In 2013 R4TW grew more than 4 fold with 68 events in 15 time zones. R4TW seeks to serve and empower organisers by providing resources and facilitating them to achieve the four key benefits.
Relationships – Fundraising – Togetherness – Wellness
Variety of Outcomes
Organisers have the freedom to decide what cause is on the heart of their community bringing a wide variety of projects and causes in 2013:
- Prayer for the Nation and the World
- Peace for the Nation
- People with Disabilities
- Disadvantaged Young People
- Building Relationships between Muslims and Christians
- Human Trafficking
- Unifying Schools
- Developing Sports Ministries Around the World
- Evangelism and Community relations
- Youth Homelessness
- Supporting a Medical Centre
- Honouring a former Olympic Athlete
Here are just a few stories…
Guatemala – around 500 people ran the 5k race that impacted the whole city in honor of a Guatemalan Olympic hero suffering from ill-health – Teodoro Palacios Flores. Dignitaries were involved and there was amazing media coverage.
Madagascar – in an area where bandits dominate, the chief of police was very encouraged that the event was promoting and praying for peace. The participation of a husband, pregnant wife and their small boy was very special.
Malaysia – We commenced a partnership with RunNat (Run for the Nation) who have developed a prayer relay model encouraging thousands of young people to run and pray with 754 participants in Kuala Lumpur alone.
United Kingdom – Hundreds of people young and old took part in a 5k fun run that included the use of giant foam canons and inflatables – a little like going through a car wash – to raise money for vulnerable and homeless youth.
Costa Rica – 20 Operation Mobilisation international leaders used this time for team building, praying over many issues together and for each other. They also raised $17,000 in sponsorship for sports ministry development.
Zambia – On Lake Tanganyika people with disabilities were honored and took part with money being raised to roof the house of a disabled lady. In Kabwe 9 communities and 21 churches came together. $1,000 was raised and all received a medal.
Click here to download the R4TW 2013 Annual Report LoRes