United States 18 July: Ann Arbor, MI - Port Huron, MI
Last day in the USA! (for now...)
This morning we started out early on the way to Detroit- here is Sarankhu from Mongolia running his last miles for the North American 2018 Team- we will all miss his sweet and fun presence, and hope to have him on the team again soon!
Arpan will also be leaving today, but he will join us again in Maine. We are so grateful for the age- defying wealth of experience and heart-power that he always brings and look forward to his return.
Nikolaus is running the whole four months! We are all grateful for the abundance of goodness and dedication that he brings to the team.
Thank you to all the staff who facilitated the event, including Ms Kirsten, pictured here receiving our Certificate of Appreciation.
Mia and Samantha kindly volunteered to receive the artwork by Peace Run Founder, Sri Chinmoy, entitled "Peace Feeds the Children".
Much gratitude for the letter of support we received from Michigan US Senator, Debbie Stabenow. We are also very grateful to our local Michigan Co-ordinator, Kapila Castoldi, who organised all our events for today.
Our next stop was in Dearborn, where we visited the summer school organized by ACCESS (Arab Community Center for Equality of Social Services)
This community all originated in Yemen. Some of the children were born in the US, many came here more recently from Yemen.
Much gratitude to Sarah Shoucair Chaar, the Youth Program Coordinator who helped facilitate the event.
We were so happy to get to know these sweet children. At first they were quite shy, but once they got to know us we all became friends in no time!
We hope we will all meet again next time- a big thank you to the teachers and children for all the sweet enthusiasm you shared with us!!
Our final stop of the day was in Oak Park with the Detroit City Camp, who also participated in the Peace Run in 2012, 2014 & 2016!!
We presented an artwork to the Camp by Peace Run Founder, Sri Chinmoy, entitled "Imagine and Dream the World Peace Dream".
A big big thank You Detroit City Camp for once again so enthusiastically taking part in the Peace Run!!
We met some super friendly peace lovers along the way...pictured is Damien,who said “we need Peace right now!”
Thank you Michigan for a wonderfully diverse and unified peace loving last day in the United States for a couple of weeks!
Tomorrow we head to Canada so please continue to follow our hope and happiness flooded journey!!
There is no other journey
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