Thursday, October 11, 2007

Great Prizes for a Great Cause

Do you like winning things? Do you like helping people? If you answered "yes" to both questions, this is the place for you. (I won't ask which you like better!) Now, first: the story, then: the gifts!
I want to introduce you to a family. Jon and Christie D. (no last name to protect identity) and their boys. Jon is our wonderful pastor and the best shepherd of a flock that I have ever seen! He and his wife, Christie, love our church and serve it faithfully and sacrificially. I could go on and on and list the ways that they serve our church body and the community that we are in. I could list the times they were called to help someone in the middle of the night. . .The number of community organizations that Jon sits on boards for. . .the number of life lessons I have learned through their faithful example. However, all you really need to know is that they are amazing, faithful people full of integrity. They also happen to be adopting. After 10 years of infertility, Jon and Christie thought adoption would be the way that God chose to expand their family. God had a surprise in store for them, 6 years ago when they found out that they were pregnant with their first son. 3 years later, surprise little boy number 2 came along! While Jon and Christie love their little boys, they still felt their family was not complete. They continued to try to get pregnant while pursuing the options in adoption. This year has brought 2 miscarriages and a renewed sense of God's call to help the orphans through adoption. They prayerfully considered many countries open for adoption and soon settled on VIETNAM! They are now pursuing an adoption of a little girl.

You may be thinking, "how does this affect me?". God's Word is clear about helping others. He says over and over throughout the Bible to "share with God's people who are in need" (Romans 12:13), especially pastors ( I Tim. 5:17-18)! Please join us in helping this wonderful family answer God's call to care for a little girl halfway around the world who needs a family so desperately.
We are giving away PRIZES!!!! Now, are you curious?
Prize #1: TIFFANY & CO. SILVER NECKLACE (Return to Tiffany, Oval Tag)
*used but polished and comes with tiffany box complete white bow
Prize #2: Pampered Chef Basket full of fun and useful kitchen tools
Prize #3: A Goodie Bag of Professional Beauty Supplies (donated by Friends Beauty Supply)
#4: Sea World Tickets for 2
Prize #5: TimeWise® Microdermabrasion Set from Mary Kay
Prize #6: A new blog header and background by Whitney R.
*the girl who just redesigned mine
  • For every $5 you donate, your name will be entered in our contest. (so, if you donate $20, your name will be entered 4 times and so on and so forth, you get the picture)
  • If you cut and paste this post on your blog to encourage your readers to join in on the fun, guess what? We will enter your name AGAIN.
  • If people donate from your blog, ask them to write your blogname in the "Comments" section and for every $100 donated, we'll enter your name a THIRD TIME.
Contest winners will be drawn at random as soon as all of the money is raised! Let's go girls!

Just go back to your blog, write a post encouraging your readers to join in the fun and link this post. Then, come back here and add your name through "Mr. Linky".


Rebecca said...

Hey Brandi! I did a post for ya and I am so happy to be able to help! I will be in prayer for the family and for this great fundraiser!

Laura said...

I dontated, but it didn't make the money go up:(

I am going to post this in my blog.

Jess said...

Done...I knwo this sweet girl will be home before we know it!

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Rod and Amy said...

Hey Brandi!
I feel as if I know you-- What a weird thing blogging is! I (and my husband) contributed to your friends' adoption fund. The only thing we feel MORE passionate about than adoption, is our faith in the GOD who created adoption!
We will continue to pray for all the liitle ones scattered all over the world who are waiting to come home.
Erin's M<3m

P.S. I DO like the new background:)

Kristen said...

Bran--thinking of you and love you...
Check it out--I gave you a little shout-out.
If I knew how to do ANYTHING on this site--I would re-post this on my site...I obviously need to take some blogging lessons from you.
Not kidding--I'm clueless. It took me about 30 min to just figure out how to write something :)
love kris

mommy zabs said...

okay so how exactly do you donate? did i miss something in my ready. BTW AWESEOM Blog, Glad I came by. looks so very good, you have done so much here!