Many of you have followed Love, Me’s journey to Africa and back. If you missed it from the beginning on this year you can go back and read about it starting HERE. Not only did you follow, but many of you lifted us up in prayer and gave what you could (we received donations from $5 to $1000 an raised over 3K in just a few short weeks). Now its time for us to have the immense pleasure of sharing with you only a small part of what was made possible because of YOU. This project has truly been a labor of love. I’ve hidden many of the photographs I took while I was there away, storing them up like treasures waiting to be unveiled (and there are still many more that we hope will make it into a book eventually).
The Calendar was created as a way to spread our LOVE and to give you the opportunity to do the same. We wanted to give back to charities we believe in, the ones that we feel spread HIS love in real, tangible ways.
There was no doubt in our minds what we thought the world should know in 2010, thus our choice for this year’s calendar was an easy one. Because Love, Me traveled with Revive Africa to Sierra Leone this past March, we were able to experience first hand the desperate needs of 94 beautiful orphans in the tiny village of Wellington. Hopefully the images of these children and the insights drawn from numerous first hand experiences, beautifully written by Paul Shabay, co-founder of Revive Africa, along with his brother Chris, will give you what YOU need to know in 2010.
Whether it’s the realization that the starving children you see on TV are, in fact, real little souls with hopes and dreams not unlike our own, the confirmation that you really can make a difference in their lives simply by purchasing this calendar, or most importantly, the illumination that their is a God who is with us in this battle against poverty, hopelessness, and death and He is ever so present and alive in the spirits of these remarkable children. Just look into their eyes and listen … because He has something incredibly powerful and personal to say to You. Thank you for showing your love, and thus, spreading His.
Here’s what others are saying about the 2010 The World Should Know Calendar after they purchased! (note: neither of these woman have traveled to Sierra Leone or have ever met these children in person)
“Beautiful! Amazing! I finally had a chance to sit down at my desk and really look at the calendar. One of my favorite things are childrens’ fingers and toes (so cute!) – the back cover brought me to tears! Can’t exactly tell you why, it just hit a nerve!”
“I love the calendar! The photos are just beautiful…awesome! And I love the words, the quotes and the personal touches. [details about each child she connected with through the calendar and what the words said about them, let’s just say she had several favorites] … I could go on and on. They are all just lovely~ very powerful photographs. Thank you so much for putting your heart into your work on behalf of the least of these. God is moving in the hearts of many and truly blessing these children through you, your gifts, your obedience, and your servant’s heart…”
LOVE WINS IN 2010! Help us reach our goal of selling 2010 Calendars! Because all printing costs were taken care of by our generous sponsors, every single penny you give toward the calendar will go directly to the orphans. We have potential to raise a MINIMUM of 25K if all calendars are sold!!! That equals REAL change folks.
So, buy a calendar or two, give some away as gifts, forward to your friends and family, and/or offer to help us sell a few. Feel free to pay via paypal below if you are long distance or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for local pickup at our new studio in old town Roanoke!!
Thanks for spreading YOUR love this holiday season 🙂 Blessings!
Now, here is a sneak peek at the full calendar.