Friday, March 25, 2011

TODAY'S ECUADORIAN OFFERING

Today we have another offering straight from our Ecuadorian missionary pal Jake Bickham.


Actually, we have two!
Jake describes the bracelets this way:
The bracelets are made from the seed of the Ecuadorian Ivory Palm. The inside of the nut is very similar to the animal ivory, and if trimmed right is will look almost identical. A wide variety of styles are made from these nuts. The bracelets will fit several arm sizes, due to the fact that there is an elastic band that keeps it tight fitting and stretchy. The nut that is harvested is 100% natural and it provides around 30,000 jobs for the locals who pick these seeds that fall from the trees. It also helps to prevent deforestation since the trees become a part of a job, not just another stick in the forest.



So bid on these bracelets knowing that by purchasing them, Jake was supporting Ecuadorians working in a good-for-the-environment joy that is also a sustainable job and by your purchasing them, you are providing needed financial resources for young people who are working to take a whole lot of God's goodness into some hurting and needful places.

And that is always good for our planet! The bidding on each bracelet will begin at $7. When you bid, leave a comment with your name, contact information, and how much you are bidding. Also, state whether you are wanting the light bracelet or the dark bracelet.



While you're here, why don't you look over some of the past posts? We've got several items up for auction, all going to help pay for my kids' overseas ministry trips. Thanks!

7 comments:

Lydia said...

I bid $10 for each….soo cute!!

Elysa said...

AWESOME!!!! My W-friends are really coming thru for us on this auction. Just another reason I am blessed to be a graduate of the best college around, Mississippi University for Women!

Louisa J said...

$12 for the white one. :)
-Louisa

Elysa said...

Got it, Louisa! Gracias!

Robert said...

$15 for the dark one...looks like a match to the earrings maybe...

robert.jennings@me.com

Robert said...

Did I win?

robert.jennings@me.com

Elysa said...

Yes, Robert, you DID win! :D

And Louisa, you won the white one at $12.