Monday, May 7, 2012

Friends on Missions and a Giveaway!

I have so many friends who have chosen to serve God 
through mission trips in the coming months! 

I have a limited amount of resources but I want to help support them as much as I can!
God has called us to live a life of missions, as we go (Matt 28:18-20)
but there is something life-changing about devoting a set amount of time
to fully and completely focusing on sharing God's love with others.
When I served in summer missions, it completely changed the course of my life, 
leading me to student ministry... where I am now!

So today, I'm giving away a couple of AH-MAZE-ING handmade items that 
help support mission trips and spread the name of Jesus!  

First, this GORGEOUS hand-stitched envelope clutch from Kerrie's shop- perfect for spring and summer, the purchase of which goes directly to helping send Kerrie to India!



From Kerrie:

Jemisee! 
That's a Christian greeting in Nepali.  India is one of the most beautiful places we've ever been to!  In 2009 my husband and I joined a medical team on a journey to India where we treated over 1,000 people and experienced about 200 lives changed through hearing the truth of Christ!  Wade was one of the pharmacists on the team and I worked in the prayer room.  On the last day, we were honored to go to a leprosy colony where we simply walked around, hugging and touching the deemed - "untouchables."  One of the hardest parts of the trip was hearing the women's response to the gospel -- much like in Africa, when presented with the gift of salvation, many women wanted to accept Christ's freedom but were too fearful of their husbands.  What was different in India is that surrendering to Christ often meant being disowned from their families and communities. In some villages, to be a Christian was to be lowest in the cast system.  You may as well be a leper -- you would not even be able to enter a Hindu's kitchen for fear of making it "unclean."  To give your life to Jesus in India is often to truly give Him your life.  There is much persecution in India, and I hope you will pray along with us that the nation will be confronted with the gospel and surrender themselves to the One True God. 

In January 2013 we will finally be returning to this beautiful country.  This time we will be hiking through the Himalayas to encourage the churches, as well as spending time working in the children's home.  To raise the funds for this trip, I am selling hand-made envelope clutches and more in my store, "Missionary Kerrie's".  Thank you Chelsea for thinking of me for your giveaway and even more for sponsoring our mission trip!


Check out all of Kerrie's beautiful designs here!
You can also support their trip by sponsoring Kerrie's blog, The Williams Post!



And second, a stunning handmade necklace from Jennifer Blair, of Jennifer Blair photographyShe and her husband are fundraising to go to Ethiopia where they want to capture the stories of those trapped by injustice and be a voice for those who have none.  Read more about their journey here and how they'll be using photography to reach the people of Ethiopia. 


The combined value of this giveaway is over $50! 
(Items have been purchased by me because I love y'all!)

To enter, leave a comment telling me one way God has blessed you this week!

extra entries (leave a comment for each):
- follow my blog via GFC
-follow me on Twitter
-follow me on Pinterest

Winner will be announced Friday May 11th! 

39 comments:

  1. I love Kerrie's blog and glad she linked over to your blog today! God has blessed me with an amazing wife for my brother who is getting married on Saturday!! I'm so excited to celebrate with them!

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  2. I'm now following you on GFC!

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  3. I'm following you on pinterest too!

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  4. God has blessed me because He blessed me with another day today!! (:

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  5. so love this giveaway because God is calling me on a missions trip too this summer!! He's so amazing!
    and i would so love to win!

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  6. Your blog is so dang cute! I just wanted to stop by and say thanks for joining the Meet and Tweet! I am a new follower! Hope you stop by and do the same!

    Robin @ http://garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/

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  7. God has blessed me in SO many ways this week. He gave me an opportunity to watch 3 kids overnight and experience what it is like to die to self as a parent caring for kids in the middle of the night =) That was a blessing!! Through my weakness, I was able to see Him give me strength to keep going the following day =)
    Much Love,
    L

    allglorious-within.blogspot.com

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  8. I follow your blog, of course =)

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  9. I'm super glad you are my friend on twitter =)

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  10. I have no idea why I was not following you on Pinterest....but I totally am now =) =) =)

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  11. I love your heart, Chelsea. It's so gracious of you to support Kerrie and Jen this way! I follow your blog, and I'd love to win.

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  12. You get to hear from me twice today! Your special! ha ha jk I just passed an award on to you! Come visit and check it out! http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/

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  13. god has blessed me with beautiful content children

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  14. God has blessed me (me and my husband) abundantly this past week. Long story short, Christopher went from losing his job to having a new one in all of 30 minutes. He called to let me know he had been let go and panic started to set in. I called my uncle, who is a business owner, just to see if he happened to need any extra help this summer while my husband finshes up grad school and to my surprise he did! He told me to tell Christopher to be at his office at 9 the next morning. I called C to tell him and he said that as soon as I called he had JUST walked out of the bathroom where he prayed that God would open up a door for him to find a new job. And He did! God is SO faithful!

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  15. how wonderful of you to support this cause with a give away! and i love all the examples of kindness to others!! God blesses me everyday with the gift of life.
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  16. I'm not entering to win, because I think it would be unfair for all these lovely ladies who seem to have such wonderful spirits! I'll just say that God has blessed me with an amazing sister. I love you and I'm so glad I can say that my sister through blood is also my sister in Christ!

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  17. God blessed me with the pleasure of seeing my husband graduate from college with his degree in Electrical Engineering. He has put in so much time the past five years and I am so proud of him. The love that family and friends showed by being at his party and graduation was a definite example of Christ's love for us and I am so thankful for each and everyone person God has put in our life that came to celebrate this awesome moment with us!

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  18. God has blessed me with a day off :)

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  19. I am a new follower via GFC

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  20. I follow you on twitter :) @tay_downs

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  21. I follow you on Pinterest!

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  22. This week I have been blessed with beautiful weather and a hubs' who had time off to enjoy it with me! :)

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  23. I've been reminded that God is sovereign and holds my life I'm his hands.

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