Saturday, April 23, 2011
This summer, my daughter, Elizabeth, and I will have the opportunity to travel with a group of 11 people from our church on a mission trip to the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas! We will be assisting a local church in outreach to their community through a children's Vacation Bible School. Our family has been involved in missions for many years, but this trip is especially exciting to me because my 16-year old daughter is getting to experience an overseas trip with me! I know first-hand how a short-term overseas mission trip can impact your life and look forward to seeing how it will be used in hers.
We will be serving with Caribbean Ministry Association, hosting a VBS through one of the churches there, as well as serving through service projects in the community. Eleuthera is very beautiful, but in many areas of the island, there are third-world living conditions. We hope to be the hands and feet of Jesus and share His love with those we serve.
As you can imagine, we need people to commit to prayer for us and for our team. It is no easy task to step outside your comfort zone and give unselfishly of yourselves. We also need to raise money to cover our travel expenses, lodging and food. We need $1200 each to cover these expenses.
Here is where the quilt giveaway comes in! I have lovingly pieced and quilted this beautiful throw-size quilt and would like to give it away. Every donation of $10 will earn you a chance in a drawing to win the quilt. If you donate $20, you get 2 chances; $100, gets you 10 chances, and so on. All donations will be used toward the expenses for our trip.
You can either donate through the "Chip In" button in my sidebar, or you may give your donation to me.
The quilt measures 63" x 78" and is a wonderful throw size. The colors are bright and cheerful in coral pink and lime green along with aqua and yellow. Such summery colors just seem perfect for this time of year. I quilted it with an all-over meandering swirl design in a gorgeous variegated quilting thread. It is bound in a sweet polka dot that perfectly matches the rest of the quilt. All the fabrics are high-quality quilting cottons purchased from Sew Bee It, here in Ringgold.
The giveaway will be open until Sunday, May 15 at midnight. After the giveaway ends, the winner will be selected through random.org and will be notified. Please consider helping. By sharing in our need, you are sharing with the precious people of Eleuthera!