UPDATE (1/1/15): "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." Ephesians 3:20-21
THANK YOU to all who gave toward bicycles for missionaries through the Bespoke campaign. This project was born with the hope of funding one bicycle... but through your generous hearts, and God's way of doing exceedingly, abundantly more than we can imagine, we've been able to fund almost 15 bicycles!
Now that the project is at its close, we get the honor and joy of praying for the hands that will grip those handlebars, and the hearts they will touch.
Thank you, dear friends. You've made all the difference.
Bespoke is now being hidden away in the archives for the time being, but words cannot describe the joy you've given in letting me be a small part of your lives this Christmas through this story, and through this project.
***Forward your Gospel for Asia e-mail receipt to BespokeBook@gmail.com to receive your "thank you copy" of Bespoke***
You're here!!! If you could just see the grin on my face. I'm thrilled, and I'm thankful, and I just... I think you're wonderful.
So...what exactly is Bespoke?
I'd be honored if you'd stop by www.AmandaDykes.com/Bespoke where you can read all about the project, your important role in this Christmas tale, and how we can work together to bring a bicycle to the hands of a missionary in Asia. One bicycle costs $110.
If you're wondering how to receive your thank you copy of Bespoke, you can do so in 3 easy steps:
1. See that lovely “Donate” button at the top right of this screen? Click that, any time between now and December 31, 2014, to make your donation of any amount.
2. Gospel for Asia will then send you a receipt/confirmation e-mail.
3. Forward that receipt/confirmation e-mail on to BespokeBook at Gmail dot com and then keep your eye on your inbox for an e-mail containing access to the story once it’s available starting November 15th, as a special thank you gift for donating!
THANK YOU for being here, for giving of your time and heart to learn about the important work of Gospel for Asia, and how I hope our stories, together, can partner with them.
**What devices can I use to read it?**
Bespoke will be sent to your e-mail address as a .pdf, which is a file format that can be viewed “on virtually any platform, including Windows®, Mac OS, and mobile platforms including Android™ and iOS for iPhone and iPad.*” You can also print it to read, if you prefer a hard copy. (*quote from adobe.com)
**Are print copies available?**
In order to keep the costs of this project down (and allow 100% of the funds raised to go directly to Gospel for Asia), Bespoke is currently only available as an e-book. However, you’re welcome to print yours out once you receive it if you prefer a physical copy!
**Can I give a copy as a gift to someone else?**
Certainly! How thoughtful you are! :) Once you’ve donated, Gospel for Asia will send your a receipt/confirmation e-mail.
Forward this on to BespokeBook at Gmail dot com, along with a message about where you’d like me to send the e-book access. I can send it to you, to send along to your friend, or I can send it directly to your friend’s e-mail address with a little gift message from you, if you’d like!
**What happens if we exceed the initial goal?**
We dance in the streets! Figuratively. ;) I’ll spare you my happy dance, but we rejoice in knowing that 100% of donations will go straight to Gospel for Asia for the purpose of purchasing bicycles.
**What will you do with my e-mail address?**
Donating here does NOT sign you up for my newsletter. I adore connecting with readers in my newsletter, and I have a special Christmas surprise in store for my subscribers, but I don’t want you to have to commit to my mailing list in order to donate.
So. If you would like to receive a little parcel of e-mail delight a few times a year full of whimsy and goodies and news about projects like Bespoke, you can sign up by visiting http://amandadykes.com/newsletter-subscription/
But otherwise, rest easy and know that your generosity here does not commit you to any extra e-mail from me. Other than a hearty thank-you e-mail containing your access to Bespoke once it’s ready, of course. :)
**When are you ever going to stop talking, Amanda?**
Now. Right now. I promise. But not before I thank you effusively again for being here. You’re the best!!