From the first time I visited Vietnam in 2010, I knew I had to help the children. Aside from sponsoring several children, I wanted to do more. In 2015, my love of running and my passion for helping these children collided, and Enduring Voices 100 was born! In 2016, I will be running across Vietnam over a 3-day period, with stops in Prao and Thanh My. I won't be alone, Gerald High will be with me, as will Khanh Vo, and many others! Some runners will be participating in a Simul-Run, where they will accumulate miles wherever they are, and track their progress using our route across Vietnam. While they can't be physically with us, they can see where they would be, and look at the map and photos along the way to track their progress. It's exciting to watch the seed of the idea grow into a full-fledged run, and I hope that we can do more next year.
Each year, 2,000,000 children are victims of the global sex trade. With Orphan Voice, we are working to combat this plague in Vietnam, where poverty and growing tourism has collided to create a demand for children. By providing education to children, parents, teachers, and government officials, and providing hope for those who have excaped the sex trade, Orphan Voice is making a difference. I want to continue to be a part of this fight, and I need your help! If you are a runner, will you consider participating in the Simul-Run? You can sign up at https://www.runreg.com/enduring-voices-2016. Run your miles wherever you want, just keep track, seek pledges, and let us know how you're doing! If you aren't participating as a runner, will you please support us with prayers and pledges? You can donate to my page, or to the run in general, or another runner if you choose, I just humbly ask that you take action today. Thank you for your support!
Enduring Voices 100-mile Run 2016
Enduring Voices 100 Mile Run - 2016 will be completed from October 4-6. Our runners will start at Cinnamon Top, a remote mountain near the Laotian border in the central highlands of Vietnam. We will finish near the China Sea, a distance of 100 miles across Quang Nam Province, the entire width of central Vietnam! Along the way, we will pass through numerous villages, orphanages, and schools, visiting the children of Vietnam along the way. We have room for individual runners and relay teams, but each must be able to run 33 miles per day for three consecutive days.
New this year is a Simul-Run! Runners who wish to participate, but aren't able to travel to Vietnam, can accumulate miles between September 30 and October 6.
We aim to raise $50,000 this year, and ask that individuals raise support through our fundraising page. Whether you will be in Vietnam, or running at home, we appreciate your dedication and support!
Orphan Voice is a faith-based, orphan relief organization that meets the needs of “the least of these” in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. We work to protect orphans, children living in state institutions, special needs children including the deaf, families at risk to place their child in an orphanage, and children and youth at risk for sexual or labor trafficking.
We will care for the orphan,
Wherever she may be found.
If he is thirsty, we will give him drink;
If she is hungry, we will give her bread;
If he is naked, we will clothe him;
If she is homeless, we will shelter her;
If he is without comfort we will hold him,
Until he knows Everlasting Love.
Tony Brewer, Director