Steve 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

Steve Details

Steve, age 30. I am a worship leader for a large church in Rock Island, IL, which is straight west of Chicago till you hit the Mississippi. I have been married to my wife Amber for 8 years by the time we run together. We have two boys, Lincoln, 4, and Hudson, 2, and are in the process of adopting a girl from Ethiopia, for whom we are still on the waiting list. I have been a runner for a long time, running middle-distance in track through college. I have ran Chicago once before as well as a half-marathon and various other smaller races. Lifesong means a great deal to my family as they helped us with adoption costs as well as visiting our church and allowing us to meet some of the kids from the Lifesong school. I am super pumped to run Chicago again, and this time with a larger purpose.  I cannot wait 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 Steve

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Name Gift Date Amount Comment
David Dryer 5/4/2013 $50.00
Greg Sullivan 8/1/2013 $20.00 Go get em Steve
Dale and Marie Howard 10/6/2013 $100.00 Run like the wind.....
David and Susan Poole 10/6/2013 $50.00 We cheer you on! May the Lord carry you on eagle wings to the finish! Blessings to you and yours~
Beth Jaeger 10/7/2013 $52.00
Stepheni Phillips 10/10/2013 $50.00 Go Steve go:)