First order of business is to say THANK YOU to all our very generous donors. We have raised US$460 in a week. Thank you very much for caring about Maya Grace enough to contribute to the Campbells’ adoption grant.
Second, THANK YOU to everyone who has shared this post and giveaway. Visibility and building awareness is half the work.
Although we raised only a small part of the US$5400 the Campbells needed, it is still a good amount and would go some way to help them defray those costly travel expenses. And while i know that many have contributed and shared, only a handful have actually commented and made their efforts and generosity known. So my third THANK YOU goes out to those anonymous donors and advocates.
Now onto the winners:
Winner of the Semi-Precious Bracelet is Beth Baird.
Winner of the Stamped 1″ Silver Disc is Kathy Wiehl.
i will be contacting the winners via Facebook message.
Once again, Thanks to everyone who made this Giveaway a success.
Please keep the Campbell family in your prayers as they travel today to go pick Maya Grace up. Pray for safe travels within country as well as for all paperwork to go smoothly and quickly. Pray also for them all to stay healthy.
If you have missed the Giveaway but have been led to give towards this adoption, please do. It is never too late to give. Go here to donate directly to the Campbells’ FSP (Family Sponsorship Page).
You can also keep up with them as they travel on their blog. i’m not sure how much access they will have but i know they will update whenever they can.
So excited for them to start to the new year together as a family of 5.
The Campbells are a wonderful family who had previously adopted two lovely little gals from China. They are going back for another little one – Maya Grace! God has truly led them to their daughter. You can read a little about that here.
But this adoption has been plagued with issues and problems which has costed them so much extra funds. They are finally near the end. They are travelling on 18th December to bring Maya Grace home; 24th December, Christmas Eve is when they will be allowed to take her with them and be a family together, all 5 of them.
BUT… as i said before… this adoption journey has not been easy. They have had to change hotels at the last-minute, add new transport costs etc… which was all unexpected and is costing them about US$5400 more than they had budgeted for.
So i’m hosting a Giveaway to help them raise those last bits of funds needed.
One of the winners from my previous giveaway (Precious One Giveaway for Wesley) is paying her prize forward. So i’m using it for this one. The other prize in this Giveaway is an item i won from another giveaway.
The Giveaway starts today (12th December) and ends on 18th December when they fly to get Maya Grace.
Here are the prizes:
1) Semi-Precious Stones Charm Bracelet.
This was bought a few years ago and the stones have only been taken out to be photographed for this Giveaway. There are 12 stones; from left to right: Moonstone, Rhodolite, Chrysoprase, Dumortierite Quartz, Serpentine, Carnelian, Agate, Aventurine, Blue Quartz, Magnesite, Onyx and Mother of Pearl. (i had to translate the gems names from German so i hope that they are correct.) They come with postcards which explain the origins and details of each stone (only in German). They are hung on a 925 Silver bracelet, 21 cm long.
2) Custom-stamped 1″ Silver Disc on a Snake Chain, made by Joni Kummer.
This makes a lovely gift for that someone special. She will customise it for you with a choice of your name/word, accent bead and shape stamps.
Every share on Facebook or on your blog gets a Free entry.
On 18th December, i will use Random.org to generate 2 winning numbers.
Once you have made your contribution or shared this giveaway, simply leave a comment below, stating your name and how much you contributed and the time/date you contributed. i moderate all my comments and can make them private if you do not wish to be listed below.
Live in Switzerland? There are alternative ways to donate and take part. Please leave a comment below with your email, telling me you live in Switzerland and i will contact you.
Please help me to help this family bring their little girl home.
Do share this Giveaway with as many as you can.
Also pray for the Campbell family as they travel the long distance to bring home their little girl; pray for journey’s mercies and for safety within the country they are travelling in, pray for smooth final paperwork and a good trip home.
Thank you very much. Your contributions will make a difference!