My friend, Jennifer Dukes Lee, has a knee-knocking, God-sized dream knocking on her heart. She wants to give a house for Christmas.
You read that right.
SHE WANTS TO GIVE A HOUSE FOR CHRISTMAS.
A. Whole. House.
Not a big house.
Just a whole house.
One that’s not in pieces.
To replace one that’s “melting” around her friend, Adeline.
One with one small room and a dirt floor.
One whose mud and cardboard is disintegrating.
And Jennifer has this crazy-ridiculous notion that we all want to help.
She wants to gift it to Adeline personally on Black Friday when she visits her in Haiti.
On Black Friday while we’re still holding our stomachs while still stuffing them with leftovers.
On Black Friday when we’re out shopping for the newest and the biggest and the hottest.
On Black Friday when we’re stuffing stockings and decking halls.
She wants us to help her buy a house for a woman we don’t even know.
A sister in a country where most of us have never been.
In a little over a week!
I hear you laughing.
Isn’t our God the God of the Ridiculous?
The King of Crazy Hope?
And don’t you just love crazy surprises?
We know this: We alone can’t do for everyone, but together we can do for one.
And together we can do this thing! We can help make a real #HomeForTheHolidays by purchasing Vi Bella Jewelry using this special code word at check out–newhouse.
Because… a full 30 percent of each order will go to help fund this home for Adeline, and the rest will help create beautiful lives for the other Vi Bella artisans–wounded women finding hope by creating beauty for others. Get all the details here at Jennifer’s place.
Tell you what. Let’s make a deal!
You go check out Jennifer’s story, and if you feel as ridiculous as she does. If you feel led to help gift a house, to gift Adeline with hope, by gifting others (or yourself) with some Vi Bella Jewelry, do it. And then come back here and tell me about it. And here’s why:
I hardly ever do this, but I’m ridiculously excited over this project, and I want you to feel ridiculously excited, too!
So on Black Friday, Grace the grandgirl will draw two names. One of you will receive a copy of Wounded Women of the Bible: Finding Hope When Life Hurts by Dena Dyer and Tina Samples. And one of you will receive a $20 Amazon gift card.
UPDATE!!!!! Monica Sharman has asked to offer yet another gift for a giver! A copy of Jean Fleming’s book, Pursue the Intentional Life, embraced by a Vi Bella Beautiful Life Spring Bag! (The bag colors even match the book cover.) And get this… an entire section of the book is called, “A Beautiful Life in a Fallen World.” You know what Vi Bella means, right? It means “beautiful life.” I’m not kidding, friends. I’m getting all goose (God) bumpy here! Oh, and Monica wrote the Forward for this book. Read about it here on her blog.
So we–Monica and I–will be giving away not two, but THREE gifts for three givers. I could just weep here!
So what do you say? Do you want to–can you–help make a miracle? Me, too!
Stilled but excited,