Wednesday, February 18, 2009


This is my first official giveaway!

It's in honor of my 104th post!

Seems like yesterday when I had NO CLUE what a blog even was! LOVE the blogging community! God has lead SO MANY friends to me!

I've been SO EXCITED and anxiously awaiting this little gift below to give to one of faithful or sporadic bloggy readers!
Isn't it boxed so adorably? It will be a surprise to the winner!
My new friend Beki-has the most adorable stuff! She just made me this necklace and I LOVE IT! It's reversible-she also made the winners surprise!

There are only 2 requirements for this giveaway. THEY'RE EASY!

#1 You must leave a comment on this post by Friday, Feb 20th at 11pm.

#2 You must promise to share the following quotes/facts with 2 people....

Every 10 seconds, one person dies of AIDS and another 2 are infected. A total of 3 million people die each year from AIDS. This staggering number has been compared to 20 fully loaded Boeing 747 airplanes crashing every single day for an entire year.

"WILL American Christians stand by as an entire continent dies?" ---Bono from U2

Halfway around the world..there is a little boy or girl who is desperately in need of your compassion.

Less than 3 percent of evangelical Christians said they would help a Christian organization minister to an AIDS orphan.

"In the poor we meet Jesus in HIS most distressing disguises."--Mother Theresa

"You can throw up your hands in despair (about the sheer numbers of children suffering)...OR you can roll up your sleeves and get to work."-Larry Jones, co-founder-Feed The Children

How do we get our arms around 15 million children orphaned by AIDS? It is not impossible. There are 350,000 Evangelical churches in America. If every church in America sponsored 42 African AIDS orphans, we literally could SAVE THEIR LIVES!

"THE HIV/AIDS pandemic is the greatest opportunity for the Church to be the Church. It is time for us to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those who need compassion." -----------------RICK WARREN

* There are 4.8 million orphans in Ethiopia.

- " In 2005, Ethiopia had 1,563,000 AIDS orphans, the second-highest concentration of such children in the world; and 4,414,000 orphans from all causes, the second-highest number in the world."

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody -- I think that is a much greater hunger -- a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat. ~Mother Teresa

Isaiah 1:17 says, “Learn to do good; seek justice, reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, plead for the widow.” God is commanding us to care for the orphan!

“Whoever receives a child in My name, receives Me.” Matthew 18:5

There are NO unwanted children in the world, satan wants them ALL.

No, you can't "save the world" but you CAN make a difference in the life of one child that will last for generations. Bringing the love of Jesus to even ONE of the least of these-it's what Jesus would want.-ME(Jen)

"Though it makes things tighter for us in this king size bed, our home, our vehicle, as well as our wallet, the little pressure we may feel does not even compare to the pressure these little ones are experiencing. I figure if I ever make a mistake in over-indulging this is a good one to make." --John Loux (friend adopting 2 special needs kids from Ukraine as I type)

What are you willing to suffer for the sake of a child?

Got ya thinking huh? Good luck on the GIVEAWAY!


Blessed Mom of 8 said...

Oh wow! You know I love sharing those quotes and statistics Jenn!

Hugs and blessings to you! Congrats on 104th post! I'm almost at 300 - geesh I didn't realize I had so much to say LOL!

xoox Jill

Jamie said...

Hey Jenn!
Congrats on your 104th post! I love spontaneous random celebration! Being a new blogger myself, I can't imagine posting that many times. I'm sure I will someday though.
Keep on blogging!! said...

Oh girl, the mind is a spinnin'!
You know, we all need to hear this once, and then again, and again... until this disaster is quelled.

I especially love the Bono quote! "No!!!"

Pink Slippers said...

I would be so happy to be included in your give-away and would love to share the rest with two people maybe even more.

Mary Ellen said...

Thanks for the reminder. We need to keep sharing these facts until the need is gone.

creative gal said...

Thanks for sharing!! Will share those with others for certain!

Amie@HeartSmiles said...

Just love you girl. Thank you Thank you Thank you for sharing these statistics and quotes!!!

do not include me in your rockin' giveaway please.. but count on me top blab these facts all over town.


Jen said...

That is a really cool necklace and it totally suits you.

Elisabeth- Truly Blessed said...

Oh yeah! You don't have to tell me twice-I will be spreading the news. Right there with you, sister! This is burnin' in my heart lately-praying God will use me to do something mighty!
In Him,

Kelly said...

WoW...this really has me thinking. (the quotes of course) Thank you for sharing that info. :)
I will of course spread the knowledge/quotes. People need to be aware.

dainsgals said...

Wow 104 post.Love, Love love it Jenn. BONO is my favorite. I'm not a blogger I'm a facebooker sorry. I just want you to know you are an amazing woman for all that you are doing. I work at a school and have for 25+ years. I make little money (in fact I have to work two jobs to pay the bills)what you are doing for these sweet drug addicted babies is a true blessing. I see what drugs do to children every day in my job. It's people like you that make my daily job so rewarding. Thanks

Amy said...

I will absolutely help spread the knowledge!

Congrats on the 104th post and on your first give away! Awesome!

The Giveaway Diva said...

yay congrats!! wow 104 posts thats a lot!!

Tracie said...

John Loux, Mother Teresa, Bono, RIck Warren... wow!!!

Daughter of the Lord Jesus said...

I am so encouraged by your heart, faithfulness, love and honesty! I thought I may be the only one who loves sweats! I tried DIng Dong's too! First a generic version, not the same as the original! Thank you for being real all the time.
Tonya Lafayette

JoAnna said...

As an intercessor with a heart bent on adoption and the orphan's plight.. and as one that just loves fun family stuff and pretty things.. I have greatly appreciated and looked forward to every post! Thank you!! Your blog brings a new awareness to the online community.

Melissa said...

Hi, I just popped over here from the Loux's blog :) And am so glad I did. I look forward to getting to know your family and reading what you share.

Andrea said...

Thank you for sharing this information! I JUST posted a little bit about what it's like living with our Ermi. You can bet I will be sharing! ;o)
Blessings to you!!

Adeye Salem said...

I'd love to spread the word---amazing stats. Goodness, it just breaks my heart.
Congrats on your 104 post---keep going, you're doing an amazing job :) Love following along.

trina said...

I shared! :) Wow, it's hard to comprehend the numbers...and to carry the burden alone. Glad we dont' have to.

Shawnee said...

Congrats on your 104th Post and 1st Giveaway! I love blogging! :) I hope you are having a wonderful week.

MyLinda said...

Love the necklace...the quotes even more! Like you, I have a heart for this so sharing is easy!