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1.13.2015

Valentine Card Challenge: 1400 cards by Feb 14th


CARDS SO FAR: 3,498

 At this season of my life, I will not be celebrating Valentine's Day romantically because Mr. Right is somewhere on this earth unbeknownst to me.

Instead, the Lord put a beautiful plan on my heart.  I want to spread His unfailing love.

Many of you know how my life has changed incredibly over the past couple of years.  I talk about the country God has called me to all the time.  It is usually the main theme centered around my blogging and posts.  I guess maybe it is because I am in love with Uganda.  The beauty of the country, the joy of the people wooed me from the start.  I'm in love with the call, the people.  I'm lovesick, wanting to go back.

While I was there last spring, the most meaningful thing was to see how much a card can touch a life.

I brought bright, colorful cards to the prisons/orphanages telling of the love of Jesus.  The smiles that lit the children's faces were bright enough to warm me to my very core.  It made me smile too.

So, that being said want to have a Valentine Card Challenge .

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There are around 200 children in each facility and around 7 known facilities exist in Uganda. 

That means we need 1400 cards for each child to receive one.  1400 cards by February 14th.

{1} Make a simple card(s) with the John 3:16 verse written out, and "God loves you" or in Lugandan you could put "Jesu Okwagala" & sign your name.

>>Please have your brothers & sisters make one, your friends, parents, family, people at your church, youth group, school.  Anyone can help participate to meet our goal.  One guy is even having a party to make cards!!

{2} Write "Valentine Card Challenge" on the back of the envelope **If you have a lot of cards, just send it in a large envelope or box. 

Address & send to the ministry SixtyFeet:

Sixty Feet Inc.
2451 Cumberland Parkway
Suite 3526
Atlanta, Georgia
30339

{3} In order to keep a tally, please comment on this post or under the "Contact Me" page at the top of my blog telling me how many cards you sent in.

Also, please feel free to share this on your own blog, through email, Pinterest, whatever you like.

That's it!  Three simple steps that can change the world with God's love.  All it takes is ordinary people willing to do what He asks of them to make an extraordinary difference in the lives around them and across the globe.



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69 comments:

  1. Moriah, friend...this is so, so beautiful! What a blessed burden the Lord has placed on your heart and it is such a joy to follow your journey through your writings on your blog! I am so touched by the love you have for these children and would be honoured to participate in something like this! I am sharing this now but I will be making a few cards...card making is my favourite hobby and to make a card for a dear orphan would indeed be a privilege! Thank you for your encouragement and for being such a lovely inspiration to me! Of course I would love to meet you someday! Hugs and blessings, Kelly-Anne

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  2. I am definitely going to do this ;) With a certain something going on in my life right now, mom + dad don't feel itsit's a good idea for me to go on a mission trip ;)

    It's ah-may-zing what God places in your path once you've surrendered everything to Him!

    I will be doing this, as I feel like I can get as close to the children in need of love, without being able show love to them in the way I would be able to if I was there :')

    Much love dear friend!
    Alisha ♡

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  3. What a wonderful idea!! I'll be sure to do this! =)

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  4. Moriah, I shared this on my blog as well as on Facebook and Pinterest - I hope your post gets LOTS of views!! I also spoke to my sister and we have both agreed we are going to be making cards - lots of them! Blessings to you my friend and keep well! Love and hugs, Kelly-Anne

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    1. Thank you, thank you!! All of this means so much to me. :)

      {Hugs}

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  5. Do we put our name inside the card?

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    1. Yes, that would be great! You can do just your first name.

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  6. I'd love to participate! I'll tell my friends and family and post something on my blog as well. :)

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  7. I will be sending 2 cards and have shared this with my friends! Awesome idea!!
    Halle

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  8. Halle shared it with me and I'll be sending 4. :)

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  9. I think it is amazing what you are doing! Me (Amy) and my two best friends (Anna & Evie) would like to help. We are going to make 150 cards! Is there a deadline?

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    1. Wow. Thank you so much! There is not a true deadline. I just thought it was a neat thing to do around Valentine's. The cards will be taken to the kids in UG whenever a team goes over, so there's not a big rush.

