vote for zach hunter
Wednesday November 07th 2007, 5:00 am
Filed under: church, youth specialties, books, news

51XJ4qCc9TL-_AA240_.jpgwe at youth specialties just found out that zach hunter has been nominated as a cnn hero in the youth category. the winner is determined merely by vote (which, since zach doesn’t have a big organization behind him like some of the other nominees, is unfortunate). but we’d love to get the votes going!

winning would allow zach to appear on a prime time special with anderson cooper, to talk about modern day slavery, and how he (zach) feels god is calling his generation to bring freedom. there’s a cash price also; and zach has already said he would donate it for aftercare and education of rescued child slaves.

help us get the word out — to your churches and youth group and friends.

vote here (btw, the info is wrong: it says zach has raised $20,000 to end slavery. that’s how much zach has personally given, from speaking fees and book royalties. he has raised well over 10x that amount.)

you can vote as many times as you like until monday at noon.

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Thanks for letting your friends know. Zach and I had a great conversation on our way home from St. Louis. He was commenting on how he knows he’s just a regular kid and a very unlikely choice for God to use as He has been. But, he also said he wondered if the youth workers really understand that there are some radical world changers right in their own youth groups just waiting for someone to breathe life into their dreams. Don’t you wonder what significant life altering, world changing ideas are sitting in the very back of the youth group room? I felt compelled to pray for those unlikely souls in need of a little nourishing. Zach also last night was talking about how uncomfortable he is with the “hero” title on the CNN piece. He said the true heroes are the children and adults suffering every day who have to face another day of abuse. Let’s remember to offer up fragrant prayers for them today. Appreciate you brother! Penny (Zach’s mom and friend of the oppressed)

Comment by Penny 11.07.07 @ 10:46 am

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