(Video) Interview with Giovanni – The 9-Year-Old Blogging Saint

Giovanni

A few weeks I gave a talk in Washington D.C., and afterward a young boy walked up and introduced himself. His name was Giovanni, and he explained that he was nine-years-old and that, like me, he was a blogger. I was intrigued someone that young could set-up and run a blog, so I asked him to tell me about it.

And when he did he blew me away. Giovanni said that he makes hand-crafted wallets, usually out of duct-tape and supplies around the house, and usually with a pro-life message splashed across the front and back. He began selling the wallets to family and friends and people really loved them. So his mother helped set up a blog through Blogger (it’s at iamgodshands.blogspot.com). And now, he sells the wallets to people all over the country. Anyone can stop by and for just a couple bucks request a custom designed wallet—your choice of message, colors, and logo. Giovanni then whips it up and ships it out within a few days.

The most impressive part is that Giovanni donates 100% of the money he receives to different charities. You’ll learn in our interview how much he’s collected so far (it’s pretty remarkable.)

So watch our interview, get to know this young saint-in-the-making, and order your own customized wallet by posting a comment on Giovanni’s blog, or by e-mailing him at [email protected].
 
UPDATE: In the comment box, Kate just posted this: “Oh my goodness… I just placed an order via e-mail for 4 wallets and an air plane and within like 10 minutes I got a phone call from Giovanni confirming my order and wanting to know which colors I wanted… This is just too precious! What a sweet sweet blessing!

 

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Be sure to check out Giovanni’s blog at iamgodshands.blogspot.com, and if you’re interested in buying one of his wallets, just email him at [email protected].

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  • Abigail

    Thank you, Brandon, for sharing with your faithful readers! Lest anyone think there’s nothing they can do … here’s a reminder that age is just a number. Every talent you have, God has given you to give Him glory. Ad Iesum per Mariam …

  • Pedro Erik

    Beautifull. God bless Giovanni and his family and you, Brandon, for allowing me know Giovanni.

    Maybe, Giovanni can send some wallets to Brazil, where I live. I will check in his blog (I will pay for the freight).

    • Abigail

      Giovanni says he’s up to the task. Just e-mail him details, and we’ll work it out :)

      • Pedro Erik

        Ok, I will do that tomorrow. Many thanks. God bless you.

  • Kate33

    Oh my goodness… I just placed an order via e-mail for 4 wallets and an air plane and within like 10 minutes I got a phone call from Giovanni confirming my order and wanting to know which colors I wanted… This is just too precious! What a sweet sweet blessing!

    • http://www.brandonvogt.com/ Brandon Vogt

      Awesome! Thanks for sharing that, Kate.

    • Abigail

      Giovanni was excited to get your order & talk to you! We’ll get to the post office tomorrow to ship it :)