This is my book about the work we have been doing in Haiti & what our Haitian friends have taught us about Hope.
About 'H.O.P.E. from Here to Haiti'
The idea for this book came from two major directions.
First, I have always marveled about something. Those who came on trips with us to Haiti always receive so much more than they were able to give. There is something about the field that does that.
Second, I find that so many people in America are wrestling with being hopeful in general. I know that, even though I have people multiple times each day asking about how I can be so cheerful, that it was a long journey from hopelessness to hopefulness. I believe that the things we learn from the mission field and from our foreign friends can teach us about being hopeful.
Our desire is to activate and equip you to a life of vision and mission. I hope this gives you a view of what we do, as well as how having a vision for mission can add hope to your own life!
An Infographic To Explain The Rewards
I am a visual person. I needed this to explain to myself what the reward levels were doing. Click the link below for the full-sized version!
Where We Work
We have been working in and around the Chauffard, Haiti area for the last four years. Check out the Chauffard School we built in Haiti here.
Here is the general budget for the project and the partner I have for each aspect.
- $550 - Layout Design - Jared Bennett Designs, Auburndale, FL
- $450 - Cover Design - Jared Bennett Designs, Auburndale, FL
- $650 - 7-Day Homework Designer - Kelli Szluka, New Jersey
- $50 - Personalized, limited edition postcard, design & printing
- $100 - Book Landing Web Page
- $1,650 - Book Printing Costs - CreateSpace/Amazon
- $260 - Free Gift Creation (tangibles, teaching delivery)
- $190 - Kickstarter's 5% fee
I cannot thank you enough for considering to help make this book a reality. THANK YOU! It is the first step of a big dream I have: to spark people to an explosive life of significance, living with vision and mission.
Tell your friends. Even if you cannot participate in this launch, you can help by clicking 'Like' above, posting on Facebook or Twitter about it, and checking out www.StateoftheSpark.com for updates on what we are up to on the field.
Thank you, and have a great day! BAM!
No! :) This is a one-time pledge to help fund the launch of my 'H.O.P.E. for Haiti Book'.
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Mar 1, 2012 - Apr 1, 2012 (31 days)
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SPARK OF HOPE PACK: 1) Get digital download copy of the book! 2) Plus, I will write a personalized tweet on Twitter & post on Facebook. 3) You also have the peace of mind knowing the enduring love & appreciation Marissa & I have for you for being a part of this awesome movement of missionalism!Estimated delivery: May 2012
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SUPER SPARKED PACK. Get the SPARK OF HOPE Pack, plus; 4) Your name will go in the Acknowledgments on our website. 5) Follow along with behind-the-scenes updates. 6) Plus, get a limited edition thank-you postcard from us!Estimated delivery: May 2012
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IGNITE THE FLAME Pack. Now we are moving! The more who choose this option or higher are really making it a reality. Get the SUPER SPARKED PACK, plus: 7) Get a signed copy of this limited edition book! 8) Get a personal thank-you phone call from me. We can discuss this or anything else you want to. 9) Also, there will be a little free gift from Marissa and I thrown in the mix. BAM!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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IGNITED FIRE Pack. Get the IGNITE THE FLAME Pack, plus: 10) A second signed copy of the limited edition book. (To give to a friend as a gift, of course!) 11) Get PUT INTO THE BOOK, named in the Acknowledgement section as one of the awesome people who made the book a reality. 12) Receive the newly updated "7-Day Homework". This is my proprietary system to spark your own journey to a life of significance! 13) ANOTHER FREE GIFT: a token reminder of why we do what we do!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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EXPLODE YOUR SIGNIFICANCE Pack. Get the IGNITED FIRE pack, plus: 14) a third copy of the signed, limited-edition book (to donate to your local coffee shop or book store, of course!). 15) An exclusive framed print of one of our amazing photos from Haiti, depicting a reminder of H.O.P.E. 16) A personal hand-written letter from me, thanking you for all you have done to make our work in and around Haiti successful.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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EXPLODING EXTRA SPECIAL PATRON. You have become a patron to what we are doing. Get the EXPLODE YOUR SIGNIFICANCE Pack, plus: 17) a fourth copy of the signed, limited-edition book (to mail to the child you sponsor abroad, of course!) 18) A personal invite to a webinar to discuss your results from doing the "The 7-Day Homework", and what to do next to move your personal Sparked Journey forward! 19) Get forever immortalized in the Special Acknowledgement of the book in the very beginning of the book! 20) A FREE GIFT: a secret teaching to help you head toward your own vision!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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RADIATE Pack. This was requested by a handful of folks who were interested in moving their life vision forward a big. First, get the EXPLODING EXTRA SPECIAL PATRON Pack, plus: 21) 1-on-1 session. You, one friend of your choice, and me doing a complete download session. Our goal is CLARITY for your vision, and a plan of ACTION toward your mission. 22) Digital audio downloads of the webinar for your library. 23) A special inside track to future projects to helping others launch their life of mission. 24) A FREE GIFT: The secret teaching + accompanying book!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012