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  10. Will do. Not sure how many. I will tell you when i am done.

    Natalia

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  11. LOVE this idea and we as a family are going to do this!!! We don't have school tomorrow so this is going to be our project for the day. :) We are so excited to do this. I plan on spreading the word and sharing this post. I will come back and let you know how many we will be putting in the mail!

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    1. Thank you, thank you! That's the great thing about homeschool...you can plan to do amazing projects. :)

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    2. We are still working on cards. My daughter decided that her goal was for us to send you 80 cards and we are over half ways there! We are going to spend today making more cards and we are hoping to be mailing them all out next week. Thank you for letting us help you with this. We have been taking this time to learn about Uganda and the people that live there and it's been quite eye opening for my little's. :) We don't homeschool by the way, we just like to do things like this at home to teach our little's about caring about others and being Jesus with skin on to everyone. :)

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    3. Oh, okay. That's awesome! Always great to hear of fellow believers helping their kids share Jesus' love & be His hands and feet. :)

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  12. This is awesome! Can't wait to get started! Also excited about a fellow blog friend to follow. :) relishinggrace.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks! I'm always happy to have a new follower. :)

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  13. Carole B. StrumskyJanuary 24, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    Crista, I am here because of your contact on Pinterest :D
    I will be making some (unsure at this point of the number) cards to send. THANK YOU for the opportunity to serve in this way
    ♥ Psalm 139 woman

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    1. Thank you! I am so glad that you are. News of every person who wants to make cards makes my heart soar and puts a smile on my face. It really blesses me to see God at work. :)

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  14. Thank you for such an opportunity! I will be sending a card.

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  15. I sent in thirteen in a few days ago :)

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  16. I'll be sending in ten cards:) sorry I didn't make very many.
    I told all of my friends and family about this ministry.
    This is such a great thing to do for all of the kids!
    This is an awesome opportunity! Thank you.

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    1. Thank you very much! Your efforts to help are greatly appreciated. Every card counts! I am so glad you shared about Sixty Feet with all your friends and family. It is amazing what God is accomplishing through them. Your 10 cards helped us to brake 300! The new total is 305.

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  17. My Sunday School class did 25- sending them out today! They were excited to be a part of this! Thank you!

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    1. Wonderful!! I an so glad. That makes the new card count 330. :)

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  18. Thanks so much for doing this! Sending 23!

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  19. I'm planning to make 20 with some of my friends! I'll let you know when I'm sending them ;) such an amazing idea! Thank you so much for doing this for God's glory!!!

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  20. I am in a homeschool thing called gods girls and they have set aside a night of are gods girls to make card:) yay I'm so excited to make cards! I made ten on the 25th and I'm so excited to make more cards, I've always had a heart for helping kids so this is so exciting for me to help. Thank you for the opportunity! I put this on pintrest so hopefully people saw it.

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  21. My daughter Nevaeh had the goal of us making no less than 80 cards. We reached our goal today and have 81 cards made!! We will get them into the mail to you this next week. Thank you for letting us help you with this!

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  22. Hi lovely Moriah! Wow. What an amazing morning I had with my dear sisters...so far we have 12 cards for the children - we are still working on adding more to our package, but just to let you know! So here we go - another 12 to the total! Hugs to you and God bless!

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  23. I currently have 40+ cards to send your way but am waiting to send them to you because there is the possibility of more cards being made. Is there a deadline for when we should get the cards to you by?

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    1. Thanks!! I'm trying to shoot for February 14th, but if it is a little bit over that it is okay. The cards will not be delivered to the kids in Uganda until teams go over so there is not a big rush. :)

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  24. 16 cards are on the way from Spain! :)

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  25. Hi Crista, I saw your post on the Rebelution, and my dorm and I are sending 23 prayer-covered cards :)
    -Alyssa

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  26. I am sending in seven cards tomorrow. May God bless each of the 1,400 cards and use them mightily in His kingdom!

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  27. This is just so cool! I sent in 26 cards today. Thank you for presenting this awesome opportunity to show love to these imprisoned children!

