(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
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!