#3 Mini Giveaway – 1 Tee + 1 Free Missions Entry

#3 Mini Giveaway is officially over!!

The Mini Giveaway WINNER is …. True Random Number Generator Min: 1 Max: 95 Result: #16 #16 chrissynoelle : October 25, 2010 at 9:23 AM…

Congrats Chrissy!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Email me and let me know your tee pick and size!!!

I dared to dream the Missions Trip Giveaway … I dared you to dream and join me in Ethiopia.  Together, we made dreams come true!!  I’m giving YOU the chance to go to Ethiopia and love orphans.

This is the last ONE DAY ONLY mini giveaway!!  I’m giving away 1 new tee shirt (you pick) and 1 Free Missions Trip entry.  This is huge… someone could win a trip to Ethiopia just participating in the mini giveaway fun today!!!  Please leave only 1 comment.

Here’s what you need to do to enter: (you pick 2)

No purchase necessary!!

1.  Add my Crazy Adoption Blog on your permanent blog roll.  http://mycrazyadoption.com/

2.  Shout out on FB, Twitter, or an email blast and share the Missions Trip Project to your friends.

3.  Write a blog post about the Missions Trip Projet and inspire your readers to enter the contest.  You can use any posts or pics from my blog.

4.  Share with me why you want to go on the missions trip to Ethiopia.

5.  Add my My Crazy Adoption button on your blog or website.

Now, share with me in the comments how you entered to play the Mini Giveaway today.  I will randomly pick a winner from the comments on this post and announce here tonight at 9PM (CT)  Get ready, get set, goooooo!!  Please leave only 1 comment.

Q- Can I play the mini?

Yes, anyone can play the mini today.  Pick 2 of the choices and enter a comment on this post.

Q- What do I win?

You win 1 new tee shirt and 1 FREE entry to win the grand prize mission trip!  If you are not interested in joining me to Ethiopia and only want the tee shirt- just let me know.  You can give away your entry to someone you love.

Thanks for all your cheers, support and prayers for the missions project!!  You can continue purchasing ANY Simply Love tee shirts at My Crazy Store.


  • 1
    Christy says:

    Added your button, have your blog on my blogroll, and ordered my tee! 🙂 Have a great Monday!

    • 1.1
      Trevor Birch says:

      FB about your T-Shirt giveaway in addition to purchasing a T-Shirt already. I am SOOOO excited for you and your family. Keep up the good work. All your hardwork will pay off.


  • 2
    Brittney says:

    Your crazy blog is linked to mine. 🙂

    I think it would be amazing to go back to my son's birth country! Your mission trip give away is AWESOME!

  • 3
    Kryste says:

    You're on my blog as a button and I wrote a blog post about it the other night! Need to buy another tee shirt today too!

    Kari, love your craziness!

  • 4
    Debi Jenkins says:

    I posted on Facebook and on my blog. I'm so excited that you've had the response you have. I'm having a hard time selling our family's fundraiser t-shirts but I'm happy to say that several of my friends bought one from YOU after I posted on Facebook 🙂 God will truly bless your endeavors!


    Debi Jenkins

  • 5
    Naomi says:

    I have written about your giveaway on my bog and linked others here. I also bought three of the great t-shirts which I can't wait to give as gifts!!!

    Oh and why would I like to go to ET……. oh my…… just the thought and the hope of going makes me cry. At this moment in time, apart from being with my family and the Lord, there is no one else I would like to spend time with than the orphans there. I hope that after all the trials of the last 6 months that I am more of a broken vessel for Jesus to pour through. Even if I am not picked, I am so thankful to have been a piece of the puzzle for someone else to go. This is seriously the most generous and creative blessing that God has given you!!

    Have a great day!!


  • 6

    What a great idea! LOVE it! I shared on facebook and I linked you to my blog. I am new to your blog so I can't wait to read more. I have 3 by birth and 2 by adoption (Haiti). Much love to you in Christ.

  • 7
    rebeka says:

    Go Kari! Hope you reach your goal!

  • 8
    Matt Monberg says:

    Would love to go with you to Ethiopia. You have a FB post from me and a spot on our family blog "Adoption Blogroll." Blessings Kari, you are doing fantastic work on behalf of orphans and I am excited to see how God blesses these efforts.

  • 9
    Kim J says:

    Added your cute button to my blog and shouted out on FB. Thanks Kari!

