It's been such a help having various widow friends do a week of blogging for me lately. But tomorrow is International Widow Day-- the perfect time for some give-aways while raising awareness of the plight of widows in other countries. So I'll be with you this week, and then take another break so I can deal with my back pain. Many thanks for the notes of concern and the prayers. They truly help! It's a long healing process though, and I'm not the best patient in the world, lol. But enough about me...
Imagine going to your mailbox next week and finding a package just for you? Three lucky readers' names will be drawn this week and the prizes will be sent right away.
Here's all you need to do: Make a comment! It doesn't have to be perfect, it's just me you're talking to. Each comment this week = your name in the drawing. Comment as often as you'd like. Start today! The drawing will be Friday.
IMPORTANT: When you comment, also send me your mailing address in an email to WCplace@gmail.com so I'll have it in case I draw your name. If I draw your name but don't have your current mailing address I won't be able to send you your prize. I repeat: Be sure to email me your name and address. My computer time is very limited so I can't be trying to reach you. And please be sure to put your name or initials on your comments. Believe me, this is not a scheme to get your address. I don't share your information with any other people or organizations.
If you can't get the comment box to work, (it's best to use a computer, not a cellphone) just email your comment to me at WCplace@gmail.com
What are the prizes? They are so cool! They're from widows around the world!
1. A Solitude Mat. Use is as an exercise mat; use it alone or lay it over a standard size yoga mat, it will fit perfectly. Or use it as a prayer shawl, lap blanket, decorative bed coverlet... all sorts of things!This was made from Kente cloth in Asamankese, Ghana in Africa where my friend Miriam Neff of Widow Connection ministry and New Beginnings radio program has set up sewing classes for the widows so they can earn a living.
|I want to show you how beautiful it is but at the same time try |
to keep Elmer Cat away from it! The colors are brilliant and
each square is stitched together like a patchwork quilt.
|Kente cloth is highly prized in Africa and you'll appreciate the |
beautiful weave. The mat is lined underneath and edged with
a sparkly red trim. This one is valued at $40.00. Now you
know why I won't let the cat touch it!
Miriam says that in Ghana, "On average, each widow has 5 dependents,
either her children or sometimes relatives.
Its really hard to describe how poor they are
and how much learning a trade improves their lives.
Their ages range from 23 to 56."
It's written by a Nigerian widow, my friend Halima Oyelade. Read all about it by clicking here. Everyone loves it!
3. Last by not least is a DVD from Gospel for Asia, called Veil of Tears--Hope Is On The Way. Share this with your church, your mission board, your widows group! It's unforgettable! I have my own copy of this---and I'm keeping it. The one you'll get (if you win) is brand new and unopened. Here are some quotes about it from the cover:
"Veil of Tears was so moving and informative. I want everyone to watch it and join us in making a difference..." Francis Chan
"When I saw it, I knew I would never - could never - be the same. Veil of Tears has taught me how to pray, to give, and to make a difference for Christ." Joni Eareckson Tada
"Powerful film. . . this one will cement your belief in the possibility of hope! - The Dove Foundation
Start commenting today and I'll be praying that the Lord will touch many hearts with these superb resources from godly widow around the world. Please visit here again tomorrow and throughout the week. I have so much to tell you about! ♥ ferree