Ray of Hope 5K Walk/Run Fundraiser

Sun March 25, 2018 Atlanta, TX US 75551 Directions
206 N. William St.
Christus St. Michael Fitness Center
Atlanta, TX US 75551

100% of all the proceeds from the 5K, T-shirt sales and Silent Auction will go directly to Ali Puckett and her sweet family.
Sunday March 25th, 2018 at CHRISTUS St. Michael Fitness Center in Atlanta, Texas! (Same route as the Pump & Run)
Registration at 1PM, Race begins at 2p.m
$20 per person (Cash only) or online
Timing provided by Mike Riley
Medals awarded to Overall Male/Female Only.
Sponsorships needed
Please contact Monica Beeman if you'd like to contribute/donate water/Gatorade/snacks for the runners. 903-293-8525
T-shirts will be available for purchase on the day of the event.
Ali's favorite colors are Teal and Peach-- Please try to wear those colors for Ali ;) She is SO appreciate and very thankful for her community! Let's run for the Sunshine in our lives, ALI PUCKETT!
IF you know you'd like to order a t-shirt, please inbox Monica Beeman with your size. $15 per shirt.
Race Coordinators: Monica Beeman and Kayla Mills 903-293-8525

Ali Puckett is fighting every single day for her life, at 22 years old. She is a QCHS 2014 Alumni and has 2 very small children who need their Mom! Please take a moment to read about the amazing, Ali Puckett.

