For months, Teen Mother Choices International (TMCI) has shared our excitement and support for Linda Crump as she trained to run the Chicago Marathon. As a former TMC participant and TMCI’s Executive Director, Linda wanted to use the marathon to promote TMCI and raise funds for future locations. We are thrilled that Linda completed the race on October 8, 2023, and shaved off 20 minutes from her previous time. She ran for 5 hours and 58 minutes! What an accomplishment!
Through her efforts and God’s moving in His people to give, her goal of raising $10,000 was met and surpassed! To date, more than $11,000 has been raised.
God provided financially for Linda and faithfully sustained her through hot summer days, long runs, and increased body aches. Linda shared how she felt the prayers of God’s people when she needed them most. Through His Spirit, God gently reminded Linda of how pleased He was with her and used music to keep her eyes fixed on Him.
Not everyone is called to run a marathon to raise awareness for a ministry, but God called Linda, and she answered. He used her training and race to demonstrate His sufficiency, faithfulness, and generosity to Linda and us!
God Is Good!
**UPDATE** – Linda has faithfully cared for her ailing mother for several years. On Monday, October 30, 2023 – three weeks after completing the marathon – Linda’s mother, Maria Rosales, left her earthly body and is now perfectly healthy and whole in Heaven with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Please pray for Linda and her family as they mourn the loss of their beloved mother and grandmother. Linda shared these verses on her Facebook post about her mom:
“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.” John 14:1-3