Monday, October 27, 2008

Read About An Idea That You Can Do! Plus Enter to Win a Free Copy (Autographed by Kirk Cameron) of "The Love Dare" as seen in the movie FIREPROOF.

Before we get to the drawing for the autographed copy of The Love Dare, I'd like to tell you about an idea that Emilio and I came up with.

We live in a community that has a Home Owners Association (HOA) and we're on the email list--it's sent to everyone in our community when an event arises. That means we have all their emails. So, we came up with an idea that we want to share with you and if you feel lead, perhaps this is something you can do too.

Just minutes ago, we sent out an email to everyone on our HOA email list (it sort of made me nervous when I hit the "send" button--but I'm excited to see what happens) and below is the email we composed. If you like the idea, all you have to do is copy and paste the text of the letter and put your community in the slot. You could do this for friends and family too (or anyone you haven't told about the movie). We choose our neighbors. Here's the email:

"Hi Everyone!

We are residents of (Your Community Name Goes Here) and want to tell you about an opportunity we’re proposing for all the residents of (Your Community Name Goes Here)! Perhaps some of you saw Kirk Cameron (from "Growing Pains") on Dr. Phil recently talking about his new movie FIREPROOF.

We saw FIREPROOF the other night and thoroughly enjoyed it and feel that every marriage in America could use a dose of this film. So we are offering 2 FREE MOVIE TICKETS to the 17th person to respond to this email! If you are the 17th person, you will win 2 free movie tickets to go see FIREPROOF with your SPOUSE on the night of your choice. FIREPROOF is a must watch film and it's playing in town now! But you don't have to be married to see this film, whether single or married, if you're the 17th person to email, you will win 2 tickets to the movie either way.

Listen to what others are saying about FIREPROOF:

"FIREPROOF is a gripping and powerful story. Its surprising twists and turns make for a great plot with a simple, but powerful message. I loved it and you will too!" Mike Huckabee

"I've spent my entire life trying to win in two different pro sports. What I appreciate about FIREPROOF is that it's an entertaining and challenging reminder of what it takes to win in marriage! FIREPROOF is a great illustration that apart from Christ, relationships are doomed to fail. I'm so appreciative that the folks at Provident Films have stepped out and made a movie that will inspire husbands and wives to submit their marriages to the Lord and to stand up and fight for a battle worth winning." Joe Gibbs - Owner, Joe Gibbs Racing, NFL Hall of Fame Coach


Did you know that The Love Dare, originally a plot device, has become the No. 1 bestseller on the New York Times list of paperback advice books!

If you haven't heard of FIREPROOF until now, please visit http://www.fireproofthemovie.com/ to find out about the movie and here is a link to the theatres in town where it's playing: http://www.fireproofthemovie.com/theaters/

All you have to do is be the 17th person to respond!

Have a great week.

Mr. and Mrs. Ramos "


So that's the email, and if you decide to use it and make sure you sign it with your name and not ours. :-)

We've put the "17th" person because our community is fairly small (we have about 90 emails on our list, but you can change that number to anything you would like). Then, when the 17th person responds back to you, follow up with an email and work out the details with them).

Pretty simple. I've never done anything like this before so we we'll see what happens but I got to thinking about it and all it costs us is $19.00 and we blessed a couple in our community AND were able to send out an email to all the other residents. And if worse comes to worse and no one responds, then at least we got the word out and maybe some one will go see it on their own and hear the Gospel message...it's a win win situation!

Now for the drawing...

To Enter the Drawing to Win an Copy (autographed by Kirk) of "The Love Dare" Book as Seen in FIREPROOF, Here's What You Should Do: Leave a comment below with your name and some way for me to contact you if you win (email or blog link is fine--as long as there's an email address attached to the blog link). If you aren't able to leave a comment send your entry to email [at] fishwithtrish.com. Comments will be opened through next Monday and a winner will be randomly chosen next Tuesday. Open to U.S. residents only.

55 comments:

Jennifer said...

Jennifer Marshall
mattnjenmarshall@msn.com

We're big fans of The Way of the Master!

Melanie said...

Thank you again Trish.

My blog profile has a link to my email. :)

dede said...

thank u for this opportuity.

dede vena (aa #5)
venafam5@sbcglobal.net

Aaron said...

Enter Me Trish, but you never picked a winner from your last drawing.

anix@answersingenesis.org

Brian said...

Thanks for chance at your giveaway.

Johnny Wayne said...

I loved the movie and the idea that you and your husband came up with. God Bless your ministry!

Johnny Wayne
jwfusilier@aol.com

PC said...

Go Fish, Trish!

Kris said...
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Kitty Cat Skuse said...

