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If you’ve been a regular at this blog, you’ll know I’ve followed two great organizations from time to time and given you some brief updates.

I’m pleased to report that the Across Mongolia Expedition successfully completed running 1500 miles across the country of Mongolia last month. They were able to generously help an orphanage and take time to feed hundreds of children along the way. They are currently working on the creation of a documentary about the journey to inspire others to live their lives strong to the finish. To check out an update, visit strongtothefinish.com.

The Pearl House launched it’s adventure of rescuing girls off of the streets of Ghana a few months back. Looking at their blogs, it appears like they have grown leaps and bounds to about 20 girls which have now started school. Many of them had a hard time with English at first, but the skills are coming along nicely. Recently, they got to meet one of the founders of the organization. I won’t spoil it, but even I had a tear or two reading about the encouter. Check out their updates here, at thepearlhouse.org.

Finish Line…Dead Ahead

Running. One foot in front of the other. Sounds easy, right? I’ve done it many times, usually only a few miles at a time. I might have done 10 once or twice…and maybe sometime I’ll give a half-marathon or even a marathon a go…which brings me to exciting news for the day!

If you have followed for any decent stretch, you’ll know that a great friend of mine has been traveling on foot for nearly 8 weeks now, running over a marathon a day nearly the entire time! Mr. Brian Hunter as of his last update was within around 2-3 days from running across the entire country of Mongolia. That’s 1500 miles. He has endured brutal conditions including heavy rain (of liquid and freezing variety), sleet, snow, mountains, hills, dogs…and the Eastern border is in sight!

What’s the purpose of enduring all of this? To raise awareness for the orphaned in the country. How cool is that? He is an inspiration to many and will be completing his physical journey very soon. Here is the deal. The reason for the journey is far from over. The expedition needs your support for two important things.

Support the children of Mongolia…Brian and his family endured some tough conditions. However, the kids live in conditions far worse than they have. They eat scraps and survive in the sewers of the city just to stay alive in the extreme cold and the extreme poverty. Supporting strongtothefinish.com will help them continue to contribute to these kids on a continual basis.

Support strongtothefinish.com and their film effort…Brian has had a film crew following his adventures. The hope is that a documentary will be made to continue the expedition of helping the children of Mongolia. Go to their website. Explore it. Engage in supporting it. Spread the word!

As you know, we have made you aware of a few global events going on. Both are related, since their goal is to change the course of the next generation in the countries of Ghana and Mongolia…and I’m pleased to say…there has been great progress in both camps!

Let’s take a quick look:

The normal life-cycle for ladies in Ghana is awful, working the streets just to survive…and then birthing children only to see the cycle begin all over again. But not anymore! The Pearl House officially opened its doors to girls! 21 to be exact! None of them have ever slept in a bed. They are getting great education. They have clean clothes. They have 3 balanced meals a day. And best of all have house moms to provide emotional support. To learn more about what is going on and how you can help, check out their webpage at www.thepearlhouse.org.

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On the continent of Asia, another battle is being won one step at a time. The benefactors are the orphans of Mongolia. The Across Mongolia Expedition is continuing as we speak. To date, Brian Hunter has run 677 of 1500 miles. It has been extremely rainy and cold over the past week, but the family and Brian are strong. Of course, that’s the way they roll…Strong to the Finish. To track Brian’s progress and to see how you can help, venture on over to www.acrossmongolia.com.

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Run, Brian, Run

Running.  It’s something I do for exercise from time to time, even though I’m not the best at it.  I’ve even run a few “races” in my day.  However, the only ones I actually won were against my kids.  When it comes to the distance running, I don’t do it to cross the line in first place and beat opponents.  I do it because I want to defeat the voice inside my head that tells me to quit.  I may end the timed race in 327th place, but I will have won every time.

If you’ve followed the blog a while, you’ll know about my friend, Brian Hunter, who has plans to go on a distance run of his own…a 1500 mile run.  I’m sure his body will ask him to quit.  But I know this about Brian.  He won’t quit.  The children of Mongolia will receive all the benefit of his labor, and he will finish strong with every step.

mongoliaThe List, a local television show, recently did a spot on the Across Mongolia Expedition where Brian is expected to run 30+ miles per day for about 50 days.  The physical goal is to cross the entire country, but that is not what this adventure is all about.  The running is to help the orphans of Ulaan Baator have a better life and experience greater love and joy in this life.

Brian has been training hard for a while now, and his official across the landscape will begin on July 15.  The organization is still raising funds for the orphans, so jog on over to the AME website and find a way to make a difference in the children of Mongolia today.

attentionWow! A few major projects are definitely taking shape that I am extremely excited about!  Both of them have world changing developments that will impact the trajectory of lots of people!

The first is The Pearl House.  I read recently that they have sent another team over to Ghana that will be making final preparations for the 1st home for girls to be open!  They are soooo close to start rescuing girls off of the streets!  As a matter of fact, their first in country team member will be leaving in about a week to get this party started!  Lots of preparation has happened to get to this point.  Won’t you pray with me right now for the first set of girls that will be in the Pearl House in the next few months?

The second is the Across Mongolia team.  Brian Hunter has been preparing his body with lots of running and endurance training.  It takes a lot of dedication and commitment to get ready for this adventure.  The team leaves in like less than a month if my calculations are correct!  They’ve been selling necklaces and country farm tables recently where the proceeds will go to the cause.  At the same time, they are definitely still looking for individuals to sponsor a mile or partner with them for kids to have warm housing.  Won’t you pray with me right now for the children of Mongolia and for the hope and love that is coming there way?

Both of these organizations are totally rocking it right now.  Children across the globe are about to be blessed abundantly…and it’s because of great people like you contributing to their cause.  Run on over to each of their websites today and see what’s going on.  Make a commitment to improve the lives of children today.