Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Key to Quito: El Regalo (The Giveaway)

That’s right, it’s time for a BIG GIVEAWAY!

There’s a tablet, photography sessions, gift cards, FUDGE, and more. And you can even enter for free! 

We are so very excited to launch this giveaway to help our brother Matthew fundraise for his mission trip to Quito, Ecuador. We have a BIG goal in a SHORT amount of time, and we’re confident we can get it done with your help!

GOAL: $2,000
DUE DATE: May 27th

If you can donate even $5, or share about this giveaway on your Facebook, we would greatly appreciate it!

Ready to donate/enter? Donate online and submit a comment with your donation that it's for the giveaway/raffle. Otherwise, read on for more details!

Thanks! Rebekah & Leah

About Matt:
Matthew is 20 years old, and has always been passionate about living his life for Christ and showing love to all people (even, or especially, difficult-to-love teenagers!). He is currently a student at JBU studying outdoor recreational ministry and plans to work in ministry to Spanish-speaking communities at home or abroad.

That love for outdoor adventure and the Spanish language sent him to Costa Rica last year, where he spent 2 months interning at an outdoor camp for Costa Rican teenagers. You can read more about his journey here. Last year thanks to the love and support of family, friends, and strangers in God’s perfect timing, he was able to afford the high cost to go just in the nick of time!
About The Opportunity:

This year, the journey continues with this opportunity to travel to Quito, Ecuador as part of a mission trip/study abroad with JBU. Matthew will be trained to lead short-term mission trips, and he will work along with his classmates to put that training into action by completing multiple projects while he is there. He is clear that God is calling him to minister to the Spanish-speaking world, but it’s easy to fall into the trap of worrying about where the money will come from. You see, if he doesn’t have the money to go before he’s scheduled to leave, he won’t be able to go. We are incredibly proud of the man our brother is and aspires to be, and we wanted to help him however we could. Hence, the giveaway!

We are all trusting God to provide just like He did last year, and we are hoping you will feel a tug to be a part of this, however you can.
To find out more about Matt’s trip, check out his online fundraising and update site:


We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has donated prizes and gotten involved in making this giveaway a reality. Even if you can’t donate to Matthew, please take a moment to visit the websites of our generous business owners as well as two families in the midst of their own fundraising efforts for adoption. 

How to Enter:

1. Donate online (Please submit a comment when donating online that it's for the giveaway/raffle)

  • $3 = 1 entry
  • $5 = 2 entries
  • $10 = 5 entries (best value!)
  • $20 = 10 entries (and so on)
  • DAILY DEAL OF MAY 10th-$10=7 entries
Or if you want to mail a check or donate cash—I’ll get you the details!

2. Share this giveaway on social media!

  • Share on Facebook = 1 FREE entry
  • Tweet It = 1 FREE entry
  • Instagram = 1 FREE entry
  • Blog = 1 FREE entry
  • Google +1 = 1 FREE entry

How it Works:
  • Submit a comment on this post saying what you donated and/or where you shared.
  • Make sure you include your name, email address, city/state, and phone number, so we can notify you if you win! We will also use this information to determine eligibility for local-oriented prizes.
  • Comments are being moderated and will NOT be published to the blog post if they contain personal information.
The Prizes!

ASUS MeMOPad HD 7-Inch 16 GB Tablet, Blue (Value - $150) 

"The ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7 combines a gorgeous screen, epic battery life, strong performance and a slew of premium features" (Laptop Mag Review). Specs: 7-Inch display, Quad Core 1.2 GHz, 16 GB Flash Memory (plus microSD expansion), 1 GB RAM Memory, 10-hour battery life, .67 pounds. 

Swavorski Crystal Pendant (Value - $80)

Photo Session with Hannah Way Photography (Value - $150)
(Winner must be local to Northwest AR area, Rockwall, TX, or Arlington, TX)

Includes: 1-hour family photo session, one outfit change, and edited images on a CD including a copyright release form (so you can print off as many pictures as you like pretty much anywhere).

On a personal note, Hannah took Joshua's One Year and Smash Cake photos, and we think she's fantastic!

Photo Session with JADA Photography (Value - $100)
(Winner must be local to Northwest AR area)

Includes: 1.5-hour photo session, two outfit changes, all images on a CD and 5 edited images, including a copyright release form (so you can print off as many pictures as you like pretty much anywhere).

On a personal note, Janina took candid photos at Joshua's first birthday party, and we also think she is fantastic!

Photo Session with Stephanie Hardwick Photography (Value - $75)
(Winner must be local to Elizabethtown, KY; St. Louis, MO; Little Rock, AR; Northwest AR; or points in route!)

