In 2017, the Mission hosted our first Mission Possible 5/10k and Fun Run at First Baptist Shreveport. Thanks to the support of our friends at First Baptist Shreveport, we were able to open a running trail (the Old Autumn Breeze Trail) that hadn’t been opened in years. Our goal with the race was to not only raise funds for the Mission and our programs but to also raise awareness for how we were working to change our cities one life at a time.
We learned a lot from our first race from race logistics, to volunteer management, to coordinating vendors and sponsors, and much more. But one of the biggest things we learned over the years is that this event is bigger than just a race. It’s isn’t just people wanting to exercise. No, it’s people from our cities coming together to be a part of change in our cities. What started out as a simple race has turned into something much bigger.
It’s no coincidence that our race is done in September which is National Recovery Month. The definition of recovery means to regain possession of something stolen or lost. Recovery is more than addiction to drugs or alcohol and is truly anything in your life that is out of balance. John 10:10 tells us, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
Our work is only possible because of our amazing Mission Family. You understand that God made us to love Him and love others. Thank you for partnering with us to make a difference in the lives of our guests. YOU are changing our cities one life at a time!
You can be a part of changing the lives of homeless men, women and children in our cities. The Mission Possible 5/10k and Fun Run is full of fun, family and community.
Race day is Saturday, September 16th, and we want to see you there!
So be the change you want to see in our cities and join the #SBMissionLife by registering today at https://runsignup.com/Race/LA/Shreveport/MissionPossibleRunWalk.