‘Alongside’ takes on a whole different meaning when there are nearly 50,000 people sharing the roadway with you! Alongside Ministries is beginning its biennial European Gathering by cheering on its own – Cheryl, Doni and Matt – as they run the Paris Marathon, Sunday, April 7th.
Following the Paris Marathon, the European Gathering will be a week-long reunion of Alongsiders and board members for rest, reflection, spiritual and personal growth as they share stories of God’s grace and faithfulness in the midst ministry struggles and victories. There will be prayer, spiritual nourishment, and mutual encouragement. In light of the Marathon, the theme verse for the Gathering is from Isaiah 40:31: ”Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary.”