This event is organised to help Gospel for Asia's Bridge of Hope program in South Asia. Its aim is to raise awareness and funds to help break the poverty cycle that traps the "untouchable" children of India. 100% of all sponsorship monies raised goes to the program where kids are cared for, educated, and given hope for the future.
The course starts at Teralba Park in Mitchelton and finishes at Crockett Park, Woody Point. View Course Overview
Come and join the hundreds of walkers who will Bridge the Gap and Change a Child's Life! You can walk, run or ride the full 42kms, form a relay team, or walk a part of the trail as a family.
Next Bridge Marathon: August 2, 2014
Total Funds Raised 2013: $ 61,966.35
A big thank you to all our participants and sponsors! - Great effort!!!
The Bridge of Hope centers provide school supplies, a daily meal, medical checkups and more. With your help, we can reach many more villages like this one with the hope found in Christ. And this is only the beginning!
Praise the Lord for Pastor Hoob who shared Christ's love with them in practical ways. Along with a Jesus Well that supplied life-giving water for the village, a Bridge of Hope center was also opened in the area! Now the children are learning and growing in Jesus and excelling academically.
God is using Jesus Wells and Gospel for Asia's Bridge of Hope to turn these dire situations around for good.
Give hope to a child in Asia today. "Sponsor a Marathoner"
This short documentary, "Touching the Untouchables" graphically tells the story of the Dalits the "untouchables" of India.
One third of India's 1 billion population are the Dalits numbering approximately 300 million.
These people are below the caste system, and according to the Hindu belief, are delegated to their lot in life because of unspeakable acts done in a previous life. As such, all Dalit decedents are locked forever into a life of poverty and depravation.
However, fresh winds of freedom are stirring throughout India as these people are being released from their slavery, poverty, and bondage.
Our desire is to touch those who are known as the "untouchables". As you see their plight, we trust you will be moved with compassion and partner with Gospel for Asia as it ministers to the low caste and Dalit people of Asia. Tens of thousands are being fully liberated and you too can be a part of this to help break the poverty cycle for a Dalit by walking The Bridge Marathon.
Every day life for a Dalit child is a Marathon!
There are more children in India than any other country in the world. Every day many of them live in acute danger of being trafficked, maimed, or sold into slavery.
Many of the children have parents who are bonded labourers.
You can walk your own marathon and change this by making an investment in their freedom and their future.
Without your help, most cannot stay in school or escape the poverty that puts them at risk for commercial sexual exploitation, forced labour, or bonded labour.
About Gospel For Asia
Gospel For Asia provides Bridge Of Hope Centres and Rescue Homes for more than 60,000 needy children in South Asia. Millions more desperately need our help!Who is GFA?