Mt. Gilead to team with 6 ‘Men on a Mission’ Saturday

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 25, 2014

Mt. Gilead Baptist Church is focusing attention on six “Men on a Mission” in an effort to raise both money for and awareness of their work.

The event coincides with the group’s Colorun 5K Run, Walk and Jalk set for the Farmer’s Market Saturday morning.

Tickets for “Men on a Mission” are being sold at the Three Notch Emporium, and will be available Saturday morning. Purchases will “stick it to” the participating men, thereby choosing a mission to which to contribute.

During the awards ceremony for the run, a drawing will be held and the winner will pour syrup on his or her choice of the men on the mission. A worship service will follow.

Those men and their missions include:

• Ryne Taylor with Campus Outreach. Campus Outreach is a college ministry that seeks to build laborers with a commitment to Jesus and His Great Commission through evangelism and discipleship.

• Todd Sasser with Crossover Ministries. Crossover seeks to help individuals overcome addictions through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The ministry runs an eight-month recovery program that includes four months of residential treatment plus four months of aftercare for both men and women.

• Wyatt Sasser with Forever Reins. Forever Reins is an equine-assisted activities center for individuals with mental and physical challenges. It is located in Opp.

• Brent Cook with jail ministry. This group witnesses to those who are currently incarcerated.

• Brad Hall with Christian Motorcycle Association “Run For The Son.” This national organization has an evangelistic outreach primarily, but not exclusively, to the motorcycling community. For its Run for the Son events, it partners with ministries with world-reaching potential.

• Benji Jordan with Rylan Pettie’s Cancer Awareness. Rylan is the son of Jordan and Cortney Pettie, from Andalusia. On June 23, 2013, just five days after his third birthday, Rylan began to run a low-grade fever. Within days, he was diagnosed with Pre-B cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Rylan spent eight days at Children’s Hospital and began chemotherapy immediately. He has traveled to Birmingham once a week since June for treatments and had another extended stay in the hospital in July.

For additional information, call 334-488-3219 or 334-488-0344.