  • 10
    Jen says:

    Thank you for another mini giveaway!!! I am so excited!!!! I shared this on my Facebook!!!

    Love ya!!!

  • 11
    'becca says:

    Well, there is already a link on my blog to yours. But I did tweet a link to this post before I commented (1) and why would I like to go? I've heard great things about ET and met so many little one from there, I'd like to see more of ET than the airport, traveling w/ you and Kel would be an extra added bonus. And…i like the food there. 😉 (2)

  • 12
    Tisha says:

    I added you to my blog roll and I put a shout out on facebook about it!

  • 13
    Katherine says:

    What a blessing this trip will be to the person who wins! Thank you for making it possible for someone to go be the hands and feet of Jesus in Ethiopia. I've shared your blog as a link on mine – kkirshberger.blogspot.com – and told all my Facebook friends about you. Thanks for raising awareness and demonstrating true religion to orphans.

  • 14

    Hi Kari! I'm so excited to win! 🙂 I shared the link to the giveaway on my blogroll as well as on Facebook! Thank you for this great idea to get people excited about missions in Ethiopia!

  • 15


    Thanks for this opportunity to even get a small chance at a mission on BIG FAITH and no time to talk myself out of it!!

    I have a shirt from last year that I {love} so I bought another one from you and added you to my blog roll, and made a post just because.



  • 16
    Jodi Widhalm says:

    Kari-I've been reading about your contest since it started and I'm so excited to see who wins! They will be SO very blessed by this trip. The only reason I haven't entered is because I'm already planning another trip to Sierra Leone next year – maybe 2 or 3! I hope someone wins who has not had the opportunity to go and would otherwise not be able to. Then I considered that I could give the trip away or use it as a fundraiser for our travel and adoption expenses. Who knows…..God does! I think it's so awesome that He already knows the winner and how He will bless them through your CRAZY LOVE! God has been working in my heart over the last several days to gather a group to go to Sierra Leone. Alas, I've been worried and scared about how people would react and if I could really do it or not. You are a great inspiration! Thanks so much for leaping out of your comfort zone and daring to dream! Thanks for giving me courage to do it even though I'm afraid! I'll blog and post on FB today about the contest, and post your button on my blog. I may even just buy a shirt or two for Christmas gifts, too. Be blessed and have a wonderful day!

  • 17

    I have you in my blogroll and the Giveaway button in my sidebar.

    I just shouted out on Twitter (http://twitter.com/hopedevoted/statuses/28690406598) and FB

    I can think of dozens of reasons why I want to go, but one that stands out right now is that I know I would see God's hand in the midst of poverty in ways that can be seen no where else. I want to see Him!

  • 18

    Added you on my blog roll and made a blog post about your giveaway.

  • 19
    Rachael says:

    Kari – this giveaway has been amazing to watch. It is so exciting to see how many people out there are passionate about taking care of orphans. I shouted out on FB and Twitter and posted a blog post today. I also purchased a T shirt – can't wait to wear it 🙂

  • 20

    I am so excited to see what God's gonna do!! I know He has two very special people to send to Ethiopia! I put your button on my blog, made a blog post about the give away, AND shared on my Facebook. 🙂

  • 21
    tara moore says:


    I have your button on my blog and purchased a shirt. I would give anything to win the mission trip I wanted to go last time you went. I am so proud of your success with this giveaway and all you do to advocate for these wonderful children. I love your heart.

  • 22
    Rhett F says:


    So exciting! I posted a button on my blog, http://recklesslove.me and sent a shout-out to my followers on Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/RhettFast/status/28692484040).

    What you're doing is simply fantastic. A dream my future spouse and I have is to adopt two or three children from Africa if the Lord opens that door. He has burdened us greatly with the desire to rescue children out of the bondage of trafficking. Personally I have never been overseas, so I have been pursuing this dream in faith, hoping God allows the door to Africa to be opened. This trip would be life-changing forever — fulfilling my dream and a calling.

    God bless!


