January 13, 2013

being a world changer

There is something in all of us.
Something that we feel stir during a movie, a story or at the sight of hope given.
Something that if we really pay attention to it, grows stronger.
It wells up so much that it can no longer be ignored.

It's that something inside that wants to make a difference.
That wants somehow, in some way to change the world.

I'm convinced that when most people are confronted with the face of poverty, they look away.
Not because of fear or disgust.
But because there is something in them that cannot look at the face of the orphan, the widow or oppressed without wanting to make a difference.
But because that seems so impossible, they look away.

A long time ago, that person was me.

Making a difference, changing the world, fighting for injustice just seemed impossible.

That was until I saw this face.



When I saw this face, I did not look away.
When I saw this face I said yes.

Yes, I can make a difference.
Yes, I can fight for injustice.
And yes, I can be a world changer.

I believe that there is a God, and that he is setting out to redeem all things unto himself.
He is in the business of making all things new.
And this God, he has a HUGE heart for the poor and the oppressed.
And guess what, he created US to reflect that heart.
He created ME to reflect his heart.

Noonday is more than just a fair trade business.
A place for you to buy a cute necklace and feel good about where your money is going.
It is an opportunity.
A chance.
A place for YOU to look at the face of the poor and the oppressed and to say yes.

Noonday makes it possible for the everyday person like you and me to be world changers.

By purchasing a paper bead necklace, you are a part of how God is making all things new in Uganda.
You get to have a hand in prenatal care being provided, children receiving an education, protection from sex trafficking and exploitation.
You empower parents to have hope.
Hope for the day their children will no longer live in poverty.
Because there is a God whose heart is to redeem there circumstances.
And because you are reflecting that heart.

And if that isn't enough, you get to rock your new Noonday necklace and when people comment on it, you get the opportunity to be a voice for the voiceless and tell their story.
You get to advocate for Coral, David, and Oliva, Clementine, Astrida and Sidhama.
You get to make a difference.

Anybody can make a difference that can change the world.

So I'm doing a giveaway today.
I hope you win! ; )

I'm giving away a $50 gift voucher!

$50 Gift Voucher

Giveaway Closed

Winner is Beth!
(winner was chosen with RandomPicker)

*** Congratulations Beth! You will receive an email by the end of the day tomorrow with your gift voucher!

One last thing...

If after reading this post, you are like me and want to do more.
If this stirred something in you and you would like to join are amazing team of world changers over here at Noonday Collection.

{Click here and read more about becoming an ambassador.}
We are always looking for passionate women who want to {style their friends and change the world}.

79 comments:

  1. I'd get the infiniti scarf or the wola noni bowls.

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  2. I'd love to win and would get the horn hoop earrings or the purple bead bracelet.

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  3. Love your enthusiasm! You can feel it right through the computer screen! :)

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  4. I love the 'My Catch-All Bag'!

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  5. I love Noonday and the mission they have!

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  6. I think I'd have to get the beaded statement bracelet and the D'Orsey cuff!

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  7. Thank you Krista! I love your heart and what a powerful blog post

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  8. I shared your blog on Facebook, thank you for sharing your heart, and Noonday!

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  9. I would definitely spend it on the urban knot necklace and a bracelet!

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  10. I like the sterling circles necklace... reminds me of my two daughters and I on a Mommy-daughter outing. (one attached to each side!) :-) Blessings!

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  11. I'm pretty partial to the zip up wrap still but the Bethe Rope Necklace is pretty enticing as well!

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  12. Love Noonday and everything the company stands for!

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  13. Right now I can't stop thinking about the Embira seed necklace, the Twisted necklace, and the Zoe necklace - so I would put the $50 towards those!

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  14. Loved reading your story! I would also love to win. :)

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  15. I have had my eye on the upcycled hoop earrings and Minted necklace for a long time so that is what I would buy.

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  16. I love the many ways bag so much! I am starting the process of becoming an ambassador with Noonday Collections and I can't wait to spread the word that even a stay at home mom like me can make a difference in someone elses life. Not only can my purchases give these women hope but it can make a real difference in the life of their children.

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  17. LOVE this post and your heart! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  18. I would chose the eternity earrings and the circles forever bracelet!

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  19. I would choose the "Many Ways" bag - love it!

