Tuesday, March 6, 2012

FREE "Kisses from Katie" GIVEAWAY!

In 6 days I'll be on my way here....

(specifically to the little yellow dot that is Swaziland.)

And I can't think of a better way to celebrate our return to Africa, than a FREE GIVEAWAY of a wonderful book that was written in Africa! I just finished Kisses from Katie a couple of weeks ago, and it did not disappoint. I laughed and cried and underlined whole paragraphs. I loved reading Katie's raw, real, beautiful writing - and I found myself in her story. So much of her explanation of what was happening in her heart to put her where she is today, reminded me of my own journey from prissy pageant girl to the woman who regularly spends time in third world countries and deals with job hazards like parasites and rats! (ugh!) A woman who now leads an unexpectedly crazy life - but a crazy life that I love.  I never could have guessed that this would be the life God had for me!

I like the way Katie puts it - 
"I have learned that something happens when one makes herself available to God. He starts moving in ways no one could imagine. "
"People from my first home say I'm brave. They tell me I'm strong. They pat me on the back and say, "Way to go. Good job." But the truth is, I am not really very brave; I am not really very strong; and I am not doing anything spectacular. I am simply doing what God has called me to do as a person who follows Him. He said to feed His sheep and He said to care for "the least of these,", so that's what I'm doing, with the help of a lot of people who make it possible and in the company of those who make my life worth living."

I believe that the children we care for in Swaziland, India, and Thailand are some of the ones that make my life worth living. And I want you, my wonderful blog reading friends, to be impacted by this book the way I was. So - I'm giving away a copy for FREE!

What you'll get :: 

One Hardback Copy of Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis

How to enter :: 

          Step 1 - Choose one of these ways to "follow" The Sound of Hope 
  • Sign up for our blog updates HERE (upper right corner)
  • Like us on Facebook HERE
  • Follow us on Twitter HERE

Step 2 - Comment below and tell me which way you chose to "follow us" (you can do all 3!) and you will be entered to win! And don't forget to leave an email address so I can get in touch with you if you do win.

That's all you have to do for a chance to win your own copy of Kisses for Katie! It's really a "win-win", because believe me - you're going to want to see the pictures and videos of our sweet kids in Africa that we'll be sharing via facebook, twitter, and blog the next couple of months!

I'll be announcing a winner on Sunday, March 11th - so enter today!


  1. Ericka, I'm so proud of y'all and all you're doing! I'm following you on all 3 cause I can't wait to hear how God is using y'all all over the world! I've heard nothing but amazing things about this book! Amazing how God can use us if we let him!
    -Christy Roach

  2. LIke we need to say it, but we're two of your biggest fans! We love and fully support you two! We opted to follow via email updates!


  3. I like The Sound of Hope on facebook!

  4. did them all! we'll share on PPS on Thursday via a blog post and today via fb! :)

  5. I would love to read this!!
    I am following the SOH blog and liked you on FB!
    Blessings on your next journey!!

  6. Excited for what God is doing in and through your lives! (I signed up to receive updates through your blog)
    Kylee Malhotra

  7. Following you on Twitter! (Also, we tagged you in today's post which is a little blogger Q and A that is going around! It would be fun if you played along!)

  8. liked you all on facebook. love reading your blog updates!

  9. I followed you on all three, so that I can better with your mission work (and life). I hate that we missed seeing you at Christmas and have been keeping up with you on FB, but on your regular FB page, not the Sound of Hope page, so I will be excited to get those updates and also get updates on the blog. You and Rusty are in our prayers and we are so excited about the adoption plans! I love seeing the pictures on your blog of you with all the children. You are such a mother already. Your parents are so proud and Mom and Dad get updates from them.

    Anyway, if you are ever in Birmingham in February, that is when Covenant Pres. (where we go) has a huge missions conference. If you need more support, perhaps you should get in touch with someone there and ask for support, maybe after your return from your trip. I just saw on your Twitter that you are friends with Chris Freeman, who is in my SS class at Covenant. He would be a great contact to help with that if you are interested.

    Sorry for the long post! I have been dying to read that book & also get in touch with you. My email is amyvalentine@charter.net.

    Grace & peace,
    Amy, Bennett & Sara