Join us on December 20, 2014.
Join us on December 20, 2014.
In October 2012, we got the call that no parent ever wants to get. We learned that our son, Jacob, had been in a tragic accident and wouldn't be coming home to us. That day our hearts shattered into a million pieces. We began the long grief journey with no idea how to pick up the pieces.
Losing Jacob showed us how important it is to make the most of our time here. So nine months after Jacob went Home, we left home. We headed to Zambia. Our goal was simple; we wanted to honor Jacob by loving on orphans. We fell in love with those amazing kids. Every time they showed us joy, they gave us a little piece of our broken hearts back. We thought we were being called to love on orphans. Little did we know we were being called for orphans to love on us. It was then we decided to build a house.
Because you ran in the 2013 Jacob Logan Run, eight boys in Zambia now have a place to call home. Jacob's LifeVision Home (Phase 1) opened in June 2014. Jacob believed that God's love never fails. When we saw the joy on the faces of those boys as they entered their new home, we knew he was right.
It didn't take long for us to fall in love with the kids in Zambia. After our first visit, we knew we wanted to do more. And with your help, we did. We returned to the states and within just a few months, secured sponsorships for thirty (30) kids. (Thank you!) Those boys and girls no longer have to worry about simple things, like getting food or an education. But we knew we couldn't stop there. We knew we wanted to help more kids. So we decided to build a house. And build it we did. In June 2014, the doors of Jacob's LifeVision Home opened.
Phase 1 of Jacob's LifeVision Home is, in a word, beautiful. We loaded it full of inspiration -- with words to keep the boys motivated and lots of Jacob pictures to inspire them to keep pushing forward. The home serves as a transitional home for eight boys as they near the end of high school and prepare to leave the Tree of Life orphanage. This home is helping them transition into their next stage of life, whether it's college or learning a trade. The boys will live with a mentor that will help them as they adjust to adult life and responsibilities.
Something we see so clearly is how lucky we are to live in the United States. Clean water, electricity, plumbing... so much that we take for granted. Now that we've given eight boys a place to call home, we want to complete the good work. Jacob was a "voice for the voiceless". Phase 2 of Jacob's LifeVision Home will connect directly to Phase 1, and will provide a home and transitional living for another 8 boys, bringing our total to 16. We are so blessed that Jacob's legacy lives on through them. Jacob was right... God's love never fails. NEVER.
The Jacob Logan 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run will take place on Saturday, December 20, 2014 -- rain or shine -- at Andy Brown Park East in Coppell, Texas. 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 9:00am, and the 5k Run/Walk at 9:30am. Proceeds benefit Family Legacy and will be used to build Phase 2 of Jacob's LifeVision Home in Lusaka, Zambia. Join us!
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All proceeds from The Jacob Logan Run will be used toward building Phase 2 of Jacob's LifeVision Home at Family Legacy's Tree of Life Children's Village on the outskirts of Lusaka, Zambia.
Pick up your packet on Tuesday, Dec 16, - Thursday, Dec 18, at Run On, Coppell, 10am - 7pm.
Professional chip timing by Racing Systems, Inc.
Overall and Masters, Male and Female finishers
Age groups: 5-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69; 70+ - Chip timing required. No duplicate awards given.
We LOVE our volunteers! If you'd like to help out, please complete the form. All volunteers receive an official volunteer race shirt.