nothing but net {head start}

Alright friends...here's a look see at the first eight squares of the Nothing But Net quilt here...if you are new{er} here you can catch up by reading about my BIG dreams.
The gist is this...I am making an awesome quilt...made from fabrics and materials donated by awesome people...we're going to raffle it off...buy a net get an entry.  As many entries as you can get your hands on. :)
My goal is 500 nets.  Eeek! Did I just type that so that 1000's of people can read it?

But it's going to be a beautiful quilt...so 500 should be easy right? 
All things are possible with God, right!!! (yes, that is not a question)
Did you know?
  • Every 30 seconds a child dies from malaria in Africa.
  • Children and pregnant women are most susceptible to malaria.
  • An insecticide-treated bed net can protect a family of four for up to four to five years.
Malaria is one of the most serious global health issues. Approximately 500 million people each year are infected, and more than one million of those die. Malaria is particularly devastating in Africa where the disease is a leading killer of children, accounting for twenty percent of all childhood deaths. 

Every 30 seconds a child in Africa dies from a malaria infection.
A child just like yours or mine.  A child that is loved by their mother like WE LOVE OUR CHILDREN!!!

We, you and I, can do SOMETHING about that.  WE can show them one net at a time that God loves them...that people in another country CARE about them. 

As I make each square I pray over it..."Lord, let this square help show your love to someone in Africa...keep their babies and families safe.   Be bigger that we can ever hope for."
I'm so excited...are you?

You can click on the photo above to start buying nets.  Each $10 net purchase is an entry into the raffle for the quilt.  The winner will be chosen, at random, by an unbiased person.  The more nets you buy...the greater your chances of winning a quilt...and...

That leads me to my next thought. I'm thinking that there should be 2nd and 3rd prizes...so if you have a shop...make a craft...wanna send a gift card...then email me.  :) I want this to be awesome...and I need YOU!

So feel free to go start buying nets...click on the photo above or over on the right.  Each net purchase from here on out counts as an entry.   The quilt or other awesomeness could be yours. :)

Yay God! :)
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6 comments:

Sarah Ann said...

Hey! What a great idea!

Parrotts said...

Yay God and Yay YOU! I'm going to blog and Facebook 'bout it...oh yeah and get entered! May we copy your raffle button and put it on our blogs? And what's this thing on the NBN site about joining your team? Sorry, lots o' questions...

Michelle said...

It looks soooooooooo beautiful!!!!!! Great great job Crystal!

jody said...

Hooray! Looks great so far!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

You are amazing! This is wonderful. Thank you so much for allowing US to be a part of this too!

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

Found you through Fireflies and Jellybeans. LOVE THIS!!! Thanks for being a servant!

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