This week we’re giving away a CD, a shirt, and a MercyMe “lovewell” eco-friendly water bottle!
The summertime is here, and it makes me think about all the things I did as an elementary-aged kid during the hot summer months. I lived for ice cream trucks, playgrounds, and swimming pools. As much as I still love that stuff, somewhere in my teenage years I began to think of more practical things to do with my time, and I continue to see little bits of the child in me fade. Don’t get me wrong, when I hear that little circus song playing on the street, I still have the urge to run out and buy a fudge pop, but I don’t remember the last time I actually did.
If Jesus lived now, I bet he would be first in line at the ice cream truck, holding the hands of ten little ones and paying as each one of them picked out their favorite treat. I bet Jesus would have no reservations about running around a playground, laughing with children like only a father can. He loved children. He said,
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (Mark 10:14)
So this week, in light of my “I-wish-I-could-be-a-kid-for-a-day” blues, I thought I would highlight some artists that support children around the world.
Compassion International works with dozens of artists to spread the word about child sponsorship. (You can check out that artist list here: http://www.compassion.com/more-music-artists.htm.) These artists talk about Compassion International at their concerts and allow fans to sign up to become sponsors! Compassion International exists to provide hope to children in poverty.
There are so many artists involved in this cause but today’s giveaway features MercyMe and Disciple! Enter to win a MercyMe aluminum water bottle and a copy of Disciple’s latest album, Horseshoes and Handgrenades.
As a bonus, I’m throwing in some merchandise from another organization that loves children! Two Nashville moms started 147 Million Orphans (www.147millionorphans.com) to raise money and awareness about the 147 MILLION orphans in the world today and empower people to adopt. They have a great line of clothes, and you could win a shirt! We have one for guys and one for girls. If you win, you pick!
So post a comment with your favorite ice cream truck treat to be entered to win! And if you have ever been at a concert where an artist shared about Compassion International, tell us about it!
I will pick 2 winners this week! But, before you go, check out this video from MercyMe.
This contest is closed! Thanks for your fun answers and congratulations to our winners!