** Jack's Lanterns **

April 30, 2012

Jack has inspired me and thousands of others around the world to be better people.  What a legacy Jack.  You are in my heart forever.

February 28, 2012

If you have been following my blog you know how important Jack Donaldson is to me and my family.  Even though I never met this INCREDIBLE boy, I have been blessed and forever changed by him and his family.

To follow Anna's incredibly painful yet inspiring journey, please go to Anna's blog -- An Inch of Gray.

In honor of Jack's 13th birthday, Anna is asking for people to donate $13.00 to Jack's favorite charity -- Samaritan's Purse.  Samaritan's Purse is a non-denominational evangelical Christian organization that provides spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world.   Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

On March 3rd, my entire family will be participating in a 5K/Fun Run to honor Jack.  It's our small way of keeping Jack's light shining.

Please keep this family in your prayers and if you have it in your heart, please visit the website to make a donation in his honor.

Always remember to count your blessings.

February 10, 2012

This is a charity group of runners, riders and walkers who want to give meaning to our efforts.

We are inspired by Jack Donaldson, our beloved son, nephew, and friend.  We will never forget him.  His patience and good humor inspire us to keep moving when the going gets tough.  His intelligence and attention to detail inspire us to do our best and to notice the needs in the world around us.  His kindness and love for others inspire us to support a ministry he loved:  Samaritan's Purse.
The name "Jack's Lanterns" is borrowed from the back of a relay team shirt at a recent race.  It reminds us that Jack's light is still with us.  Through Samaritan's Purse, we share Jack's light and help others in the name of the Light of the World.

A few of us are running our first full marathon in March. Others are running for the first time in a long time, or choosing new distances and events in honor of Jack. Please lace up your shoes and join us! If you would like to join our team, just let us know. We would love to have a virtual team in a variety of events throughout the year.
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support our fundraising efforts.

Many thanks for your support.

Luke 1:37 "Nothing is impossible with God."


1 comment:

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you for sharing the inspiring story. Samaritan's Purse is a wonderful organization that does so much good. May God bless you and others in your effort, and especially this family.