Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Charities we support

We are working to raise money through the Brazil 135 race for the Brazilian orphanage and Bolivian orphanage below. Please keep us in your prayers. Any advice or thoughts are much appreciated.

Brazil Missionary
http://www.hopeunlimited.org/index.html
Hope Unlimited ministers to the physical, intellectual, and spiritual needs of some of the world's most desperate kids - the street children of Brazil. Hope's vision  for Brazil was launched in 1991 when thousands of vulnerable street children were being systematically killed by gunmen largerly hired by local business leaders. Their purpose for these killings was to eradicate a "public nuisance" - street children.

Bolivia Missionary
http://www.casadeesperanza.info/website/index.php?page=het-project&hl=en_US
Casa de Esperanza, or House of Hope, provides a home to abandoned children and orphans, and offers them the education which could not be provided by their parents. The goal is to help these children grow and develop both in a physical and in a spiritual way.

Pinhoti 100

A 10 hr drive to get there the day before, we had a beautiful weekend in Alabama. A point to point 100 mi race from Heflin to Sylacauga, with 16,000 ft of elevation gain. It made for a very nice training run for Brazil. A little chilly and windy during the night time hours while on the ridge added to the Ultra running flavor. I survived, came in at at 29:04. But it made for a very grueling drive back to Florida. Again, it adds to the fun of Ultra running. Now, the next few days, back to residency, and much needed recovery time:)