We are halfway through this Giveaway.
We've worked hard and we have served up some good bowls of soup.
It would be easy to think that we have done enough. Some orphans have been fed. $15,031.28 has been raised. That is an amazingly good Giveaway. It would be really easy to sit back and say that we have done enough. It would be easy to give in to weariness at the halfway mark. It would be easy to think that sharing once or twice is enough. It is easy to think that we have given enough.
This is what awaits Jack and Maria and Vika and Alina and Sasha.
Empty-handed they will be dismissed from the orphanage when they age out and empty-handed they will stay. This picture is a REALITY for thousands upon thousands of children in Eastern Europe. The ones who are not destined for the mental institutes are almost certainly destined for a life on the streets. Except in a few places where the church has risen up and begun to minister there is no one to care for them. No one to be their safety net.
God forbid that Jack and Maria and her sisters and brother end up in this situation. God has placed them in our hearts. They are our responsibility now.
I say that we need to be like the widow in the New Testament who keeps pounding on the judge's door begging for justice!! We need to pound and pound and pound and pound. We cannot stop pounding until midnight March 31st. That is when we can stop and breathe. We have not come this far to die out. Please share and share again. Not to guilt but to remind. There are over 130 orphans who are being SERVED AT THIS STEW. We cannot forget the Lost Boys who are PART OF THIS. We have EIGHT orphans who NEED families. We have to be a voice for the families in Katie's orphanage because they desperately need funds and because there are 220 other children in that hell hole who need hope breathed into them. We need to remember that MARIA WANTS A FAMILY. She wants a Mom and Dad. Every one of these orphans wants a family. They do not want to lay in their cribs or sit in their wheelchairs or be put out on the streets. They want homes. They want love. They NEED TO LEARN about their Savior. They cannot do it without us.
We cannot be satisfied with a halfway goal. We cannot sit back and feel like we have done enough. We have NOT done enough. There are 140+ million orphans in this world. We have not done enough.
We are being a voice for a very small part of the orphan problem. No we cannot save the 140+ million orphans - but we can save Laurel and Harmony and Jack and Igor and Victoria and Heath and Hanson and Emmitt. We can support and pray for 12 families who are adopting a whole bunch of orphans. We can support Alyona and Slavik's ministry to the Lost Boys. We cannot do everything but we do this one thing. It may be small but it matters. We may not raise 30,000 - but we are raising our voices for those who have no voice and if we make nuisances of ourselves... THEN SO BE IT!!!
We are halfway through BUT WE ARE NOT DONE!!!
"A Common Stew for an Uncommonly Good Cause!"
We have raised $15,031.28 for our Mulligan Stew...
236 people have donated!
GO TO THIS LINK TO SEE WHAT WAS DONATED TO THE MULLIGAN STEW GIVEAWAY 2012 AND TO SEE WHOM IT BENEFITED!! THIS GIVEAWAY ENDED MARCH 31, 2012