  • 23
    shannon p says:

    Ok. Finally just ordered my t-shirt. Got your button, you're on my blogroll, gave a facebook shout-out, and now I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas…. waiting and hoping. Last night I got so bummed because in my mind I keep telling myself… Oct 28th! Then I remembered that the winner isn't announced until the 2nd. Letdown! But I'm very excited and even if I don't win I think a Visiting Orphans trip may be in my future. 🙂

  • 24
    Bethany Forbes says:

    I link your post on my facebook page 🙂

    I would love any opportunity to go back to Ethiopia. The people there gave me such an amazing gift by caring for your daughter. I will forever want to give back in any way that I can. To serve with like minded people who love children and God would be an amazing adventure. THanks for doing this giveaway!!!

  • 25
    Marcy says:

    I gave another shout out on facebook this morning and I posted the giveaway button on my blog last week. I AM going with you on this trip and I AM afraid! I know this is where God wants me right now so I am trying to not have any expectations and just trust Him with it all!

  • 26
    Andrea says:

    What a wonderful opportunity! LOVE it!! Thank you for sharing your heart and sharing this opportunity.

    I have FB'd it, added your link to my list and added your button to my blog. 🙂 I am a bit of an over acheiver…lol

    Blessings to you!


  • 27
    Lori Smith says:

    Shared your announcement on FB and added another button on my blog. Hey, where is the road sign looking button? I wanted to snag that one, too.

    Once again – thanks for your inspiring attitude! I just LOVE IT!

  • 28
    Gena Beam says:

    Am in awe of what God is doing through you for Ethiopia. Following your blog from Emily Alexander's blog. Posted a link on my facebook page. God bless.


    mom to Abrham (15, home Jan. 08)

  • 29
    Delia Strole says:

    I think this is great! Can't wait to go to Ethiopia in Feb.!!!!

  • 30
    Abby M says:

    I already have your blog rolling on mine:) I have ALWAYS wanted to go on a missions trip and what better place!!!

  • 31
    Jenifer says:

    Hi! I added your craziness to my craziness in the blog world and gave you a shout out on my FB! Thanks for doing this! You shine with His love.

  • 32
    Lara says:

    I facebooked it!

    I want to go on the missions trip to Ethiopia because I feel like the American church needs to constantly be exposing ourselves to the needs of others. It becomes entirely too easy to sit in our comfortable houses and not think of the needs of the rest of the world. Also, my son/daughter is coming to us from Ethiopia!!

  • 33
    Tara says:

    The giveaway button is on my blog, along with a post about the giveaway!

  • 34
    april says:

    The two I am doing is putting your blog button on my website and telling you why I want to go:

    I would LOVE the chance to go to Ethiopia b/c that has been my heart's desire to go to Africa for missions and to help the orphans over there! It would make my whole year!

  • 35
    Karen says:

    I posted on facebook and added your blog to my blogroll. I have no idea how I could do a mission trip with my two kiddos (we just adopted our second from China last month), but if God want's me to go, he'll help us find a way.

  • 36
    Amy in TN says:

    I don't have a blog, so I'm going to tell you why I want to go and then send an email blast to friends. My eyes have been opened to the plight of orphans beginning with Kristi Johnson's blog. Since then, we have sponsored children, but I feel God tugging my heart to do more. My sister is going on a mission trip to West Africa in January, and I have been so jealous! I would love to win this trip and have my life changed by looking into the faces of orphans and being able to love them in Jesus' name. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 37
    Keely says:

    1) bought a shirt for my cousin who has a heart for Africa and is trying to finish up school so she can live and serve in Uganda

    2) added you to my blogroll

    3) i would LOVE to go back to Ethiopia… esp now as we are just beginning our paper chase journey! my heartstrings are tied to Africa and i long to be there!

  • 38
    Chelese says:

    Thank you so much for your great blog! I added you to my blogroll and gave you a shout out on Facebook!

  • 39
    Kelly Maine says:

    Hi! I adopted 3 children from Liberia, West Africa four years ago. I was pregnant (gave birth the same month the kids got home from Africa) and was not able to travel with my husband to get our children. We paid for a friend to go in my place to help Greg. Anyway, I would love to be able to bless children in Ethiopia and would love to experience Africa first-hand. Thanks! Blessings – Kelly

  • 40
    brittany says:

    we have two kids and i am pregnant with our third, so i am not a good candidate, but my husband has always dreamed of travelling to africa to serve. so i guess i am entering for him.

    and i put your button on my blog.

