Fund-drive with a Prize! (Number 1)

Hello Everybody,

It is with great jubilation that I get the honor of announcing a whole new fun feature of ChristianBlog.Com!

Over the last few months myself and Mr. Abela have been working out the details of a new way to not only help fund ChristianBlog.Com, but also to give something back to those who donate!

Sure as everybody who has donated to ChristianBlog.Com already knows, donating is about helping keep ChristianBlog.Com ministering, but that doesn't mean it wouldn't be nice to get a prize back every now-and-then, eh!

It is with that idea in mind that we have created the "Fund-Drive with a Prize!" feature here at ChristianBlog.Com, and it really does rock!

We have been gathering together a whole room of goodies to be able to start giving away to our members who help support us! We have been asking some of our members who are authors for some books, musical artists for some cds, and Christian gift stores for items! What we have been able to pile up in my spare room is just amazing! (and it is all for our faithful members!)

I am personally very excited about this feature, because for the first time we can provide a three-way involvement in supporting ChristianBlog.Com!

Those people providing the items are able to help support ChristianBlog.Com!
You the members are able to help support ChristianBlog.Com!
And ChristianBlog.Com is able to support you and your daily faith with some truly awesome and cool items!

We have setup a page that explains how everything works and I'd just like to encourage all of our members to take this great oppertunity to help support ChristianBlog.Com -- and maybe win a prize!

At the very heart of our "Fund-drive with a Prize" is this:

You donate a certain amount to ChristianBlog.Com and we through a certain amount of pieces of paper with your name on each one into a basket. At the end of each fund-drive we pull out one piece of paper and who ever is the lucky pick will get the item(s) shipped directly to their house! (we of course pay for the shipping).

C-16°|F3°Alright Already, What's The Prize?

To start things off with a great bang, I have gone ahead and picked out one of our highest priced prize presently sitting in my spare room!

Check out this beautiful set of 8-cups, with a retail value of $85.00!

We are going to include ALL EIGHT cups in this set !!

ChristianBooks.Com sells these for $9.99 each, but you could win all 8 of them for a donation much much much less then $85 bucks!

C-16°|F3°Sweet! How Do I Donate?

View our page, "ChristianBlog.Com Fund-drive with a Prize!" page to learn more and to donate!

Donations will be taken through PayPal only, and you must be a member of ChristianBlog.Com in order to win!

C-16°|F3°Ok, I've Donated (!!) Now What??

First, Thank You!!

Second, post a reply to this blog that you've donated and if you donated $5.00, $10.00 or $20.00. (this is important to do in case we are unable to figure out which donation is for which member - paypal sometimes fails to notify us of such details)

Third, wait until September 20th, 2008 -- which is when we will announce the very first winner of our new Fund-drive with a Prize! winner!

Thank you all,
Scott,
ChristianBlog.Com

@abelajohnb
John B. Abela @abelajohnb ·

Wow, how kool is this folks!!! :mrgreen:

Scott has put a LOT of work into this and I would just like to extend a huge "THANK YOU" to him for his efforts in this!

I really do hope all of our members will get onboard with this fund-drive. It offers nearly everybody the chance to really get onboard and help out ChristianBlog.Com on a financial level, plus we get to have the opportunity to give something back to you!

I have actually seen these cups already and they are awesome! I liked a couple of them so much I bought a couple of them for myself. [i](sssshhh, don't tell anybody ;) )[/i]

I am sure a few of you will have questions not already outlined above by Scott nor addressed within our [url=http://www.christianblog.com/funddrive.php]fund drive[/url] page... so if you do have a question, by all means, ask away!

Well everybody, I just want to again say I hope everybody gets onboard with this!! ChristianBlog.Com can always use some additional donations and I think it is totally cool that one lucky person out there is going to get a prize for helping ChristianBlog.Com maintain the ministry that we do on a worldwide 24/7/365 basis!

Many blessings to all.
John B. Abela
Founder/Owner, ChristianBlog.Com

@youaregolden
Samantha Shemer @youaregolden ·

Thanks for keeping this site up and running for it has been a blessing to us all! :mrgreen:
I donated $20.00! Thanks again:)
YSIC,
-Golden :flower:

@kraftykatz
Marsha Tyler Ronquist @kraftykatz ·

:cool:

KraftyKatz
:coffee: drinking tea

@everfaithful
Lisa Stoughton @everfaithful ·

awesome idea! Thanks for thinking of it and putting it together!
Effie

@kraftykatz
Marsha Tyler Ronquist @kraftykatz ·

I just made a $20.00 donation!!

KraftyKatz
:coffee:

@savedbyegrace
Linda Young @savedbyegrace ·

All right, I just made a humble $5.00 donation. I just paid college tuition, room and board, and car insurance too.

