Sunday, January 22, 2012

GREAT GIVEAWAY! Send Me!

**Update: For the last 48 hours, anyone that commits to an on-going gift of $10 or more PER MONTH to support our ministry in Guatemala will get TWENTY-FIVE entries into our giveaway! Don't forget to keep sharing on facebook and twitter as well! To commit, click here
Remember this ends at midnight on 2/1. 


**Update on 1/24: Adding a new little twist to make this giveaway a little more exciting! For every friend YOU get to LIKE Songs of Sololá (Dan's music ministry) on facebook, you get an additional entry. Here's how it works - you tell your friends, they LIKE the page, THEN they comment saying you sent them (ex: Christi Ucherek sent me!)... for each comment you have, you'll get an additional entry! Questions? Let us know at ucherek1 AT hotmail DOT com. 

When we spouted out those words from Isaiah 6:8, "Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 'Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?' And I said, 'Here am I. Send me!'"... we knew we were in for the ride of our lives!

While we've been preparing, we've continued to pray that God would show us HOW He would provide for this journey! As you know, missionaries rely on the help of their partners to pray for them, encourage them, walk the journey with them, and support them financially. Our sending organization (CTEN) recently sent us an email with this quote that really hit home -
"Each person called to missions has been given certain skills and talents and God will equip them to do what is necessary, when it is necessary. We have to remember that Paul wrote often to ask for help and he identified the need for people to come alongside him. God was always faithful to meet his needs and we trust that He will meet ours as well!"
 What an encouragement this email was to us as we were preparing for this FUN giveaway. Ok, I'll stop talking now cause I know you just wanna see the LOOT! :)

We've been blessed by the generosity of several individuals and organizations who have all DONATED these items. There's over $500 worth of goodies in this giveaway... AND we'll ship just in time for Valentine's Day!

Kindle Fire
*This was donated by an amazing family that we traveled with on BOTH of our trips to Ethiopia. They hold a special place in our hearts!

Features include: 










Movies, apps, games, music, reading and more, plus Amazon's revolutionary, cloud-accelerated web browser
  • 19 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books
  • Thousands of popular apps and games, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and more
  • Ultra-fast web browsing - Amazon Silk
  • Free cloud storage for all your Amazon content
  • Vibrant color touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle - same as an iPad
  • Fast, powerful dual-core processor
  • Favorite children's books, graphic novels, and magazines in rich color
  • For more info on the kindle fire, click here.










147 Million Orphans Mayvall Bag
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*The sweet ladies at 147 Million Orphans donated this GREAT bag! Wish I could win!

TWO Beautiful 'Homeward Bound' Cookbooks (1 for you, 1 to give away)
*This was donated by a sweet AGCI (the agency we used) family that is currently VERY close to receiving a referral from Ethiopia! They are still in the process of fundraising... just in case you want one of these great cookbooks and don't win. Check it out here.



I *heart* Africa T-shirt
*This was also donated by another AGCI family that JUST brought home TWIN boys from Ethiopia... I could EAT THEM UP... they are so cute! MacKenzie has all sizes available except small in this t-shirt. Check out her blog here - you've seriously got to see the cuteness going on!

Adoption Rocks T-shirt
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small image on back (love it)
*This t-shirt is a women's XL, but runs small. This was donated by another gracious AGCI family that is currently waiting for a referral. Check out Shannon's blog here

Africa Painting (12" x 12")

*This beauty has been sitting on my dining room table and just might have my drool on it... it's GORGEOUS! The shades of blue and green are just beautiful! It was donated by the talented Emma who is also waiting for a referral from Ethiopia. Check out her work here. 

Set of Coasters (4)
*These coasters (as well as the following SIX items) were donated by some dear friends that we traveled with to Ethiopia. They brought home a (now) 5-year old little guy that is just precious! In addition to being a fabulous crafter, Leigh is also a culinary master... follow her cooking blog here. You will definitely find some recipes you'll love... we have! 

Kids Headbands (3)

Adult Headbands (2)











Handmade Cards

Tukula Bag AND Clutch
(the clutch is a bit hard to see in this photo, but is right in the center of the photo hanging on the bag)
*This is such an incredible ministry is helping Ugandan entrepreneurs rise above the cycle of poverty. Through working with Tukula, these women are gaining confidence, joy, and the opportunity to empower others. You can view their site here, their handbags here, and their cluthes here

Small Wreath

Baby Legs
*You can find more info on baby legs here.

