Welcome to my crazy adoption blog!!!  You may have heard about the big crazy project and the rumors are true!!!!!!!!  I’m going to GIVE AWAY 2 mission trips to Ethiopia!!

You may have dreamed of going on a missions trip, but raising money, resources, time, and maybe a little fear have kept you from stepping out in faith and living the God dream.  This is YOUR opportunity to travel to Africa and make a difference in the life of an orphan.  I’m jumping for joy for you… I don’t want you to miss out on this incredible opportunity.

The party starts today!!  I am giving away 2 Missions Trip Scholarship to Ethiopia for my trip February 17-26th with Visiting Orphans!!!!!!!! YES YES YES you heard me right.  I’m giving away a missions trip!!!!!!!! WHOOOHOOOOO I can hardly stand it!!! God gave me a passion for missions and I’m scared to death (literally my hands are shaking writing this).

I will donate a gift to Project 61 and Visiting Orphans Ministry, who impact orphans living in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Korah Dump. My dream is for My Crazy Adoption Blog and you, the beautiful bloggers to sponsor children off the dump and provide an education!! Project 61 is making dreams come true for so many children, changing lives, and making a difference for eternity.

What do I win exactly?

  • 1 missions trip to Ethiopia with Visiting Orphans
  • Value $3,100.00
  • this includes everything – missions application payment, airfare, food and accommodations.  The payment for the trip will be made directly to Visiting Orphans Ministry.

If your heart right now is pounding and your hands are sweaty, I want to challenge you to DO IT AFRAID!!!!  I waited 42 years to go on my first missions trip, so I understand about being afraid. If you are afraid, that’s OK… just do it afraid and God will do the rest through you! We are ALL called to simply love. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction (James 1:27)

“Dare to Dream” is a challenge. A challenge that is as bold and as strong as it sounds. A challenge that goes out to every person young or old… NO MATTER WHAT they have walked through in the past or what they may be facing today. It rings out loudly and whispers softly to encourage, to motivate, to beckon …. I DARE YOU!!! I DARE YOU TO DREAM!!” (James River DFL 2010)

My Crazy Adoption Project starts today 10/6/10 and ends 10/28/10. God has already picked the winner!! He knows who will be joining us in Ethiopia. Please commit to praying for this project and asking the Lord to guide, direct, provide and fulfill His purpose. Help me spread the word about the missions trip project – on your blogs, Twitter, FB and email blasts!! You can add the mission buttons (Thx Becky!) on your blogs, too. The key- visiting an orphan can turn into radical hospitality… ADOPTION!!

Are you ready to dream with me? Will you leave, in the comments, a special prayer or verse for this project and commit to praying for everyone who participates in the project.

God can do anything, you know— far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest DREAMS! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, His Spirit deeply and gently within us. (Ephesians 3:20 MSG)


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    OH WHAT FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOD HAS SOMEONE THAT HE WAS TO CHANGE FOREVER THROUGH THIS TRIP. I am DYING to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Kryste says:

    Whhhhaaaaat! WHOA! Kari you are AWESOME!!!!

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    Nina says:

    Just bought a t-shirt! Yeehaw!

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    Erika Solgos says:

    What a GREAT idea! I didn't see a code to embed the new buttons?

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    I am a friend of a friend, and I think this is an absolutely AMAZING idea!! Thanks for being obedient as God laid something radical on your heart!

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    Stephanie says:

    Well, this seems awfully timely considering the hulabaloo that has been erupting in my heart recently. I don't know how … but God does. That said, I look forward to purchasing some shirts and seeing exactly how God works in lives through your giveaway. THIS is what I find super exciting! Thanks!!!

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    Amy says:

    Very cool – just posted on my blog all about it.

    The new Tees are great, BTW!

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    Pam Mosher says:

    Hey Girl, I already ordered 2 t-shirts.I'm thinkin' I need more… If you are reading this comment, I challenge you to buy 2~too!

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    Nancie-Joy Ogden says:

    For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.

    Though it tarries, wait for it;

    Because it will surely come,

    It will not tarry.


    GOD will make a way, when there seems to be no way.

    Way to go Kari GirL! God chose you for this at this time because HE knows you are willing and you are obedient. Oh the blessings!!! Proud of you and excited for this crazy dream!!!

    Praying for you ALWAYS! Praying for you ALL WAYS!

    love you & will be hugging you in february 2011!!!

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    Rachelle says:

    is it okay that I have chills head to toe right now…and that Ethiopia has been heavy on my heart?! I'm in!!

