The first time that I stepped into an orphanage located in a developing country, I had a sense that I was stepping into a holy place. There was nothing about the very common--even run-down--looking building that would cause me to think of anything sacred. It was only when I entered a room on the second floor that I learned why I felt that way. As I entered a room on that floor, I noticed a baby bed. In the bed was a child tied by the hands and feet with cloth rope to the bed so that she could not get out. Actually, she was much to weak to get out anyway. Flies "lit" on her face and eyes and she didn't have the strength to shoo them away. I prayed for her. Over the weeks, God gave us the opportunity to do much more at that orphanage. Thanks turned completely around! Praise God. Orphan Voice's work is a continuation of what we did in that first orphanage. By the grace of God and the help of our partners, many thousands have been helped and brought nearer to Christ. That is why I run and that is why I ask for your support as I run.
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