Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Stick With Me Till the End, Okay?-A GIVEAWEAY!

I haven’t done a giveaway on my blog. I guess it ties into me being really tight with money.  The good news is all that is about to be changed, because we are going to have our first “Treasures in Jars of Clay” Giveaway!


Yes, that is right, but it is a little complicated.  You see, I need your help.  I am sure that many of you have heard about National Orphan Sunday happening on November 7, 2010. Check out the website http://www.orphansunday.org/.  I am a state rep for this initiative and part of our jobs as state reps is to get the word out and have people/churches enter events that will happen around this date on behalf of the orphan.  Well…let’s just say that this year, two little babies have taken over my world and I have not gotten out and done my job!  I know many of you are involved with orphan ministries or churches or groups of friends that may be doing something for this day. 
What counts as an event?


Honestly, about anything. It can be as small as you and a few friends gathered at your house to pray for the orphan or as large as an orphan ministry launch at your church and anywhere in between, it all counts.  If you want ideas, the website http://www.orphansunday.org/ and http://www.loving-shepherd.org/ have great ones.  Loving Shepherd Ministries will even give loads of free resources to help your church launch their own orphan ministry! You can also e-mail me for ideas.


If you are going to host or participate in any sort of event, enter it at the Orphan Sunday website! It is that easy!


So, here comes the giveaway part:
Has anyone ever heard of 147 Million Orphan Gear? You can check it out at (http://147millionorphans.com/147-gear).
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The backs of the baseball tees say “Feed 1”


With each purchase of a shirt from the “Feed 1” series, an orphan in Haiti and in Uganda is fed for one week.  Cool, Huh?
We will be giving away three of their shirts from the “Feed One” series. 


How Can You Win?
The Rules:
1) Leave a comment on this post by October 11th at noon and you are entered once.
2) If in that comment you tell me that you blogged or facebooked about this post, you are entered again (Please actually blog or facebook it, don’t just tell me that you did). :) 
3) If in that comment you also tell me that you have entered an event at http://www.orphansunday.org/, whether for your church or a personal event, you are entered again.  


That’s right, you have the ability to be entered three times!  I will choose three random winners. If you win, you choose the size, style and color.  Not a baseball-T or T-shirt fan? They have toddler and kid sizes as well.

Comment to be a part of the drawing!

Will you join us in spreading the word on behalf of the orphan?
 
Need ideas about what to do? Look at the previous post or click here.

38 comments:

erica said...

Yay for a giveaway! I hope you get lots of participants, and I LOVE the 147 million gear. I have been trying to decide which shirt to order for myself! Thanks for all of the efforts you put forth for the orphans!

Minders said...

Woot woot! LOVE 147 gear! I don't have any yet but would love something from there!

I posted on facebook about the event! Let's pray these sweet orphans into families!

chrissy said...

What a great give away. Thanks Amy.

chrissy said...

I posted this on facebook.

Dustin & Megan said...

Hi I found your blog via Tricia Zaugg posting it on her fb. I am planning on hosting some type of event at church for Orphan Sunday along with a special service but could def use some ideas. I have checked out their website and will register our event today. I will also post this on our blog and fb. We are in the midst of adopting from Ethiopia right now (hopefully DTE this month) and really want to get the word out about the orphan crisis. Are you the state rep in Iowa? just wondering. Anyway, thanks for getting the word out. btw your babies are beautiful! -Megan Snyder www.snyderadopt.blogspot.com

Mouseymom said...

Hello!
1. I have facebooked it!
2. I have blogged it!
3. Will have a specified prayer time with the Missional Mamas for Orphan Sunday! Most of the money raised goes to benefit orphans in Swaziland and Ethiopia!
Love Give-aways!

L, An and boys said...

1. I'm just commenting for now, I'll let you know if I spread the word any more than that though.

Andria S

Jen said...

Love the t-shirts and love your blog! Fun idea!

Kevin and Erica said...

Love the idea of a give-away! And for a Great cause! You do a great job of working for a cause on top of raising two adorable twin girls.
Erica K

schlatter0225 said...

What a great thing! Loving seeing your blog and your lovely little family!

erica said...

Amy - I blogged this as well. Thanks, and have a great day!

LauraZ said...

I posted on FB and Blog! Love it! Keep defending!

Laura Zoeller

Becca Harley said...

love the stuff:) I have been meaning to hop over to their site - going to do it now!:)

Kristy said...

Love the t-shirts- fun! A cause close to our hearts.

Quinn said...

i'd love to win a t-shirt:) thanks for the fun contest, amy!!
~sarah q

Mike and Shari said...

