Monday, December 3, 2012

New Week - The Smiths + ERGO giveaway!

Hey guys,

I hope you're enjoying some of the Christmas-ness that's busting out all over. I am! We had an awesome weekend with friends and family, had a bonfire, hit the beach, and got Jude baptized!

Anyhoo, let's say hey to the new family of the week, the Smiths. 


This precious little girl is Sadie, and she's been waiting for her family for a long time. She's met her family twice now. The last time they traveled, they thought she'd be going home, but paperwork held them up and they had to go home without her once more. TODAY they'll be headed back for a third trip, this time with Sadie on that return flight next week! As you can imagine, an extra trip to Africa is pricey and was not planned for. This week we're going to see if we can put a dent into that ticket home for a beautiful little girl that's ready to be in a family.



This week, to sweeten the deal, Ergo has awesomely donated one of their newest designs, the Sangria carrier to one lucky donater. Once you've donated, just pop back here and leave a comment telling me you did so, or just leave a sweet comment for the Smiths. Or both. Two chances. We'll draw at 10pm on Saturday night. Steph will pick and announce the winner on Sunday. I have one of these, and you totally need one too if you have a child 5 or under. If you'd like to hear more about my love of the Ergo, read here or pop on over to their blog to read my guest post about Jude's adoption on the Ergo blog. Good luck! You might get blessed yourself this week while blessing the Smiths. :)

Fine Print: Continental US only, please. 


61 comments:

  1. Thank you Give1Save1!! You all are amazing in helping families, and orphans. Here is an orphan NO MORE. Mike is actually landing in Congo in about 5 hours to Lord willing bring Sadie home NEXT week!!!!

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    1. Hi Lydia! Do you have a blog or FB link? I love to follow our Give1Save1 families so I can continue to receive updates and send prayers, support. On FB I am Susanelizabeth Dudley Turner or you can email me info if you'd like at secondyaya@gmail.com. Looking forward to what happens this wk. And I am praying as your husband is in the Congo now!

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  2. congratulations. glad to be able to be a small part of helping you bring her home. God bless!

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  3. This is my cousin and I am so proud of them and honor to call them family! It's a privilege to play a small part in this. If I was to win this, I will be selling it and giving the proceeds to Mike and Lydia. Our kiddos are 12, 15 and 18 so they won't fit. lol! Our family loves you guys and we are praying that our newest cousin is home SOON!!!!! ~Heather~

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  4. Donated. Congratulations on her finally coming home!

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  5. Donated! Praying your trip goes smoothly! How exciting! I love that now since we have completed our latest adoption, and brought our daughter home, we can now help others bring their children home as well! Many blessings, Smith family!

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  6. Congratulations to your family on finally being able to bring home your precious daughter! Praying for you all as you begin your new transition! Have a safe flight home!

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  7. We LOVE you guys! We are praying for God's provision every step of the way...He is faithful always!!

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  8. So excited for you, Smith family! Praying for a safe & smooth trip! Can't wait to see you all finally TOGETHER!! :)

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  9. yeah sadie! worth the wait, sweet girl, welcome home!

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  10. Donated and prayed LOVE Give 1 Save 1 !!!

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  11. Sent to my hubs to donate for us! Praying all goes well and you can bring that angel home!

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  12. So exciting she gets to come home soon! Made a donation today.

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  13. Donated! Praying God's abundance in this fundraiser!!

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  14. Drew and Cassie Jackson donated [wish we could do more :( ] and are so excited for this family!
    Beth and team,
    Thank you for helping us make the final push to bring home our son. It's so cool every time I come back to your site it gets bigger and your helping more and more families! Love it!!

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  15. Donated and prayed for this precious family!

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  16. (Donated) Blessings to you, Smith family, as you bring home your sweet girl!

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  17. Donated and prayed for this family! May the trip be uneventful and eventful, all at the same time!

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  18. Donated and prayed for this family as well! :)

    ~kristy collins

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  19. I am so happy for your family to finally be together soon!!

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  20. Donated and prayed! Hope she comes home super fast!!(and THANKS, Mike for taking our binders with you!!)

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  21. Referred here by my sister in law, who happens to be adopting from the same orphanage. While we don't know the Smith's personally, we are praying that this is a swift process. Donated, but wish there was more we could do.

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  22. we gladly donated to this sweet family!

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  23. also, Smiths: we think your family is beautiful! I admire your perseverance as you travel three times to bring home that sweet girl. praying for your trip and first few weeks home!

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  24. What a beautiful family! Congratulations and can't wait to see pictures of all of you HOME and TOGETHER!-Joel and Carly Seifert

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  25. So excited for you guys--definitely donated and are praying for you all!!!

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  26. So exciting!!! Donated to this sweet family and can't wait to hear that Sadie is HOME!

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  27. I just donated to the sweet Smith family!

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  28. Also, praying for your trip home (finally!) with your precious daughter!!!

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  29. Donated!!! She is coming home from the same country our girlies are coming home from!!! Praying for God's strength and peace to overwhelm them.... and clearly praying that God will multiply all of our seeds and cause them to GROW!!! :)

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  30. Smith Family: praying for your final trip! God is good!

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  31. Congrats on your sweet girl and your growing tribe. Blessings!
    Bards donated, much love and prayers!
    growingthebards.blogspot.com

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  32. Donated! Congrats Smith Family. So glad your back with your little girl!

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  33. Donation made. Congratulations Smith Family!

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  34. Shelley Poulin donated but was unable to leave a message

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  35. I'm a friend of Heather&Allen's just donated and will be praying you bring Sadie back this time!!!!

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  36. I donated to bring Sadie home! :) If I win this Ergo it's getting sold and/or donated to help the children in Congo

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  37. All the love and support has been amazing!!! We are just under $1,000. Praying we can pass the $1,000 mark, and that will take care of 1/3 of the 3rd trip ticket costs! The Lord is amazing, and so are all of you!!

    Please say a special prayer for Sadie she has malaria. Mike is with her and has already treated her and she seems better, but please keep her in your prayers.

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  38. Donation made & prayers said. Congratulations Smith Family!

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  39. Donation made and praying you get your girl home soon!

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  40. so excited to meet her! hopefully you just passed your mark:)

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  41. Good luck with everything! We have been working on an open adoption, ourselves.

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  42. So glad to be part of helping bring your daughter home. We traveled back from Ethiopia with a couple bringing their 2 kids home from the DRC - what a joy! There's light ahead for you, and all the people around you!

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  43. Donated:) Praying for you guys! I hope everything goes as smooth as butter;~)

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  44. I cannot wait to meet sweet Sadie! We love the Smith family!

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  45. We are so excited to be a part of bringing sweet Sadie home! She has always been such a light to everyone that has met her over the past couple years. I wish we had more to give, but hope the little we were able to will help.

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  46. Donated and praying for your family. Congrats on bringing your daughter home!!!

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