Scott & Gwen Oatsvall
By: Brent High


This week's winners of the High's Hero Award, recognizing people who are making an eternal difference, are Scott & Gwen Oatsvall. For the past few years I have heard of "Coach O" and all the great things he's doing but never really knew to what extent. I am only recently becoming familiar with Gwen's work with 147MillionOrphans thanks to my friend Leigh Ellenburg.

Scott is the spiritual formation director at Franklin Road Academy in Nashville. Click here to learn more about what they're doing there to be more intentional in their discipleship. They are focusing on service learning, mission trips and daily exercises to bring children closer to Jesus.

Gwen and 147MillionOrphans are doing a LOT to bring the subject of orphans, adoption and other ways people can serve to light. Click here to visit their website.

Among other things, 147MillionOrphans helps feed and educate children in Uganda and Haiti. They help families adopt HIV+/Aids children and have built a community in Ethiopia. They offer adoptive families wholesale products to sell that allow them to keep 100% of the profit. They help African refugees earn a sustainable income from handmade products including necklaces. They parter with churches to help grow their orphan and adoption ministries.

I look forward to learning more. Thank you Coach O and Gwen for making an eternal difference!