Thanks for making this a possibility! I brought my copy of The Love Dare to the Transformed conference, but never got a chance to have Kirk Cameron sign it. I remember you sitting at the table with the window behind you and my husband said "It fish with Trish!" I didnt know about it, but since then I been coming to read your blog! We are the couple from Massachusetts, with 5 kids.

Chris said...

I use the Way of the Master daily to spread the Gospel to others. I love it!

Chris Wray
wrayenator@gmail.com

Mark Sohmer said...

Trish, great idea about the Fireproof tickets.

As an IT professional, my only concern would be that some might take offense to an unsolicited email and even consider it SPAM. But since you're giving something away for free, and not trying to sell fake Rolex watches or medications from Canada, then hopefully nobody will get too mad.

And while I have my Geek hat on, shame on your HOA for sending emails without using the BCC field (blind-carbon-copy) so that people can't see other people's email addresses. Also, an email distribution program, not unlike what Living Waters uses to distribute its updates, would stop people from seeing each other's email addresses.

Okay, Geek hat off, PLEASE SIGN ME UP FOR THE AUTOGRAPHED BOOK!!! :)

mark at sohmer dot net.

Muchas gracias!

Welcome said...

Such a neat idea. We live out in the county so I am trying to figure out how I could adapt this.. maybe a drawing on my blog for tickets? Anyway, thanks and I thank God for you and your ministry.

Blessings,

Jamie Collins (Neil's Wife)
luvtobeathomemom@hotmail.com
evangelismfamily.blogspot.com

WayneDawg said...

Thanks for the chance Trish!

WayneDawg

BTW - Kirks autograph was the only one I didn't get for the Blue Book of Evangelism while we were there....Oh, and Ray said because you signed it first he was going to write over your name :)

Rachel said...

Thanks Trish, I love your e-mail list idea.

fuller.rachel@gmail.com

Scott Erwin said...

Great book/movie. We bought 2 to give to my sister-in-law and mom-in-law. I could keep this one for myself! StephaniesHusband@gmail.com

Fish with Trish said...

Aaron, if you go here:

https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=3329408579460570583&postID=7498195051347770332

You'll see who the winner was...it's the very last comment that I posted.

Thanks for double checking though. :-)

Fish with Trish said...

Just thought I'd give you all an update of how things are going since I sent out the email last night. Here are the responses that I've received so far, they've been very encouraging:

"You are too kind."

"I hope we win. I also heard it was a great movie."

"Sounds like it is certainly worth going to see thanks for passing on the info."

"Thanks for the info, we are always looking for a good movie to go see."

"Am I the 17th person? Also, please add my wife’s email to the list if you can."

Misty*Dawn said...

Oh, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ... I really want this book... well, not covet, (I don't think) because that's breaking the 10th Commandment! :O But, I'd REALLY like to have this one!
servingchrist@altiusbb.com
~Misty~

Jessica said...

I now have all of the books from Way of the Master web site on my birthday list...I don't think you can EVER learn too much about Christ or ways to get the gospel out...or anything else that might help understand more fully the ways of Christ. Whomever gets the book I'm sure will be blessed by it!

jessie@hooverhouse.net

Thank you all for the great work you do for Christ, and encouraging others!

~ Jessie ~

Dea (pronounced Deah, like Leah) said...

Please enter my name into the contest! Thanks, Trisha.
www.dea-frommyhearttoyours.blogspot.com

Vilmain Digital Media said...

Oooh, I hope I win! I can't wait to see this movie.

Trish, keep up your work for the Lord! You inspire me!

Sarah, Mn

Shawn said...

Please enter me in the drawing Trish. I am a regular reader of your blog and it's a blessing, thank you so very much.


Shawn
kd7ujr@yahoo.com

akcooper said...

Hey Trish,
I'd actually like to enter my dad, Gary Cooper. My email is ak-cooper@hotmail.com

Bogaat said...

shawn.ransford@gmail.com

Thanks Trish :)

MMG2007 said...

Hey Trish, I have the Way of the Master radio show set as a daily alarm in my Outlook email calender so I don't forget to listen (I'm very forgetful, I'm praying about it) but thoughout the 2 hours, I look the most forard to hearing you and "Law Man" witnessing!
kenneth.whitlow@kbr.com

notrobbell said...

Ryan McDowell
farmer23_us@yahoo.com

Good to see you at deeper. Next time bring your husband we would all like to meet him as well.

God Bless

Steve said...

What an awesome idea to share with the neighborhood! I'd like to be entered in the drawing.

Steve Wood
worfwood@gmail.com

Renee said...

rheaton2007@sbcglobal.net
evangewoman.blogspot.com

Andrew said...

Thank you trish for this opportunity.
tigertiger_koalabear@yahoo.com

Connie said...

great idea trish. have a blessed weekend.
conniecoronado@gmail.com

Jon and Kelly Pack said...

