my name is _______________
Easter is coming and Christ died on the cross for all of us to save us from our sin that echoed in our lives from the time of the fall. His death bridged the gap that existed between us and God resulting in us being able to connect and have an intimate relationship with Christ. Today we would like to share a really special post from our very own Haley. This is her story of redemption through Christ.

When I was little, I knew who God was and that He existed. I was lucky to live in a household that “tried” to go to church – when we wanted too. I knew that if you followed and believed in Him, you would go to heaven, but I never fully understood it. My family didn’t go to church on a regular basis; instead we would go for the women’s breakfasts. I would go to church with my grandmother and my mum, but whenever we did go, I never wanted to be there. I never knew any kids there and I always thought they would treat me differently, thinking of themselves as better than I.  Even though I had these feelings towards church and the people in it, I always had a feeling that we needed to go more. I remember always staring at the clock and seeing it hit 10 am and thinking that instead of sitting around watching tv or cleaning, we could be in church.
It says in Proverbs 3:5-6  (The Message Version) “Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.”  
I’ve gone through a lot of things, with the help of God, that have made me who I am today. At the beginning of my 6th grade school year, my parents divorced and my mother slowly began the transition of moving back to her family in Oklahoma (all the way from Minnesota). I thought my life was falling apart. I couldn’t understand why my parents got a divorce and I thought it was a very bad thing for them to do. Despite all this, I secretly always knew somehow that my parents were going to get a divorce, so hearing them actually say it really made my stomach turn from the inside out. Then, the next summer my father (who I’d been living with) got in contact with his ex wife (who he’d married before marrying my mum) and after coming back from a 2 week trip to see family in another state – this lady began living with us. I didn’t like her at all – I thought I would’ve liked her, but she was a very rude person to me and, sadly, I returned the rude attitude, even though looking back now that was a mistake.  My life at the time seemed crazy and I felt like I had lost control.  I was living in a house where I didn’t want to be. I would always try and find something to do to stay out of the house. Plus, I felt like I never really had someone to talk to who would fully understand the things that I’d gone through.
Now, people may say, “Oh you can talk to God about it,” but the thing is, I wasn’t that comfortable talking to God — until one night, when it all changed.  I was alone and I didn’t know what to do, because my life was such a mess. I prayed to God and decided to give all my struggles up to Him. I needed help being strong and I knew that I couldn’t get through anything without Him. I remember kneeling on the edge of my bed, just crying out to God asking Him to forgive me for what I’d done and begging Him to be with me for the rest of my life.
I’m so glad I accepted Jesus into my life that night because, little did I know, I was about to head down a crazy road and I would need Him more than ever to get me through it. Almost one year later, my dad sat me down and told me that he wanted to change his gender and become female. It felt like I was being stabbed in the heart by each word that he said. I was filled with so much anger, frustration, and hurt — I couldn’t understand why he wanted to go through with this. I’d already “lost” my mother and now my father wanted to change and not be (in my eyes) what a father should look like. I felt as if my childhood hero was vanishing before my eyes. One night, I shared my youth group this information and honestly we all started bawling for 45 minutes straight. We couldn’t handle the situation and we didn’t know why God would do something like this to me. I didn’t know why He would give this situation to me. I was filled with so much frustration towards God and I was angry. I remembered sitting in my closet and just thinking, “What would happen if I killed myself?” “Would I really be missed?” “Would my parents even care that I died?” They were both off in their own world worrying about what they wanted to do and left me stuck fighting to keep both of them happy – I felt like they’d forgotten to love and care for me.
But God didn’t. God never failed to love me, and care for me! He still does and He always will. He got me through one of the toughest things that I’ve experienced in my life so far. My dad did end up going through with the surgery to become female and even though I’m completely against what he’s done, I know I need to love him just as God loves me.
I realize this is very long and I’ve dropped one too many tears while writing this, but I want you to know that God really does have a plan for you. You may not know why God does the things that He does, but He has a reason and it’ll always be better than you can ever imagine. Trust God from the bottom of your heart! Trust each promise that He’s given you! Don’t try to figure things out on your own. I know I tried to and I became so stressed that I was a literal ticking time bomb – I found myself crying in math class over a simple problem because of how stressed I was. He will always make your paths straight, all you need to do is trust His word and trust that He will do what He’s promised. Christ freed me from having to deal with it all on my own, and He can do the same for you. 