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  20. If I were so lucky to win, I would buy the hot pink Acai rope necklace.

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  21. I love that you said yes and so did I. I would purchase the weekender bag or the pom pom arm warmers! !!!

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  22. love this, krista - great post. :)

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  23. So hard to pick a favorite, but I really like the violet and gemstone necklace!

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  24. Oh, and I keep going back & forth on my current fave/what I would get. I think right now it's the Mukisa Necklace or the Tubular bracelet. But I could go on :).

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  25. I'd get the dainty everyday necklace. :)

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  26. Crescent moon earrings are next on my "must have" list :)

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  28. Thank you for the giveaway. It is so inspiring to see a group of ladies so full of love.

    The Sterling Circle necklace is calling my name. So are the Upcycled Hoop Earrings.

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  29. Also, it won't let me tag you on Twitter, so I am linking the tweet's URL.

    https://twitter.com/CarlyBeanie/status/290873511935868928

    I also shared this on Facebook. :)

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  30. this is an awesome giveaway thanks for the chance to enter :)

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  31. I love the neon scarf as well as some of the household items (the bowls and the oval platter are all super cool) :)

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  32. also shared on facebook too :)

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  33. i love everything but i REALLY love the stacked arrow necklace:)

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  34. I'm so happy to serve a God who looks after the orphaned, widowed, and oppressed. Isaiah 61 is my favorite chapter!

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  35. I love the violet horn bracelet! (among SEVERAL other things!)

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  36. I shared your giveaway on FB and emailed my mom about it, too :)

    "A giveaway from Noonday Collection (a fair-trade company that empowers local artisans across the globe): http://thegirlwhosaidyes.blogspot.com/2013/01/being-world-changer.html?showComment=1358190479048#c4481424378438818877"

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  37. I'm kind of a moron...not sure if I"m supposed to comment two SEPARATE times (a regular comment, AND a comment saying what I'd spend my gift card on) or just do it all in one comment. Also not sure if I'm supposed to post this on FB AND all the other mediums you mentioned, BUT....I'm going to comment twice, and post on FB, and hope for the best ;) I have awful luck with this sort of thing, so pretty sure I won't win, but I'd be awfully excited if I did!!!

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  38. Ok, IF I win, I will most definitely spend my giftcard (plus $30 more) on the Intricate Pathways necklace. I see it's on backorder...guess I'm not the only one who loves it!! Sharing this on my FB page NOW.

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  39. i have never heard of noonday before. i went to uganda a few months ago and it does my heart good whenever i discover another organization working to bring change to that beautiful country.

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  40. i would either buy a hat i think or that turquoise necklace.

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  41. Yay Noonday! And Yay for E - Capri still asks for him multiple times a week...I think she has a bit of a crush ;)

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  42. Also, I would put the gift card towards the Grey Whispers Cowl. Love it!

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  43. it would have to be the Exploration Necklace or or the violet horn bracelet!

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  44. I forgot to mention that I also pinned this on Pinterest!

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  45. The Inca Steps necklace is beautiful! And I love this company. :)

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  46. Loved this post. Love Noonday. Would love to win your giveaway...I'd buy the Exploration Necklace or the Fusion bracelet. Beautiful goods for a beautiful cause! Post to FB as well =}

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  47. I love noonday!! I am sorry I am so late to post it's been a crazy day! ;)

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  48. It's super hard to choose because there are just so many cute things but I really like the dulce necklace or the Kampala with love...two faves...

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  49. How inspiring, krista! I'd get the Infinity scarf! Jamie Anderson Becker

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  50. Sweetness! Good to see you back in action at the keyboard!

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  51. Thank you for sharing!! Love Noonday

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  52. I would use the $50 for the Zip up scarf! Its my Favorite!!

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  53. Shared on Facebook but was unable to tag you.

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  54. I would purchase the fireside scarf. Shared on facebook, tweeted and pinned of on pinterest!

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  55. I would purchase the fireside scarf. Shared on facebook, tweeted and pinned of on pinterest!

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  56. I'm a little last-minute in joining the fun, but still hoping I win!

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  57. I think I would get the Minted Necklace. And if not that one, definitely one of the other colorful paper beads necklaces. Too hard to decide!

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  58. Love the "Knotted nobility necklace", even though it's backordered!

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  59. I'd love love love the Twisted Necklace!!

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