I realize that I have yet to post pictures from my recent trips to Haiti and Guatemala for International Orphan Support. My apologies. I was privileged to visit 5 orphanages, 3 in Haiti and 2 in Guatemala from April 16-23. Below are a few of the children I met and memories I made. The children are from Destiny Village in Haiti and El Amor de Patricia and Casa Shalom in Guatemala. I hope you enjoy seeing their faces and will consider making a donation to help provide for their needs. The best way to do so is to support our Run for Love 5K which takes place this Saturday, May 12. Here is the link with the details.
I am still kind of in shock and very proud that my wife Letha has accepted the challenge to run a 5K. If you know her, you know that her passion to help orphans is one of only a very few things that could motivate her to run in a race. If you know her (and me), you are also aware that the only time she runs is when she’s chasing me.
Here’s the deal, our non-profit organization to help needy children, International Orphan Support, is sponsoring a huge run/walk event on May 12, the day before Mother’s Day. The Run For Love 5K is a big event: a certified course which has never been run before, accu-chip timing for those serious runners, awards given to various competitors, corporate race sponsors … this is the real deal. But it’s also a friendly, family oriented event where people can come just to stroll the 5K (3.1 miles) course through beautiful woods, trails, across a wooden bridge and under a canopy of true old South Florida trees.
I am asking you to do one of three things. Please consider:
1. Sponsoring my wife as she runs. The fundraising website we are using and her link is: crowdrise.com
2. Participate by running or walking. If you live in the Palm Beach County area, you’ll love this location. The race registration site is active.com
3. Pass this info along to your friends on facebook, Twitter, Google+ and even to people you talk to.
All proceeds go to homes that minister to orphans in third-world countries. For details about International Orphan Support and our work with children, please go to our newly designed website at iorphan.cc.
Thanks y’all! Let’s get this thing done for the kids!