I’ve had so much fun re-reading all my posts last year from the first mission trip giveaway. I remember being so nervous to share my crazy dream with you. I couldn’t even imagine what God had in store for me and the trip winners and especially what He would do in their lives! I always enjoy reading your comments. I found this comment on Oct. 15th 2010 from Lori Smith, who had no idea she would be one of the winners! Here’s what she said on the day we launched the giveaway (I love this!)
Lori shared: You are so much fun! People can get swallowed up by the vastness of the need. YOU inspire people to act and live life fully in the midst of it all. THANK YOU!
I have spent time today blogging and posting and sharing your passion for this missions trip….what a delight. (And my husband will be thrilled with the Man Up shirt I secretly ordered for him….and IF we win the trip – he can stay with the kids and proudly wear that shirt…while I jet off to love on orphans!~)
So, what happens if you WIN the mission trip? On December, 2nd at the Give To Go Event in Nashville, TN we will announce the winner of the trip giveaway. You can purchase tees until Friday, Dec 2 at 12 noon online. If your name is picked from the hundreds (maybe thousands) of entries you will get to pick a special mission trip from these 13 countries: El Salvador, Costa Rica, Haiti, Ecuador, Honduras, China, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, India and Ukraine! Your life will never be the same going on a mission trip. I shared last week about the impact you can make on a short term mission trip here and the power of serving and loving orphans IS life changing. If you enter to win this giveaway, get ready to have your heart rocked in a crazy way! It’s your opportunity to GO, BE, LOVE orphans and share God’s love just like He says in I Cor. 13:13 “Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.”
I went on my first mission trip when I turned 42 years old. I will never forget my excitement when I got off the plane in Haiti. I remember the smells and sounds of being in a foreign country made everything feel so surreal. I bunked with my best friend, Juju and laughed for an hour after watching her jump on top of her bed when a large bug
crawled leaped at her shoes, collapsing the cot in a heap on the floor. We religiously sprayed our bodies with Avon’s Skin So Soft to keep the bugs at bay. We visited hundreds of children during our week in Cap Haitien and had a blast making up skits of our favorite Bible stories. I knew in my heart that visiting orphans was my purpose and passion for the rest of my life!
If you normally don’t leave a comment, I want to ask you to share with me what winning this mission trip would mean to you.