Beth For Lifesong Ethiopia

About Lifesong Ethiopia

Team ZAT is a group of people brought together by two common interests:  A love (or toleration) of running and a desire to help the least of these.  We will all be running the Chicago Marathon on October 13, 2013 to raise money and awareness for children in need within the communities of Ziway and Adami Tulu, Ethiopia (Ziway + Adami Tulu = ZAT).  Your donation will go towards the Ethiopia child sponsorship program, providing education, medical care, two meals per day, love and HOPE to children enrolled in the Ziway/Adami Tulu schools.  Not only will kids be physically cared for, but they will be lovingly taught of their great worth in God's eyes.  Help us feed families spiritually through the message of hope and empowerment, aiming to keep families together in Ethiopia.


Rest assured knowing that 100% of your tax deductible donation goes directly to work in Ethiopia.  No administrative fees will be deducted and, due to a generous corporate sponsor, even Paypal fees will be covered.

To give the gift of sponsorship to a specific child, click here

And to learn more about our work in Ethiopia and around the world, visit Lifesong for Orphans

Beth Details

Hi, my name is Beth. I am an RN working for a local school district, and I am engaged to be married in May 2013. I have two nephews from Southern Ethiopia whom I love to pieces, which has a lot to do with my desire to help children from this region.  I know God has big plans for kids in the Ziway and Adami Tulu schools and I am excited to be a part of His plan to minister to them.

It has only been in the last year that I have really started running, and this will be my first marathon.

Would you consider donating $.50, $1 or $2 per mile I run? I am so thankful for your support. It will not only change lives in Ethiopia, but will likely be the only thing keeping me running to that 26th mile.

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Fundraiser ended on 10/20/2013.

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Donations To Beth

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Name Gift Date Amount Comment
Joyce McNeely 4/22/2013 $25.00
Cale Harlan 5/7/2013 $19.00 This is in honor of my 2nd Grade teacher, Mrs. Yokley. Thank you for believing in me and pushing me to do my best!
Cale Harlan 5/7/2013 $19.00 This is in honor of the project plus teacher at my school, Mrs. Hogan. Thank you for making a difference at ME and for spreading your love of math!
Jesse Bussey 9/28/2013 $300.00 Proud of all you guys doing this and I wish so much I could be along side Team ZAT! Go get 'em BHY and hope this helps for the team prize! haha
Shiloh 10/2/2013 $15.00 Can't let Jordan win!!!
Ashli Montgomery 10/2/2013 $10.00 I'm only donating a little less to yours than Jordan's to even you both up to the same amount raised as of right now!
Kendal & Jennifer 10/7/2013 $20.00 Good luck! We'll be thinking and praying for you guys on Sunday and for the ways God will use your efforts to bless and bring hope to Ethiopia.
Bake Sale 10/11/2013 $45.14
Jennifer Williams 10/11/2013 $25.00 I love you! I know this isnt a lot but I hope it helps. :)
Anonymous 10/12/2013 $521.86 Please accept this gift as God's blessing toward you and this cause. We love you guys!
Anonymous 10/12/2013 $100.00 "Forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus".