s on an MP3 player as part of the solar radio).
My goal is to raise $3,900 to sponsor 65 solar radios – and bless 65 households in Haiti. That’s $60 to sponsor one radio and reach a whole household. And 65 radios in honor of Radio 4VEH’s 65th Anniversary in June.
I’ve been training through the cold Indiana winter to get ready to run 13.1 miles on May 2. You can help me reach my goal by making a donation of $20, $60, $100, $600 or any amount you can manage. Click on Kate’s Run for Resounding Hope in the Featured HopeRaisers column here to go to my online fundraising page. Every little helps! Your donation is tax-deductible in the US, and you will receive a receipt from One Mission Society.
Thanks so much for joining me in Resounding Hope in Haiti!
Are you inspired to become a HopeRaiser and raise funds for Resounding Hope? Find out more on our HopeRaisers section of the website.