Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Heart of Africa Holiday Giveaway...

Things have been busier than normal here, it seems, between school, ministry, and writing, but I guess that's just life, right? Summer is here full force, which means it's HOT. Thankfully, we get a few days of relief with the rain every now and then. (Though not often enough for me!)

Looking back at 2011, it's been a challenging year in many ways, but what a blessing to see God's faithfulness every step of the way. One of the most exciting things has been the opportunity to help with people's physical needs through The ECHO Project. You can check out here for an update for what we have been able to do with our donations and find ways to get involved and make a real difference in the lives of individuals.

Now for the giveaway...

Near the end of every year as a thanks to my blog readers, I like to give away something from the Heart of Africa. This year, it's a 2012 calendar filled with animal photos! Leave a comment below and tell me what you're thankful for this holiday season, or what you are most looking forward to. As for me, I'm so excited that our family will all be together as our oldest (Gabriel) returns home from boarding school to spend the holidays with us. I'll draw a winner Sunday night.

Happy November!


This contest is limited to a US address only. Void where prohibited; the odds of winning depend on the number of entrants. Entering the giveaway is considered a confirmation of eligibility on behalf of the enterer in accord with these rules and any pertaining local/federal/international laws.


  1. Anonymous3:26 PM

    I am thankful that God ALWAYS provides even when the situation looks like there is no hope. That He keeps His promises and never lets me down.

    jess (at) joshuahouse (.) com

  2. Very inspiring--and true--words! Thank you for sharing.

  3. My family from Moz is here for Thanksgiving and Christmas...the first time in 8 years. We are very blessed! As soon as their oldest gets here from Brazil boarding school, we will be complete! Can't wait for the fun we will have together! Enjoyed Undercover Cowboy on my Kindle...fun!

    Michelle Stockert

  4. So excited that you all will get to be together! I, too, am waiting for my "baby" to return from boarding school. There is something wonderful about being together for the holidays. Have a wonderful time together as a family!!

  5. Hello Lisa! The calendar is fabulous and the African wildlife would be such a learning tool...
    I am thankful to still have my 93 year old dad to celebrate the holidays with us! Also, our two sons will be home from college and I am thankful for life...Many thanks, Cindi

  6. Praying your time with family is extra special this holiday season. Thanks for sharing, Cindi!

  7. Julie van Heerden6:06 PM

    Hello Lisa,

    I am so thankful that our adoption of a little girl from South Africa is moving along and we should be able to bring her home in 2012!

    I am also thankful that God has given us our heart's desire to open a missionary care Oasis in Cape Town, South Africa! We have been approved by a mission agency and Lord willing, we should be arriving to open it in 2013!

    I also loved Undercover Cowboy on my Kindle! I love the photos you have taken for the calendar! So beautiful.


  8. Anonymous6:16 PM

    I am so very thankful that God has found a way for me to, as my pastor says, find my "sweet spot". I have always loved to help others and was a quiet Christian. However, now He is putting voice to my heart and energy to my spirit! I LOVE telling others about my God who is faithful, just, and so full of awesome, abounding, and never-failing love! I am looking forward to all of the journeys and new insights that He has for me for next year!

  9. I am so thankful for family and Christian family. I am thankful to be a small part of what you do. Love you guys.

  10. I really love reading your responses. It's encouraging to see how God is moving in your lives!

    So excited for your adoption plans, Julie and praying that God will continue to work out all the details for that an your move to Cape Town!

    May we all find our "sweet spot" as we seek to follow Him. Beautiful words.

    And Diane, you're a huge blessing and part of what God is doing here. Thank you for your constant encouragement!

  11. Actually, there's a family thing that will happen during the holidays that I'm not at liberty to share yet. It has me really excited. And it will mean my family will grow.

  12. Can't wait to hear the news, Lena, but until then enjoy your time with your family!!!

  13. JackieW12:23 AM

    I am most Thankful that my family will all be together at my daughter's home in Pasadena, CA for Thanksgiving. It will be good to see them all together.

  14. Isn't wonderful that it is family and friends that are really important. In our busy lives, it's a precious reminder.

  15. Richard12:05 AM

    I am looking forward to 2012. My youngest daughter graduates from college in May and will marry a wonderful young christian man in June.

  16. This is my daughters first semester to live in the dorms she had taken two years at our community college. I'm looking forward to her being home for Christmas. five more weeks the countdown is on.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  17. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing! Congrats on the upcoming wedding, Richard. And oh yes, I'm counting the days until my oldest returns home for the holidays as well!

  18. Anonymous5:59 PM

    I am most thankful for my brother and sister in law, who, when faced with darkness during a horrible family crisis, let His light shine through for all to see God's love, His Grace and His perfect timing. I know you are looking forward to the holidays Lisa. Blessings to you and your family. Jeanne Corrigan

  19. A beautiful testimony, Jeanne. Know that you all are in my daily prayers!

  20. I entered this contest a few months ago and I really hope I win, I would love to visit Africa on holiday