Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Watch Melany's Story and Win Prizes!

Melany is a precious child living in one of the most difficult areas of Guatemala City.  She is a  student at our partner school, Casita Adonai.  This new video shows what life is like for Melany and her friends and why they desperately need a new school building.

A friend of the ministry has given us a $5000 gift to help build the school in Guatemala on the condition that we can match it before Christmas Day! Instead of just asking you to help us spread the word, we want to give you an opportunity to receive  amazing gifts!  Gifts include

3 - $100 credits to a Caroline's Promise mission trip to Guatemala
1 - Coffee/tea set from Guatemala
1 - Wooden salad set from Africa
1 - Purse from Guatemala
4 - Hope Grows Long Sleeve T-Shirts

Hope Grows Christmas Contest 
Here's how it works!  From now through midnight Christmas Eve you will receive entries into the contest for each item below.  Simply comment at the bottom of this blog post and tell us what you did.  On Christmas Day ten winners will be chosen from the comments on this blog post to receive a giftYour prize will be shipped on December 26.  Remember, the goal is to spread the word about Hope Grows and the desperate need to build this school in Guatemala.  Feel free to share the Hope Grows blog post to help you explain the urgent need!
You'll receive one entry each when you.......

1Watch our new Hope Grows Video!  (1 entry)

3.  Share the Hope Grows Video on your social networks including email.  Just click the share button in the top right corner of the video.  Be sure to include a personal note about why this is important to you!  (1 entry)

You'll receive  five entries when you

4.  Donate to the Hope Grows Campaign.  Choose the fund "Guatemala Orphan Projects"  and write your name in the comment box (5 entries)

5.   Each time one of your friends donates to the Hope Grows Campaign  (5 entries each donation) Have them Donate  and choose the fund "Guatemala Orphan Projects"  Ask them to write your name in the comment box (5 entries)
Remember to comment at the bottom of this blog and tell us what you did so we can credit you with the correct number of entries!
Thanks for your help!


  1. Comment here and let us know if you watched the video, shared it, donated, or had a friend to donate!

  2. Watched and shared on facebook! (2 Entries)


  3. I shared the video on Facebook

    1. Allison - you've won a prize! Can you email me at Thanks!

  4. I have watched the video. I shared the video on facebook. I also shared the video with a friend at work who said her son had just told her to give to an organization involved with human trafficking as part of his Christmas present. She is going to show him the video.

  5. I watched the Hope Grows video and also shared it on Facebook with my friends. This is so close to my heart since my brother is adopted from here!

  6. (two entries for my above comment...) (:

  7. We made a donation for our Christmas gifts to each other. :)

  8. I watched the video (and enjoyed the footage from my trip!) and made a donation. I hope you reach the matching goal!

  9. Thanks for sharing this informative blog... I really like this idea and it is really great.Keep up the great work and just keep making it look better.

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