Bring Hope Home T-shirt
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*Winner can pick size (all adult sizes up to XL and a few kids sizes available). This t-shirt was donated by another family in IL that is adopting from Ethiopia... made such a special connection with Andrea! Check out their blog here and if you like this tee help them out!
5 Million Minus 1 T-shirt (*winner picks TWO)


*Winner can pick TWO of these t-shirts, available in sizes S to XXL, colors are gray, blue, or white. I had the privilege of meeting this sweet family almost 2 years ago at an orphan care conference while they were waiting to bring their son home. He's home now and they're fundraising for adoption #2! Check out their blog here.

Where You Live T-shirt


*This was donated by a fellow adoptive momma, Erica. Dan and I both have this shirt and it's SO comfy! Only available in size small. Check out Erica's blog here - she's currently raising money for a mission trip to Ethiopia.

How To Enter - 
Giveaway will be open from now through February 1st at midnight. Winner will be drawn and announced on February 6th. Items will be shipped just in time for Valentine's Day... wouldn't this make a GREAT gift for your sweetie?!?!


There are SEVERAL ways to enter this giveaway, so please read carefully! 


1. Make a $10 donation to help cover our ministry expenses - 1 entry
2. Make a $25 donation to help cover our ministry expenses - 5 entries
3. Make a $50 donation to help cover our ministry expenses - 15 entries
(you don't have to leave a comment for donating, we will be notified)
4. Share this posting on facebook or twitter - 1 entry **be sure to leave a separate comment on THIS post for each time you share (1 entry per share)
5. Like Songs of Sololá (Dan's music ministry) on facebook - 1 entry **be sure to leave a separate comment on THIS post for this entry.
6. Follow @songsofsolola on twitter - 1 entry **be sure to leave a separate comment on THIS post for this entry.
7. Follow our blog (right hand side) - 1 entry **be sure to leave a separate comment on THIS post for this entry.
8. Re-post this giveaway on YOUR blog - 3 entries  **be sure to leave a separate comment on THIS post WITH A LINK TO YOUR BLOG for this entry.


ex: If you post on facebook once, on twitter once, and on your blog once, you should leave THREE comments on THIS POST- one for each time. 

Click here to donate. 


*Commission to Every Nation (CTEN) is an inter-denominational missionary sending organization that is dedicated to helping ordinary people partner with God to accomplish the extraordinary. CTEN makes it possible for your contribution to be tax-deductible. 


**If you donate via EFT through the CTEN website or donate at the last minute, please email us at ucherek1 AT hotmail DOT com to let us know how many entries you should receive. 


 

116 comments:

  1. wahoo! fun give-a-ways!

    count me in! i follow your blog on my blog roll!

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  2. and i already like Songs of Sololá on facebook! :)

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  3. and i just followed Songs of Sololá on twitter! (i hardly ever use twitter just trying to keep up w/ my techy mr.:))

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  4. Gladly added to my Facebook and liked Songs of Solola' on Facebook!

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  5. And lastly... just did a blog post. :) http://forthisjourneywereon.com/?p=359 PRaying for ya'll!

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  6. I have added you to my Misisonary prayer list. I have additional money to give but am blessed to be able to pray for you.

    Jennifer Mellett

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  7. I meant to say I don't have additional money to give :-)

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  8. Thank you all so much... especially for your prayers on our behalf!

    Dan & Christi U

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  9. We will be following you every step of the way dear friends! Love ~ The Duay Family!!

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  10. shared on Facebook my Friend :)

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  11. Dan I love your Songs of Sololá page...and I LIKED IT, TOO!

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  12. Plus I am so inspired by your blog and LOVE to follow how God is working in you!

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  13. Shared on Facebook. :)

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  14. Have also likes songs of Solola page

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  15. Also read your blogs to kept updated on your journey and inspiration that you are to many.

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  16. posting on fb and sending tons of love to ya!

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  17. posting on my blog and sending more love your way :)

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  18. i also re-tweeted your comment!

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  19. Already follow your blog in reader. :)

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  20. I liked Songs of Solola on Facebook!

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  21. I'm following Songs of Solola on twitter.

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  22. I posted on facebook about the giveaway. Excited for y'all!

