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Nate Runs a Marathon for Footprints Missions!

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Hello all!
My name is Nate Smith. I am running in the Holland-Haven Marathon in September. While this is a tall task for this big boy (starting at about 280 lbs nowadays) - this is about more than me. It will take a village to get me over that finish line. At the end of the day, I am doing this to raise money for an organization near and dear to me, my family, and hometown.

I'm raising money to benefit Footprints Missions, and any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me.
A marathon consists of 26.2 miles - so I have set a lofty goal of $26,200 ($1,000 per mile that this big boy makes it).

More information about Footprints Missions:
To Provide Medical Care To The Poor In Parts Of West Africa, And Specifically To The People Of Makeni, In The County Of Sierra Leone.
Then in 2014 it all came to a screeching halt. Ebola ravaged Sierra Leone and the mission trips had to stop. In one phone conversation Dr. ABD and Dr. Smith were speaking and the Footprints team felt helpless. People were dying and we felt, "why, Lord?" We have made all of this progress and now we can't go." When asking Dr. ABD how we can help from afar, his response was quick: "Start an orphanage. There are so many children left without parents and nobody to care for them."

With Dr. ABD's help on the grounds and Footprints working behind the scenes, a 100% Footprints funded orphanage was started in June of 2018.

We currently teach the love of Jesus, house, feed, and pay for schooling for twenty children. We focus on creating environments at the orphanage where the children can learn vocational skills like farming, sewing, and woodworking.

Our dreams and hopes are to take in more children, build more housing buildings, and grow and develop our orphanage on our 10 acre parcel of land where our orphanage currently resides.

God isn't done yet, and we can't wait to shout His name and give all glory to God as He continues to care for the children of Sierra Leone.


  • Brady Andersen
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
  • Brett & Katelyn Grimes
    • $200 
    • 1 yr
  • Ashli Betzer
    • $25 
    • 1 yr
  • Laura Fell
    • $262 
    • 1 yr
  • Kathy Smith
    • $100 
    • 1 yr


Nate Smith
Holland, MI
Footprints Missions

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