Yes, it is that time of the year that we get cracking again with the preparation for the 2020 Comrades. It’s such an exciting time for us as we search high and low for athletes to join our cause.
We are looking at subscribing again this year approx. 100 athlete’s that have a heart for people and who want to make a difference in their lives. We have four projects which we fund and manage at the moment in the Sudan’s:
Water Project – in partnership with International Aid Services (IAS) in Stockholm, Sweden, to drill boreholes in the Sudan’s.
Bible Project – in partnership with the Bibles for Africa to spread the word of God in Sudan
Children’s Project – Initiative to supply educational equipment to the children in the Nuba Mountains. An Operation Mobilization partnership.
Beja People’s Project – Supply funding for medical procedures for the women and children of the Beja peoples in the Aswan region.
So, are you that person? Do you want to change the world one race at a time? Then give us a call on 071 4622 663 or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you.
We have so much to offer this year. We are looking forward to also share our new Barika Coffee initiative with you. This initiative fits perfectly in with our S4J athlete’s fundraiser as the funding is used in the same way.
We are looking so forward to experiencing this year with you!!!
This is one of those timeless classic stories in the history of the S4J of generous giving. This is actually part A of the story, because by now we also know what happened later. We will also share part B of the story in the next post.
9 May 2011
On Friday afternoon I saw yet another amount paid into our banking account for the Sudan4Jesus fund.Through the reference I could see this was via Elane, one of the runners. This pushed up the total raised through her to a phenomenal R25,490. I contacted her so that she could thank the “fan” contributing in this way. Elane told me: “You’ve got to hear this…” and then told me the story! I asked her to e-mail the story to me. What a testimony of the amazing things God is doing through the Sudan4Jesus run!
Here’s what Elane wrote. Enjoy!
“I quickly have to tell you this funny story!
About a month ago one of my best friend’s got married in Jan Kempdorp, our hometown. And what a blessed wedding! All of our friends was there so you can only imagine the joyous reunion of everybody!
Anyway, you know the tradition of the bride’s garter being thrown to the unmarried men? Well, her new husband took the garter from her leg and threw it over his shoulder to the guys. The lucky guy to catch the garter was one of our friends.
He then thought that he didn’t really want it, but it is bad custom to just give it back. So he, the newly weds and the MC came up with the idea to auction the garter and give the proceeds toward the Sudan4Jesus fund. The MC got on a chair, mike in the hand and introduced me as our runner, while explaining about Sudan4Jesus and the auctioning of the garter.
He started the bids at R100 and then R200…R500…R700…R1200…and so forth. The bid was closed at R2000! And guess who was our lucky buyer?? The same guy who gave it up in the beginning! 🙂
Imagine that?! So amazing!! He stood his promise proud and paid the money over last week! Thanks Arrie, you are GREAT!!
I’m attaching a photo. In it is Tersia, myself, Mari in front, Hannari the bride and Arrie, our hero of the story!
The 2017 S4J [Sudan4Jesus run] fundraising campaign ends on 31 July 2017. Yet, its already time to start giving thanks to God and everyone who participated in this year’s campaign. May the praise to God never cease. He is a good God.
The heart of the S4J is to bless the people of Sudan and South Sudan. This is how God lead the S4J to fulfill that mandate:
There are TWO countries. God connected us to TWO strategic partners. He showed us TWO projects. For each of the projects, He helped the S4J to:
Raise a CHAMPION for each of the two projects.
communicate his plan through the BackaBuddy platform.
raise a team of about 20 fundraising advocates. They are mostly athletes who participate in the Comrades marathon, as well as their supporters.
For Sudan, the project is: Water for Sudan. This is about having a solar driven pump system installed and fully functional on top of a borehole that the S4J recently donated to a community.
Example of a solar driven pump system already done by the S4J partner.
For South Sudan, the project is: Bibles for South Sudan
The fundraising for each of the projects was set at R50,000. (Total of R100,000 for both).
On 17 March 2017, we made an announcement to our team via a newsletter titled A NEW WAY OF DOING S4J. At that stage, more than 7 months into the fundraising year, the fundraiser had a basis of about R21,000.
Here is the beauty of what happened during the next three months. The fundraising campaign went past R100,000. For this we’re tremendously thankful.