What is your story?
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Easter is coming and Christ died on the cross for all of us to save us from our sin that echoed in our lives from the time of the fall. His death bridged the gap that existed between us and God resulting in us being able to connect and have an intimate relationship with Christ. Today we would like to share a really special post from our very own Haley. This is her story of redemption through Christ.

When I was little, I knew who God was and that He existed. I was lucky to live in a household that “tried” to go to church – when we wanted too. I knew that if you followed and believed in Him, you would go to heaven, but I never fully understood it. My family didn’t go to church on a regular basis; instead we would go for the women’s breakfasts. I would go to church with my grandmother and my mum, but whenever we did go, I never wanted to be there. I never knew any kids there and I always thought they would treat me differently, thinking of themselves as better than I.  Even though I had these feelings towards church and the people in it, I always had a feeling that we needed to go more. I remember always staring at the clock and seeing it hit 10 am and thinking that instead of sitting around watching tv or cleaning, we could be in church.

It says in Proverbs 3:5-6  (The Message Version) Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.”  

I’ve gone through a lot of things, with the help of God, that have made me who I am today. At the beginning of my 6th grade school year, my parents divorced and my mother slowly began the transition of moving back to her family in Oklahoma (all the way from Minnesota). I thought my life was falling apart. I couldn’t understand why my parents got a divorce and I thought it was a very bad thing for them to do. Despite all this, I secretly always knew somehow that my parents were going to get a divorce, so hearing them actually say it really made my stomach turn from the inside out. Then, the next summer my father (who I’d been living with) got in contact with his ex wife (who he’d married before marrying my mum) and after coming back from a 2 week trip to see family in another state – this lady began living with us. I didn’t like her at all – I thought I would’ve liked her, but she was a very rude person to me and, sadly, I returned the rude attitude, even though looking back now that was a mistake.  My life at the time seemed crazy and I felt like I had lost control.  I was living in a house where I didn’t want to be. I would always try and find something to do to stay out of the house. Plus, I felt like I never really had someone to talk to who would fully understand the things that I’d gone through.

Now, people may say, “Oh you can talk to God about it,” but the thing is, I wasn’t that comfortable talking to God — until one night, when it all changed.  I was alone and I didn’t know what to do, because my life was such a mess. I prayed to God and decided to give all my struggles up to Him. I needed help being strong and I knew that I couldn’t get through anything without Him. I remember kneeling on the edge of my bed, just crying out to God asking Him to forgive me for what I’d done and begging Him to be with me for the rest of my life.

I’m so glad I accepted Jesus into my life that night because, little did I know, I was about to head down a crazy road and I would need Him more than ever to get me through it. Almost one year later, my dad sat me down and told me that he wanted to change his gender and become female. It felt like I was being stabbed in the heart by each word that he said. I was filled with so much anger, frustration, and hurt — I couldn’t understand why he wanted to go through with this. I’d already “lost” my mother and now my father wanted to change and not be (in my eyes) what a father should look like. I felt as if my childhood hero was vanishing before my eyes. One night, I shared my youth group this information and honestly we all started bawling for 45 minutes straight. We couldn’t handle the situation and we didn’t know why God would do something like this to me. I didn’t know why He would give this situation to me. I was filled with so much frustration towards God and I was angry. I remembered sitting in my closet and just thinking, “What would happen if I killed myself?” “Would I really be missed?” “Would my parents even care that I died?” They were both off in their own world worrying about what they wanted to do and left me stuck fighting to keep both of them happy – I felt like they’d forgotten to love and care for me.

But God didn’t. God never failed to love me, and care for me! He still does and He always will. He got me through one of the toughest things that I’ve experienced in my life so far. My dad did end up going through with the surgery to become female and even though I’m completely against what he’s done, I know I need to love him just as God loves me.