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    jen says:

    hey! this is great! i heard about this through a friend's post on facebook….i like the tshirt designs…i just bought one but i didnt see a chance to put the missions giveaway message (i probably went too fast)…i just want to make sure that you know the tee i bought goes towards this.


    ps. im bookmarking your blog… 🙂 i have friends who have an orphan awareness organization and their main country is ethiopia too….really awesome. its

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    I came across your Giveaway through a blog post by Lauren Nicloe with A Smile And A Song

    I just purchased a T-Shirt..username inhissight…and I didn't see a place to enter the information..and was hoping since I will not be able to enter as I have a young family to tend..though we would love to serve in that Capacity if the Lord ever saw fit for us to do so..We do Love and support Family Missions..But if my purchase can go torwads Lauren Nicole as an entry..May the Lord Continue to Bless your Ministry and May He begin to prepare the person in Whom he Chooses..

    Many Blessings to you and your Family

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    Kim G says:

    Hey friend! Here is the verse I mentioned to you on the phone this afternoon. "This is how we can be sure that we are living in God: Whosoever says that he lives in God must live as Jesus did." I John 1:5-6 (NCV) I loved this verse! You are living 1 John 1:5-6 Kari by going for your God dreams. You are being a world changer! A life changer! and loving those in need!! Let's all be world changers and buy a Tshirt!!!! How easy you have made us to participate in something big 🙂

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    Sherrie says:

    Hi Kari,

    I'm buying 2 T-Shirts to help support your "CRAZY DREAM"! I can't go on the mission, as we recently got home from ET with our baby, but, I will spread the word to buy your BEAUTIFUL T-Shirts!!!! Isupport all the wonderful things you do!! YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!

    Love You,

    Sherrie xoxo

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    Faith says:


    I just wanted to make sure that the airfare is included before I enter.



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    apryl says:

    This is an AMAZING dream! I *love* it, Kari!!! I'm so excited for the person who will win this awesome opportunity–going to your store right now (I haven't seen this shirts lately, they are all so fantastic).

    I'm just blown away by what God is doing through you–

    many hugs,


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    Frances Berrios says:

    I'm so excited about this. Thank You for this great opportunity.

    Is it possible for others to purchase T-shirts and ask for the entry form to be in my name?

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    Sallee Couch says:

    whhhhhhhhhhhoooooooooooo hoooooooooooooo!! what fun!! just might be there in ET getting our little Samson Jude!! hopefully before, but you never know… but we have daughters up for the mission trip!!

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    Teri says:

    I have been soooo mulling over going on this trip!!! I already own 2 of your fantastic "Simply Love" t-shirts & my son just got a mens shirt! I LOVE the new designs!! Must. have. them. all!! :o)

    My husband & I and our 3 kids went to Kenya this summer on our first ever mission trip & needless to say, it was LIFE-ALTERING! Africa & its people have been embedded in my heart & I long to return!!

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    oh my goodness…I love this! SO buying a shirt and praying that the right person win because this is HUGE! God bless you for doing His work!

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    jacki says:

    i bought my t-shirt today! i entered both of the mini's and am so happy for the girls that were blessed with the trips! i have wanted to go on a missions trip for as long as i can remember and am praying i will get my opportunity soon. it all seems so impossible, but i know with God ALL THINGS are possible!!! even if i don't get chosen, (which i hope i do) i know one day i will get to fulfill my dream too!! blessings to you for being obedient to God and having the courage to step out and be His vessel!!!

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    Naomi says:

    Well I have been out the loop for awhile!! Look at what you are doing Kari!! I am amazed by your generosity and I think this is a wonderful idea!!!

    Well I am going to go for it!!! I shall head over and buy a couple of t shirts, (or more, have not looked at them yet so I may go a little crazy) and I would LOVE to be entered to win. (Ahh the Lord knows how I would like to go on a trip there but I trust His time!! And now that I will not be having my baby Jude in January, I have the freedom to go!! )

    Praying for God to sell all those t shirts!! I shall put it on my blog too.

    love you friend…… hope to meet you someday!!


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    This is AMAZING!!! I will be sharing this everywhere! God bless!!!

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    Lisa Stokoe says:

    What a great Dream! I am dreaming and praying I win!!

    The Lord bless you! 🙂

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    Heidi Schafbuch says:

    Yes today is the 28th and I want to enter to win the mission trip!!!!! I want to buy one! Thank you so much!

    God BLess, Heidi Schafbuch

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    Jennie says:

    Oh I just saw this…..guess I am too late.

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