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Bishop Carlo’s #PrayerRun Week 4 Recap

by | Dec 28, 2022 | Bishop Carlo's Blog, Conference Newsletter, Featured-News

Bishop Carlo Rapanut on a prayer run

I’m almost there! 4 weeks in, and I have already covered 146.54 miles in my prayer run (read about it here: #PrayerRun on Facebook) for our ministry settings in the Desert Southwest Conference. I have a few more days left. Join me in praying, running, biking, swimming, or walking this final push? Here’s a recap of week 4:

#PrayerRun Day 21

#prayerrun #ak2az Day 21: Rode 6 miles on the fat bike in -4° F to prayer for the following 6 churches in the East District of the Desert Southwest Conference: Grace UMC; Red Mountain UMC; St. Matthew UMC; Tongan UMC; and Velda Rose UMC, all in Mesa; and Shepherd of the Pines UMC in Overgaard, Arizona. #aumc2dsc #anc2phx #reflectionsofarunningreverend

#PrayerRun Day 21 by Bishop Carlo A. Rapanut

#PrayerRun Day 22

#prayerrun #ak2az Day 22: It warmed up by 15 degrees to 8° F today. Did a 5 mile trail run, some in knee-deep snow, to pray for these 5 East District churches in the Desert Southwest Conference: Paradise Valley UMC; Payson UMC; and in Phoenix – Arizona Korean UMF; The Bridge UMC; and Central UMC. #aumc2dsc #anc2phx #reflectionsofarunningreverend

#PrayerRun Day 22 by Bishop Carlo A. Rapanut

#PrayerRun Day 23

#prayerrun #ak2az Day 23: Prayed for 5 more churches in the East District of the Desert Southwest Conference during my 5 mile run tonight: Cross in the Desert UMC; Cross Roads UMC; Desert Foothills UMC; Phoenix Native American UMF; and Primera Iglesia Metodista Unida, all in Phoenix, Arizona. #aumc2dsc #anc2phx #reflectionsofarunningreverend

#PrayerRun Day 23 by Bishop Carlo A. Rapanut

#PrayerRun Day 24

#prayerrun #ak2az Day 24: 6ish Christmas Eve miles on our neighborhood trails. Ran the 6 miles to pray for these 6 churches in the East District of the Desert Southwest Conference: Wesley UMC in Phoenix; Song of Life UMC in Queen Creek; Desert Mission UMC; North Scottsdale UMC; Scottsdale UMC; and White Mountain UMC in Show Low, Arizona. I also intentionally ran the “ish” miles for those who are needing an “ish” prayer tonight: pastors who are working extra hard this weekend; grieving ones who are celebrating Christmas without loved ones who recently passed; the LGBTQIA youth who cannot be who they really are around their families because of fear of rejection if they come out; those who are stuck in airports and highways due to weather; those who are alone, away or even estranged from loved ones; and those in other “ish” situations. If you are in an “ish” situation, then these “ish” miles are for you. May you truly experience the promise of Emmanuel, that God is with you, even in your “ish” situation. #aumc2dsc #anc2phx #reflectionsofarunningreverend

#PrayerRun Day 24 by Bishop Carlo A. Rapanut

#PrayerRun Day 25

#prayerrun #ak2az Day 25: 7 mile Christmas ride to pray for the 3 remaining churches in the East District and the first 4 churches in the West District of the Desert Southwest Conference: Sun Lakes UMC; Dayspring-UMC; and First UMC in Tempe; Ajo Federated Church; Christ Community UMC in Avondale; Community Church of Buckeye; and Liberty United Methodist Church Buckeye. #aumc2dsc #anc2phx #reflectionsofarunningreverend

#PrayerRun Day 25 by Bishop Carlo A. Rapanut

#PrayerRun Day 26

#prayerrun #ak2az Day 26: It had warmed up to the high 20s and the freezing rain overnight left a shiny, crusty glaze over everything! Had to bust out the studded shoes and avoid the hills on my 7 mile run today to pray for these 7 churches in the West District of the Desert Southwest Conference: Chino Valley UMC; Mountain View UMC in Cottonwood; Dove of The Desert UMC, First UMC & Mission Bell UMC all in Glendale; Haven UMC in Jerome; and Spirit of Hope UMC in Peoria, all in Arizona. #aumc2dsc #anc2phx #reflectionsofarunningreverend

#PrayerRun Day 26 by Bishop Carlo A. Rapanut

#PrayerRun Day 27

#prayerrun #ak2az Day 27: Ran 8 miles on icy sidewalks to pray for these 8 churches in the West District of the Desert Southwest Conference: Spirit Song UMF in Peoria; Calvary UMC, City Square UMF, Faith UMC, First UMC, Maryvale Bridge UMC, Shepherd of The Valley UMC, and Sunrise UMC, all in Phoenix, Arizona. #aumc2dsc #anc2phx #reflectionsofarunningreverend

#PrayerRun Day 27 by Bishop Carlo A. Rapanut

Week 3 Recap

With each step, my excitement is building as we get closer to the official start of our journey of life and ministry together. By week 3 I so far ran and biked 102.34 miles in prayer. Here’s a recap of the third week.

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Author: Bishop Carlo A. Rapanut

Elected Bishop on November 4, 2022.
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