Monday, August 27, 2012

Raising Money for Africa- Interview with Matt

Today's post will be an interview with my son, Matt, about his idea to raise money for Africa through my NYC marathon run.  Matt has been reading the book, "Take Your Best Shot" by Austin Gutwein.  At the age of 9 years old, Austin wanted to raise money for Africa by shooting basketballs.  His one act of obedience resulted in "over a million dollars in international AIDS relief and built a school and medical clinic in Zambia".  I sat down with Matt to ask him a few questions about his money campaign to provide clean water for kids in Africa.

1)  How old are you and what grade are you in?
I am 9 and in 4th grade.

2)  Have you ever raised money for anything?
No- but I have donated money at Sports Camp this summer.  I think it was for clean water for Haiti.

Sports Camp 2012

3)  What has motivated you to challenge others to donate money to World Vision for clean water?
So people can have clean water.

4)  How did you come up with the idea?
Reading the Austin book with my mom- Austin talked about marathon running is a way to raise money.
Amazon pic

5)  How do you plan to raise money for this cause?
We might do a lemonade stand or a yard sale. 

1 Timothy 4:10-12 "Teach these things and insist that everyone learn them.  Don't let anyone think less of you because you are young.  Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith and your purity."

If you are interested in donating money for clean water through World Vision in support of my marathon run, go to
ING New York City Marathon 2012: Mrs. Jennifer Gemmill - Team World Vision


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