Sign me up! I posted this on Facebook and desire to be a meaningful part of helping orphans! Great post Ames. I love you, Mom

MJgerst said...

Thanks for all you do for the Orphans. I will definitely be praying!! I also posted this on FB!

Meika

Alison said...

Hey Amy! Coming to your blog from Erica's! Love the 147 gear! And your girls are just too precious!! We are in the process of bringing our baby girl home from Ethiopia! Can't wait!!

MamaMimi said...

I'm so glad my friend linked me over here!!! You have a beautiful blog (and beautiful babies...I could look at them all day...don't know how you get ANYthing done;). I will go and FB this right now (promise). I talked our church into doing something for Orphan Sunday, so I will ask them to register it on the orphansunday site...thank you for letting me know about that!

Darcee said...

Wowie! How word travels fast... yep, Miss Mamamimi DID post it on her Facebook, cuz that's where I saw it! :) ....LOVE the 147 gear and your passion in advocating for orphans!!

Darcee said...

...Just posted on my FACEBOOK! ♥

Jon y Amy said...

Wow...it is way easier to comment than I make it out to be babe ;) You don't have to count me in on the drawing, but I did facebook this by just clicking on the Facebook icon at the bottom of the post.

I think this is wonderful idea Ames and I hope that many more people take the oportunity to spread the news!

Charisa said...

1)Hey there! Thanks for the give-away! I have been wanting one of these shirts!

2) I am facebooking and blogging it!

3) I entered an event also..we're hosting a group at our house on Friday night before Orphan Sunday. Hoping to have a house full!

2Dimples4Me said...

Great Idea! I'll post this on my FB too!

Heidi said...

Hey I'll post it on my blog and FB .. Jessica and I want to talk to you more about orphan sunday as we really want to get our church on board.. will you email the details.. when you get a chance

Carissa J. said...

Amy, thanks for the added info about Orphan Sunday. I know it is "National" but we might make it a little International and have our own event here at CVE. I would like to order the DVD Answer the Cry and watch it here with some of our staff. Thanks for the ideas! (And the shirts are cool! :)) Love ya!

Susie said...

Hey Ames,
You know I love A give-a-way! Love all the pics of the girls!
Suz

Todd ~ Teresa said...

Great Post! It's fun to read all the comments. You are touching a variety of lives with your creative blog and your compassion for orphans.

Janell said...

Love the 147 shirts and Orphan Sunday. Haven't registered an event yet, but did blog about it. Thanks for raising awareness.

Suzy said...

Hi Amy - I would really like to know more about what I can do for this event but also in general. I put your blog on facebook. God bless you and your family. You are a great mom!

themummerts said...

Thanks for commenting on our blog :) We're really excited about where God is taking our family.

I Facebooked about Orphan Sunday and shared with my pastor. So hopefully, you will have a church in Indiana that's 'celebrating' Orphan Sunday. :) (though don't worry; I'm not sure this last one counts, just thought you'd like to know).

Wendy said...

Hi Amy, I was so excited about this! So I put it on my blog http://walzsadoptionstory.blogspot.com/

I requested the DVD "Answer the cry" and our small group will be watching it and having time of prayer. I have tried to add the event to the website but am having troubles. I also emailed our pastor and am trying to have him so one of the short videos prior to the sermon. So we will see what happens! So excited about the shirts! I love them!

Bry&Ash said...

Hey Amy! What a great idea...a giveaway with a purpose.:) Sounds like you're getting a good response too. To get in on this I 1. am commenting and 2. posted about this on my blog.

God bless and glad to see things are going well!

-Ashton

emily said...

wooo, would love some 147 gear!

thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving some love today :) we are so excited to get our sweet girl!

Jessica said...

yay!I'd love to win! thanks for the contest!

Jessica Fiechter (nicks)

chrissy said...

I entered A planned event! Thanks
lucymae9000@gmail.com

mamamargie said...

Wow! I never knew blogs did giveaways. What a thoughtful way of getting people involved in Orphan Sunday.

I have blogged about this giveaway and have tried to post something on the Orphan Sunday website, but it tells me that page is unavailable. I will keep trying. Anyway, I will be writing an article for our church newsletter about orphans and how we can help.

By the way, your girls are beautiful. I can see why you've been so busy this year.

God bless you!

Jodes and Boz said...

What a great giveaway! i will definately help get the word out!! This is my first time to your blog.... your girls are gorgeous!! We're in the process of adopting from ET as well. Requesting a boy 0-2yrs or siblings 0-4yrs. So exciting! Now I've gotta run and get the word out.

~ jodes