  • 41
    Amy says:

    Shouted out on facebook and want to share with you why I would love to go to Ethiopia! I am in love with the country of Africa and orphans. It has always been a dream of mine to go to Africa and love on orphans. I am currently in grad school getting a degree in social work and desperately want to use that degree to counsel orphans in Africa. An opportunity to like this could open doors for that ministry. However, with my college expenses I cannot afford to take a mission trip so this opportunity is an answer to prayer. I want Jesus to break my heart for the things that break His, and to be His hands and feet. Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in your mother’s womb I chose you. Before you were born I set you apart. I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.”

  • 42
    Jessica antigua says:

    Added post and button to my Facebook Page and I'm going to tell you why I want to go to Ethiopia.

    For several years I have dreamed of going to Africa on a missions trip. These children just speak to me and I hold them close to my heart. I want to do my part in this Huge work. I want to do what I can , what I am commanded to do… To love the Fatherless and widowed. My desire is to help touch the lives of these children through the love of Jesus Christ. They face dire circumstances, they are orphaned, hungry, alone, afraid ;I want to show them that they are children of The Mighty King, that He will NEVER leave them nor forsake them, They are not forgotten and they are not alone. The Lord has convicted me to go to africa and Simply love . I am going to fulfill this calling and I know He will make a wya in His time always.

    Thankyou so much for this amazing oppurtunity. I glad to be apart of it~!

    God Bless

  • 43
    Deb says:

    My 2 daughters currently have the privilege of ministering in a Ugandan orphanage. I would love to share in their experiences and know that something I do will make a difference in light of eternity.

  • 44
    Rebekah says:

    I sent out an email and the reason I would LOVE to go to Ethiopia is because my husband and I truly feel God is leading us to get involved with the international orphan crisis. More than anything, we both long to go and serve Him in tangible ways, specifically by loving on the least of these and allowing Christ's love and hope to overflow into their hearts!

  • 45
    Stacy says:

    Hi Kari!

    You are on my permanent blog roll already at http://loveliveshereslw.wordpress.com/ and I gave you and your giveaway a shout out on my facebook today! Thanks! Can't wait til Feb!


  • 46
    Eileen Bochsler says:

    Last October, I brought my son and daughter home from Ethiopia. I would love to have the opportunity to return to Ethiopia to provide these children what they need. I saw so many children in the orphanage while I was there, that were so hungry for love/attention. THe house mothers did what they could… but there are so many children and not enough of them to go around. THis is why I would love to go on the mission trip. I also purchased one of the t-shirts.

  • 47
    Amy Rose says:

    Posted on facebook. I would love to go to Ethiopia because God has broken my heart for the orphans in Africa. Several years ago I read Tom Davis book, Red Letters and God spoke deeply into my heart about the children in Africa. I want to go to Ethiopia to serve and love Gods people and fulfill the calling He has placed upon my life since reading that book. Eventually, I want to move to a country in Africa. And, recently God has asked me to go to Ethiopia. Im not sure when or how since I recently lost my job but I know God has a plan and maybe will use that loss "for such a time as this!"

    Thank you for this incredible opportunity.

  • 48
    Becky says:

    *Shared your link on FB and bought 2 t-shirts =)

    Have been following your blog since the beginning of our- (and yours) amazing adoption journey … we have been home 3 months now with our beautiful 4 y.o. Ethiopian Princess. Our hearts continue to love & break for the beautiful birth country of our daughter <3 We'd love to go back.

    Your family continues to be an inspiration in so many ways! Thank you for loving Jesus like you do!

  • 49
    Marcus says:

    I have chosen #2 and #4. I've passed this opportunity along to my twitter peeps and…#2 I would like to go to Ethiopia to further connect with what God is doing in the world regarding the poor and orphans. Visiting an Ethiopian orphanage in 2009 for just a few hours was a truly transformative experience, and I am dying to return and be more involved. This is great!

  • 50
    jill says:

    Shared on FB and bought a Tshirt. I would love to win a missions trip to Ethiopia, because my heart is in Ethiopia. When my husband and I visited there earlier this year, we fell in love with the people and children of the country. We want to LIVE James 1:27, and do everything we can to help those in need.

  • 51
    Zac Canfield says:

    I am so happy you are doing this. I am studying right now so that I will be prepared to work with orphans in the future. I would love the opportunity to go on this trip and experience what it is like working with orphans. I am going to put your blog button on my blog as well.

