Monday, February 10, 2014

SHARE SOME LOVE: Clement Family Benefit Raffle

Less than two weeks ago, Elizabeth and Evan Clements, parents of two year old Eden (who was adopted from Taiwan), welcomed their beautiful brand new baby, Ezekiel, into the world.

Upon his birth, it quickly became clear that something was seriously wrong with Ezekiel's heart.  The family was rushed to St. Louis, where doctors initially believed there would be a way to surgically correct baby E's heart, which they discovered is missing a pulmonary artery. Unfortunately, after testing and researching options, the doctors informed the Clements that there are now no surgical options for Ezekiel, nor do the doctors believe that there is much of a chance for surgery in the future. 

The following is what Evan wrote on his facebook page: "We know that we serve the creator God that designed Ezekiel in this special way for a special reason. For now we are simply going to love the blessing of Ezekiel and cherish each day. We may not know the future, but we know The One who holds the future. Our prayer is that His kingdom may be blessed and glorified through the life of our son. Continue to pray for us as our mommy and daddy hearts are shattering. Thank you all for your love and support this week."

In addition, the Clements are just months away from bringing their baby boy, Elijah, home from the DRC.

Elizabeth is personal friend of each of us here at Joy in the Journey, and our team felt moved to support our friend.  So, here's where you come in.  We are inviting each of you to help in two ways:

1. PRAY for the Clements: for Evan and Elizabeth as they love on their sweet baby; for Eden, as she processes all that is going on around her; for baby Ezekiel's heart and that he will feel the huge amount of love and prayer support surrounding him; for Elijah as he waits to come home.

2. SUPPORT the family financially by entering the

Want to know how?

Well, first things first...the prizes...

We asked for donations for this raffle and had many amazing people graciously donate.  So many, in fact, that we are able to offer FOUR prize package bundles!!

Prize Package #1
Adult Bundle

Beauty will rise print Love is Waiting 
Joy in the Journey necklace The Adopt Shoppe
Chevron scarf 517 Creations
Wash clothes Megan Lock Designs
Dozen cupcakes Ritter's Babycakes 
Leather Bracelet The Adopt Shoppe (kids)

Prize Package #2
Adult Bundle

Scarf Kim Nantz
Colors of the World Cuff Trades of Hope
Hannah James Cards Hannah James
Jamberry Nail pack (Indulgence Pack, three nail sheets, and sample sheets) Jamberry Nails
Whimsical Scarf-set of 3 Bubbly Bows
Sunglasses Subsidy Shades
Fleece Floral Scarf Crafting a Family
Pot Holder Megan Lock Designs

Prize Package #3
Child Bundle (Boy)

Owl Hat Bubbly Bows
1 Spit Up Game Onesie/1 Diaper Game Onesie Spectrum of Amber
Hooded Towel 517 Creations
Carrie Me Home Onesie Love is Waiting 
$50 Photo Session Gift Card Scraplace Studio
Madison Loom Bracelets (variety of three) The Adopt Shoppe (daughter)

Prize Package #4
Child Bundle (Girl)

Owl hat Bubbly Bows
Leg warmers Bubbly Bows
Bow bundle Bubbly Bows
Hooded towel 517 Creations
Melia Set of 3 Loom Bracelets Joy in the Journey (daughter)
Large Hairbow OolalaHandicrafts
Mum clips-Set of 3 Megan Lock Designs
Crotchet Hat Mishie's Marvels
Girl pack of Goodies Emily Taylor

Ready to enter?  Here's how:

You will receive entries based on how much you donate to the Clements family using the PayPal button below.  The more you donate, the more chances you have to win one of the bundles listed above.

You will receive entries based on the following table:
$5 equals 1 entry
$20 equals 5 entries
$35 equals 10 entries
$60 equals 20 entries
$100 equals 40 entries

There will be four winners and the winners will chose their bundles in the order in which they are drawn after the raffle is closed (the first winner chosen will get first choice, the second winner will chose out of the remaining three, and so on).  You will not specify which bundle you want when you make your donations.  We do not need to know your preference unless you win a bundle.

The raffle will close at 6:00 p.m. Central on Saturday, February 15th, 2014.

For more information and for up-to-date raffle news (as well as to keep up with our ministry to encourage and connect adoptive and foster moms), click here and like the Joy in the Journey ministry's Facebook page.

Please consider sharing this raffle with your friends by using our floating toolbar to the left of this post.  Thank you for helping us Share Some Love to this sweet family during their time of need.


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