Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Hidden Treasure

What would you do for the life of your child?
How many mountains would you climb, deserts would you cross, dangers would you face?
How much would you sell for her ransom?

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Rembrandt's Parable of the Hidden Treasure

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.
 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it."
Would you sell everything?
Kelly Dirkes is giving away her most prized possession.  Her diamond ring. The one her husband gave her when he asked her to marry him.  She is giving it away to raise the ransom for her daughter.

She considers this sweet little treasure worth far more than a diamond ring you can wear on finger!


That is love.

This is what Kelly wrote yesterday on Facebook:

Six years ago, on my 24th birthday, my now husband knelt down in front of me and asked me to marry him. Ever since that night, I've proudly worn the ring that he picked out for me. It (and my wedding band) are the only pieces of jewelry that I wear.

 And I hate to see it go.

But we're up against a fundraising deadline. We leave in SEVEN days--we need funding in THREE so the money has time to transfer. Funding that we were anticipating has not come through for us.

It's just jewelry. Louisa's life is more important than a ring.
It's just jewelry.
And that my dear friends is the truth.
The material STUFF we hang onto is just STUFF. 
The Dirkes need a bunch of money raised in a short period of time.  Money they were counting on didn't come. 
Someone has offered them a $1,500 matching grant to help them reach their goal.  (Their FSP on Reece's Rainbow needs to read $13,162 for the matching) BUT ultimately they need to reach 25,000 (check out the thermometer on their sidebar on their blog).
Would you give up some STUFF to help a family bring home a TREASURE??
You could win a diamond ring.  (e-mail your donation receipt of 20.00 or more to
You will also help this Mama who has already crossed the ocean to bring home one treasure...
Go back and get another....
Plus.... next year at the Reece's Rainbow Reunion in Kentucky.... I PROMISE to take a picture of Aaron and BOTH of Kelly's girls!
What would you do for the life of a child?



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