Posted by: Gay Potter | June 26, 2008

Austin Gutwein of Hoops of Hope, greets his new friends in Africa.g

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SAMSUNG DIGIMAX D530 Sunday, I attended Central Christian Church of the East Valley and heard a young man speak to an audience of approximately 400 seated and video projected to many more in a remote location.  What he had to say made me think about exactly what I would want my blog to say or encourage in each and every blog.  I had been working on this thought for a couple of days.   This young man was 14 years old and has been on a quest to raise money to help children who he has never met.  His message boiled down to………make a difference in at least one persons life. He encouraged everyone to look inside themselves to see what gifts God had given them and what they could do to use these skills to improve someone else’s life.   I am new to blogging – I have read many blogs, some not so positive and many that complain without solution.   My focus in my blog will be to always be positive.    I am going to take this young man’s message to heart and use my gifts to improve someone else’s life.

To hear what this young man has been inspired to do, see Austin Gutwein NBC profile news clip.   Part 2 is below – do not miss it!

Austin Gutwein and Hoops of Hope

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember he is 14 and started this when he was 9 years old.  He has raised money to build a high school in Africa, a medical center the next year and is on target to build another medical facility next to the high school and 1000 bicycles to help transport the medical supplies to areas that need them most.  All this to help in the education of African children, “he has never met”.  Educate them on the hazards of AIDS that is devastating the country and leaving children, by the hundreds, orphans. 

Hoops of Hope – part 2

 

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I was inspired – you will be too!

This is the second posting of this, as a new blogger this blog was presented with Microsoft Live Writer.  Steve Belt,  who graciously taught a blogging class recommended this program.  I found it easy to use and the product produced is much nicer than word press presentation.  Thank you Steve. 

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Responses

  1. Hey Austin,
    This is clearly one of the best response to the children impacted by HIV. As one who has witnessed both the fundraisning events in Phoenix (Dec 09) (at Cenral Chrsitian Church & Gilberts Christian School), and the dedication of the clinic in Zambia and the school, I am left without doubt that Hoops of Hope will be one of the greatest organization in this 21st centuary and beyond!

    Thank you for responding to God’s call at the right time. God will certainly continue granting you favor and strength to raise more and reach more!

    God bless

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