Friday, July 23, 2010

Followers Giveaway - New prizes added

To complete Sophia's adoption we need your help.  We are trusting God to provide the provisions and are humbly asking for your help.  For our prior to adoptions we did not fundraise, for M's adoption we were able to pay for it completely as it was spread out over two years.  For E's adoption we did not have the funds to complete it and took out loans which we are still paying on .  For S's adoption we were blessed with a bonus to get our paperwork to China however for the final part we do not have a bonus coming in so we are going outside of our comfort zone and asking for help from all of you.  Asking others to help us is not something we are comfortable with, we are most comfortable helping others.  I believe that the Lord is telling us to open ourselves up to the help from others and this may also open us up to criticism from others.  While that may hurt we are following the Lords instructions in James 1:27 "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."  This will look different for each individual, maybe you would like to be able to help bring a child home however not everyone is able to adopt by donating to bring Sophia home you are doing just that.

It's time to get some excitement going with our fundraising.  We currently need to raise $7400 in order to bring Sophia home.  We are doing a followers giveaway with many ways to earn an entry.  Here are the ways you can earn an entry:

* Become a follower- I have three blogs so that gives you an opportunity of three entries just for being a follower.  If you are already a follower you have an entry already!

* Post our Bringing Sophia Home button on your blog or on facebook.  You will need to copy it onto your computer and then post the url with the photo.  We will need to be friends on Facebook for this so look me up Mandie Allen Metier.

* Write a post about our fundraiser on your blog or facebook.  We will need to be friends on Facebook for this so look me up Mandie Allen Metier.

* Donations - for every $5 donation you will receive one entry.  Please contact me at for more information on making a donation. 

Leave me a comment telling me what you have done.

Entries accept through 12:00 midnight EST Saturday August 7th.  Now on to the important part....the prizes.
To start off we have three prized in the prize pool and with every 50 25 followers another prize will be added. 

A bag from A Cup Quite Full Creations
This bag is made from beautiful Batik material.  It has a magnetic closure and two pockets large enough to hold an iPhone or a Blackberry. 

A bag of coffee from Just Love Coffee, your choice. You send me your selection when prizes are drawn and I will have it shipped to you directly. This is my favorite coffee, it has now taken the place of a certain coffee that you can get on Shamian Island in our house. This is wonderful coffee that not only helps families adopting but also helps Orphans in Ethiopia.

The all new Mary Kay Satin Hands donated Mona Allen. It is peach scented and heaven for dry summer hands.

A Wild Olive tee of your choice. Winner will be notified to make selection and it will be ordered and shipped directly to you.

"Scared, a novel on the Edge of the World", by Tom Davis. Thank you Sharon, for your contribution to our giveaway. Tom Davis does a remarkable job writing about and advocating for the needs of the fatherless. This is on my reading list and may be the book that I read on the long plane ride to pick up Sophia.


Check back for other items as they are added.  There are already 31 41 followers so another prize is just around the corner!  If you would like to donate a prize to the drawing please email me at  Be Blessed!

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