World Mission Society Church of God volunteers at the MS Walk in Maryland

Multiple Sclerosis Walk

World Mission Society Church of God volunteers at the MS Walk in Maryland

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease for which there is no cure yet. The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation estimates that more than 2.5 million people around the world have multiple sclerosis. And 400,000 of those cases are in the United States alone.

Believing that all their efforts would bring the world a step closer to finding a cure, on April 4, 2016, the members of the Church of God in Maryland participated in the Annapolis, Maryland MS Walk. The walk began and ended at the Naval-Marine Corps Stadium where the Maryland Church of God volunteers tirelessly cheered on the walkers and runners, encouraging them to finish the race.

“Whenever I see the yellow shirts, I feel comforted,” said one of the runners. She had previously seen Church of God volunteers cheering at other events. And the volunteers’ cheering left a lasting impression on her.

But Church of God volunteers weren’t just there to cheer. Their work started well before sunrise. They set up tables, prepared drinks and snacks, and prepared to register more than a thousand participants. And this effort moved the runners to even join in on their cheers.

The volunteers’ level of commitment and attention to detail also impressed the event managers. They noted that the Church of God was by far the best group they have worked with for such an event.

“Through the MS Walk, I was happy to cheer on many people suffering from the daily challenges of multiple sclerosis. My fondest memory was congratulating the walkers at the finish line, with uplifting songs and cheers. It was a fulfilling day for everyone there,” said one if the participating church volunteers.

The Maryland Church of God has volunteered at several MS walks in the past. And, volunteers hope to continue participating in the mission to find a cure for MS in the near future.

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World Mission Society Church of God volunteers at the MS Walk in Maryland

Multiple Sclerosis Walk

Believing that their efforts would bring the world a step closer to finding a cure, members of the Church of God in Maryland volunteered at the Annapolis MS Walk.

5 Responses

  1. Wow this volunteer event is so touching. To read about one of the runners feeling comforted by the members of the Church of God is so encouraging. Marathons are not easy to accomplish so to read such thing is great. I hope people continue to feel the love of God through these events!

  2. That was very considerate of the church members. I heard it was very cold out that day, too. Keep up the good work!

  3. What a great idea! I cannot imagine walking that far a distance and having no one to cheer me to the finish line. Love can be shown through the simple things. Thank you Chuch of God!

  4. Very thoughtful! I cannot imagine walking that far a distance and having no one to cheer me to the finish line. Love can be shown through the simple things. Thank you Chuch of God!

  5. I was once told, “A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” The cheers heard by the members of the Church of God were full of compassion and loves. Thank you for the encouragement!

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