I'm a married mother of "3 1/2" ;) and the loves of my life are my faith and my family. I've grown in my faith over the last two years since my daughter's adoption, she is the reason why I started this blog in the first place, and I'm so looking forward to watching God move in my heart, and the hearts of others who follow along on our journey towards bringing home one of "the least of these". Special needs adoption is my mission field, whether I'm adopting a child myself, or helping other families get funded, or shouting for waiting children who need families to find them, and I hope you'll come along for the ride and watch what God can accomplish when we say yes to His command to care for the orphan, and go out into the world to be His hands and feet.

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My Better Half

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Before Adoption

Two Years After Adoption

Two Years After Adoption

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Contest

The easiest way for me to explain the orgin of this contest, is to copy and paste a status update from a dear friend. 

Ok, so here's my thought: I'd like to do a race, to see which team of advocates can get "Team Kate" to $7500 or "Team Priscilla & Becki" to $7500 first, by midnight EST on August 1st. I'm getting ready to do a blog post on it. You can use your best fundraising techniques- including flat out begging, short auctions, whatever you can do, but we would do it for 10 days only- keep it intense and focused. The winning team (if either team reaches at least $5000 in donations in these 10 days) will get to pick five children that I will then feature on my blog and advocate for, for an entire month. I will advocate for them on facebook, real life, and the blog, as much as I possibly can and focus on them like I did my kiddos at 39. I will also ask as many of my friends who blog to also feature those kids at least once during the month, so we can spread the word as much as possible.

So yeah, I'm asking you to pick a side :) both sides will "win" in the sense that any money that comes in obviously benefits a kid getting home!

Priscilla Morse's FSP will need to read $17100 (http://reecesrainbow.org/29701/sponsormorse) and Becki's FSP (http://reecesrainbow.org/38523/sponsorlittle) will need to read $2185 for Team Priscilla/Becki to win!!! 

Kate Hogeland's FSP (http://reecesrainbow.org/35808/sponsorhogeland-3) will need to read $10,160 for Team Kate to win.

Now personally, I think it's going to be an interesting challenge. I wonder whose friends are going to push the hardest? I wonder if we'll see any matching donors pop up and offer to help push and meet goals? We have two different countries represented, 3 different special needs, a little something for everyone.

Ok, so who is willing to jump in? If either team wants to do an online auction, I will bring back a surprise of European chocolate to be raffled off for either one! First person to set up a Team Kate or Team Priscilla/Becki auction page and then ask me for it, gets that prize!



So, that was the beginning of what we will call....the contest! Becki (my team mate) and I have started an auction on facebook. It was thrown together REALLY fast since we only have until August 1st...so we were kind of scrambling looking for items to put in it, so we decided to have fun with the random stuff that ended up in our auction! lol  We are having a contest *within* the contest! If you have something funky, crazy, weird, whatever!! Please consider adding it to our auction! The owner of the funky item with the most bids, will win a prize! I hope you'll come have fun with us!!!


I've added a chip-in on the right side of my blog. If you feel led to join "Team Pasha and Xenia", feel free to donate a few bucks to help us win!!! Thanks so much!!!


Let the games begin!


Meet the happy couple who will benefit from this contest!!!!






1 comment:

  1. LOVE THIS! YOUR DAUGHTER IS AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL!

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