Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Auction #3 is HERE

Just in time for Christmas!  

My sister-in-law (Luke's sister) Lisa, made these darling stockings.  They are beautifully made, and lined inside.  She has such an eye for fabrics (I love the polka dot contrast!).
The auction is for both stockings - they come as a set. (They would make a great gift for newlyweds!)

Auction Rules/Details

The auction begins NOW, and ends Thursday 9:00 pm PST. You place your bid by posting a comment in THIS POST with your bid amount. Please bid in increments of $5 - and higher. Whoever is the highest bid at the time the auction ends (9:00pm - thursday) is the winner.

Shipping costs are covered to anywhere in the 50 states.

The entire amount of the winning bid will go directly to International Justice Mission (IJM) who does an awesome job at rescuing oppressed peoples - child prostitutes, slaves, widows whose land is stolen, and the list goes on.

Let's start the bidding at $10

Let the bidding begin!
Don't forget to tell others about the auction.  You can send out an e-mail to EVERYONE you know, post about it on Facebook, myspace, or YOUR BLOG (my favorite way to communicate!)

For those of you new to this blog and auction business, my purpose is to try to DO SOMETHING in the fight against the MILLIONS of oppressed people.  Right now in 2008, there are people being physically bound in slavery.  Some are labor slaves.  Some are sex slaves.  Some are held in chains.  Some held at gunpoint.  Some held psychologically with threats to harm them or their family members.  And others are held physiologically as their captors have gotten them addicted to drugs like meth, so even though they want to escape, the addiction keeps them bound to their owners.

All that's horrible right?  

Now picture it happening to kids.  Young kids.  7, 6, 5....as young as 3 year olds!  Yes, there is a premium price for virgins.  The younger they can find, the better guarantee of the "purity". 

 It is absolutely SICK.  

The problem is SO HUGE, it's easy to get paralyzed into INaction.  
This is my attempt to at least wiggle my pinky toe.  I refuse to sit back and do nothing.  And while this isn't much right now, it's motion, and builds momentum, and HOPEFULLY will inspire a few more to not be paralyzed too.  

So the 
goal right now is to raise money for the people who can actually go to these places and rescue these people.  These kids.  And to PUNISH the perpetrators.  And to bring JUSTICE to those who are being imprisoned in a life of shame, humility, and physical abuse.

Please keep checking back on the blog.  I am going to be giving tangible ideas on how you can DO SOMETHING too.  

Thanks for stopping by.


Mary Nathan said...

These are gorgeous!
I will start the bidding at $50.
Good luck!

heather said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love the design of yours. More than that, I love the focus of it and your heart. Thanks for all you do for the oppressed as you remain faithful to God.