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  28. Our family will be doing this tonight (Mom, Dad, and four kids) as part of a week of Love Challenges leading up to Valentine's Day! Thank you SO much for doing this - we will pray over all of the cards and then send them in tomorrow! I will let you know how many we make after we are done tonight!

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  29. I will be sending in 273 cards on behalf of myself, my friends, and my youth group. God bless!
    ~ Paige ~

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  30. I sent in 194 cards from my friends and I!

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    1. Sure! I welcome more. There cannot be too many since I do not know the exact number of orphans in the prisons. I plan on having the challenge until Valentine's Day, then seeing how many we come up with. No pressure to have them exactly by that day--because they will be delivered to the kids whenever teams go over. HTH.

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  32. How awesome! We made 8 cards and we'll get them in the mail tomorrow! Keep it up girly!

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  33. My family and church are sending 36 cards. Thank you so much for the opportunity to serve :)

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  34. My youth group made 8 cards. Thanks!

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  35. Hi Crista, this is a lovely idea! You are doing wonderful things for our Father's kingdom! The girls in our youth group got together and made 81 cards which we put in the mail today. May our Father bless all the children who receive them, and may He bless you as you are so joyfully about His business!

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  36. Hello Crista! Just checking to make sure you have received enough cards. If not, we could make more. We sent ours (81 of them) from Minnesota last week. I hope that you received them! Blessings!

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    1. Thank you for asking! The goal of 1400 was just an estimate. I didn't know exactly how many kids would be in the prisons. Apparently there are a lot more than I was thinking. The total amount of cards right now is 2,068 {668 more orphans}. Right now, I'm just asking people to make as many as they feel led by the Lord. I know He will meet the exact need so that not one. single. child. is left out! If you would like to make more, I welcome that. :)

      Thanks so much!!

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  37. Hi! My youth group and I are sending 35 cards all the way from Hong Kong! May God bless you and what you do for His kingdom. :D

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    1. Praise the Lord! Thank you all so much! That makes the latest count 2,068 cards. :)

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  38. My dorm at a university in Ontario made the kids 21 cards last night :) They will be brought to you in Atlanta sometime next week. Bless and Be Blessed - Dorm 12

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  39. Is it to late to send some valentines cards in? My family and I would love to do some but we kept forgetting to do it and now Valentines day is right around the corner..Is there a deadline?

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    1. It is not too late!! I welcome all cards since the exact number of kids in the prison is only an estimate. Right now the goal is simply to make as many cards as possible, as the Lord leads so that not one. single. child is left out.

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  40. 269 Valentine's Cards were just shipped your way! :) I'm so excited that you reached over and above your goal and that you let us take part!

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    1. Amazing!!! Thank you all so much--that brings the card total to 2337. *smiles*

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  41. Sending 14 cards in the mail today!

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  42. i have made 7. am sending them now. I hope I am not to late.

    Natalia

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  43. I am sending 22 cards. Sorry for taking so long!

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  44. Hello, we are sending 12 cards. Sorry they will be later than the 14th.

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    1. Yay! Thank you. That's okay it will be later than the 14th. People can even mail them on that date if they. Cards will not go to the kids in Uganda until teams go over...so there is not a big rush! :)

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  45. OK thanks! We sent in 25 cards..... :)

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  46. Just wanted to let you know that we mailed in 160 cards yesterday. :) it's exciting to see you far beyond reached your goal!

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    1. Are you the girl from The Rebelution who made 100 cards & your mom had a homeschool event to make them? Just wondering because if so, I already counted 160 to the total---didn't want to double up. :)

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    2. No thats not me...:) congrats on reaching(and going beyond) your goal! :)

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  47. ~My friend and I made 10 cards between us. : >

    ~Kids at my Youth Group organized a card making party after I shared this with them. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to go myself, we had company that week. But they made 81 cards.

    Ava, CO

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  48. Our homeschool teen girls craft club made 15 cards. God bless from CT

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  49. Preteens from our church made 15 cards. I pray the children are ministered to.

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