  • 52

    To spread the blessing of God's love to those in need (both here and abroad), is a gift that keeps on giving long after our time has passed. When our eyes are open to things outside of ourselves, we begin to see more clearly what is in our hearts…and perhaps..what is missing. It's difficult to know if you have what is takes to step forward and make a difference, but don't you want to find out??? …I do!!! 🙂

    Thanks Kari. You continue to inspire me and sooo many others! I've posted on my facebook about your beautiful mission 🙂

  • 53
    Nicole says:

    Hey there! This is so awesome! I shared the link to your page on FB and put your button on my blog page. Thanks so much for this opportunity! 🙂

  • 54
    Betsy says:

    I am going to do an email blast and try, again, to gt Kristi J to post this on her blog.

    I am the one going to Sierra Leone with TRS in January and I REALLY want my big sis too win this trip – so my entry is for her.

    This is so awesome for you to do!!!!!!



  • 55
    Kim Staples says:

    I've bought two shirts (#1) and posted about your blog (#3). And just for good measure, #4.

    I'm not sure what my draw to Ethiopia is. It started when a friend of a friend adopted two twin 6 year old boys from ET. I then watched Lucy Lane's gotcha video, and then yours! Since then, I have had Africa and Ethiopia on my mind every day. It's been about 4 months. I'm sponsoring a 14 year old boy now in ET. I've got my TOMS water project shoes. I'm not sure what God's plans are for me- whether it be to adopt from Ethiopia one day or to go on missions or to help from afar, but it's in my heart.

    Your Mission entry was the perfect option for me. Like you said, God has already chose who is going with you to Africa. So I just bought a shirt to see if that is God's plan for me.

    I've been saving my Paid Time Off since the entry just incase I win so I have extra time available next year.

    I'm excited for whomever God chooses!


  • 56
    Sarah says:

    I love your passion Kari. You have been such an example for me these past few years! My heart breaks along with your for Ethiopia, I would love to see it first hand.

    …and I tweeted about the trip and your site.

  • 57

    This is such an amazing opportunity to really see and experience firsthand the lives that we often read about in blog land or experience briefly while adopting. My wife and I recently adopted, but we’ve been praying for an opportunity to connect more with our son’s heritage so we can share it with him as he grows older. Plus, it would be loads of fun!

    (posted on Facebook too)

  • 58
    AmB_monkeygirl@Hotma says:

    I posted your giveaway to my fb and added your blog page:)


  • 59
    Julie says:

    I'm SO excited about this giveaway. I missed the other 2 and was very bummed. But here I am 🙂 I've added you to my blogroll (#2) and here is why I would love to go to Ethiopia (#4): My daughter came home to us from Ethiopia in June of this year. Of course I cannot get the images, smells, thoughts, etc, out of my mind and heart. They are there to stay. My husband and I are searching and struggling to find what this means for us. What does God want us to do with this new experience and the way our hearts love and hurt for the people of Ethiopia. A trip like this could be the beginning of better understanding some of the ministries already set up. This could help us serve and learn more about what God has in store. Thank you so much for letting God lead you to serve these precious people. And thank you for asking others to join you in God's service.

  • 60
    @bibledude says:

    Wow… this is an amazing opportunity! Here are my two things…

    2. (the second #2) Shout-out about this opportunity (and blog post) on Twitter at @bibledude, and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/bibledude.net

    4. Sharing why… My wife and I (and our birth son) have talked about adopting for many years. It's something that we would love to do for many reasons. And I'm a blogger who would love to have the opportunity to share the intimate details of this trip in an effort to encourage others to bring hope to the orphans. I've done some missions blogging before, and have a knack for leveraging social media to virtually take the whole world into the mission field with me.

    I would blog about the opportunity today if I had caught this earlier and had time to do so. But win or loose, I'd love to have the opportunity to share your stories with readers at my blog. Let me know if we can connect…

    Maybe a Skype interview (like I've done with mutual friend Tom Davis)…

  • 61
    Nadine says:

    I added your blog on my permanent blog roll. my blog is http://strongbeyondmeasure.wordpress.com/, feel free to check it out!!

    I also did a shout out on Facebook and shared the Missions Trip Giveaway to your friends.

    I am not sure if i would be able to go on the trip due to school, but if i did get picked i would either work it out to fit in with my school schedule or give it away to a friend! I am excited about this opportunity!!!