This is fun! Game on, folks!! :mrgreen:


Gracie

@blessings2you
Kirk M @blessings2you ·

Great idea! I just made my $20 donation. Cool looking cups!
B2Y

@everfaithful
Lisa Stoughton @everfaithful ·

I donated $20 and will gladly share the cups I win with those who covet them LOL
Effie

@kreynolds
K Reynolds @kreynolds ·

Wonderful idea! It just happens to coincide with my first real paycheck in months so I take that as a sign :mrgreen:
I donated $20.00.

K :princess:

@poodlelady
Sandy Brooks @poodlelady ·

This is cool -I'm in for $20.00 -win or not it's for a good cause! Whooohooo!

@mumbly
Shirley Hooper @mumbly ·

Hi, on 10 September 2008 I sent $76.65 NZ = $50.00 US. This is the best way for me to send from overseas, as it is too expensive monthly. What a great way to fundraise for a great website. May God bless, as you labour on for Him.

Christian love from......mumbly.

@abelajohnb
John B. Abela @abelajohnb ·

Hello all and thanks to everybody who has participated so far in this!

All eight cups just showed up from Scotts house yesterday and I got to see the whole set for the first time... and WOW !!

I had only seen a couple of them, but the entire set sitting on my kitchen counter.... wow, what a great way to share coffee or tea around a bible study with your friends, family, or a few fellow church members!

Today is the final day to be able to enter, so if you have not already done so, I would encourage you to head over to our [url=http://www.christianblog.com/funddrive.php]fund drive page[/url] to get in on this!!

Sometime tomorrow we will announce our very first prize winner!!

Blessings all,
John B. Abela
Founder/Owner, ChristianBlog.Com

@abelajohnb
John B. Abela @abelajohnb ·

Hey All, I've got some exciting news to share with everybody!!

We have a winner!!!
We have a winner!!!
We have a winner!!!
We have a winner!!!
We have a winner!!!
We have a winner!!!
We have a winner!!!
We have a winner!!!
We have a winner!!!
We have a winner!!!

This morning I jumped into the chatroom, hunting for somebody that was not a premier member, found one ([member=bethy]bethy[/member]), and asked her to visit [url=http://www.christianblog.com/pick_a_prize_winner.php]a page of our website[/url] that takes every bodies "name in the basket", scrambles them all together and spits out a single name.....

And the name that was randomly selected was......

[member=savedbyegrace]savedbyegrace[/member] !!!!

So congratulations to [member=savedbyegrace]savedbyegrace[/member] for being the first winner of the ChristianBlog.Com Fund-drive With A Prize!

And, a huge [u]thank you[/u] to everybody who donated to ChristianBlog.Com and participated in our first Fund-drive With A Prize!

For Christ's Ministry,
John B. Abela
Founder/Owner, ChristianBlog.Com

[i](edited, 9/20/2008 5:39 PM: replaced "savedbygrace" with "savedbyegrace" to correct a typo I made)[/i]

@mumbly
Shirley Hooper @mumbly ·

So very pleased that savedbygrace has won. She has not been in here for a long time, and I do sooo hope that you can find her. I have taken a real interest in her from the time she joined, as she was saved from a life of paganism to truly being savedbygrace. I was the 1st one to speak with her in the chat room, and we seemed to form a bond. I have really missed her, and I believe God's hand is in the choice of her win........mumbly

@savedbyegrace
Linda Young @savedbyegrace ·

Woo hoo!

I think!

Hey John,
If it's me, it's savedbyegrace.

There apparently was a savedbygrace, but I don't see where he/she responded to this blog.

Is it me??!! Woo hoo!

@abelajohnb
John B. Abela @abelajohnb ·

Opps.

Yes, our winner is [member=savedbyegrace]savedbyegrace[/member], not [member=savedbygrace]savedbygrace[/member].

Sorry for the typo mistake.

For Christ's Ministry,
John B. Abela
Founder/Owner, ChristianBlog.Com

@savedbyegrace
Linda Young @savedbyegrace ·

Coffee's on me, folks! Come on over. North Georgia is beautiful this time of year and I brew a mean pot o'joe. Will someone bring muffins?

Thanks, John. Thanks, Scott. This was fun.

:heart:
Gracie

@mumbly
Shirley Hooper @mumbly ·

Oh dear I have sent savedbygrace a congrats, but she may not even get it. Congrats to you tho savedbyegrace. Just shows what typos can do !!!!!

It has gone to a very worthy savedbyegrace, tho. Let's know all about the cups gracie.

luv ya .......mumbly.

@abelajohnb
John B. Abela @abelajohnb ·

I think Scott has the next one planned to start late this weekend or early next week.

Not going to say what the prize will be :-p

John

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