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  23. I'm following you on facebook! Can't wait to see what God has in store for you and the children of Guatemala!!
    Emily Jones

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  24. Liked you on FB! I have enjoyed following your exciting & challenging journey since I was fortunate enough to win a cookbook from Lifesong several mo. ago :) God has a neat way of connecting us to His mission... that link to Lifesong somehow lead me to the Block's ministry in Guatemala and I've been blessed to see His hand work there, with them. I know it's unusual for a perfect stranger to be excited for your family's decisions, but as a sister in Him, I can't help but be thrilled for you to GO to the world for the sake of His gospel! So, grace & peace to you from WI...and hey, maybe someday I'll cart my family of 6 to guat. just to meet you all :) Thanks for the entry ~ what an amazing package of generosity this is!!

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  25. I just liked Songs of Sololá on facebook :)

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  26. The Kellenberger's are now following Songs of Sololá on twitter :)

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  27. Following blog--Check!
    Liked of Facebook--Check!
    Shared of Facebook--Check!
    Following on Twitter--Check!
    Retweet--Check!
    But most important, I'm praying for you guys! Going through the support raising process is a very wonderfully frustrating blessed agony! That may not make sense now, but you'll look back on this time and see how frustrating it has been because there have been a few too many downs than ups, and yet you will marvel at how wonderfully gracious God has been through it all. Continue to trust in Him when the journey gets tough.

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  28. I blogged about your blog on my blog. ;)
    itsalwaysbeenindia.blogspot.com

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  29. love your Songs of Sololá page--I "liked" that page. All the items on your giveway have such special meanings. I will pray for your family.

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  30. Just followed your blog- officially :) he he he

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  31. Liked Songs of Sololá on facebook :) OH PRAYING for you all!!!!! Love God's great adventure for our lives!!!!

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  32. Wow! What a giveaway!

    You are on my blog roll...

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  33. I posted this giveaway on a new post on my blog

    http://www.sarahflyingkites.blogspot.com/

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  34. I shared on Facebook

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  35. ...and on Twitter :)

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  36. I likes Songs on Facebook...

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  37. ...and "followed" Songs of Solola on Twitter

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  38. And I subscribed to your blog!!! (might as well, I visit often enough looking for new content). Unfortunately, I don't have a blog or you'd be on it :)
    I'm so excited for you guys! My hubby went to Eagle's Nest nearly 4 years ago but I couldn't go because we had a 3 month old baby (and 3 older kids) I had to stay with. I have always wanted to go...maybe someday we'll drag the whole family down there and visit!

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  39. i posted on my blog!
    http://ourballoonride.blogspot.com

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  40. What an awesome giveaway! I'll be praying for your family and I'm glad to follow your journey!

    Oh, I'm a blog follower, now!

    -Renae

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  41. ...and I shared on our blog!

    http://www.enroutetoethiopia.blogspot.com

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  42. I have shared on Facebook

    I am working on a post for my blog
    YOU are in my continued prayers

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  43. Posted link on Facebook. Also, tried to donate but not sure if it went through... I didn't get a confirmation email but put in my card info???

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  44. Kerry - I'll check on that for you. thank you!

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  45. I liked Songs of Sololá on facebook! blessings to you,
    Jan Schwartz

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  47. like Songs of Solola on facebook

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  48. posted on blog and used your pic from your blog..hope that's okay!
    www.forsuchasthese.blogspot.com

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  49. posted on blog:) http://intothefieldsofthefatherless.blogspot.com/

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  50. liked Songs of Solola on FB:)!

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  51. I liked "songs of solala" on facebook

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  53. shannon vincent following your blog

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  54. shannon vincent "liked" Songs on facebook

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  55. shannon vincent shared on facebook

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  56. shannon vincent shared this link on her blog

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  57. shannon vincent posted this link on her twitter page

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  58. shannon vincent is following Songs on twitter

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  59. best wishes to your family on your new and wonderful adventure.

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  60. Wow Christi! What awesome support you have. I liked Songs of Sololá on fb. I'm behind in the blogging world and twitter...maybe some day I'll join! :)

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  61. I Liked Songs of Sololá on fb!

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  62. I shared your pages and this post on fb!

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  63. I posted your give-away on my blog at http://nealkim1921.blogspot.com/ - how fun is this you guys? Look how many people are spreading your mission! I will be coming here often to see where God is taking you and what He is doing in your lives! We love you!!

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  64. Donated $50....excited to watch you be a blessing to the people of Guatemala!!!

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  65. Just committed to monthly support!! SO wish it could be more, but praying God increases it 100 fold for you guys!!:)

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  66. Just made a small donation, but know God can do great things with little...Jehovah Jireh! Will spread the word again on fb ~ hope the last few minutes of your efforts here are encouraging to you all!

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