  • 62
    Abby says:

    I am so excited about this. Fifteen years ago I visited Malawi, Africa and fell in love with a little girl. She was 2 years old and I often wonder what became of her. I have dreamed of going back to Africa and doing something for the children.

    I added your website to my blogroll and gave a shout on FB.


  • 63
    Tiffany says:


    I blogged about the opportunity and posted it on facebook. Excited to see how God uses this.

  • 64
    Amanda says:

    I would love to go on the mission trip because we adopted our son from there 8 months ago and I really want to go back and love on the people there. I added you to my permanent blog roll!

    Can't wait to see the awesome things God has in store for this trip!!

  • 65
    Amy M says:

    Bought one tee for my husband today

    added a blurp about the giveaway on a post today on the Missional Mama blog

    I have your button on my blog as well

    I am excited that the giveaway is going so well. How amazing when we walk in His ways!


  • 66

    I posted on Twitter and Facebook about this. 🙂

    I've always dreamed about going on a missions trip. I dream of being forever changed by orphans and serving those in need. I could go on and on about the ways God has broken my heart for those in Africa. Funny thing is I remember specifically telling God in 2001 I was afraid to surrender all to Him for fear He'd send me to Africa. Now my greatest dream is to travel to that nation. 🙂 I believe He will speak to my heart more when that time comes. I pray it's sooner than later.

    Thank you for all you are doing to touch lives for His glory.

    Peace and love,


  • 67
    Roxanne says:

    Hi Kari,

    I am inspired by your faith & work with orphans! I hope to start an orphan care ministry also! I am going to shout out on FB & I would love to go to my youngest daughter's birthplace & be blessed by children who want nothing more than a parent to love them!



  • 68

    I posted your give away on my FB. And you know WHY I would want to go to Ethiopia. It's where my heart is and it would be an ABSOLUTE blast to go on a God-Sized journey with you!! Love and Hugs, Sherry 🙂

  • 69

    I put your button on my blog and added you to my permanent blogroll!!

    I would love to go to Ethiopia and see more of the Father's heart! I am passionate about orphan care and thought I would give this a shot 🙂

  • 70
    Sharon says:

    Hi, awesome giveaway! I added your butun to my blog and posted about the giveaway here: http://sharon-sharonspage.blogspot.com/2010/10/wi

  • 71

    My youngest two are adopted from Ethiopia. I would love to go there to minister to people in a country I love.

    I tweeted about the giveaway/blog and posted your link to my facebook. (pastormacsann/ann megill)

  • 72
    Laura says:

    I also posted your giveaway on my FB (thanks, Sherry! :). I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to go to Ethiopia to love on orphans! Dear friends of ours recently adopted from there, and I am hopeful to do SOMETHING MORE to help any of those precious little ones. Having never been to Africa, I know it would change my life and enlarge my vision for God's work, as well!


    Laura Whittaker

  • 73
    Lynn says:

    OK, I couldn't resist the possibility of going to love on some kids. I re-tweeted Paul Myhill's Twitter post that drew my attention to this to start with. I also put a post on my blog at http://orphanadvocatesblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/m
    I've been to China twice and it was awesome. Maybe a trip to Ethiopia?

  • 74
    Marti G says:

    You are on my blog roll, shared again on Facebook, got your button on my blog AND can't wait to see all these crazy T's all over the place! So excited to see what God is doing!! And I would love to go on the missions trip to LOVE on children!!!!

  • 75
    iheartbeads says:

    I went to West Africa last summer to work with precious orphans, and I have found myself obsessed with the work the Lord is doing there. I am excited to see so many wonderful people interested in blessing the orphans of the world. Sign me up!!

  • 76
    Lindsey says:

    I gave this opportunity a shout out on facebook. I would love the opportunity to go because I have always wanted to go to Africa and am considering pursuing a degree in international social work.

  • 77
    Ali says:

    I can't wait to see what God is going to do through this team!

  • 78
    Tracy siler says:

    You inspire me…… Thank you Kari!