I realize this is very long and I’ve dropped one too many tears while writing this, but I want you to know that God really does have a plan for you. You may not know why God does the things that He does, but He has a reason and it’ll always be better than you can ever imagine. Trust God from the bottom of your heart! Trust each promise that He’s given you! Don’t try to figure things out on your own. I know I tried to and I became so stressed that I was a literal ticking time bomb – I found myself crying in math class over a simple problem because of how stressed I was. He will always make your paths straight, all you need to do is trust His word and trust that He will do what He’s promised. Christ freed me from having to deal with it all on my own, and He can do the same for you. 

What is your story?

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Hello everyone!
Edit: New position open for Photographers. Check for role description and link below.
As we kick into this New Year we are excited to get started on many wonderful projects planned. With those projects it has come to our attention that we will need more people to help us follow through with what we would like to get done. We are on the look out for amazing people to be part of our team of amazing and vibrant men and women who come from all across the globe. Our love and passion for Christ is what brings us closer together even though we are many miles away from each other, thus creating a large loving family.
Even though we may go by the title of a team, we all like to consider ourselves one big collected family. We love Christ a lot and our second love easily includes watching Impractical Jokers, drinking coffee and tea, cuddling pugs, meeting amazing new people, and sharing God’s love to others. If you are at all interested in learning more about Walk the Same and possibly wanting to join the team, please read our Mission Statement and What We Believe In
The Positions that we have open right now are:
Role: Are you comfortable speaking in front of many people? Do you feel called to teach people about the Gospel? Are you ready to help people dive into what the Bible says about different topics? If so, please consider joining and helping lead our Bible studies.You will be helping to lead an online Bible study (on our Tinychat room) on a day that works for you. You will be sharing the Word of God through the means of studies (created by you) and lead a discussion that is interactive between everyone.
Role: Do you want to join the team, but don’t know how you can help? Start here! You can always hop on into doing other stuff too! You will be involved in the daily activities as a member which would include writing devotionals, posting different articles, answering any questions that come into our ask box, and being a supportive member of the team.
- Team Leader (POSITION CLOSED)
Role: Do you like to help guide others? Are you good at coming up with different ideas? Well, if you are, you would be helping to lead the team in making decisions and coming up with ideas to market to people. You would also be a supportive member of the team by listening and reaching out to help others when needed.
Role: Do you have the skills for design and a creative heart? If you do, thenyou would be sharing the Message of the Gospel and many other inspirational posts using the mediums of typographic imagery. These will be used for devotionals, articles, or even our Bible Studies. We will be placing them onto different social media networks so that we can reach out to more people.
- Photographer (NEW POSITION!)
Role: Are you someone who knows who to handle a camera? Do you love capturing emotion, beauty and meaning of all things via photography? We would love to have you join our team. You will actively be involved with the Designer team ensuring that your works have the maximum impact on any platform.
Role: Do you love to see videos come to life through the process of editing? Well if you do, you would be editing videos created by members of our team. These will be used for either marketing purposes, or for our daily inspirational videos that we post each day. You will be expected to edit and post the final edit of each video on the platforms we use every day.
Role: If you are comfortable speaking in front of a camera, then this is perfect for you. You will be recording inspirational videos that will help get a clearer point across to the listeners and will help spread the Word of God through video.
Role: Do you enjoy using social networks? Do you like to stay up to date through the means of social networks? Look no further! You will be managing our social networks that we have use to connect the world with Walk the Same.
If you would like to read more about our roles, please visit our Join the Team page.
If you would like to know more or get in touch with one of our admins, feel free to drop us a message in our ask or alternatively, you can send us an email to ask@walkthesame.com
Have a lovely day!

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Artists Promotion happening now in our Society6 Store
FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING + $5 OFF EACH ITEM in our store. Use this opportunity to grab some cool stuff such as art prints, mugs, iPhone cases and more designed by our creatives at Walk the Same.
50% of all our proceeds go towards helping someone in need.
CLICK HERE TO ACTIVATE FREE SHIPPING AND YOUR DISCOUNT ON ITEMS AT OUR STORE.
Note: Promotion expires April 13, 2014 at Midnight Pacific Time. *Offer excludes Framed Art Prints, Stretched Canvases and Throw Pillows with insert.

