Monday, August 29, 2011

Give1Save1

So last week sometime while I was messing around on the internet working, I came across this website... give1save1.com . Here's a brief description..... (from the site itself)

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every Monday I’m going to ask you for a dollar. i’m going to tell you who it’s going to and what it’s being used for. We’re mostly funding African adoption for the people, by the people. we’re just going to rain down a crazy blessing on a family, organization, orphanage, or project and we’re going to do it every week. we’re going to get huge. and the world will be changed for lots of people because of your generosity. that sounds exciting, doesn’t it?! let’s do it.

i’ll tell you who we’re sponsoring and where to send your dollar. you’ll need a paypal account to play. if you don’t have a paypal account, you just need one. it’s time. so go ahead and set one up and meet me back here. i’ll link a button to the paypal account that we’ll be blasting. then once you’ve donated your dollar spread the word to get some more dollars in here. if you have a voice, an email account, a blog, a facebook page, a twitter account or a pinboard USE IT! the only way we can make a big difference is to make it viral!

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and your dollar will be saving and restoring lives in all kinds of ways. In Ethiopia one in six children don’t live to be five years old. there is a desperate need for basic food, clean water, and medicine. removing a child from an orphanage gives that child a family and a future, something everyone needs. it also frees up a bed in an orphanage for a street child. your dollar will change lives and save lives in ways you may never know.

So cool, right? It's one of those, "Man, why didn't I think of that" kind of ideas. What a great way to support adoptive families and show support for adoption from Africa.

The financial aspect of this adoption has had our stomachs in knots over the past few weeks. Maybe it was hitting #7 on the waitlist or our BOLD prayers that we know God will answer. It's just knowing that our referral of two precious littles is right around the corner....and so is the referral fee that comes with it.

We know God will provide...we do. But we also can't just sit back on our tooshies and do nothing. I've been filling out grant applications left and right...but of course Satan puts that doubt in my head that we wont get any of them. There wasn't really a box that you could check that said, "Had 3 surgeries in one year and the bills to go with them? Check YES here" YUCK! So we'll see. I prayed over each of them as I mailed them. :)

So after reading about the idea behind Give1Save1...I thought I would email and see if our family could be featured. The answer was a quick "YES"! Yippee! I'm very excited. Our family will be featured the week of September 12th. So all week, every $1 donated goes to our family adoption! WOO HOO!!!! I'm so grateful for people like Beth (give1save1) that come up with these amazing ideas to help total strangers reach their goal! What a great example of the "hands and feet of Jesus"!

So mark your calendar and head over to give1save1.com the week of Sept. 12th and donate $1 (or more of course, lol) to help our family bring home two beautiful children from Africa.


Thank you Beth for allowing our family to be featured on your site. :)





2 comments:

  1. So cool! And I hope you'll repost on the actual day to remind me :)

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Thanks!