Tuesday, March 21, 2006

The Shives run in the LA Marathon...

Our sister Jennifer completed her first marathon!! She started the day smiling, but ended the day exhausted.

Jason and Janelle ran the 5K while waiting to cheer Jennifer to the finish.

Jason ran the last mile with Jen to give her encouragement. He even got her to sprint to the finish line.

Friends that ran on Sunday:

5K- Thomas Williams, Augustine Torres, Janelle Shives 5K - 34:58, Jason Shives 5K -
26.2M- Ken Lim - 5:49:26, Julie Farmer - 6:32:32, David Lee - 5:35:38, Neeta Abraham - 4:50:52, Janie Lee - 5:49:46, Jennifer Shives - 5:17:38

Many of us have taken on running/walking as a "Fitness through Witness", as we seek to glorify God through the bodies He has given us by living healthy lives. As Jason was running his 5K, he was feeling tired and was going to start walking. Then along came a stranger running up behind him. He held out his closed hand and said, "come on man, you can do it!" Jason hit his fist, and was filled with encouragement to keep going.

The spiritual application is obvious, we need each other, to uplift each other in Christ! This race taught us all a lesson about the race of life, where the Bible speaks of patience, and teamwork:

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us... Hebrews 12:1

Next year, Jason and Janelle aim for the big one! 26.2M, looks like we will be joining Stunners!

The votes are in--Jason wins SA presidency!!

On March 10 the LLU senators voted on next year's LLUSA executive officers. Jason was running against a Pharmacy student for the office of President. As Executive Vice President for the past 2 years, Jason was ready for the next step up. The sentors knew Jason had the experience and the passion for Jesus to do a good job.
Introducing the 2006-2007 LLUSA Executive Officers:
Pres: Jason Shives
EVP: Gwen Hubbell
FVP: Seth Lukens
RVP: Eli Kim and Tricia Loo
SVP: Richard Barnes and Erdal Pascu
CVP: Aaron Sartin
Secretary: Andy Park
PR Officer: Janelle Shives
Newspaper: Undecided

We are so excited to be able to work with such a great group of people next year. It seems that all of them are very committed to the Lord, so I know He will bless our efforts to "Connect students to eachother and Christ."