Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Mark of Love

The Mark of Love
The Mend Mark tells a powerful story in two words
Mend Mark open packageHave you been “Marked?” The Mend Mark is a mission, a movement, an entire revolution. It is a bracelet meant to remind its wearers of Christ’s love and sacrifice, and its message is the passion of its creator, Hunter Harrison. 
The Mend Mark is an innovative and distinctive bracelet that is designed to reflect the scars and nail holes of Jesus. When worn, the band resembles the deep holes of the nail driven into the wrists of Jesus during his crucifixion. By bringing the story of Jesus’ life and death to constant awareness by wearing a bracelet, Mend Mark is meant to powerfully remind wearers of the ultimate act of love Jesus made for all of humankind. 
Harrison’s mission is to remind all to remember Christ’s love in both his life and death. But more than only a poignant recollection, the Mend Mark is meant to inspire and motivate wearers to live a life of service. Harrison strives to bring people together around the simplicity and power of love as lived by Jesus. But this is no example of passive love. The Mend Mark calls individuals in all walks of life to love with a profound sincerity and commitment great enough to change a neighborhood, a community, a world.
Harrison leads this call to love and sacrifice by example and joins hands with each Mend Mark bracelet purchaser to take the first step in global change. A portion of each bracelet sold goes to support Living Water International, an organization combating the clean water crisis victimizing over one billion people worldwide. Each $5,000 given will result in one well drilled, providing a community with clean water.
Mend Mark bracelet.jpgBut wearers should be prepared to be seen. Unique in its design, the Mend Mark is sure to be noticed and gives wearers an opportunity to share the story of the profound love of Jesus for each and every person. “It was important to me that the design was simple and generic enough that the observer had to ask about it to know what it meant. But I also wanted it to appear distinctive enough that it sparked curiosity,” reveals creator Hunter Harrison. “I wanted it to require the wearer of the product to engage in conversation about the love of Christ (and hopefully show that love to others) instead of just letting the product talk for them.”
Launched in late 2009 after a year and a half of packaging, material, and design development by Harrison, the bracelet has been sold across the United States, Canada, and the UK and has been featured in retail stores as well. The Mend Mark bracelet movement has grown to further fame after being worn during performances by American Idol winner Lee Dewyze, Idol runner up Siobhan Magnus, Decifer Down, Israel Houghton & New Breed, Pillar, and Finding Favour, to name a few. Says Harrison, “I want it to be more than just another bracelet; I want it to represent a movement.” Based on the way things are going, a movement is exactly what it is becoming.

Isn't that great? Their mission/story is simple yet big and great. They are spreading the word of God's Love. I think the bracelet is the 'Cherry on top'.
To read their story and more, go to their blog.  

I recently joined with this group and what they are doing is great, as you can see above. What's so special about the bracelet you may ask? Besides reminding us and others of Christ's love for us, the bracelet's design resembles where Christ was nailed, and put on the cross to bear our sins so that we had a chance to be forgiven for our falls.

Now, the question for you is...would you like to win a bracelet?

How to enter
Create a post about Mend Mark and their mission/story, and link your post in a comment here for two entries.

Bonus Entries
Become a follower of BookJunkieMom at Rainy Day Reviews for another entry, let me know in a separate comment. If you already are, automatic bonus entry.
'Tweet' and/or post an update on your Facebook about the Mend Mark and their mission/story. If you do both, two entries.(Doing one or the other, one entry)
Follow me on Twitter (BookJunkieMom) for another entry. Let me know in a separate comment.

I will let this contest run for a week, after that I will use to choose a winner. I will announce the winner here at my blog. I will have my email address on my blog so you can email me your information.

Good luck everyone and have a great day!


NurseMom said...

Great mission isn't isn't? Creative. Here is my post and I am already a follower!

NurseMom said...

I think I forgot to leave thew link to my post. Haha. I'm tired;) Here it is:

Elisha German said...

Yes it is:) Thanks for stopping by and taking part:)