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Gracerunner Journal

chrisgillespieA Note From:

TEAM 413 Founder & Executive Director

Chris Gillespie


Welcome to TEAM 413 – GRACERUNNER MINISTRIES.  We are excited that you have invested your time to learn how God is at work in this worldwide ministry.  Thank you for stopping by.


TEAM 413 was founded because we believe that Jesus Christ had the heart of an athlete.  His heart defined courage, endurance, power, perseverance, strength, loyalty, motivation, guts, grit, dedication, compassion, and truth.  We believe that He gives us, as endurance athletes, the courage to start, the perseverance to continue the race, and the strength and power to finish strong.  TEAM 413 is motivated to serve Him in all that we do by sharing our faith in Him with "whosoever" as we make our way through this journey of life.  We are loyal to God's calling and our desire is to please Him in everything that we do and say.


So, what is TEAM 413?  In Philippians 4:13 Paul declares that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  While I will never be able to run a mile in five minutes, I can start the race, run with perseverance during the race, and finish strong.  We believe that Christ enables us to use our gifts, talents, blessings, tests, trials, and troubles to share His love with others.  For those of us who have a personal relationship with Him, He asks us to know Him and make Him known – this is our calling! 


We hope that you will grasp the significance of the ministry of TEAM 413 ... 


"The likelihood of you doing something extraordinary in your life without significant sacrifice is impossible. God will give you the strength but YOU must supply the effort!  Keep plugging away -- The impossible will become a reality when HIS strength and YOUR effort collide!"


We ask that you join our team.  Check out the information on the website and find a place of service within our ministry.  We will be coming to a town near you soon!  Join TEAM 413 and help us spread the good news of Jesus Christ to others all around the world! 


May God richly bless you!


Under HIS Grace...


Chris A. Gillespie
Founder & Executive Director

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