Saturday, November 20, 2010

Peace is the Goal -- and Mitch is The Man

I got a call the other day from a nice man who wanted to drop off a donation to our office.  I suggested he mail it -- but he insisted on dropping it off and asked if I could meet him.  He said he had a bag of soccer balls to give us.  I met him and gratefully accepted a LARGE net bag full of deflated soccer balls from a kind man who proudly explained they were from his son, Mitch, who started his own organization to donate soccer equipment to needy children and who had somehow identified Servant Leaders for a donation.  His Dad was in town, looked us up and made the delivery.  Turns out, Mitch is 18 years old and lives in Wisconsin.  He gets the money for the soccer equipment by refereeing soccer games, doing landscaping and babysitting.

We are SO proud of this young man.  He is the epitome of a Servant Leader -- he is young, but doesn't let that stop him from acting on a good idea.  His simple mission is bringing joy, fitness, education and fellowship to children in 40 countries around the world, and soon, Zimbabwe too.
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. ~1 Timothy 4:12

Mitch Arnold, 18, Founder, Peace is the Goal

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