Over $30,000 Raised through Midnight Mission Run

When student body officers suggested a Midnight Mission Run, they never expected the idea to take off like it did. They wanted a way to aid missionary Jeremy Pittman’s work with Ugandan orphans and the Tulabots’ work in the Philippines with VBS and Sunday school. They knew these missionaries were reaching out to children who were starving, hurting, and hopeless, but they didn’t know the Lord would take their seed of compassion and use it to raise $33,200.

On Friday, April 26, college field swarmed with over 2,900 students, faculty, and staff ready to run. Sporting “making a difference” t-shirts and glow-stick necklaces, the runners raced through midnight. The best part was the camaraderie! Cheers and whoops, pushing each other to go the distance, echoed through the runners’ ranks. Many who did not run still participated by donating money to aid the missionaries’ work.

The evening concluded with a reward for the top three race times. The winners were Alan Fitzer (17:57), Josh Slaughter (18:38), and Adam Paulson (18:48) for the men and Brenda Regalado (21:00), Victoria Little (21:06), and Polly Davis (21:07) for the women. These students enjoyed a luncheon with President and Mrs. Shoemaker.

Through the Midnight Mission Run, PCC’s student body personified the message of Jude 22, “And of some have compassion, making a difference.”

Published 5/6/2012