  • 79

    Mama Kiki- I reposted on my blog and FB!!!! Can't wait to see you!!! I am entering this on behalf of a friend since i can't go with you on this trip. Oh how I wish I could go with you. But I would probably lose my job. and that would be bad. So I will let a friend go and allow God to plant the seed for Africa in someone else's heart. 😉

  • 80
    erin jay says:

    Hi Kari! I made those scones this morning- yumminess! I would love to win the spot on the trip- we're still paying for our adoption and would never be able to afford to go! You are on my blogroll and I gave a shout out on facebook- I think what you have accomplished is awesome! Ethiopia is near and dear to my heart, there isn't one day that goes by I don't think about being there and missing it- the smells, the sights, the lovely hearts of the beautiful people!-

    Thanks for all you do- Erin

  • 81
    Karen F. says:

    I've got you on my blogroll now and I've got your blog button:

    I'd love to visit orphans with you Ethiopia! I had the privilege of serving orphans in China earlier this year and the opportunity to serve again would be amazing!

  • 82

    I posted both of your grab buttons on my blog, I added your blog addy to my blog roll and I also shared the giveaway (again) today on my FB page.

    I am already registered to travel with you on this trip…I have been aching to go to Ethiopia since this past spring when we sponsored two little boys from Korah to attend the boarding school in Shashemene. My oldest daughter traveled to to Korah in june with TSC and is in Korah again now with Jody Hilt and Cherrie Cornish. I feel like I am already part of the Korah family. I have memorized their faces from all the photos. I have read and reread posts of others who have traveled to Korah over the past few months. I want to hold the twin babies that my daughter held yesterday. I want see those sweet little children and hug them and tell them Jesus loves them. I want to encourage the mothers and tell them that God hears their prayers and loves them endlessly.. God has been luring me to Korah for months now, He has called me to go.. and I can't wait until I arrive and smell the smoky air in Africa that my daughter talks a bout so much. And most importantly to just go and be hands and feet for the Lord who loves Korah more than anything.

    Debbie Miller

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    Britney says:

    I added your My Crazy Adoption button to my blog at http://itsnotapassion.blogspot.com/ and also posted about the missions trip giveaway on Facebook.

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    I would love to be able to win and give this trip to my husband. He is already going and to win this would be a huge blessing to our family.

    (also posted on Facebook)

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    jacki says:

    #3 mini…#3 try!!! i posted to facebook and sent an email! so excited to see who gets chosen!!

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    Dana Webb says:

    What a fabulous idea! It's a win – win. How amazing to offer someone the opportunity to go to Ethiopia and have their life changed forever while they attempt to change lives themselves on a mission trip. I shared this post on facebook and encouraged my friends to check out your blog. We just brought our son home from Ethiopia this past July and I wish everyone I knew could have the opportunity to travel and see what we saw firsthand. Thank you for your giveaway! Many blessings to you!

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    Anna miller says:

    So excited for someone to go to Africa!! I would love to go again. I went this summer with visiting orphans and fell absolutly in love with those people. It was in Africa when God showed me He loves everyone of us the same and that worship to our Lord and Saviour happens with those that truly adore Him. I want to go back to love on those sweet children that need Jesus. I want to make sure Lagaru and Ferfer and others know when I said that Christ loves them that I meant every word!!

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    Kari this is such an awesome giveaway and I LOVE your tshirts so decided to enter! 🙂 hehe.

    I tweeted and put your button on my blog! BLESSINGS!!! <3

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    Rachel says:

    You are on my blogroll and I have a button! Love your giveaway and heart to share this wonderful experience with someone who perhaps could not afford it otherwise!!

    I'll be in ET in 3 weeks for our adoption…sure would be nice to have a CL shirt to wear for photo ops! ; )

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    Denae Veldhouse says:

    Hello Kari!

    You're blog has been such a blessing and it is SO cool to see how God has been working through you to spread love to so many orphans around the world! I fell in love with Ethiopia this past summer on a trip with Visiting Orphans and would LOVE to go back with you next year! If you could please enter me in the drawing I would be thrilled!

    – I bought a t-shirt (I love the designs you have!) and your blog is officially listed in my blogroll

    I'm excited to see what God has in store!

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    Kalina says:

    I have added you to my blog roll, added a button, and posted about your amazing gift on my blog. Super excited to see who is going to get to be a part of this life-changing trip. Blessings to you!!

