2017 Refugee Walk

2017 Refugee Walk


Saturday, Sept 23rd, Join with Living Waters in a walk to support the over 65 million refugees around the world who have been forced from their homes due to war, religious persecution, and natural disasters.

The journey will touch on both the physical experience of refugees as well as attempt to simulate some of the emotions they face as they encounter impossible choices every day. 


You can choose to walk 15 miles, 8 miles, or 1 mile in the shoes of displaced people. Find sponsors who will support you for the miles walked. 


Support money raised will provide Action Packs through "The Voice of the Martyrs" ministry, Bibles for refugee camps through "International Association for Refugees", and support local refugee families through "World Relief, Moline." 


All walks begin and end at Living Waters Church, 7229 N Knoxville Ave, Peoria, at the following times: (meet at back entrance)

15 miles - 6 AM

8 miles - 10:00 AM

4 miles - 12:30 PM

1 mile - 2:00 PM


A "refugee lunch" will be provided for 15 mile and 8 mile walkers. The Refugee Walk will end at approximately 5 PM after a simple meal and a brief closing worship at Living Waters.

Registration by Sept 9th is appreciated to help in coordination, but walkers will be accepted up to the beginning of each distance.


Please click on the links below to download the registration sheet and sponsorship sheet. 

Please email your registration to run.hard.in.faith@hotmail.com. (Tim Hofer). Bring your completed sponsorship sheet and funds raised to the walk. 



Registration sheet, Sponsorship Sheet

Sponsorship sheet

UpComing Events




Sept 24th, Children's and Family Event, Lunch at Steak and Shake, North University and then Elevate Trampoline Park, Peoria, IL, Noon - 2 PM. Cost: $5 per person! Wavers are required signed by parents on that day when we arrive.


Soul Care Day

When did you last take an extended period of time to be still with God? Are you in need of a fresh connection with Him? Living Waters is hosting it's first Soul Care Day on Saturday, October 7 from 9am-5pm. You'll learn from numerous Spiritual Directors on how to listen to and make space to hear God’s voice more in your life. You will also have opportunity that day for individual time of solitude, prayer, and reflection. The event will be at the Brothers of St. John Monastery in Princeville. Space is limited and the cost is $20. If you’re interested please email Katie Post at katie.lwc@gmail.com.