Deliver the Goods

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


The Serum 25 Run is a brutal Alaskan dogsled trek, 768 miles. Each year, it honors the original Serum Runners. They carried lifesaving diphtheria medicine from Nenana to Nome in 1925.

Incredibly, 20 teams of mushers volunteered for that first journey! Battling the cruel Alaskan winter, they delivered the serum in six days—more than 100 miles a day.

Because of their heroism, only one life was lost to the disease. The dogsledders saved an entire town.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Twenty teams of dogs and men remind us self-sacrifice and teamwork can achieve wonders . . . in the high calling of our daily work.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. (Heb. 12:1)