As many of you already know, my family has grown through the blessing of adoption as 3 of our 5 children were adopted from China. Through this God has placed a burden in our hearts to care for the orphan and those needing special care, As such, over the past several years my family and I have supported the work of Orphan Voice, a Christian orphan-relief organization providing spiritual, physical and emotional support to impoverished orphans, at-risk and special needs children in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. I encourage you to checkout their website, orphanvoice.org to learn about the amazing work they are doing - which recently my 2 daughters and I got to experience in person during a trip to Da Nang in July 2016 as part of an Orphan Voice Friendhip Team. We were especially amazed at the amount of work being done to help special needs children in th area.
Unfortunately, as tourism has grown in Vietnam, so has the pain being inflicted on the children who fall victim to trafficking. In 2015, Enduring Voices 100 was born when 1 man with a love of endurance running ran 100 miles in Vietnam over 2 days to raise areness and funds to help combat this evil of human trafficking. This year, 2016, we have expanded Enduring Voices so that more can participate. In Vietnam, from October 4-6, particpants will run the 100 miles over 3 days as individuals or relay teams. Unfortunately I can't travel to Vietnam during that time - so we created a simul-run. I can't run 100 miles in 3 days so I am running 100 consecutive days at an average of at least 3 miles a day. In the last 50 days as of September 27th I've run 232 miles (that's an average of 4.62 miles a day) I hope to continue for 50 more days! Please consider pledging a gift on my page to support the Enduring Voices campaign and Orphan Voice's work in Vietnam. Thank you, and bless you!
And while we are still here - check out the Enduring Voices Facebook page! www.facebook.com/promiserun/
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