Saturday, September 17, 2011

Upcoming Guest Post

Two years ago, I didn't even really know what a blog was. At first, I visited Ethiopian adoption blogs to get a peek into what our lives would look like when our children got home. I searched for and watched any adoption "gotcha day" video I could find and poured over other's time lines and experiences.

After the girls got home, I knew that I wanted to do more to help orphaned and needy children. I began to take note at how other bloggers used their blogs to bring awareness and change around the world from their own home computers. I began to view this blog as a potential tool to help do the same.

Over the past year, I've seen God use this blog to raise THOUSANDS of dollars to help the kids at Trees of Glory. I am just amazed at what he has done through this simple little blog. On Monday, we will once again have the opportunity to join together and make a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of people that are currently suffering from famine in the horn of Africa.

Another blogger and fellow adoptive mom, Sarah Lenssen, has started a campaign called Ask 5 for 5. By giving just $5 and asking 5 others to do the same, millions of dollars could potentially be raised to help alleviate the desperate situation in Africa. Check out her vision here.

Next week is Social Media Week. Never heard of it? Me either. But I think it's a testament to just how big a part of our lives things like facebook, twitter and blogging have become. Instead of using these outlets for showing off our latest and greatest, wouldn't it be great if we used them to make a difference in the world?

On Monday, Sarah will be guest posting on this blog and over 150 other blogs to get the word out about the desperate conditions that are plaguing so many.

She is looking for another 100 bloggers to share this post on their blogs throughout Social Media Week. Email her at if you're interested in participating.

Let's not be guilty this time of hearing the headlines and seeing the shocking photos of starving children and looking away. Let's do something about it!

Stay Tuned

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