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 Drug and alcohol abuse is a growing issue in today’s society. Addictions beginning in the teen years can lead to issues such crime, including violent ones, teen pregnancies and dropping out of school. These of course can continue in a worsening state, leading in many cases to drug addicted babies, perpetual unemployment, broken families, homelessness, death from overdosing and shattered lives from drunk driving.

My brother became addicted to drugs and alcohol as a teen, an addiction that lasted into well into his early adult years. While he eventually beat the addiction, it had a lasting effect on his life. Despite this, he became a strong Christian with a unique ministry in which he personally ministered to random people he would meet, including the down and out and homeless people in the Apopka, FL area. This included handing out Bibles, each with a personal handwritten note stating he loved them and was praying for them, to complete strangers. This ministry ended when he passed away in April 2016.

While his death was hard to deal with, it led to many positive changes in my life. One of those changes was that I started running and quickly began competing in half marathons and other races. In December of 2017, I ran and completed the Daytona 100 in his memory, a race that took me from Jacksonville Beach to Daytona Beach. It was an intense and painful race which I finished in 28 hours and 54 minutes. While training for that race I raised money in his memory and shortly after donated a total of $1,141.00 to Teen Challenge USA. It was such a blessing to learn that my funds were doubled in a matching campaign!

For those of you that don't know, Teen Challenge is a 12-month residual program for individuals struggling with life-controlling issues, such as addictions.  Teen Challenge's vision is to put hope within reach of every addict by offering life transformation through their caring, Christ centered programs.  Through their proven solutions for life controlling addictions, the hope is that every Teen Challenge student will become productive member in society, mentally sound, emotionally balanced, physically well and spiritually alive!

I am now at it again training for a new race season that will include The Florida Run Half Marathon on November 10th, the Guana 50k Trail Run on December 2nd and the Ironhorse 100k on February 9, 2019.  Like I did for the Daytona 100, I am again raising money for Teen Challenge in memory of my brother. My goal last year was a $1,000.00. This time around, I am actually teaming with the organization in an effort to raise even more life changing funds with a goal of $5,000.00.  I am praying with faith that regardless of the final amount raised, the donation will help change the lives of those battling these hopeless drug and alcohol addictions.  If you are unable to make a financial contribution, I would ask for your prayers to make this effort a tremedous success.  Thanks and God Bless!
 

Meribel Benitez

2019-01-11 20:43:42

God bless, praying for a success fundraiser and that you do great on your final race!

Richard Smith

2019-01-08 21:42:32

Good luck on your last run!

Debbie Campbell

2019-01-08 21:34:30

Good luck James and God bless

Anonymous

2018-12-21 14:53:43

God bless!

Anonymous

2018-12-08 17:08:39

Wish I could give more! God bless! Hebrews 12:1 is my fav. Bible verse!

David E Moore

2018-12-01 16:41:36

Go Nathan! It’s a wonderful achievement to carry on Brian’s legacy!

GiveSendGo LLC

2018-11-27 18:15:21

From GiveSendGo #GivingTuesday matching donation! Keep Shining Brightly!

Anonymous

2018-11-27 17:35:46

Praying for your campaign! God Bless!

Anonymous

2018-11-22 15:35:23

Thank you Kid City Altamonte Springs for this great donation

Leonor Benitez

2018-11-21 15:20:54

Wishing you the best!

Prisca Walters

2018-11-21 14:16:57

Together, we can reach more people with God's message of HOPE, love, and addiction-free living. The journey to sobriety is not easy. Every dollar given to recovery efforts helps bring HOPE one step closer to one more person. Give today. There is HOPE!

Anonymous

2018-11-19 18:24:28

God Bess

Anonymous

2018-11-18 23:45:50

Praying you do great in both your races and fundraiser!

Leslie Sisk

2018-11-15 17:58:06

Go Nate!

Sandra West

2018-11-13 00:37:43

Good Luck Son

Anonymous

2018-11-12 16:35:59

Awesome cause! God Bless

Shanique Sisk

2018-11-10 17:27:58

We are proud of you and cheering for you, always! Love you, Shanique, Eva and Caleb.

Anonymous

2018-11-07 18:37:32

Good luck Nate!

