Marathon des Sables 7-17 April 2017

Jonathan Bryson is aiming to raise £10,000 for Open Doors by running the Marathon des Sables - a six day ultra marathon of 156 miles. The longest leg of the race is 57 miles and the race is in the Sahara Desert, southern Morocco. Jonathan says:

"I am racing the toughest footrace in the world - but is nothing compared to the harshness of daily life for those under oppressive religious persecution around the world.

Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world, and as far as I am concerned something needs to be done about it."

You can support Jonathan in his Saharan epic adventure by visiting his JustGiving page. Jonathan is also on Open Doors Instagram and you can see some of the videos he has made below:

Jonathan in training - trying to replicate the extreme heat he will encounter

but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
- Isaiah 40:31