Thursday, January 14, 2010

Things don't always go as planned.

My post today was supposed to be telling you about several new pieces of jewelry for sale in my shop.

Like this one.


Or this one.


But as you've heard by now, a tragedy occurred in Haiti.
And I can't get it out of my head.
My heart is crushed.
I can't even fathom the devastation. The pain.

The Man and I have actually been talking lately about going on a missions trip to Haiti.
We have friends who are missionaries there.

We are so blessed with our warm homes, our computers, our blogs and twitter, laughing and making connections with people, fast food and coffee, throwing out shoes just because they're out of style... While just a few hundred miles away the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere just became poorer.

I'm not suggesting that you need to feel guilty and give up your snuggie, coffee, or computer.
But I'm offering a way to help, if you feel led.

From now until ... I don't know when... $10 from every Blessed necklace sold will go to Compassion International to assist those in desperate need in Haiti. (if there are none in stock, please check back. I'm restocking them as fast as possible.)

I've already sent them the first payment this morning. I'll send more as soon as I can, so they can get the funds they need.

If you can't afford to purchase, I understand.
But if this touches your heart the way it did mine, please pass it on.
Spread the word.
Encourage others to help.
Remember how blessed we are! And that we can bless other people as well.

***Update: As of 5:16pm on Friday, we have raised over $900!! You are amazing!***

26 comments:

The Perfect Trio said...

I am so BLESSED. I will be placing my order soon!

Melissa

Bombshell BLISS said...

I can't stop watching the coverage and hugging my children.

I'll be placing an order as well.

gina said...

What happened?! You'd think for someone pn the computer all day i would now. I'm off to go google it. And that bliss necklace is GORGEOUS!! How nice of you to offer up your blessed necklace profits!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I love the blessed one, but I HAD to have the In Christ Alone necklace...I need it...Thank you for your tender heart and I hope you sell lots of the blessed necklaces.

Sarah said...

Thank you!! I check your blog daily. My mother-in-law and other close friends were on a mission trip to Fondwa, Haiti when the earthquake happened. We haven't heard from them since, but are hoping and praying they are ok and just can't get phone connections.

Graceful Moments said...

Praying for all those affected by this horrible devastation. I just made a substantial donation to a mission group that is located in Haiti and lost one of their buildings and much damage to all of their other buildings and equipment.
I would love to have the In Christ Alone necklace though, so might have to buy it anyway!
So wonderful of you to do this.
You are so right that we are so blessed here and we too often take it for granted.
I'm going to put a note about this on the Christian Artist's Street Team thread on Etsy. ♥

Anonymous said...

Tragedy, like Haiti, makes me stop. Stop and wonder, why them? Why not me/us? Who decides? Surely not God, He loves us all, we are all His children, so why and who and how? And, Haiti has been dismal for generations, the earthquake has provided our chance to say something, to intervene, to be welcome in our intervention, to bring about hopeful change. I pray that the Blessed necklaces are a blessing, for the creator, for the wearer and most importantly for the Haitian(s) who might finally receive love and compassion freely and directly. God Bless you for helping and for giving us our chance to help as well. I bought mine for a dear friend, wishing I might know something about the person in Haiti who will be blessed too.

Laura said...

yes to placing an order

yes to being blessed

jennifer said...

Thank you for doing this! I'll be getting one tomorrow!!!

jennifer said...

Thank you for doing this! I'll be getting one tomorrow!!!

Susan S. said...

What a great post! And think we are all feeling very blessed. It's amazing to see people pull together and pray so much for Haiti. I think we are all thinking....yet, for the grace of God go I. I've logged into Etsy and ordered one of your beautiful necklaces. Can't wait to receive it and wear it proudly.

Ruth said...

beautiful heart
beautiful necklace

i've just seen how many you're selling!
amen to THAT.

Sara said...

I posted this to my Facebook...
awesome.

Christina said...

I linked to you on my blog. I hope it helps. I know I am not a high traffic site! But...maybe a little?

Christy said...

Hi! LOVE your neclaces! I LOVE that you are donating money to Haiti Relief! That's amazing! I'm on your etsy site right now & want to order the Family Monogram necklace but I noticed it said 39 letters .. Is there anyway to force that 40th !? I know I know always wanting more. Thank You ~Christy

SugarberrySensations said...

Becki, this was the most incredibly heart warming/touching post! I think about how blessed I am all the time, and feel guilty about it as well!

I will most certainly purchase a necklace - Thank You from the bottom of my heart for helping those in such crisis out!

♥Lori

Toni :O) said...

Beautiful idea....love it and will hopefully be able to order one! God bless you!

forrestina vintage said...

Shared this on Facebook, Beki, to my 1,211 followers--hope the sales/gifts pour in like rain. oxo

Replica Watches said...

OMG please send me one to asia. i need it please please please. i know if you purchase it and get it shipped to my land it will cost ne more then the product. is there any other way i can get this easily.

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Christy, I can probably squeak 40 letters in there. :)

Thank you guys!

Rebecca on The Homefront said...

Hope you don't mind, but this touched my heart and I blogged about it. Such a sweet thing you're doing, thank you!

Chigger Hill Cottage said...

My daughter and I have been watching the History Channel this week, and the commentator was saying how tragedies toward the end will be larger than past ones. Earthquakes will be worse and so will hurricanes, etc...Not just Bible prophesy, but scientific fact as well. The two go hand in hand. The last thing that stuck out in my mind was, "whole cities will be devasted and a great portion of populations will be gone at once"... This will be a wake up call to many. My heart goes out to the people in Haiti

Christy said...

YAY ! Thanks Beki. I'll place that order today .. can't wait to get them :)

Krystyn said...

Off to check out your store. I'm donating for comments. Please come and help.
http://www.reallyareyouserious.com/2010/01/how-can-you-help.html

Anna said...

Hi Beki,

what a fantastic..and ever so generous act...I have posted this information on my blog also to hopefully get more donations coming in...and of course will purchase one myself. Thank you ...your a blessing too x

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