On January 26 of this year French Holt (pictured) went home to be with the Lord. He was a dear husband, father, grandfather, friend and brother in Christ. French was an avid runner and finished a marathon at the age of 67.
Through sharing his faith in Christ, French also left a legacy of family and friends who have trusted in Christ as their Savior because of his godly influence.
On June 3, 2006, Bill, Jason, and James Holt will be running the Ridge Runner Marathon in West Virginia in honor of their grandfather, French. They say, “French loved running in the mountains and valleys of West Virginia and we plan to do the same!”
Jason Holt is the coordinator and interim director of Urban Hope, the Grace Brethren work in inner-city Philadelphia. Bill Holt is pastor of student ministries and assimilation at the Grace Brethren Church of Waldorf, Maryland (Jeff Thornley, pastor).
All proceeds raised through this memorial race will go to benefit the work of Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia. Urban Hope is very involved in reaching families in their community with the message of Christ–in 2005 nearly 700 children and 250 teenagers participated at least once in programs that Urban Hope offers.
Urban Hope is located in an impoverished area of inner-city Philadelphia and is dependent on the contributions of outside individuals and organizations. Go to www.urbanhope.net to find out more about Urban Hope.
To make an online contribution to the Holts’ run, log onto http://www.active.com/donate/holt.