Jordan 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

Jordan Details

Hi, I'm Jordan.  I work as a software engineer in Olathe, KS and married the beautiful Beth (also running) on May 26th, 2013. Beth's pushy passionate sister, my new sister-in-law and the captain of this team, convinced me to sign up for the race. At first, I couldn't get over the fact that I just agreed to running 26 M.I.L.E.S. (that's quite a bit longer than the 2 miles I used to run for wrestling practice in high school).  But, my passion for running has steadily grown over the past 6 months. I ran my first half-marathon in April, and it's safe to say I am a running addict now.

Also, the more I learn about Lifesong Eithiopia and Ziway and Adam Tulu, Ethiopia, the more thankful I am to have the privilege of running for such a great cause. I am constantly reminded everyday of how much I am blessed, and it is my desire to see the children of Ziway and Adami Tulu receive the life sustaining support they so greatly need.

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 it will keep me racing to that 26th mile.

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Fundraiser ended on 10/20/2013.

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Donations To Jordan

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Name Gift Date Amount Comment
Anonymous 4/17/2013 $2.50 Maybe this little bit will help encourage others to donate as well.. Good luck!
Joyce McNeely 5/15/2013 $2.50 In honor of your soon-to-be sister in law's birthday I thought I would donate to your fund!
Anonymous 6/4/2013 $50.00
David Goddard 7/12/2013 $100.00 Go Beth & Jordan! This is a great cause worthwhile of all your efforts.
Nathan Fridley 7/27/2013 $26.00 Congrats on your recent marriage and good luck on your run!
Eric Tran 8/19/2013 $26.00 Goodluck! :) Awesome charity.
Anonymous 10/2/2013 $131.00 $5 per mile... what a great cause!
Ashli Montgomery 10/2/2013 $35.00 :-)
Joyce McNeely 10/2/2013 $16.00
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.
Kate Courtney 10/10/2013 $26.20 Good luck!
Bake Sales 10/11/2013 $21.28
Anonymous 10/12/2013 $543.52 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".
Brandon Chiu 10/14/2013 $20.00 ^_^