Friday, December 7, 2012

'Tis the Season to Give! {Yay Free Friday!}

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We are in full swing of the CHRISTmas season!
With to-do's lists that seem to never end and the hustle and bustle of trying to get everything done...it's easy to get swept away in the craziness!  {I'm with ya!}
 
But today I would like to slow down for just a minute to share a special ministry with you.
 
Hope Grafted In is a US non-profit ministry whose mission is to speak up for those that cannot speak for themselves. As we are grafted more and more into the likeness of Christ and HE grafts hope into our hearts, HGI desires to pour out His love and hope to orphans, widows, and adopting families through financial support and relational encouragement.  (*from the HGI website)

 Would you click on the link above and spend some time visiting with them today?  God is so faithful!  The CHRISTmas season is a season of giving, and maybe this is an opportunity to reach out a lot further than our own friends and family  --like across the world!

 
Through HGI you could prayerfully help a child in need through a One Time Donation, a Gift of an Animal or through a monthly Sponsorship program.  CLICK HERE to learn more!
 
Hope Grafted In also has an online store.  Proceeds help their ministry so why not make our purchases even more meaningful while getting a few people checked off that list!
 
Shelley {HGI, Executive Director}
has offered to give away 2-FREE WATER BOTTLES for our YFF Giveaway!! 
And they are NICE water bottles! 
 
*Description
BPA free water bottles. Keep your water fresh on your next mission trip while sporting a message to SPEAK UP for others. Also perfect for all those sporting events or ANYWHERE. 24 oz. One touch flip lid. Loop for fastening to backpack.

 
{High Five!} Awesome right?!
 
Well we aren't finished....
 
We will also be giving away another Baby be Blessed Gingerbaby! YAY!!  The scripture patch on it's belly reads:  "Taste and See that the Lord is good"  Psalm 34:8
 
Perfect to give away or just to stuff around the house.  It's the only Gingerbread this season that's calorie free -HA!
 
ENJOY and enter below!
 
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29 comments:

nicole said...

merry xmas id like to re gift this to a freinds daughter for xmas to pass on the love..happy holidays..

Kristin said...

The ginger babies are so adorable!

Kristin said...

We "adopt" a family that needs help with presents etc. and teach our kids about the gift of giving!

Kristin said...

My family always participates in Operation Christmas Child. My kids love packing shoeboxes and praying for the kids that will receive them!

Courtney said...

My family loves HGI and Baby Be Blessed! My goal this year was to give gifts that give back to others! I have purchased many unique items from HGI, and I'd love to add these amazing give away items to my giving this year!

RebeccaC said...

We send out shoeboxes to Operation Christmas Child

Nikki said...

I so would love a gingerbaby for my daughters sweet treat tree in their room! Have a Merry Christmas :)

Heather Leuenberger said...

It may seem small... but we bake a lot of food and pass it out to our loved ones as well as people that just need something happy. We also help at our local food pantry throughout the year.

Mona S. said...

Love be introduced to new ministries thru BBB!

Jennifer said...

The ginger baby is soo cute! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

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Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

We try to sponsor a child and also delivery cookies to our local nursing home. Everybody enjoys it.

valerie in TX said...

Love the ginger babies and love HGI!! :)

JessicaM said...

Love the bottles!!

lace said...

We participate in the Angel Tree that our church has but I'd love to start a tradition of gathering items for Operation Christmas Child or purchasing a goat or something for a family from Samaritans Purse.

grams said...

I love all your dolls, they are soooo cute.

Kristin said...

We pack boxes for OCC, buy for a child in our community and give money to families who are raising money for adoption.

Spears said...

We like To donate to heiFfer international

shellygoguen said...

With my MOPS group we pack and pray over shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Our church also usually has an angel tree that we'll select a present for someone.

Vanessa said...

We pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Patti said...

We give extra money for Christmas to the little boy we sponser through World Vision. We also participate on food and clothing drives at church.

Jenifer said...

We try to do things like take baked goods to the neighbors and first responders but we are trying to do more this year.

Briana said...

I run a small Christian private school from my home with a handful of students. We try to do a little outreach every year, whether it's packing shoe boxes for OCC, leaving treats for a neighbor, deliver handmade holiday cards to a local retirement community, or bringing treats to our local heroes (police and fireman). This year we plan to build bears at Build A Bear Workshop to donate to the local children's hospital. My students and children LOVE our outreach field trips. I teach them that we are blessed to be a blessing to others. =)

AnnieKate G. said...

Each year my great-grandmother and the rest of my family give to some kind of fund. We do Operation Christmas Child. And each year at our house, we get one less present and give something to another country. Last year we gave a goat and a few chickens and helped fund a well in Africa.

Megan and Ryan Reed said...

Love the new ginger babies!

Anonymous said...

I'm not ashamed to admit that in the past we've been blessed to get help with Christmas presents for our kids when things were tough through a local program. This year God has blessed us even more to be able to switch places and be the givers!

LisaD said...

We purchased animals for families this year in our Children's names. They will receive a social card as a stocking stuffer to explain how they helped bring Christmas to a family around the world.

LisaD said...

Special...not social! :)

Jennifer said...

We have two foster children from Mexico that we sponsor and send gifts each year. So a water bottle would be a wonderful thing to send them! As would a doll! Fingers crossed :)