Includes: 1 hour photo session, one outfit change, edited images on a CD, including a copyright release form (so you can print off as many pictures as you like pretty much anywhere).

On a personal note, she's our sister, and she rocks. :-)

Mom's Day Out: Cleaning, Babysitting, Photography (Value - $100. . . I mean, Priceless!)
(Winner must be local to Elizabethtown, KY; St. Louis, MO; Little Rock, AR; Northwest AR; or points in route!)

Have you ever had a moms night out only to come home to a messy house? Or gotten your house cleaned but had to keep your kids entertained and out of the way the whole time? With this package you don't have to do either! Elaine, Sarah, Leah and Stephanie; cleaners and babysitters extraordinaire; will clean your house and entertain your children while you take 4 - 6 hours to treat yourself to a much deserved rest! As a bonus, Stephanie will throw in a photo shoot that evening or at another time of your choice! This package is available to those in Elizabethtown, KY area and also with advance planning, St. Louis, Little Rock, and Fayetteville areas or any points in between!

Mary Kay Lemon Parfait Pedicure Set (Value - $50)

This package was donated by Brooke Kirk. Right now this awesome family is in the middle of an adoption of this precious boy:

And yet she decided to help by donating this package in the midst of their adoption of Ian. Please keep them in your prayers as they still have about $2,500 to go before they are fully funded for their adoption of him & are still waiting for a court date. If you wish to donate towards their adoption click here.

Includes: Lemon parfait scented foot fizzies and foot gel plus pumice stone, coral toe separators, matching emory board all in a coordinating mesh tote bag. Two Mary Kay professional nail lacquers in Lemon Parfait and Carefree Coral. Plus a Travel Set with travel size MK oil free eye makeup remover and travel size Lash Love mascara in a zippered mesh bag along with a travel sized MK translucent loose powder (perfect all complexions and skin types) with a mini powder brush.

Scentsy Package (Value-$35)
Includes the Mustache warmer & Mystery Man scent. Perfect gift for that father or man in your life! Donated by Frances Porter, to find more cool scents & gifts be sure to visit her Scentsy store
Olive Garden Gift Card (Value - $25)

Starbucks Gift Card (Value - $25)

Cloth Napkins Handmade by Traditionally Unique (Value - $26)

Go eco-chic with these beautiful handmade cloth napkins! Features include: *Made of easy-to-launder cotton. *Rectangular shape means napkins stay in place on your lap. *Double sided means more absorbent and always beautiful. *Greatly reduces paper product consumption. Hop over to Jenn's Etsy Shop or follow her on Facebook or Instagram to check out her other handmade goods -- aprons, clothes, cloth napkins, and more!

"Coffee Lovers" Starbucks Swag (4 available!; Value - $15 - $35)

  • Package 1: One insulated mug + One package of 4 Starbucks Via Packets - Vanilla Latte
  • Package 2: One insulated mug + One pound of Starbucks Gold Coast Blend + One package of 4 Starbucks Via Packets - Mocha Latte
  • Package 3: One glass mug with gold leaf inlay + One package of 4 Starbucks Via Packets - Vanilla Latte
  • Package 4: One blue ceramic mug + One package of 4 Starbucks Via Packets - Mocha Latte
Like what you see? Go see my friend Summer at the Starbucks on MLK Blvd in Fayetteville, AR!

My Thirty One Bags (3 available!; Value - $12 - $25)

Donated by Melissa Chellson. Melissa is also in the middle of an adoption, and she was nice enough to donate several bags. If you can keep them in prayer for the rest of the process, and if you wish to donate towards their adoption just click here

1 Pound of Matt's Mom's Famous Fudge (4 available! - Pick-Your-Flavor! - Value - $15/lb)

Even if you think you don’t like fudge, we promise you’ll like this fudge. It’s creamy, light, and comes in multiple delicious flavors. You win, you pick the flavor! Flavors include: Original Chocolate, Cookies ‘N Cream, Pumpkin Spice, or Peanut Butter.

Homemade, Gluten-Free Bakery Item (Value - $10)

Specialty homemade, gluten-free sweet treat.

The Fine Print: 
  • Online and in-person entries will be entered into a spreadsheet, and a random number generator will be used to identify the winners.
  • Winning entries will be verified for donations and/or social media shares.
  • Giveaway will end on or after May 18th, 2014.


Jenn G. said...

Shared on Facebook! Glad I could play a part!

denise said...

I will share on facebook and will purchase 10 chances for $20. Can I mail a check?

Denise Massmann