Changing the attitude towards donating blood! SP staff member Danielle and I donating at the recent Monrovia blood drive.
What it came down to for the Liberia Marathon was my staff. I am working with over 60 guys. They are hard workers and have earned my respect time and time again. Several of them are working to raise money to go to school. While running one evening, I thought the marathon would a way to raise support to help those who had passed the entrance exam to attend ABCU. It is something I can do to show my appreciation for their hard work and give them something back for the time they had given to re-build the University.
Bev:What are some of the changes you had to make to train for the marathon?
Jeremy: There have been a few changes that have taken place to help me train-including a better diet and focus on my daily and weekly schedule. The major change I have had to make is my mornings. Instead of rolling out of bed in time for devotions, I am up before 6am and getting ready to go for my run. Once the sun comes up, I am off with one of our current students, Samuel, who will be running with us on the 28th. That brings me to another change...I have gone from encouraging Samuel to keep going our first week running together, to trying to stay in step with his pace!
Bev: What are some of the changes you have seen at ABCU?
Jeremy: The changes at ABC are pretty big. On Aug. 28th the same day of the race, the University will start all four classes, Freshman to Senior for the first time since before the war. The campus has come from destruction to reconstruction-and now into a phase of growth and expansion. I'm glad to be a part of this phase and to see the excitement of what possibilities the future holds for the University, the students and the staff.
Change is not easy. But when we have a change that starts in the heart-it can be easier. We can't change people only God can. God is using the staff of SP Liberia to bring change to Liberia-to transform and change the hearts of people!
I will be posting more pictures of our staff in training and of Jeremy as he tackles his 20 mile training run on Saturday! Stay tuned...