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Run4Missions 2019

Run4Missions 2019

We just finished our annual Run4Missions! Each year, we have a 5k/10k run to support our youth and college mission teams as they travel to different countries to share God’s love. This year, our youth will be going to Cambodia and Mexico.

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There were a few hiccups this year…the 10k appeared to be longer on 4/27 and shorter on 5/4. Hard to say exactly what the measurements were.

The good news is that both runs fully funded all the missions for summer 2019! Praise the Lord!

finish line! finish strong!

finish line! finish strong!

The Element youth are thankful for your support!

The Element youth are thankful for your support!

...let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus...
— Hebrews 12:1-2

Dare2Share LIVE with Greg Stier and Flame

In October 2018, Dare2Share LIVE was hosted at Gracepoint in Alameda. This was a national, live, 1-day, multi-site simulcast training and outreach event. We were one of 100+ simulcast locations nationwide where tens of thousands of teens and adult leaders were inspired and equipped to share their faith. On the same day, all attendees were released into the surrounding Bay Area to start spiritual conversations and collect canned food to benefit Cityteam Oakland.

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It was awesome to see a new generation of students getting excited about sharing the gospel with their friends and neighbors. We had students and youth group leaders joining us from all over the Bay Area, Sacramento, and even Chico (one group even woke up as early as 5AM to drive down for the event)! We ended up having 580 attendees, and there were 7 salvation decisions. Praise the Lord!