Orphan Voice was conducting a series of anti-trafficking seminars in rural Quang Nam Province when we learned about a group of people in a remote area that were in need of some extra food. We finished the seminar that day and delivered food.
What a cutie! This little fellow is on his way to a healthier and happier life! Because of your generosity, Khang received surgery for his cleft lip in October. His parents are so grateful for the life-changing surgery they could never afford. “You have shared the burden with my family. Our son can have a new life!”
Khang’s mother is overjoyed. It used to take her hours to feed Khang, even with a special bottle. She is hopeful that he will now be able to drink from her breast. “On behalf of my family, I am deeply grateful to Orphan Voice and the sponsors for your love and care for my child.” The family is overwhelmed with YOUR sacrifice. Thank you!
Your gifts to Where Most Needed provide for families like this one. We can only bless “the least of these” as you enable us. Please share from your abundance HERE.
Join us in our annual Enduring Voices run across Vietnam!
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!
In addition to the 100 mile run in Vietnam we are expanding Enduring Voices to include a Simul-Run for people who want to participate in the run but can’t travel to Vietnam. So people can participate in the run in 3 ways:
Runners in Vietnam can participate as individuals (run the whole 100 miles over the three days) or participate as a relay, which will allow even the most modest of runners to join. If they can’t travel to Vietnam, they can participate in the Simul-Run! This run will allow them to participate wherever they are – for as many miles as they decide, from Oct 1-6.
Individuals or teams can register for the event, either in-person (Vietnam) or the Simul-Run at no cost, then set up their fundraising page. They can then share their fundraising page on facebook, twitter, and by email. Anyone can show their support by making a contribution on one of the runners pledge pages.
To register to participate: https://www.runreg.com/enduring-voices-2016
To make a contribution to support: https://www.pledgereg.com/enduring-voices-2016 They can select to support an individual runner or team or make a general contribution to Enduring Voices.
Enduring Voices Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/promiserun/
For people wanting more information regarding the Simul Run they can contact Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enduring Voices 100-Mile Run Across Vietnam
Why do we run?
9-year-old “Diep” is raped in the early morning hours. Her mom can’t protect her because she isn’t home. You see, Diep’s mom leaves home at 1:00 a.m. each day to meet the fishing boats as they return from night fishing in the East Sea. She has to get to the pier early in order to select, buy, and prepare her purchased fish for resale, and be in the market by 5:00 a.m. It is a hard life—but it allows her and her daughter to eat.
The Orphan Voice event, Enduring Voices, is for Diep. She is why we run. We sacrifice for her.
If you’re a runner, will you join us and run in the U.S. while we run in Vietnam? Your friends can sponsor you just like our partners do us. In that way, you can raise support for Diep and others like her. If you’re not a runner, will you spread the word about Enduring Voices through your social media channels and to friends? Will you personally give? We need you to help Craig Reed, Tony Brewer and others reach their goal of raising $50,000.
Here’s how Enduring Voices works: Runners with a passion for “the least of these” will be SIMUL-RUNNERS for the 100-mile run. If you can’t come to Vietnam, you can still register FREE to run in your home state at https://www.runreg.com/enduring-voices-2016. Run as far as you can, or want, during the week of October 1-6, and ask your friends and family to support you! Your friends can pledge their tax-deductible support for your run (after you register) at https://www.pledgereg.com/enduring-voices-2016.
If you need help to register or to support a specific runner, Jeff Tkach or Maria Lester will help you. Email Jeff at email@example.com or call him at 937.231.1666. Reach Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859.317.2477. If you and your friends want to run as a team, you can do that too! (Example: 10 of you run 10 miles each.) ANY number of miles you run means that you are “with us” and that you are blessing “the least of these.”
We also need the sponsorship of non-runners who still yearn for girls like Diep. To support Craig, Tony or other runners, visit https://www.pledgereg.com/enduring-voices-2016. Type in the name of a specific runner (Ex. Tony), or donate directly to the event.
A final word to those of you over 50. I, Tony, am running the 100 miles as part of a 7-man relay team. That is, 7 of us will take turns running consecutive segments of the 100-mile run. Thus, we will cover the 100 miles as a team. Some of the younger ones will run more than me, but I will take my regular turn. I’ve been preparing for over a year to be able to do it. I need your encouragement! It won’t be a picnic, but the cause is worthy. If you are a fellow “gray-hair” like me, will you support me? Please do so at https://www.pledgereg.com/enduring-voices-2016. Help me raise my personal goal of $25,000 for Orphan Voice anti-trafficking efforts.
The Enduring Voices race is October 4-6. Get involved today! And remember to FORWARD THIS EMAIL to your running friends and to your friends with a heart for “the least of these”!
This event, and EVERY step you make to support Orphan Voice, truly changes lives!
To give your monthly and normal support to Orphan Voice, donate HERE. Or mail to Orphan Voice, P.O. Box 910410, Lexington, Kentucky 40591.
To give specifically to the Enduring Voices run, donate HERE.
P.S. Don’t forget to PRAY for those of us running in Vietnam! We need it!
This will make you smile! Please watch and see what is happening at Phu Ninh Therapy Center for Special Needs Children. (2 minutes)
Phu Ninh Therapy Center
A place of hope. A place of love. Where therapy is available. Where every step is a victory.
Help us do more.
This vital ministry needs support. Please Donate Here to help a child today. Or mail your support to Orphan Voice, P.O. Box 910410, Lexington, Kentucky 40591.
Feeding Hungry Families
Because of an ecological disaster along the coast of four Central Vietnamese Provinces, several hundred families face hunger. The major source of each family’s food and the livelihood of most of the men who work as fishermen – the ocean – cannot now yield edible food. As usual, the children are the first to suffer and the ones who suffer most.
When Orphan Voice and Danang International Fellowship learned of the plight of the 864 worst-affected families, we acted. Last Thursday, tons of rice and thousands of instant noodle meals were delivered to these worst-hit families. And more, the food was delivered with a testimony to the local government.
Your gifts have rescued the families from immediate suffering and deeply affected the government officials in charge as they witness our love in action.
We need your help to continue reaching “the least of these” in Vietnam. Can you help us today? To support this continuing disaster relief work, Donate Here. Or mail your support to Orphan Voice, P.O. Box 910410, Lexington, Kentucky 40591. THANK YOU!
Above – Hard-working crew shows love in action. Below – Happy Food Recipient!