The day was just right. The runners were ready. The 5K Race got off to great start and came to a predictable end when John Riker crossed the finish line first - winning the 5K race for the third year in a row. Thank you, John, for running for the lives of special needs orphans in Romania.
There were young runners (and riders).
More mature runners.
And not so serious runners.
Emilian RAN for all the children at Darius House who are still praying for a family of their own, and then helped welcome others across the finish line.
Many families from Ambleside School (VA) took part in the afternoon Walk-a-Thon. One mother wrote, "RCE's Run For Their Lives event provided a wonderful opportunity for our children to take their own initiative to bring life to others. They went door-to-door telling neighbors about the beautiful work of RCE and explained their own commitment to help by riding their bikes in the event and donating from their own piggy banks.”
Together they raised $550.00!
Students at Washington Christian Academy (MD) were so touched by hearing about the ministry of RCE from Cristi, Emilian and Paul that they chose the ministry as their service project the following day and raised $4,744 to help build Sorin’s House!
We are very grateful for all our amazing business sponsors who once again enabled us to make mercy happen in Romania. Here they all are!
As we are nearing our RUN goal of $37,000, we want to say a huge THANKS to all of you. It's because of you that RCE can continue to bring the light of God’s love to the poor and oppressed in Romania and restore abandoned children with special needs to families for life!