Sunday, October 20, 2013

Big News!!!

The Merge!

Have you heard about the merge happening? Remember Steph's blog post back in August? We have worked really, really hard on this merge, and we are so excited to be bringing all of the continents back under one roof  blog. We are really pumped about spreading the word and bringing in new members to help our families.

By doing this we accomplish a lot. We only have a handful of volunteers and this will really help us give you a better blog by combining our efforts. We are also able to combine our donations and be a larger help to one family each week. We get to condense our email contacts to one email. will go straight to Katie R. who is the organizational genius behind, well everything that seems organized!

We have one goal here at Give1Save1, to help families fund their adoptions. In order to do that we pull together as a community to heap blessings on these families. We each give $1 and we pass the word along through social media.

Are you a part of our readers? We need you. I know it's easy to think that your $1 doesn't make a difference, but it does. I know it also seems like an impossible thing to make a dent in a $30,000 adoption, but we can and we do.

So, here is the grand plan
This week we are merging. You are going to need to bookmark a new website address. It's going to be One big happy family. Join us. No, literally, join the membership! We have bloglovin set up on our new blog so that you can be sure to not miss a single family. 

We are updating our twitter account and will have Jennifer keeping that baby up to date. Our twitter will be Give1Save1adopt.

We are on Pinterest and have loads going on over there now.

We will have an email newsletter. It will really help condense everything in one spot and highlight our families. Sign up here,

We are going to have a week of giveaways! So, get ready to share the word about give1save1.

We are rolling out some cool Give1Save1 gear to purchase so stay tuned for that. 

Without members giving faithfully every week we are nothing. We can't make a dent without you guys. You are the most important part of what we do.

You are going to love our new blog!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Williams family update

The Williams have just accepted a referral for two boys. Two!
How exciting!! Can we help them out? Donate one dollar and share the, on your wall, twitter, google plus. Lets get the word out and help this family go get their boys!!!

Monday, October 7, 2013

New family of the week- The Williams!!!

Please, welcome the Williams family to Give1Save1!!!
I kinda like them. 
There different. They stand out. They live their lives according to God's plan
not their own.
I kinda like them.

They have been rocked this past week. In their video you will see that they 
were headed to bring three sibings home from Uganda.
They even have the van to cart the whole gang in.
But, God had other plans.

I just opened their email yesterday and my heart broke for them.
The siblings were no longer available for adoption.
Now, from what I gather.
This is a good thing!!
They had a family member come back to get them.
But heartbreaking for the family that has loved them and 
now they will never meet them.

But this amazing family is moving forward, knowing
with their whole hearts that God still has His hand in this.
So, we are going to wrap our arms around them this week.
And remind them that God's ways are so much higher than ours.

Here is their video:

And here is their Pure Charity link:

Stay tuned for tidbits about their family this week!!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Monday Madness

Here I am. Your amazing writer/blogger. You laugh with me, cry with me and advocate with me. Today let's all allow our faces to hide in shame. 
I goofed. Again.
I thought I was being all organized (not my strong point) and emailed the families that I have waiting for a spot on Give1Save1. I marked them all on the calendar for the next three weeks. Score. I was ready for the month of October to begin.

Then, I got this email: Hi Katie, We were featured last week and it was an amazing blessing! Thank you!

Um, tell me I did not just email my family from last week? I did.
Head hanging in shame.

Really, I do remember all the faces.
I'm just terrible with names.and organization.

I worked myself up completely wondering how to fix this one when I realized that maybe God has a purpose in my madness. Maybe the Heppner's could really use a boost. And guess what? They can!

I worked myself all up over this wondering if people would be upset because they didn't get two weeks or because they already gave this family $1. But you know what? I know you guys. You are all awesome and have hearts of gold. You want to help these families. This family still needs around $7,000.

So, I'm just going to go with it! I already messed it up so lets see how amazing we can make this week for the Heppners...again. :)

What are we going to do about that $7,000? People, let's erase it.
The link above takes you to their donation page! Do it.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The McDaniel's Update

The McDaniel's are doing great! And they are so appreciative.
They are at an amazing $1500!!
We had a bit of a fumble with the video so if you weren't able to watch it before now 
here it is.

And here is their Pure Charity link one more time:

Monday, September 23, 2013

New Family of the Week, The McDaniel's!

I want to start this week out by thanking all of you that follow us. I recently saw a blog post that brought me back to the orphanage in China that I visited with our new son. It brought me back to that moment of seeing hundreds of faces with eyes that had lost their sparkle and hundreds of voices screaming out to us. In that moment everything I knew of this world fell to pieces. I broke in that moment. Broke.

There exists in the world a strong apathy towards these children. It's as if we want to forget they exist. But here at Give1Save1 we are fighting back. You come back week after week to prove the world wrong. You remind the world that there is strength in numbers and every single week we come back and we battle the apathy. We shine light on the darkness that threatens the children. I am so encouraged by every single one of you. Your dollar is so much more than a dollar.

This week I'm pleased to introduce to you Tim and Megan McDaniel. They are in the final stages to bring home their daughter from Ethiopia. She is turning four years old soon!                                                     
McDaniel Adoption Story from Tim McDaniel on Vimeo.

This is their third adoption as a family. Talk about fighting back! This sweet family is so ready and eager to bring their daughter/sister home. Sena is her name and she has an army behind her. Her siblings have done everything they possibly can to pull their own weight and have willingly sold their own belongings.

I love when children are involved. There is a purity in what they are doing that reminds us of the heart of God.

Sweetness surrounds this family. I was here to encourage them and instead they ended up encouraging me with their patience and sweet spirits. Sometimes you come across a family and they just leave an imprint on your life. That is the McDaniel family.

The McDaniel family has done everything they possibly can to get to their daughter and bring her home. Right now they need us. They need us to remember that Sena is not just another face in a sea of thousands. Sena is beautiful and real and she has a family fighting to get her home.

Let's band together once again this week and help bring Sena home.
Head over to Pure Charity and donate $1 to their family fund. And if you want to really be a rebel...skip the $1 and give a little more. :)

Monday, September 16, 2013

New Week! Meet the Heppners!

Hey y'all! It's me Steph, I'm back popping in to say hey! And to introduce you to this weeks family! Meet The Heppners!

They are bringing little 3 year old 'A' home from Uganda and are expecting a call any day now with their court date, and then they can go meet her and bring her home! Let's bless their socks off shall we?! Ready?! GO!

Click on "give now" on the button below to go to their fundraising page! Let's do BIG things for this family!