Campaign: 2019 Grand Rapids Marathon
Team: 2019 Daybreak - Grand Rapids

Christy Smithhart

This is the second year that I have signed on to participate with Hope Water. The first year was amazing and I can't wait to do it all again!
This mission is summed up by the 6 C's:
Cause-Bring clean water and the gospel to people in need. I was longing to be part of something that is bigger than myself and it is such an honor to be a part of a project that positively impacts so many people across the globe.
Church- Take the gospel to new areas. People are given the living water through the good news, as well as clean water to drink.
Christ- My relationship with Jesus grows with every step that I take when I train for these races. I could never complete these challenges without my faith to carry me through. I can take the time to listen to his voice when I run and he has lead me to some amazing opportunities in the last year.
Connecting- During the past year I have connected to so many new and amazing people through the Hope Water Team!
Community- There is nothing better than feeling like you belong. This team is so welcoming and I hope that I can welcome new runners this year.
Conditioning- This gives me the oppourtunity to improve my health too.