Archive for February, 2010

India

Stuart and I have an amazing opportunity to go to India over spring break. We were invited to go on this mission trip to shoot video and take pictures to document the trip. We are going through an organization called Asian Partners International. We will be going to minister to those working in India starting home churches and minister to the railway kids. These are kids who have been abandoned or run away from their family for one reason or another.

We have been preparing physically, mentally and most important spiritually. It is going to be so neat and challenging at the same time. First of all the flight from the US to India is 14 hours! I can’t imagine what that is going to be like. We will be taking some meds so that we will be able to sleep most of the plane ride. We are trying to prepare ourselves for culture shock. It is not going to be anything like we have ever seen. It should be very interesting. I am so excited to get to experience the Indian culture and learn so much about them while we are there. I have to say that I am a little nervous about the food that we will be experiencing. They use a lot of curry and I am not a real fan of curry but I am going to keep an open mind and try whatever I can. I will be taking peanut butter crackers though!

God is doing amazing things in India right now and we are so excited to see that first hand and meet the Indians who are on mission every single day in a place where Christianity is not always accepted.

Please keep us in your prayers as we prepare to go and head to India. We know that we are not going along and our prayer partners are so important to us. If you would like to commit to pray for us while we are gone and receive email updates with prayer request you can leave a comment or  email me at alison.blalock@gmail.com.

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Cotton Patch Run

Over the last month, it has been so nice to run because I love to run and not have the pressure of training. I continued to run with Ledah as she prepared for the Austin Marathon. Which, she ran on Sunday and did absolutely amazing finishing in 3 hrs 52 minutes!! She was smoking! I am so proud of her!!

On Saturday I went out and ran the Cotton Patch run at the Boys Ranch with the West Texas Running Club. I ran the 8.4 mile race and was a little nervous since I had not really been running higher mileage but I knew it would be a good run either way.

It was a cold and windy morning. Plus we were out in the middle of no where, where the wind really blows! Well, I ended up running a 9:09  pace and finished in 1 hr 16 minutes and 1st place in my age group! I was so pumped! My legs were tight and sore but I felt great!! I am looking for the next race and will keep you posted!

Stuart and I are getting ready for a mission trip over spring break, so I am not focusing on races till we get back. I will post more details soon on the mission trip! It is going to be neat!!