Jonathan Hill wrote -
Hearing is not seeing, and seeing is not experiencing.
When I went to India in March (2015) I saw, what I'd only heard about. I'd heard there were lots of orphans in India, but I didn't see them often (or ever) and so they had little impact on me. But when I went to Bethel Children's Home, I not only saw them, I experienced them. I met them face to face, and talked with them. I heard their stories and where they've come from. And it's heartbreaking. Negila was abandoned on the street with her little sister by BOTH her parents. (forefront in the picture) Jaisuriya's father died because he was a chronic drunk, and his mother died of sickness also. (Right of the picture) Sakthi and Kagendrun were taken outside and laid down on the ground by their father, who then took a rock to their heads to try and kill them. These stories are absolutely heartbreaking, and are only a few out of millions.
I came back from that trip wishing I could make a difference, and when I decided to run a marathon, God gave me the idea to use it as a fundraiser to help the orphans in India. That's when Run for the Orphans was born. We're raising $100,000 to build new dorm buildings for Bethel Children's Home so that we can help more children like Negila, Jaisuriya, Sakthi, and Kagendrun. Please donate to help the orphans. You can give, $260 ($10 for every mile of the marathon that I ran Oct 18.) or $26 ($1 per mile) Or give $15 to symbolize the number of orphans at the orphanage right now. Or give $100, the number of orphans we want to have. Or just give whatever you can give. Every dollar counts and every dollar makes a difference.
Please join the team! You can have your own page that benefits this fundraiser and whether you're running a race and want to raise funds to help the kids, or whether you just want to help out. Join the team and together lets help the orphans.
Note: The money goes directly to the organization that manages the orphanage, Jesus for Asia, Inc.