I would love an autographed copy! I am convinced that Satan loves attacking marriages, especially Christian ones. God Bless,

kelly_pack@yahoo.com

JCA4JC said...

Trish,

i love all you guys affiliated with WOTM. My bro lives in Denton and I've encouraged him to go to your church. When I go to visit him I'll be stopping by to visit.

I've started my own blog just listing good resources for any Christian:
http://jack4jesus.blogspot.com/

God Bless.

jackcallen40@gmai.com

Christine said...

Thanks for the book giveaway

chrissyboone@yahoo.com

I just started the drive thru pay and leave a tract, it was so exciting.

pulpattack01 said...

Hey Trish It was great to meet you at the deeper conference.

Thanks for the chance to win LOVE DARE book

Saw Fireproof, It's definitely a must have for couples.

Anthony Perez

aeperez@optonline.net

pulpattack01 said...

Hey Trish
It was great to meet you at DEEPER CONFERENCE.

sign up me for the give away.

Fireproof a must see especially for couples.

Anthony Perez

aeperez@optonline.net

E.G. said...

Emily
egaskin@gmail.com

thanks :)

ieloped said...

Please enter me in the drawing for the Love Dare book.
This is my first blog entry ever.
I work 2 full time jobs and one is at Wal-Mart. It is the saving place. I have been able to witness to many co-workers and have passed out tons of tracks.
Tom Schmitt
ieloped@netzero.com

Douglas said...

Great idea, Trisha!

Hope you had a great time in Cali... :-)


drtollett [at] gmail.com

Lissy said...

RECIENTEMENTE ESTABA PREGUNTANDOME A MI MISMA COMO HACER ALGO DIFERENTE PARA LLEVAR LA GRAN COMISION HASTA QUE ATRAVES DE WAY OF THE MASTER LO VI.HAN SIDO UNA GRAN BENDICION.QUE DIOS TODOPODEROSO LOS CONTINUE BENDICIENDO!
THANK YOU!


RECENTLY I WAS ASKING MYSELF HOW I CAN DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL, UNTIL I SAW IT THROUGH THE WAY OF THE MASTER. YOU HAVE BEING A GREAT BLESSING.
THAT GOD ALMIGHTY CONTINUE BLESSING YOU!
GRACIAS!



LISSY RUIZ
SHYNNALEE33@MSN.COM

J.C. said...

I picked looked at a copy of this book this weekend and my husband and I got really excited about it. Didn't buy it yet, so I hope to win it!

secret_mommy6@hotmail.com

netski said...

hey! wanna win this.. hehe..

smacscool@hotmail.com

Anna "Banana" Jackson said...

Great idea Trish! Thanks for sharing it!!! (We've already got The Love Dare, so don't add me to the drawing.) Hope you and Emilio had a great time out here. :-)

Mike said...

What an awesome idea! I love it.
Here's my email to enter the drawing.

mike470@sbcglobal.net

Keep sharing the good ideas, Trish!
Mike Koiner

sent2preach said...

Sign me up!

Keep at it, girl. Our God is a consuming fire, shouldn't our passion for reaching the lost be a reflection of that?

Brian

HisTenLaws said...

HisTenLaws@gmail.com and maybe I can win a copy for my husband :) hehe

wdodrill said...

Trish - Great idea on the email to the HOA. It could save a marriage or better yet, save souls.

Keith Rice said...

keith.rice "at" gmail.com

Matt said...

matt@trinitylandscapeid.com

fisherwoman said...

Great idea Trish! Sadly they are not showing the movie here but maybe we could offer them a DVD when it comes out. Thanks for the pointers and stories. God bless, Betty bettybornagain@yahoo.com

Bryan said...

What a great idea.

I am a fellow Texan, hope to see you around.

Bryan

Bryanhartline@msn.com

Justin said...

I loved Fireproof. I saw it with my girlfriend.
JRG39402@yahoo.com

danny14 said...

Thanks

danny14@suddenlink.net

Steve said...

That is a great email idea. So what if they think it is spam, you are trying to bless someone; I wouldn't worry about it.
Could you sign me up for the Love Dare book drawing, please?
My name is Steve, and my email is WhatDidJesusDo@gmail.com
Thanks!

Lissy said...

I WENT TO WATCH THE MOVIE LAST NIGHT. IT WAS AWESOME. I RECOMMEND IT 100% TO THE YOUNG COUPLES.

GOD BLESS YOU,
LISSY!
SHYNNALEE33@MSN.COM

Fish with Trish said...

Kitty Cat Skuse, you are the winner of "The Love Dare"!

Please send me your mailing address to email [at] fishwithtrish.com and your book "The Love Dare" will be in the mail.

Blessings.

Trish