Love,
The Collected Team

Artists Promotion happening now in our Society6 Store

FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING + $5 OFF EACH ITEM in our store. Use this opportunity to grab some cool stuff such as art prints, mugs, iPhone cases and more designed by our creatives at Walk the Same.

50% of all our proceeds go towards helping someone in need.

CLICK HERE TO ACTIVATE FREE SHIPPING AND YOUR DISCOUNT ON ITEMS AT OUR STORE.

Note: Promotion expires April 13, 2014 at Midnight Pacific Time. *Offer excludes Framed Art Prints, Stretched Canvases and Throw Pillows with insert.

Love,

The Collected Team

youandsaturation:

FOUR:SEVEN
The Woman is a Masterpiece made by the hands of God. Every girl and woman reflects the intricate beauty of God and all are made in His image. Beauty does not come from what the media promotes and not from what you adorn on the outside. Beauty comes from God. You are Blessed & Beautiful!
This was a piece that we created for our sister blog - Unearthed Type. The original post can be viewed here. 

Our artwork from the Walk the Same Creatives team has been featured in the design blog - youandsaturation. We would like to take this opportunity to thank these guys for having featured us. Woo!

youandsaturation:

FOUR:SEVEN

The Woman is a Masterpiece made by the hands of God. Every girl and woman reflects the intricate beauty of God and all are made in His image. Beauty does not come from what the media promotes and not from what you adorn on the outside. Beauty comes from God. You are Blessed & Beautiful!

This was a piece that we created for our sister blog - Unearthed Type. The original post can be viewed here

Our artwork from the Walk the Same Creatives team has been featured in the design blog - youandsaturation. We would like to take this opportunity to thank these guys for having featured us. Woo!

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…Seeing my brother go through such encounters and become the man he is now surely did set him up for a big and blessed life ahead of him. My hope to those of you reading this who either do not know God personally and intimately and to those who know of someone who does not know God, that you and/or your friend or family will never be the same again if you choose to invest quality time with the One who created you with His very own hands.
Check out my newest blog post on the Collected website. Just thought that I’d share a bit of my thoughts and feelings about my brother leaving to Laos and how radically one’s life can change when he/she encounters God.

Love ¬ Elle

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Walk the Same en Español - Launched
Click here to check out Walk the Same en Español
We are absolutely excited to announce the launch of our Spanish Ministry today. After receiving so many requests last year for a Spanish leading of WTS, this was something that we prayed for and worked on since last year. Having launched this today has no doubt been a blessing to all of us and we hope that it will be a blessing to all of you just as much (especially to our Spanish speaking Community). 
We are very thankful for all the blessings that God has provided us with and continues to provide, and we are thankful for all of you as well - our wonderful community. 
If you are a Spanish speaker and want to learn and know more about God, we encourage you to drop into Walk the Same en Español. We would love to have you join in our mission to make Jesus known to the world.

Love,
The Collected Team

Walk the Same en Español - Launched

Click here to check out Walk the Same en Español

We are absolutely excited to announce the launch of our Spanish Ministry today. After receiving so many requests last year for a Spanish leading of WTS, this was something that we prayed for and worked on since last year. Having launched this today has no doubt been a blessing to all of us and we hope that it will be a blessing to all of you just as much (especially to our Spanish speaking Community). 

We are very thankful for all the blessings that God has provided us with and continues to provide, and we are thankful for all of you as well - our wonderful community. 

If you are a Spanish speaker and want to learn and know more about God, we encourage you to drop into Walk the Same en EspañolWe would love to have you join in our mission to make Jesus known to the world.

Love,

The Collected Team

Online Bible Study | Walk the Same - 25th February, Tuesday 2014
Hey All,
God has ordained authority structures and relationships to reflect His character and help believers live unto His glory.  This Tuesday, we will be exploring the topic of Submission to Authority where we will cover (1) the Biblical perspective of submission to authority and (2) how to respond to the leadership that God has placed in your life within the Church and the home.
Visit the Bible Study page to download the notes which you will find helpful when following this study during the course of this session. The reference guide for the study will be available for download shortly after the study has concluded.
The chat will take place at : http://tinychat.com/walkthesame
Date & Time : 25th February, Tuesday @ 07:00 PM US Eastern Standard Time 
*We believe that people can engage and interact in study in any way possible and is not limited to a particular stream and therefore webcam is absolutely optional.
The study will take place in the form of interactive group discussions in order to have everyone involved. We are absolutely excited and we hope that you will join us with your Bibles for a Blessed evening. Spread the word and let your friends know.
If you have any questions, feel free to get hold of us on our Ask or alternatively you can reach us on our email ask@walkthesame.com.
Love & Blessings,
Walk the Same team

