Tuesday, December 08, 2009


Missions-communication-guru and all-around-fun-and-funny-yet-seriously-passionate-guy Jeff Goins sent this to me yesterday and asked that I pass it on to the Graceland folks, and since it's about loving "the least of these" in Africa, you know I said YES!

"Here is a unique and unusual way to celebrate Christmas this year -- by being part of a radical giving campaign that helps build wells in African villages. We've all heard that it's more blessed than to receive, but this organization, "
With This Ring," is really calling people to put their money where their mouth is (or would that be mouths?).

Here's how it got started:

Ali Eastburn decided to make a radical gift and give up her wedding ring to help dig wells in Africa. Since then, she has been challenging people to give radically to change the lives of people around the world. For twelve days this month (Dec. 7-18), With This Ring will be auctioning twelve different rings that have been donated, with all of the proceeds going to charity.

You can read the
With This Ring blog each day to find more about the back story of a particular ring, as well as the cause it will benefit.

I've been talking about Advent, lately -- this season where we prepare for Christmas, the ultimate display of love and sacrifice. What's really great about this cause is that both the givers and recipients benefit from this campaign.

Right now, With This Ring is
auctioning off the rings that people have donated from around the country. You can see the auction here:


Feel free to get the word out; you never know who might buy a ring or even donate one."


Jeff Goins said...

Thanks, Elysa!

Elysa said...

You are most welcome. :)