Race set for Sunday
From Staff Reports
The Crossing Place Fellowship’s first 5K 4 Food race, an event benefiting the Agape Orphanage in Kampala, Uganda, will be held Sunday in Baldwin.
The 5K race will begin at 3 p.m. at Raintree Market in Baldwin and pass in front of Cypress Bayou Casino before ending at The Bridge Ministry Center, which is the old Mary Hines Elementary School.
Among those on hand for the event will be Ken Andrews and Austin Andrews from NBC’s The Biggest Loser.
After the race, many activities are scheduled, such as a jambalaya cook-off, music, fun jumps, flag football and volleyball. Anytime Fitness, who has partnered with The Crossing Place in this event, will be handling registration and distributing gift bags for all participants.
Anyone is welcome to register for the race or donate money towards the 5K4Food’s goal of $20,000. For further information, to register for the race, or to donate, browse www.tcpfellowship.com or follow along on Facebook: www.facebook.com/5k4food or call The Crossing Place Fellowship at 985-395-6001.
The race already has approximately 200 runners, including Pastor Den Hussey, who heads the Morgan City campus of The Crossing Place Fellowship.
“I might not be running very fast, but I will be running to finish the race,” Hussey said.
The Crossing Place Fellowship is a Christ-centered church with campuses in Franklin, Morgan City and Kaplan. Hussey said this cause to help those in Uganda started when Canita Brent, a college graduate, postponed her dream of becoming a doctor to do missionary work.
She took a trip to Uganda, which changed her life and has since become her home. She now helps out orphans in Kampala.
In the spirit of the 5K, Hussey is holding a four-part sermon series titled “The Call to Lose.” This series talks about the physical aspects of losing weight and the spiritual aspects of the “weight” of things in life that slow humans down and keep them from being what they are called to be. On Friday at 6 p.m., A. Andrews will be at The Crossing Place Fellowship campus in Franklin as guest speaker for an “Epic Friday” event. This event is free and open to the public.