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November 13, 2021 at 7:30 a.m.

Let’s run for children who walk miles to live every day

Be part of something BIG this fall, in a brand-new event.

Sign up to run/walk in the ZOE 5k on Saturday, November 13, and help us raise $8,500 to fund a new ZOE Empowerment Group, where children in Zimbabwe and Rwanda who once lived in poverty become entrepreneurs and leaders in their community.

When we told the ZOE children about this event, they were incredulous!  They could not only believe our generosity of supporting children in the life-changing program, but also that anyone would voluntarily walk or run if they did not have to just to survive.  These children spend hours in a day in basis life-sustaining functions, like…

walking for water…
walking for food and supplies…
walking to work in their fields…
walking to gain access to health care…
walking to school or vocational training…
walking to their shops and places of business…
walking to meetings where they learn their rights and seek justice for wrongs…


Keep moving this fall with this 5k fun run to support ZOE Empowers.

Runners and walkers of all ages, strollers, and dogs are welcome!

When: Saturday, November 13 at 7:30 a.m. (check-in starts at 7:00 a.m.)

Where: Starting Line at Family Church (formerly First Baptist Church of Windermere)

300 Main Street, Windermere, FL 34786

In-person and virtual options* are available

Registration Fee: $30 per runner/walker, $15 per child (12 and under)

Goal: Raise $8500 to fund a new ZOE Empowerment Group

Virtual Option*

If you are unable to join us in Windermere, we encourage you to run or walk as much of the 5K as you can on November 13 or at a time and place that works for you!

When you are done, make sure to post a photo on social media using the hashtag #ZOE5K, and don’t forget to tag us (@StLukesOrlando)!

Volunteers Needed!

Help this fun family run come together, for our runners/walkers who will be supporting the orphans and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe and Rwanda in this powerful empowerment program called Zoe Empowers. There are several different volunteer opportunities available.

We need you!!

What is ZOE Empowers

It is a holistic empowerment program where children/youth are equipped with the tools and training to escape life-threatening poverty…for good. Support groups of 60-100 children are formed for this 3-year program, and during that time they receive business training, access to education and vocational training, moves to safe housing and food security, access to health care, micro-grants and access to capital, the formation of community connections, and much more.

This program is powerful, successful, and we want you to be a part of it! Through St. Luke’s support over the last six years, and that of many families, we have assisted over 2,000 children in taking part in this life-changing program. But there are so many more children out there waiting.

For more information, visit ZOE Empowers. 

Additional Support for ZOE Empowers


If you are running, but would like to make an additional donation
If you are unable to participate in the 5K, but would still like to help us reach our goal and to support ZOE Empowers, please click on the link below.


For information regarding the 5K race, please contact Chris Smith, Director of Family and Recreational Ministries at

For information regarding the ZOE ministry, please contact Amy Winslow, Director of Missions at


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