Mechanics of inspiration

When Jon Olstad heard about OHU graduate Nicholas’ request for a diagnostic computer to help him entice more auto repair customers, he jumped into action. “I can appreciate what a handicap it is to try to work on vehicles without this type of diagnostic tool, because it really helps you identify the issues,” said Olson.  Olson located a refurbished, universal diagnostic tool that works on all of the types of vehicles Nicholas services in central Uganda.  He also provided the cables and a helpful instruction manual to ensure Nicholas could fully utilize the tool.

The diagnostic computer was delivered into Nicholas’ hands at the mechanic garage where he works in Kampala. “Receiving this computer is a major achievement and I’m so grateful to Jon for the help. I’m overjoyed and will use it well,” Nicholas said.

Olstad is a Team Lead technician at Walser Polar Chevrolet in White Bear Lake, MN; his career has spanned 23 years. When asked why he stepped up to help Nicholas, he said “I learned at a very young age from my parents to always be attentive to situations where I can be of help to someone in need. I’ve been so blessed, it just feels selfish not to bless others when I have the ability to do so.”

We certainly count Jon and Nicholas in our blessings during this week of giving thanks!