Ali's story in her own words. "In September 2017, three days after giving birth to my son, Gabriel, I was diagnosed with Stage Four ‘Metastatic Adenocarcinoma’ with colon the primary that moved to the liver. It was definitely not part of our plan, nor was it the vision we had created in our hearts for our beautiful family. As a mother of two beautiful babies Zillah and Gabriel I was at lost and devastated, flooded and bombarded with a million thoughts and questions. Of course in all things that happen in the earth we know with full assurance of faith that Jesus is and will always remain sovereign and in control. It’s in times like these, during the storms and trials of life that we must truly put our faith in action and trust and believe what we have stood on and proclaimed so adamantly in seasons past, that All things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose. Though we may not understand His divine wisdom behind this moment of affliction, we trust and know Jesus has a purpose for this storm we are enduring. We know that being children of the most High God, and being sons and daughters of Jesus Christ does not exempt us from enduring the afflictions and sufferings of this life, in fact it only qualifies us to pick up a Cross for the sake of Jesus being glorified through us as insufficient vessels. At the learning of this devastating news, My husband and I only knew one thing to do, and that was to pray and cry out to God in desperation for wisdom, help, guidance, and deliverance. We looked to the scriptures to guide us, as well as His Spirit to lead us in the life changing decisions that were to be made. At first, we went to Baylor in Dallas for a second opinion and basically got the same answer that we had received in Texarkana. After much prayer, seeking the scriptures for guidance, and listening for the voice of God, my Husband and I were fully assured in our faith that the Lord desired us to go to Spain for a more natural treatment with Dr. Raymond Hilu. Although this was not the conventional way, we knew and believed this was what God was asking us to do. A step of faith indeed, He was seeing if we were willing to obey and move at the sound of His voice and take that step of faith. We spent two weeks doing treatments: detox, ozone-therapy, full body and local hyperthermia therapy, ion transfer, papimi therapy and so much more. They immediately made me physically feel better, as I was feeling better and moving better than I Had since the diagnosis. Feeling renewed and restored I came home with a strict supplement and diet to follow, after 2 weeks of that, I started just not feeling right and seemed to take a sudden turn for the worse. I started slurring my words, felt weak, and my heart was beating rapidly. We went to the ER to discover my cancer had spread to my t8-t12 vertebrae, spleen, and to my adrenal glands ( located by the kidneys). Obviously the cancer had spread before even our trip to Spain. And what the doctors had told us about this cancer not being a rapidly fast growing cancer, had spread much much quicker than anticipated. All I could do, or say at the learning of the news is God is still sovereign and in control. Though the storm just seemingly got worse, and the winds had increased, my Husband and I knew without doubt the Lord is the one orchestrating the storm with a divine purpose behind it. No matter how hopeless the situation may get or impossible the circumstance may seem; we know that with Jesus hopelessness doesn’t exist and He is indeed the God of impossibilities. The scripture says, “He is the same God yesterday, today, and forevermore.” Jesus is unchanging, He is still the same Jesus I read about in my bible every day. He is the same God of Moses that delivered His people with mighty signs and wonders. He is still alive and moving in the earth today. He is still opening blind eyes and unstopping deaf ears, He is still healing the sick and casting out devils today, He is still raising the dead today, and there is nothing to hard for His hands to perform. We know that sickness is not of God’s Kingdom, and sickness does not come upon us from God, we believe and know this is a demonic attack from the enemy of our soul, Satan although God has allowed this attack so He may be glorified through this situation. Upon the learning of the new information, we were left with one option, which was. chemo. Although chemo was not our first choice, and it goes against much of our convictions, we have prayed and know this is our next step. So the next part of our journey begins with Chemo treatments every two weeks for three days at a time, and just as the rest of our journey we will take each step by faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We continue to trust in the process as well as the journey and know that every step is being ordained by Him. We will continue to stand on the scriptures that continue to bring life and hope to us each day. We will remain standing on the promises of God that continue to bring inspiration and peace each moment. Above all we trust in the One True Living God, Jesus Christ who is the Great Physician, Healer, and Deliverer who came to destroy every work of darkness and put to an open shame the works of the enemy. We hear the voice of God’s Spirit speaking to us every day whispering, “This sickness will not be unto death, but to the Glory of God. So that the son of God might be glorified thereby.” “Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army, this battle is not yours but God’s. Stand still and see the salvation of God.” “Did I not tell you if you just believed you would see the glory of God.” We believe with all of our heart and being that we will see the hand of a living God move in this situation, and demonstrate His power in 2018. As a 22 year old lady it’s hard to believe what’s going on, it seems like a dream at times more like a nightmare. I don’t feel beautiful at times, I feel weak, and don’t understand why God allowed it to be me. I don’t have all the answers, in fact there are many more question than answers. This battle has not been easy, and faith is not always easy either. It’s a war every day, there are times I am fully assured in my faith that God is going to show up and do what only He can do, but there are other moments where I am crumbling and sore afraid. I am only a human bound by flesh and sin, facing an enemy who is very deceitful and tricky, and he comes every day to kill, steal, and destroy. But It is in these moments I am reminded I am God’s child, he formed me and made me in HIS image. I am His chosen, His elect, His daughter and I am His responsibility. I serve a good God, who is faithful, just, righteous, and perfect and my situation or circumstance doesn’t change His nature and essence. It is very easy to take our eyes off of Jesus during the storm, especially when we are experiencing the great waves, lightning, and the winds there of it; this is exactly what the enemy desires. It is only when my focus is stayed on Jesus that my faith is assured, and I am reminded I am still a woman of purpose with a destiny written in the heavens by the Author, Jesus Christ. My name is written in the Lamb’s book of Life, and though the devil is trying to bring death and destruction I serve a God who has power over death and whom has the final say. It’s not about how “good” I look on the outside, it’s how I look on the inside. Do I shine the light of Christ to others through this journey? Am I glorifying Jesus In all that I say or do? I might be a weak insufficient vessel, but through Him and His Spirit I am strong and able. Through him this cancer will be utterly destroyed, consumed, and defeated. What is cancer to a living God who can do all things. My family will overcome this demonic attack by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. I will overcome this sickness by the blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony. This trial will be used to demonstrate the power and glory of Jesus Christ the King. We will see heaven and earth collide as we witness the scriptures and prayer of Jesus fulfilled, “ My Kingdom come, my will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” I may not understand the wisdom of God behind this storm, and may never be able to comprehend why God chose me. But I do know this, Jesus Christ is sovereign, on the throne, in control, and ALL things are under his subjection and authority. Jesus will never leave me or forsake me, and He is alive inside of me every moment. Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for He is with me. Jesus never promised our cross would not get heavy, but He did promise He would be with us always, and I can testify that His words still stand true today.
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you [from captivity]; I have called you by name; you are Mine! “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you.”
‭‭ISAIAH‬ ‭43:1-2‬

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