Online Bible Study | Walk the Same - 25th February, Tuesday 2014

Hey All,

God has ordained authority structures and relationships to reflect His character and help believers live unto His glory.  This Tuesday, we will be exploring the topic of Submission to Authority where we will cover (1) the Biblical perspective of submission to authority and (2) how to respond to the leadership that God has placed in your life within the Church and the home.

Visit the Bible Study page to download the notes which you will find helpful when following this study during the course of this session. The reference guide for the study will be available for download shortly after the study has concluded.

The chat will take place at : http://tinychat.com/walkthesame

Date & Time : 25th February, Tuesday @ 07:00 PM US Eastern Standard Time 

*We believe that people can engage and interact in study in any way possible and is not limited to a particular stream and therefore webcam is absolutely optional.

The study will take place in the form of interactive group discussions in order to have everyone involved. We are absolutely excited and we hope that you will join us with your Bibles for a Blessed evening. Spread the word and let your friends know.

If you have any questions, feel free to get hold of us on our Ask or alternatively you can reach us on our email ask@walkthesame.com.

Love & Blessings,

Walk the Same team

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No Other Name - Wallpaper Pack (iPhone, iPad & Desktop) by Walk the Same Collected


Note: This is a free download. You can enter 0 in the “Name a fair price” field.

“There is no other message - just this one” - Colossians 1:15-20,23 (MSG)


Our collective mandate, calling and great honour as His Church on the earth is to carry this grand message to the cities and nations we inhabit. There is NO OTHER NAME whereby men and women find their salvation, sense of purpose and eternal homecoming. 
Inspired by the theme of Hillsong Conference 2014, we have created this awesome wallpaper pack that can be used across your iOS devices and should be compatible with other leading smart phones and tablets. Hope you enjoy it just as much as we do.

Download here: https://gumroad.com/l/Wcbz

Love,
Walk the Same Collected

No Other Name - Wallpaper Pack (iPhone, iPad & Desktop) by Walk the Same Collected

Note: This is a free download. You can enter 0 in the “Name a fair price” field.

“There is no other message - just this one” - Colossians 1:15-20,23 (MSG)

Our collective mandate, calling and great honour as His Church on the earth is to carry this grand message to the cities and nations we inhabit. There is NO OTHER NAME whereby men and women find their salvation, sense of purpose and eternal homecoming. 

Inspired by the theme of Hillsong Conference 2014, we have created this awesome wallpaper pack that can be used across your iOS devices and should be compatible with other leading smart phones and tablets. Hope you enjoy it just as much as we do.

Download here: https://gumroad.com/l/Wcbz

Love,

Walk the Same Collected

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Book Giveaway 2014 - 18th February 2014 to 16th March 2014
We are thrilled to announce our next giveaway which will go on from from February (18th Feb) - March (16th Mar). We are giving away 5 copies of Jesus > Religion by Jefferson Bethke. The book is based on the hit spoken word by Jefferson Bethke on YouTube which garnered a lot of attention all over the world. We are excited to present this giveaway to you and in order to be part of this giveaway, follow the instructions listed down below. Yay!

Entering the giveaway is super easy. In order to enter the giveaway:
Pop on over to our giveaway page: http://www.walkthesame.com/giveaways
Each person has the opportunity to submit three entries for the giveaway. The more entries you put into the giveaway, the more chance you have of winning.
To submit entries, you will have three optional tasks you will need to carry out (eg: tweet about the giveaway). With each task successfully completed, you earn an entry towards the giveaway.
On the 16th March 2014, 5 winners at random will be picked from the entries submitted to us via an online randomizer.
Please note that the giveaway will be opened starting on the 18th February.
If you have any questions, feel free to message us on our Ask or you can alternatively email us at ask@walkthesame.com.