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    Jo Gehring says:

    I posted on FB and ordered another shirt, this time for my 6 year old daughter. 🙂 Can't wait to see who God chooses to go on this journey with you! 🙂


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    Toshua says:

    I added you to my blogroll, told all my FB friends and included information in a post about your giveaway. I'm trying to add your button – but I have to figure out how. I'm praying for you, for this mission, and for all the wonderful children you are helping. Bless you!

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    I gave a shout out on my Facebook page and am working on a blog post but don't think I will get it done in time so I thought I would write here why I want to go.

    I am a middle school teacher and spend my days working with kids from all sorts of backgrounds. 10 months ago I went to Ethiopia to adopt my son and become a single mom. I love on other people's kids all day and come home and love on my son. But the problem is I left part of my heart in Ethiopia. I did not get the chance to work and see kids like I wanted to due to have a pretty sick little one that I was picking up as my son. They are such beautiful people and the kids are so amazing. The chance to go back and experience and grow again while being able to give back to a country that has given me so much. Every morning I see his smiling face I am thankful to Ethiopia and every day that I step in my classroom and get to teach these kids I am reminded of how blessed I am and that I am teaching these children to have a heart for others through my story.

    Okay that sums up the blog post.

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    Jillian says:

    I have posted the link to facebook, sent out a twitter msg and bought a shirt…(I love the shirts! What creative designs!)

    I really love and appreciate what you are doing and thanks for giving us all a chance to "go along for the ride"

    Jillian and Crew

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    Lindsay Dean says:

    WOW this is incredible! I am so excited to be a part of the giveaway! For my entry I put it on Facebook and I'm going to tell you why I'd like to go to Ethiopia in this comment.

    I have a strong passion for reaching out to Africa, and more specifically, African orphans. I would LOVE to have such an amazing opportunity as to see my passions set in motion and experience Ethiopia. As of right now, finances will not provide for a trip, and though I am fundraising this year, I am actually putting it towards a project called Change for Lives that is going to a Zambian orphanage. I'd rather the money I raise go towards them above my personal journey there. I strongly do believe God has a future involving orphans for me (as I'm only 16 right now), but why not start now? I'd love to see this take place in my life and see how it will shape my future This provides a chance to see people and life in general with a new set of eyes. This would be a way to see with God's eyes and look beyond the small priveleged life Americans live. I want to see the world, and this mission trip would provide a life-changing experience where I could be a helping hand to Ethiopia, but grow stronger in faith myself.

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    Laura Bowlin says:

    What a spectacular opportunity! I gave you a shout-out on both facebook and twitter to encourage more entries, also subscribed to your blog. I want to go with you to Ethiopia as I further cultivate the high value of Godly love and the overflow in my daughter, Israel. Blessings!

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    Rachel says:

    Just bought my t-shirt and I am sooo amazingly excited!!!!

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    Lori Smith says:

    My 20 yo purchased her t-shirt today! Our neighbors are going to think we bought stock in something by the name of SIMPLY LOVE…but, that's fine with me!

    I love how you said early on that God knows who is going and how this amazing opportunity is going to impact their lives…and the lives of others. Let's daydream about the lifelong RIPPLE EFFECT that your step of faith is putting into motion!!!

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    Keri S says:

    I don't have a blog or way to meet two of your requirements but I would like ask if you have any ideas to raise enough money to go on my first mission trip. I have the time and desire but coming up with the lump sum of money isn't doable at the moment.

    Thanks for all you do for others.

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    I posted a link to your blog on FB and I added your blog to my permanent blog roll.

    We have never met, but I have noticed we have many mutual friends. I was a Kanakuk kamper and kounselor most of my younger summers. I worked at kamp with your little brother Mike at K1 one summer.

    We also have a mutual friend I have met through the military, our husbands are both pilots, Allison Disarufino.

    It truly is a small world. 🙂

    I found your blog through Emily Hill Alexander. I look forward to reading it regularly. Thanks for having this amazing contest.

    I think I will both be excited and nervous. I know God is Sovereign and His will cannot be thwarted, Praise God.

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    Jennifer says:

    I would LOVE to go to Ethiopia with you! I just can't get Ethiopia and it's children off my mind. We've started an adoption fund and are trusting in the Lord's timing to bring a child home. Meanwhile we've also sponsored a child through Project 61 and I think it would be so cool to visit them with you. BTW, I put your button on my blog & a FB shout out.

    Love & blessings,


  • 103

    Hello, your website does not show correctly on the ipad2. Could you fix this?

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