My name is Jonathan Bonetti. Along with being Jonathan or "Jon", I am:
Husband to a beautiful wife, Amber
Father to a beautiful, 8-week-old daughter (she gets her looks from her mom)
The Ministry Operations Director for Redemption Spokane, a church in downtown Spokane, WA
AND a Spartan Athlete
The reason for this fundraiser is simple. My desire is to use my most difficult Spartan Race as a platform to raise funds and awareness for a ministry in Spokane that I know and support - Union Gospel Mission.
This will be, by far, the hardest thing I have ever physically done, and that is not an overstatement!
The Race will consist of the following:
- 50+ Kilometers
- 60+ Obstacles
- 10,000+ Feet of Elevation Gain
This will take me no less than 10 hours to complete; possibly more - hopefully not - and the race will be held in Kimberely, BC on July 13, 2019.
The training for this race is, in a word... intense! I get up at 4:15am, 4 days a week, to work out for an hour and a half. The fifth day - Saturday - I train for upwards of 3 hours. Oh, and I get to sleep in until 5:15am on those Saturdays - Whoop! Whoop!
Between now and my race, I will do my best to "take you along" by posting pictures and videos of how the training and fundraising is going!
"Partnering with the Inland Northwest to reach the poor with the love and power of the gospel so they may become God-dependent, contributing members of society."
This is the Purpose Statement of the Union Gospel Mission (UGM) of the Inland Northwest and it is so foundational to who they are and why I desired to partner with them.
As I said before, I am a Ministry Operations Director at a church in downtown Spokane. What I didn't mention is that I work in easily one of the most trafficked places in Spokane - the corner of 2nd and Division. I have seen and dealt with, first hand, the need for the Gospel in this community and the devastation caused by sin, ruling and reigning in the lives of the lost and hurting. This is why we need ministries like UGM!
My desire is to raise at least $10,000 by July 13, the date of my Spartan Ultra race. ALL donations go directly to Union Gospel Mission, Spokane. I am not sponsored, and this race and training are all personally funded.
Thank you in advance for your consideration and donations!