My heart smiles when I see someone use their blog for good.
To see them have an idea.
A big, scary, seemingly impossible, idea.
An idea bigger than themselves.
To reach out. To help. To leap. To trust.
To use their gifts to change the world.
Crystal had such an idea.
God took her idea, and did what He does best.
He helps to accomplish infinitely more than we could ever ask or hope.
A pattern that would make me run screaming.
But she is brave. So very, very brave.
She decided to make this beautiful, wonderful quilt.
But not to keep.
To give away.
Because not only is she brave, she is generous.
A reason that is an ocean away.
To save lives.
To help buy nets.
Simple mosquito nets. Mosquito nets that protect families. Mothers, fathers, children, and babies from malaria.
One million people die a year from malaria infections.
Preventable malaria infections.
A life worth saving.
One net can protect a family of four for up to five years.
Five years. Imagine the safety, the comfort, the peace that net would bring to a family.
A net only costs ten dollars.
Ten dollars can save four lives.
Think about that.
Something so simple. Something that is hardly a sacrifice to us, can mean all the difference in the lives of that family.
Africa is near and dear to Crystal's heart.
But more importantly, Africa is near and dear to God's heart.
This quilt is a beautiful reminder of that.
I believe that goal will be exceeded.
For each net purchased, you get one entry into the raffle for this stunning quilt.
For each net purchased, you are helping to save lives.
Think of the love and care that she put into this quilt.
Think of the love and care you could send across the globe with the purchase of simple mosquito nets.
Go here to buy your nets.
Visit Crystal and learn more about her heart for this project here.
Thank you for your big hearts.
You are my faves.