Friday, April 15, 2011

The Mystery of the Blue Square

Chances are, you’ve noticed the blue square that has been popping up on Compassion materials in the last year or so. I know that I have pondered the meaning behind it on several occasions.

Well, this weekend, the mystery was solved!

“For Compassion, The Corner is a powerful depiction of Leviticus 23:22 and a continual reminder to always “leave a corner.” It reminds us of who we are and what we do as advocates for children in poverty.”

When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and the alien.  I am the Lord your God.”

I also have a giveaway for my faithful readers today! 

Last Friday, there was a merchandise table set up and I picked up this shirt in a size Medium.

On Saturday, I found a different Compassion tee in a women’s fitted style and I brought that home, too. On Sunday, I washed and dried both tees and *then* realized that I really don’t wear tees like the blue one above.

So, I would like to give it away. (It was unworn by me, just washed and dried!)  Realizing that a size Medium tee isn’t going to fit everyone, I also have a copy of Unshaken: Rising from the Ruins of Haiti’s Hotel Montana by Dan Wooley to give away if the drawing winner doesn’t want the tee.

How to enter:

  1. Link to my blog on your Facebook, Twitter or blog.  Come back and leave a comment telling me that you did so. Worth ONE entry.
  2. Post a FB status, a tweet or a blog post to encourage others to write to their sponsored child.  Come back and leave a comment telling me that you did so. Worth TWO entries.
  3. Post this  link on Facebook, Twitter or your blog to spread awareness for the plight of child slaves on Lake Volta and the effort to rescue them. Come back and leave a comment telling me that you did so. Worth TWO entries.
  4. Plan a Sponsor Get-Together for some time in the coming months. You could invite sponsors to gather to write letters, to make crafts to send to sponsored children, to raise funds or to pray for Compassion International and the children. Come back and leave a comment telling me a little about your plan.  Worth FIVE entries!

For every entry you have, I will write your name on a piece of paper and stick it in a basket.  I will draw a name on Tuesday morning (4/19) and announce the winner on my blog!

Good luck!



Robin said...

What a great story about the blue square! I linked to the Compassion Can blog on my facebook. Every little bit helps.

BTW, your blog is so colorful and cheery....perfect for spring!

The Burgess family said...

Oh I'm so happy to hear about the blue square, I'd just recently read that verse in my Bible reading too!

And I'm excited about what you're doing here. Consider the first entry done, and I'll be back for more :)

The Burgess family said...

I shared about the Ghana trip on my blog!

The Burgess family said...

On Facebook I wrote a status update about writing to sponsored children, and shared a link to your blog at the same time (kinda combined those, oops!) I already got a response to that though, someone was reminded to write their child! Yay!

faithlikemustard said...

I was inspired by yesterday's post to send a short email to my kids even though I just mailed letters last week. I tweeted about it last night...does that count? :)

faithlikemustard said...

Tweeted about this post here:!/f8thlikemustard

Bev Sykes said...

I was just looking at the pictures of your kids. I"m wondering if Rodrigo is at BO554. The background of his photo seems to be the same background as our Victor, seen at

graziano said...

I thought it was a empty space, that everybody should have inside, in order to let Jesus write as he was used to do on the ground.

Zeeuwse Mama said...

The T shirt is wonderfull!! I have size medium ;-)) (But I live in Holland...;-) I shared on my facebook to the Ghana trip!

Jessica said...

I don't think my first comment when through yesterday. Maybe it got spammed?

Anyway, I did all 5 things! So I hope that means 10 entries for meeee! :D I rully want that Unshaken book.

On point number 5, I talked to the lady in our church who hosted our Compassion Sunday last year (and I think she has another one in the works soon) about doing a letter writing party at the church. It's something I've been thinking about for awhile, so this was the push I needed. :)

vcnxvbw said...

New to Compassion. New to sponsoring. LOVE your website and can't wait to write to my two children. But when I try to link, everything is in CHinese! Or Korean! Not sure what is going on!

steph said...

I shared the link about child slaves and encouraged my friends to write their sponsored kids on facebook. (I am hoping to link your blog to...if I can figure it out) Thanks friend for the info and wanted to let you know I just recieved a correspondent child from Ghana- I am so excited!

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