Running in Texas to empower AIDS orphans in Rwanda

My church, First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, has partnered with ZOE Ministry to:

Raise $250,000 over the course of three years to help 1,000 orphans in Africa move from a life of hopelessness to a life where their hope might be restored.

Last year, Pastor David, started a running group, Miles for Hope, to raise funds for this awesome cause. I can run, but I've never committed myself to run on a regular basis. This year, I am committing to run a half marathon as part of Mile for Hope 2012.

ZOE Ministry [www.zoeministry.org] is our church’s partner in this endeavor. Our three year commitment coincides with the three year empowerment program in which each of these orphans is participating.

During that time, they not only build a new home, they learn a business or trade that will allow them to care for themselves and their younger siblings. A new, self-sustaining community will be built filled with kids whose hope has been restored.

This fall, I will join with other runners again to raise money for this important cause.

I would love to have you join our team by making a donation today.

I will be running the Dallas Half Marathon on December 9th.

I’m excited to run with my friends this fall. More than that though, I’m excited to run for my friends on the other side of the world.

Would you like to be a part of bringing hope to these children?

Join me in this cause!

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