Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Flying FREE!

Have you ever had God drop a blessing into your lap, and you just couldn't wait to share it with someone else?

That is exactly what has happened to me!

I am an American Airlines AAdvantage member, and as such I get loads of email from them about this and that vacation package or special flight deal. Honestly, I usually delete the messages as soon as I see them. But a couple weeks ago one of them caught my eye before my finger clicked on the delete button.
It was an offer for a free round trip flight anywhere in the continental USA. I would need to apply for a certain credit card and spend a certain amount of money in order to get the offered bonus miles. Of course, there's always a "catch," but I thought, Hey, I am publishing a book this summer. I will definitely be spending that money. No problem there! I talked it over with my dear husband and he said, "Go for it."
So I did.

OK, that part is all "business." This part is what has me so excited:
I am going to use the free airline ticket to bless a group of moms somewhere/anywhere in the continental USA. Normally when I travel a group needs to buy my airline ticket. But this time, it's going to be free for someone.

As for how to choose where I am going and which group will receive this gift, here's the deal:
To be eligible for this gift, by August 1, 2008, your group will need to book me to come and speak anytime between September 1, 2008 and April 30, 2009.
On August 1 I will draw the winner from all eligible entries. My regular speaking fee will still apply ($200 per night. NOT for each time I speak, just for each night I'm away from home.) but if I draw your group, all the travel expenses will be covered.

It's that simple.

So, talk it over with your leadership team, find a couple other groups in your area with whom you can share expenses (I'll speak for multiple groups), and email me with possible dates. I may just be flying to you for FREE!

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luvmy4sons said...

Expect to be blessed a lot. God blesses us so that we can bless others. He loves a cheerful giver like you. I bet He keeps on blessing you 'cause He knows you are goin' to pass it on! Big hug to you girl.

Rochelle said...

You are soooo sweet!! God will truly bless you!

annie said...

That is too cool! I wish I was involved in a mops group or something to get you all the way to OK!

Nicki said...

That is such a neat thing! I can't wait to see what God does!!

km said...

I just had my last day at MOPS. I'll try to pass this on to next years leadership.

I just tagged you...check my blog. I hope today is a good one for you.

Shawna said...

That's nice, Karen! I sent an email to a couple of people who attend MOPS in my area to just see if they might be interested. I know it will be a blessing to whoever receives the gift.

Becoming Me said...

You have such a giving heart. I will pass on this info.