We hope you are excited just as much as we are. We love you and God loves you too.Blessings,The Collected Team

THE GIVEAWAY STARTS NOW!!! SEND IN YOUR ENTRIES…

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walkthesame:

Book Giveaway 2014 - 18th February 2014 to 16th March 2014

We are thrilled to announce our next giveaway which will go on from from February (18th Feb) - March (16th Mar). We are giving away 5 copies of Jesus > Religion by Jefferson Bethke. The book is based on the hit spoken word by Jefferson Bethke on YouTube which garnered a lot of attention all over the world. We are excited to present this giveaway to you and in order to be part of this giveaway, follow the instructions listed down below. Yay!
Entering the giveaway is super easy. In order to enter the giveaway:

  1. Pop on over to our giveaway page: http://www.walkthesame.com/giveaways
  2. Each person has the opportunity to submit three entries for the giveaway. The more entries you put into the giveaway, the more chance you have of winning.
  3. To submit entries, you will have three optional tasks you will need to carry out (eg: tweet about the giveaway). With each task successfully completed, you earn an entry towards the giveaway.
  4. On the 16th March 2014, 5 winners at random will be picked from the entries submitted to us via an online randomizer.
  5. Please note that the giveaway will be opened starting on the 18th February.
  6. If you have any questions, feel free to message us on our Ask or you can alternatively email us at ask@walkthesame.com.

We hope you are excited just as much as we are. We love you and God loves you too.

Blessings,

The Collected Team

THE GIVEAWAY STARTS NOW!!! SEND IN YOUR ENTRIES…

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Book Giveaway 2014 - 18th February 2014 to 16th March 2014
We are thrilled to announce our next giveaway which will go on from from February (18th Feb) - March (16th Mar). We are giving away 5 copies of Jesus > Religion by Jefferson Bethke. The book is based on the hit spoken word by Jefferson Bethke on YouTube which garnered a lot of attention all over the world. We are excited to present this giveaway to you and in order to be part of this giveaway, follow the instructions listed down below. Yay!

Entering the giveaway is super easy. In order to enter the giveaway:
Pop on over to our giveaway page: http://www.walkthesame.com/giveaways
Each person has the opportunity to submit three entries for the giveaway. The more entries you put into the giveaway, the more chance you have of winning.
To submit entries, you will have three optional tasks you will need to carry out (eg: tweet about the giveaway). With each task successfully completed, you earn an entry towards the giveaway.
On the 16th March 2014, 5 winners at random will be picked from the entries submitted to us via an online randomizer.
Please note that the giveaway will be opened starting on the 18th February.
If you have any questions, feel free to message us on our Ask or you can alternatively email us at ask@walkthesame.com.


We hope you are excited just as much as we are. We love you and God loves you too.Blessings,The Collected Team

Book Giveaway 2014 - 18th February 2014 to 16th March 2014

We are thrilled to announce our next giveaway which will go on from from February (18th Feb) - March (16th Mar). We are giving away 5 copies of Jesus > Religion by Jefferson Bethke. The book is based on the hit spoken word by Jefferson Bethke on YouTube which garnered a lot of attention all over the world. We are excited to present this giveaway to you and in order to be part of this giveaway, follow the instructions listed down below. Yay!
Entering the giveaway is super easy. In order to enter the giveaway:

  1. Pop on over to our giveaway page: http://www.walkthesame.com/giveaways
  2. Each person has the opportunity to submit three entries for the giveaway. The more entries you put into the giveaway, the more chance you have of winning.
  3. To submit entries, you will have three optional tasks you will need to carry out (eg: tweet about the giveaway). With each task successfully completed, you earn an entry towards the giveaway.
  4. On the 16th March 2014, 5 winners at random will be picked from the entries submitted to us via an online randomizer.
  5. Please note that the giveaway will be opened starting on the 18th February.
  6. If you have any questions, feel free to message us on our Ask or you can alternatively email us at ask@walkthesame.com.

We hope you are excited just as much as we are. We love you and God loves you too.

Blessings,

The Collected Team
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