Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Answered Prayer/Big News and a GIVEAWAY



It's no secret that I have been dreaming about one day going to Africa every.single.day for almost the past two years. And, after an answered prayer today, it's OFFICIAL! 
Lee and I will be headed to Uganda this summer to serve with Sixty Feet. 
There literally are no words to describe how very, very, very excited I am!

Have you heard of Sixty Feet? 




I first heard about Sixty Feet last year, and reading about what they do in Uganda literally broke my heart. 
Sixty Feet is a non profit Christian organization that works primarily to serve the imprisoned children in Uganda. 
Oh, you read that correctly.

 I said IMPRISONED CHILDREN. 

I mean literal prison, not just metaphorical prison. 
Many of these children are as young as Libby and are living with little access to fresh water and none of their basic needs being met on a daily basis. This is wrong. It's heart-breaking. And this summer Lee and I plan to go and show God's love to these kids in any way possible, whether it's helping to maintain the fresh water supply, working to help with sanitation in the compounds, or helping to share the word of God with these babies whom God made and loves no less than he loves Libby and Hollyn. 
It will be big. It will be huge. It will be hard. It will be sad. It will be hopeful. 
And we can't wait. 

And the fundraising is already in the works. 
Get ready for some t-shirts, my peeps. 
I'll have some in my hands starting early next week and will begin selling them just as soon I have them, I promise. 

But more than we need funds, we need prayer. 
Prayer for us as we prepare. Prayer that all of our paperwork with passports and shots will flawless and completed in a timely manner. But MOST importantly, please be in prayer for these children. I look at Libby and know in my heart that no child should ever have to face the reality that is the life of these children. 


And, to celebrate this dream of going to Africa and being the hands and feet of Christ to those in need, I want to give away a copy of one of the books God used to show me that THIS is HIS plan for us. 

Readers, let me introduce you to Crazy Love by Francis Chan
I recently read it and loved it so much that I wanted to share a copy with one of you. 




Here's how you can enter to win a copy: 

-Leave a word of encouragement for us in a comment. Love when others send happy thoughts our way!

-Follow my blog or remind me that you already do. 

-Like Sixty Feet on facebook so you can find out more about what they are doing to make a difference. 

You can do all or just one, I only ask that you please leave a separate comment for each thing you do. 
I'll have Libby (who is almost as excited that I am going to Africa as I am) draw a winner on Saturday. 

And now I'm off to start saving my pennies. 
Have you priced plane tickets to Uganda lately? 
Ouch. 

26 comments:

  1. McCall - so excited you are going to Africa! I know it's been a dream of yours for a while!! Yeah!

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  2. Just liked 60 Feet - look forward to learning more about their work!

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  3. Amazing! I am so happy for you and Lee! I know that you will do incredible work when you are there. Can't wait to buy a shirt!

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  4. I liked 60 Feet on FB and can't wait to learn more about them.

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  5. I am a follower!

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  6. I am praying, praying, praying, and love you both so much!

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  7. I liked Sixty Feet on FB.

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  8. What a worthy way to spend your summer. You will never regret a moment, even in the times of waiting and anticipating. I am so proud of what the Father is doing in your sweet family.

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  9. We're praying for you guys...what an awesome mission! Much love!!!

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  10. We follow your blog...and will certainly follow your journey to and from Uganda!

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  11. Good luck! Let me know what airline you are thinking about using - you can receive donated airline miles to help with the cost of the trip.

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  12. Oh my goodness!!!!! God is so good!!! Yay for yall!!! And I need a new africa shirt ;)... Love you.. Shonna

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  13. wishing you the very best and most fulfilling experience possible. I'm so glad you found your way and are able to reach out together!! Much love, h

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  14. I am also very excited you and Lee. I know you both will make a huge difference in those children's lives. I'll keep you both in my prayers.

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  15. Just like 60 Feet on FB. I look forward to looking at the page tomorrow and learning more.

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  16. God is GOOD!! My neighbors have gone to Africa twice and my son's school just had a missionary talk at their school about the children and he was so overwhelmed, he bought a t-shirt to show his support, and he is 16!! Again God is good. :) Will be praying for you and Lee to prepare your hearts and your minds.

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  17. I had a feeling a big announcement like this would be coming from you :) Just so happy for you and Lee...I love that you two are going together.Will be praying for you and for those sweet babies you are going to love and help.

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  18. I'm SO SO excited for you! I'll add you to our prayers so God can use you to His FULLEST extent while serving Him! AWESOME!!

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  19. McCall,
    I am soooo happy for you and Lee! What a blessing it will be to see your prayers fulfilled! I have seen your heart grow towards Africa in the last 2 years and it's so exciting to know He has heard your requests! :)

    Looking forward to hearing all about it! Please know I am sending up many many prayers for you as ya'll prepare and raise funds for this trip!

    Love you much sister!!

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  20. McCall,
    So excited for you and your next big adventure with God. You and Lee will be in my prayers!

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  21. McCall,
    So excited about your big adventure to Africa!!! Wow! You and Lee will be in my prayers!
    Emily Lesley

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