IM for Hope.

I'm always encouraged when I hear of individuals' efforts to support Asia's Hope's efforts in rescuing and redeeming orphaned kids at high risk of exploitation. I haven't done a great job of communicating about these efforts, but I'd like to do better in the upcoming months.

I wanted to take a little time this morning to tell you about an exciting new initiative being led by a friend of mine, Petr Janousek, who is hoping to turn his year of training for the Ironman competition into $25,000 for the ministry of Asia's Hope!

Petr is a photographer, and I don't think he'd mind if I told you that he does not live an extravagant lifestyle, and does not have many financial resources of his own. That isn't stopping him from stepping out boldly in faith and setting an aggressive, God-sized goal for himself.

He's set up a website,, and is actively soliciting sponsors for his race. With God's help and some hard work by Petr, this effort will provide significant tangible benefit to the ministry and to the kids and staff we support.

If you're interested in sponsoring Petr, I'd encourage you to visit his site. All donations will be tax deductible in the U.S. and Canada and will go directly to Asia's Hope.

If you have an idea for fundraising you'd like to run past me, or if you're aware of an existing effort you'd like to see profiled here, please call me at 614.804.6233 or email me

Together, we can change the lives of orphaned kids in Asia!

John McCollumComment