2017 Refugee Walk

Date: September 23, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm
Map: 7229 N Knoxville Ave, Peoria

Join with Living Waters in a walk to support the over 65 million refugees around the world who have been forced from their homes due to war, religious persecution, and natural disasters. The journey will touch on both the physical experience of refugees as well as attempt to simulate some of the emotions they face as they encounter impossible choices every day.

You can choose to walk 15 miles, 8 miles, or 1 mile in the shoes of displaced people. Find sponsors who will support you for the miles walked.

Support money raised will provide Action Packs through “The Voice of the Martyrs” ministry, Bibles for refugee camps through “International Association for Refugees”, and support local refugee families through “World Relief, Moline.”

All walks begin and end at Living Waters Church, 7229 N Knoxville Ave, Peoria, at the following times: (meet at back entrance)

15 miles – 6 AM

8 miles – 10:00 AM

4 miles – 12:30 PM

1 mile – 2:00 PM (MMC will participate in this)

A “refugee lunch” will be provided for 15 mile and 8 mile walkers. The Refugee Walk will end at approximately 5 PM after a simple meal and a brief closing worship at Living Waters.

Registration by Sept 9th is appreciated to help in coordination, but walkers will be accepted up to the beginning of each distance.

A sign-up form is in the narthex, or you can email your registration to run.hard.in.faith@hotmail.com. (Tim Hofer). Bring your completed sponsorship sheet and funds raised to the walk.