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Bridges of Faith International

Bridgestone Prayer and Retreat Center - home to the Almighty Mud Run.

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Bridges of Faith International organizes orphanage Bible camps, plants churches in remote villages and brings orphans to Bridgestone from Ukraine to teach them about our culture and expose them to God's love. Over the past three years, Bridges of Faith International has brought eleven groups of Ukrainian orphans to their 140-acre retreat center in Central Alabama. Miraculously, 80% of the orphans who have visited BridgeStone to date have found loving adoptive families!

*100% of the Almighty Mud Run proceeds go to Bridges of Faith International!

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Help us bring the next group of orphans to BridgeStone and receive an additional 15% off the early bird registration price for the next Almighty Mud Run scheduled for October 11th, 2014!

On May 31st, 2014, over 1000 participants stormed the course of the INSANELY FUN Almighty Mud Run, raising much needed funds to help rescue orphans in Ukraine. Volunteer operated and donation funded, Bridges of Faith depends on events like this in order to finance bringing these beautiful children to BridgeStone, our 140 acre retreat center - home to the Almighty Mud Run. While there, these children in need are surrounded by the body of Christ, given hope, and united with forever families.

Unfortunately, the centerpiece gift to financially pave the way for the group scheduled to arrive in August has been substantially delayed. We need to purchase airline tickets immediately. If every person who has run in the Almighty Mud Run gave just $16.30, we could move forward and lock in their tickets.

Will you help us overcome this last obstacle by making this small gift? Giving couldn’t be easier - simply click "Donate Now".

For your generosity, you will receive an additional 15% off the early bird registration  price for the next Almighty Mud Run scheduled for October 11th, 2014.

This next group of children need YOU! Only one in ten of these children – if they graduate from the orphanage, makes a reasonable life. Ten percent commit suicide. More than ten percent go to prison. Six in ten girls are trafficked.

Just look at the faces of those we've already rescued from these statistics . . .




The most recent orphan group to visit BridgeStone has gone home.  Little Tolya cries at night.  He wants to come back to Alabama, where the toilet paper is the right color (Commonly, Ukrainian toilet paper is grey and a little rough). Reading between the lines of what his orphanage director told us, he wants to live in the wholesome love he experienced for nearly a month at BridgeStone. With all thanks and praise to God, an Alabama family is passionately pursuing him. Very soon, the divine love he has tasted at BridgeStone will become the reality in his life.

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."

-James 1:27




From Tom Benz, Founder: I just celebrated my 60th birthday in April. A number of children who have found forever homes through the Bridges of Faith program attended. Alla, a wispy little nine-year-old girl, kept running past me. Every time she circled, I would grab and tickle her. And every time she would cry out, “Papa, save me!  Papa, save me!” On the way home, I realized that, just 60 days earlier, she didn’t have a papa to save her. It was – by far – the best gift I could have received.




From Tony Dyer, Director of Operations: We took this last group of children to Orange Beach. Nearly 100 yards from the shore, Veronika and I swam along the shallow sandbar in search of hermit crabs. With no warning at all, a dolphin surfaced just 30 feet from us. The look on her face was priceless - in part - because she thought it was a shark! Veronika almost walked on water trying to get to me. She climbed me like a tree in attempt to remove every limb of her body from the water. Moments later, we both laughed hysterically and with relief as I explained it was only a dolphin. This child accepted Jesus into her heart just days after returning to BridgeStone.


 Take your place in The Almighty Rescue! Donating is easy and makes an eternal impact on the lives of these children. Please help us rescue
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