Running for Water

by Carol Lee

Brittany (Donald) Salmon '08 runs for fun, and she runs for exercise. In May, she will be running to raise money for clean water projects in Uganda. Her goal is to raise $3,000 to contribute to the Community WASH Project (a Water and Sanitation Hygiene education program) through Samaritan's Purse.

A graduate student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Brittany will run 26.2 miles in the Cincinnati Flying Pig marathon on May 1. She ran her first marathon in 2009 in Raleigh, North Carolina, to raise support for Be the Virus, a Samaritan's Purse HIV/AIDS campaign.

"I am not at a point in my life where I can personally go overseas and point people to the ‘living water’ while meeting their physical need for clean water," Brittany said. "I pray that I will one day have the opportunity to live overseas and share the Gospel with people who have never heard it. But for now, I am doing what I can to be a part of God's movement around the world."