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Ethiopia Events May 28 – June 16, 2013


Here is a glimpse of why Stan Cottrell becomes quickly loved by all he meets on his Friendship Runs … and why they trust those who stand behind him to make this possible.  From Stan’s own mouth:

“…My heart is with the masses...the people who feel they are insignificant...those who feel they are the unknown, the forgotten, the ones who feel God made a mistake in their being born.  I know this morning I report for duty...Here Am I Lord to do what is prescribed to me as unto The Lord...and to do from a "Whole Heart".  Oh yes, I will do my 70 mile run, of course!   I feel God's pleasure when I run…”

Stan Cottrell has a body that was uniquely made for his grueling super-ultra-distance runs, with incredible efficiency that has been studied over and over by doctors and researchers. But the real essence is Who is the source of his strength, combined with Stan’s diligent training and consistent preparation over the many decades of his life, with a vision for “Friendship Runs” that has been proven time and again over the course of 200,000 miles of runs (equivalent to 8 times around the Earth) through 38 countries… and with exponential marketing results for his sponsors even before today’s mass online media, streaming video, social media virology, and more. 

Here is a “sneak peak” at Stan Cottrell’s upcoming two weeks in Ethiopia:

·      Stan will run into the stadium and deliver a keynote address at the soccer stadium in the middle of downtown Awassa / Hawassa, where a major crusade with crowds of 60,000 or more are expected to be in attendance.  

·      Stan will participate with Dr. Jerry Spencer in a giant rally following the presentation of awards for the 5k run involving more than 1,000 runners who will be wearing T-shirts with “The Great Global Friendship Run” on the front.  The run will begin at 7:30 am on Saturday morning, June 8th, and will end in the soccer stadium in midtown Awassa.  

·      Stan’s two weeks in Ethiopia will be packed with events … speaking at orphanages and schools and churches… meeting the President of the country, the Mayor and other dignitaries and business leaders… reaching out to the people who feel they are insignificant, those who feel they are the unknown, the forgotten…

·      Stan will be running… 70 miles spread over two days with orphanage and school visits interspersed, shaking hands along the way, being joined at times by local runners… mirroring the Global Run he will be making over the next six years around the world spreading the spirit of friendship in a rare people-to-people diplomacy, with mega civic, cultural, business and children’s events, and raising over $1Billion for the world’s orphans.

·      Award-winning filmmaker, Mickey Grant, will be filming Stan’s run events throughout, preparing promotional films for The Great Global Friendship Run just as he did for his two years with “Feed The Children” (when he prepared 12 promotional films each year).  Sponsors and supporters of Stan and the Run will receive very high media visibility and a boost to their charitable image of sincere corporate responsibility, integrity and caring.

·      Mickey Grant will be filming a docudrama, a pilot show for a “Reality TV” series.  We already have a potential pre-sale of the Ethiopia pilot and verbal indication of interest to buy the entire series.  Ethiopia is key!

These simultaneous, integrated events will also be going on May 28 – June 16 in Ethiopia, in all of which there are opportunities for Stan Cottrell to make appearance or participate:

·      Over 50 organizations and churches are involved in this mammoth undertaking in addition to The Great Global Friendship Run and Jerry Spencer Ministries, including Source of Light, Evangelical Church Groups of Ethiopia, Campus Crusade and Child Evangelism. They will be reaching out to people on the streets and in the marketplaces.

·      Throughout this project, all of the leaders will be emphasizing the plight of orphan children in Ethiopia and around the world. We will be visiting orphanages and giving special loving attention to these precious children and those who lovingly care for them.

·      A feeding program will take place in 3 different locations simultaneously, feeding a hot meal prepared by local churches to about 2,000 people in each place.

·      There will be both a pastor’s leadership conference and a women’s conference attended by hundreds of leaders who will be inspired, trained and motivated. 

·      A major youth rally will be attended by thousands on a very large college campus.

·      A major crusade in a soccer stadium in downtown Awassa is expected to draw 60,000 people.  Stan Cottrell will run into the stadium and deliver a keynote address.

·      Following the 5k run with 1000 runners Saturday morning, June 8th, there will be a giant rally involving Dr. Jerry Spencer and world ultra distance runner Stan Cottrell.

·      During the day on Saturday, June 8th, there will be a special service in the soccer stadium dedicating the city of Awassa to the Savior and calling out workers who will be fervent in carrying out the work of the Lord in this region of Ethiopia.