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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.

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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!

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.