I've never done a give away on this blog and I feel like the readers here have been so giving that I wanted to give back.
I got a copy of Tom Davis' book "Red Letters" in the mail earlier this month. It was a "thank you" gift for donating to HopeChest and because I know that the readers of this blog are a HUGE portion of the donating that's been going on lately, I thought it only right to pass it on to a lucky reader. Plus I already own a well read copy of "Red Letters" :-)
I know, I know, you were hoping for Caribbean Cruise Vacation or some other fancy prize, but let me tell you why this is such a great win. For me it was life changing. It actually altered the course of my life. You can read more about it in this post. I believe that God used this book to point our eyes back to Ethiopia and open our hearts up to saying yes to another child. My heart literally ached for Africa after reading it and now we have another precious daughter from this beautiful land that is racked with struggle, and devastation and injustice--we fell so blessed.
Some of you may think, "well I don't want another child, so this book isn't for me." Well, it didn't just prompt us to adopt. It was also the catalyst that connected us to Children's Hopechest and our sponsor child Meseret and our friends at Trees of Glory and fundraising for cows and water and advocating for sponsorship......and I think that's one pretty cool prize. I wouldn't trade my time at TOG for the world and to think that if I never read this book, I probably never would have crossed paths with Simret or Girma or Fikre or........all the amazing people that are hard at work changing the lives of orphans and needy children for the Lord in Ethiopia.
Now I know those cruise ships have a little bit of everything these days, but I've yet to see one advertising God given vision or life altering change.....see now aren't you glad I'm giving away a book and not a cruise???
So here's how it works. I know about 80 people follow this blog, but many more readers follow along in secret (you blog stalkers know who you are :-).
All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post. That's it. Just drop me a quick note with your name and email address and I'll put your name in for the drawing. I'll draw the name of one lucky winner on Thursday September 1st at 8:00 pm and mail you the book. Great way to start of a new month don't you think?
And if any of you blog stalkers want to come out of hiding, feel free to join up and follow via the link on the left side of this page.
I continue to be amazed at how God uses this blog through those who read it. He has magnified my little effort and is using it for his glory through all of your generosity. Praying that God continues to expand this audience so that we can reach and help more people together for him.