Update #3
December 3, 2018, 11:13 am

My first 50k is in the books.  The day started off rough (included spilt cofee and locking my keys in the car at the race sight), but I was able to put that beside and finish with a respectable time of 6 hours 27 minutes.  The last 4 miles was ran in the pouring rain which resulted in some flooded sections of the train.  I was able to finish 4th in my age group! 

The real important thing is that I am up to $725.00 plus cash donations.  That is amazing!  God is so good and I know this money will help change lives!

The 3rd and perhaps the final race for this effort will be the Iron horse 100 on February 9, 2019.  I am currently scheduled to run the 100k, but I am considering running the 100 mile distance! Please continue to pray about donating to the awesome cause and donate if you can! 

Thanks and God Bless!


 

FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE
November 27, 2018, 12:48 pm

Hebrews 12:1 and 2 speaks of setting aside the sin the so easily traps us and run the race  set for use by keeping our eyes on Christ Jesus!  This is my favorite not because it mentions running.  Rather, it reminds me of my brother who stumbled early with addictions, but was able, by the grace of God, to put those addictions aside and run the race before him until be got to Heaven.  Along the way he ministered to many homeless or hurting people, many who likely battled the same addictions he overcame!  This is why i am raising money for Teen Challenge, its part of my race!  I pray I run the race with endurance just as he did, keeping focus on Chrst along the course of life!

Florida Run Half Marathon completed
November 15, 2018, 2:18 pm

Completed the race in 2 hours and 29 (and some seconds).  It was a muggy morning and the course was challenging with a combination of 50% road and 50% trail with some good sized hills. While I always push myself, toward the end I found myself running not to get hurt on the trail portion verses going for a better finishing time.  Fundraising wise, Just reach $370.00 which is a good start.  Praise God!  I will more than likely be adding another ultra race on March 4th. Regarding of if I add a 4th raise, I am looking for continued support both financially and with prayer that the goal will not only be reached but exceeded and the funds can help those fighting additions to overcome them. 

Thanks and God Bless!

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Campaign Created by:
Nathan Sisk Altamonte Springs, FL Follow

$860 of $5,000

17 % Complete 19 donation(s)
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Meribel Benitez

8 day(s), 04 hr 47 min ago

God bless, praying for a success fundraiser and that you do great on your final race!

$20

Richard Smith

11 day(s), 03 hr 49 min ago

Good luck on your last run!

$50

Debbie Campbell

11 day(s), 03 hr 57 min ago

Good luck James and God bless

$25

Anonymous Donor

29 day(s), 10 hr 37 min ago

God bless!

$10

Anonymous Donor

42 day(s), 08 hr 22 min ago

Wish I could give more! God bless! Hebrews 12:1 is my fav. Bible verse!

$100

David E Moore

49 day(s), 08 hr 49 min ago

Go Nathan! It’s a wonderful achievement to carry on Brian’s legacy!

$10

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GiveSendGo LLC

53 day(s), 07 hr 16 min ago

From GiveSendGo #GivingTuesday matching donation! Keep Shining Brightly!

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Anonymous Donor

53 day(s), 07 hr 55 min ago

Praying for your campaign! God Bless!

$50

Anonymous Donor

58 day(s), 09 hr 56 min ago

Thank you Kid City Altamonte Springs for this great donation

$20

Leonor Benitez

59 day(s), 10 hr 10 min ago

Wishing you the best!

$25

Prisca Walters

59 day(s), 11 hr 14 min ago

Together, we can reach more people with God's message of HOPE, love, and addiction-free living. The journey to sobriety is not easy. Every dollar given to recovery efforts helps bring HOPE one step closer to one more person. Give today. There is HOPE!

$20

Anonymous Donor

61 day(s), 07 hr 7 min ago

God Bess

$50

Anonymous Donor

62 day(s), 01 hr 45 min ago

Praying you do great in both your races and fundraiser!

$100

Leslie Sisk

65 day(s), 07 hr 33 min ago

Go Nate!

$50

Sandra West

68 day(s), 00 hr 53 min ago

Good Luck Son

$100

Anonymous Donor

68 day(s), 08 hr 55 min ago

Awesome cause! God Bless

$100

Shanique Sisk

70 day(s), 08 hr 3 min ago

We are proud of you and cheering for you, always! Love you, Shanique, Eva and Caleb.

$20

Anonymous Donor

73 day(s), 06 hr 54 min ago

Good luck Nate!

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