And the Winners Are… Day 3 of Advent: Giving to Others GIVEAWAY!

And the winners are of these two giveaways are…

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Congratulations Emily Woodby on winning the Luyando T-shirt and iblog4books on winning the ornament set! (My husband and son were the ones to choose your names out of a mug…old school style!) Please e-mail me at to give me your mailing address, and Emily, I need the size T-shirt you would like. 

Thank you to everyone who participated! I loved reading your comments. I hope that this giveaway made you aware of two really great ministries and that you will consider supporting them in the future.

Follow along and watch for more giveaways in the future….


Earlier today I posted about the example Jesus Christ sets for us believers in sacrificially giving to others. If you missed it, scroll down or read it here.

In the spirit of giving and because of the generosity of two ministry organizations I mentioned in my earlier post — Luyando and WorldCrafts — I will be giving away TWO awesome gifts to TWO of you!

The first is from Luyando, a Freedom Tee-Spruce Long Sleeve, which retails for $30. If you were to buy this t-shirt you would feed 60 precious Zambian kids one meal! So if you don’t win it, I encourage you to buy one. The winner will be able to determine the size.


The second giveaway item is from WorldCrafts. It is the Golden Stars Ornament Set made by Peaceful Creations in Bangladesh, which retails for $22.99. Please refer back to my earlier post about the mission of WorldCrafts. These are terra-cotta star ornaments that are handpainted gold by widows in Bangladesh. It includes a set of 6 ornaments in 3 different patterns packaged in an unique box made from local newspapers. By supporting Peaceful Creations you are helping women provide much-needed income for their children. Read more about Peaceful Creations and find more of their products here.


How to enter:

You can enter TWICE, once for each giveaway.

1. To enter to win the Luyando t-shirt, go to and find what the word “luyando” means. Comment with what it means and one way the organization seeks to do that word among the kids they serve (found under “our work” section). You can comment ONCE on either this post or the previous post.

2. To enter to win the WorldCrafts’ ornaments, go to and find the list of artisans. Comment with a name of ONE artisan group and the name of ONE of its (the artisan group you named) products you would like to receive or give this Christmas. Comment ONCE on either this post or the previous post.

{To comment: Look to the left of the blog post title (if you are on the home page) or underneath the blog post title (if you are on that post’s page) and click on the number of comments link. Then scroll down to the bottom of the comments and add your comments.}

That’s it! Two (one for each giveaway) lucky, random winners will be selected in 48 hours, this coming Thursday, at 5 p.m. These will make AWESOME gifts for you or to give someone else this Christmas season so get to commenting. Also, don’t forget to read today’s earlier post on more ways you can give this holiday season.

Happy Advent!


16 thoughts on “And the Winners Are… Day 3 of Advent: Giving to Others GIVEAWAY!

  1. Bethany Smith says:

    Luyando means “love” and their ministry includes various ways they show this love. One way is through the “Feeding Program” to provide nourishment to the children of Zambia. The best part? Every child that comes to the feeding program gets fed!

  2. Emily Woodby says:

    Luyando means love and one way this ministry is showing love is through their sponsorship program. This program allows people to show this community’s children love by providing them with shelter, food and the basic necessities.

  3. Haleigh Walden says:

    Luyando means love. Love is definitely a word that sums up their mission. God showed us love in that while we were still yet sinners, Christ died for us. And now we as believers can LOVE because He first loved us. Luyando is obeying the call to go therefore and make disciples of all nations by loving on these children and sharing with them the hope that they can have in Jesus Christ!

  4. Justin Nalls says:

    “Luyando” means love. One way this ministry loves is by providing meals 5 days a week to children. Their meals are meant to be reproducible without out-of-country supplies so that local families can cook well balanced meals.

  5. Neisha says:

    This is cool! Thanks for sharing about Luyando and their work. For Zambians, luyando means love. And that is just what the ministry, Luyando, is trying to share with children in need in that country. They do this in several ways: Kids Club (teaching kids about nutrition, the Bible, English, values), sponsorship (where people can sponsor a child/several children), a feeding program (where children get a well-balanced meal), and community outreach (trying to create jobs for people in communities – they are trying to do this by growing their own vegetable garden and then hiring gardeners to tend it). Super neato. Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win the shirt!

  6. Kaylie Franklin says:

    LOVE! and Kid’s Club!!

    I would love to win the Luyando tshirt! I have personally seen what this incredible organization does in Zambia and I could not be prouder to support it 🙂

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