The Lion Chase 5k idea came to me after as a staff, we read the book In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, by Mark Batterson. The book is based on a story in 2 Samuel, when Benaiah chased a lion into a pit. Despite the snow and slippery conditions, he eventually caught the lion and killed it. What reading this book did for me was two things; one, it got me asking what my “lions” were and two, was I willing, with God’s help, to chase them?
The Lion Chase 5k is all about encouraging people to chase their “lion”. It is way easier to be bold and courageous when you have others around you who are being bold and courageous with you. The Lion Chase 5k not only gave people a chance to start chasing their lions as a group, but this event raises money needed to help families in the most depleted parts of Mexico get a home, a key step in fighting the “lion“ of poverty bearing down on them.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Lion Chase 5k go to Amor’s Casa de Amor program. This program creates the resources needed to empower local churches and communities in Juarez, Mexico to come together and provide for their people in the way of housing. Amor’s hope is to one day soon bring building groups back into Juarez. In the meantime, Casa de Amor keeps the work of the local church alive.So come and join us for the Lion Chase 5k. People from around the globe will be participating in it both at the beautiful Tidelands Park in Coronado, California as well as virtually from wherever they are. For some of you this may be that turn around and start chasing moment. What better way to spend a Saturday morning encouraging those at the race and the families benefitting from a new home.