Thursday, July 31, 2008

Youth for Christ VBS 2008

These pictures were taken at the VBS held for Youth for Christ (Fresno/Madera). The event was hosted by New Covenant Community Church. There are also photos from the dedication of a room recently renovated for YFC called Station One.

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Hoops of Hope

Check out this great video showing highlights of our Hoops of Hope event held at New Covenant Community Church on Friday July 11, 2008.

Austin Gutwein Fresno Visit

The creator of Hoops of Hope came to visit New Covenant Community Church following the inaugural year of implementing the organization's basketball shoot-a-thon fundraising format. Read about the great work they are accomplishing for AIDS orphans in Africa.

My family had the pleasure of picking Austin and his father, Dan, up at the Fresno airport and taking them both out to dinner. It was a great evening with a couple wonderful people. Austin (14) is a great young man who had a passion in his heart for some hurting kids and decided to do something about it. Austin and Dan are two of the nicest people you could care to meet. It was really special for my family to have spent some time with such great people.

Austin is the featured guest at New Covenant Community Church on Sunday July 12, 2008 where a check will be presented to him for Hoops for Hope. The funds were raised by nearly 150 people, mainly kids, who got sponsors and shot baskets last night.

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VBS 08 Indiana Jones at New Cov

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