Run for the Village has the mission of bringing together a community to support the ministry of Eden Children's Village. The first annual Run for the Village 5K walk and run took place on July 25, 2009. Thanks to the combined efforts of many businesses and individuals, this race has now raised nearly $60,000 for Eden Children's Village in Doma, Zimbabwe.
Eden Children's Village serves children at risk in the Makonde District of Mashonaland West. It was founded in 2000 by Kevin and Susan Fry, who are originally from Goshen, Indiana. This ministry was formed and is kept running by partnership between Christians in Zimbabwe and the United States. The village exists to serve AIDS orphans by providing spiritual, physical, emotional, medical, and educational support in a Christian family setting. Eden Ministries also provides a free medical clinic to people in the area as well as a school, Eden Christian Academy, which was formed in 2005. To learn more about Eden, the ministry taking place there, or ways you can get involved, visit, www.eden-ministries.org.
Interested in becoming an official sponsor of this year's race?
Contact the race director today by visiting the CONTACT page!
PASTOR, TEACHER, AND FATHER
Simon came to Eden with his brother, Anyway, at 14 years old. Simon had lost several years of school while living with his grandmother, but applied himself and excelled in education finishing his “O” Levels and received a diploma in Ministry, a diploma in Theology and a degree in Secondary Education. Simon is a preacher in the local church in his home town of Karoi and is married with one child. Simon has overcome the circumstances that could have destroyed him and is flourishing.