Victory 5K Race in Eden Prairie, MN – Sunday, August 7, 2016 – 8:30 AM

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Victory 5K Race in Eden Prairie, MN- Sunday, August 7, 2016 – 8:30 AM

Please join your community in support of the 4th Annual Running for Victory,  a 5K fun run/walk to be held at Staring Lake Park in Eden Prairie, MN on August 7, 2016 at 8:30 am. A worship service will follow the race at 10:00 am along with a free lunch at 11:00 am. The race is supported by Victory Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie. Our goal is to raise money for our charity partner, Educate Tanzania, Inc. (ETI). Educate Tanzania partners with the most effective organizations in the world to bring education to Tanzania, specifically around agri-business and sustainable farming. Their first project is to build KARUCO – Karagwe University College. Check out more at EducateTanzania.org. Last year, our participants and sponsors presented ETI with a check for $3200!! To learn more about this great organization providing food, water, education and health to one of the neediest areas of the world, visit www.EducateTanzania.org.

The mission of Running for Victory is to support charities, locally and beyond, by bringing together our community in a healthy and fun activity. A free Kid’s 1K run will also be held to help motivate the next generation of active community members!

Thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration to sponsor our race and such an amazing local charity with a global reach! If you are interested in sponsoring this event, contact admin@victorylcms.org.

In the previous three years, Running for Victory and it’s participants have donated over $7000 to charities supporting local and global initiatives. ETI, Mission Balls, 363 Days, Lutheran Malaria Initiative and PROP have all benefited from this event! Please consider being a part of all this goodness!

Online registration is available by clicking here. You can also register through the mail or in person by clicking here and printing and filling out the form. All forms can be returned to Victory Lutheran Church at 16200 Berger Drive Eden Prairie, MN 55347, Attn: Becky McCathie. For questions please contact Jennifer in the office at 952-934-0956 or at admin@victorylcms.org.

Check back soon for more info on the Victory 5K race held at Starring Lake Park in Eden Prairie, MN.

Victory Vitamin Blog – Luke 7:14

“Then he went up and touched the coffin, and those carrying it stood still. He said, ‘Young man, I say to you, get up!’” 

-Luke 7:14 NIV

I remember my mother’s funeral like it was just a few weeks ago.  I still miss her, but I don’t know what I’d do if someone came up and did what Jesus did in the verse above.  My mother, and all those who have died in the faith are at peace in the perfection of heaven.  What selfishness to allow my temporary sorrow to interrupt her eternal glory.  But Jesus did it for this widow from the town of Nain.  Jesus brought her dead son back to life.  I don’t know if that boy was in heaven, but I’ll assume he was.  Why would Jesus bring him back?  1)Because Jesus has compassion.  He knew the widow’s grief and his heart went out to her.  2)Because He could.  Jesus proved to everyone present, and to all who believe God’s Word, that HE has power over death.  Death does not have the final say, Jesus does.  3) To show us that as life entered that boy’s body a second time, so life will be restored to us.  Not temporary, earthly life, but perfect, heavenly, eternal life.  By HIS death and resurrection Jesus has seen to that.