Monday, March 25, 2013

Mulligan Stew 2013



If ever I needed confirmation that the timing of our Mulligan Stew is good and right...

I got it last night...

THE SWEETEST NEWS CAME IN LAST NIGHT...

The Very best way to start off our Mulligan Stew...

The reason why Rob and I have stayed the course over the last two and half years - yelling and screaming...

HEATH.

He has a family.

Tears and Joy.



I've known a family has been in pursuit.  We've been holding our breath and praying and trying hard not to get too excited.

SEEING HIM ON THE MY FAMILY FOUND ME PAGE IS PRECIOUS

PRECIOUS!!

Honestly, I will not breathe until I see pictures of him in the airport.

Until then I will hold my breath and pray.  And pray some more.

Oh sweet Heath - We dared to believe!

THANK YOU LORD JESUS!

And with that joyful news....

I am pleased to announce...

OUR 2013 MICAH SIX EIGHT MULLIGAN STEW GIVEAWAY!



"A Common Stew for an Uncommonly Good Cause!"

Our Mulligan Stew is a tasty community stew that will feed a whole host of orphans, because a whole host of Godly people from the adoption community threw a whole host of great ingredients into our stew pot.

There are more than 100 items simmering away in our stew pot. The total value of all of these items is well over $5,000.00. Every single one of these donated items has been accompanied by whispered prayers that God will multiply the gift.

Our stew's been simmering for several weeks now. We've been praying for the Lord's blessing on this meal.

Now we just need YOU to help us care for the orphan.

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'"

THESE ARE THE RULES:
Simple Math -   Every five dollars donated earns you one entry into our giveaway!!!

To enter, here's what you have to do:

FIRST.... You have to pick at least ONE of the families below and make a donation into their grant account. 

SECOND....You have to pick at least ONE of the waiting children below and make a donation into their grant account.

THIRD... You have to leave a comment WITH YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME letting me know which of the families you donated to and which of the waiting children. Make sure to give me the total amount donated (I will NOT publish this if you ask me not to).


THAT'S IT....  YOU ARE OFFICALLY ENTERED WITH JUST THOSE TWO DONATIONS...

We will let it be between you and the Lord the size of your gift. 

BUT DON'T STOP THERE....

FOURTH.... You will also earn one entry for each additional family and/or waiting child you donate to. For example, a $50 donation spread among 3 families and  2 waiting children earns you 15 entries: 50/5 = 10 entries for the money, and 1 entry each for the families/children! So spread the love around!!!!

FIFTH.... You also get entries if you  donate to the Lost Boys through Harvest International.  Directions are below - All the money donated to the Lost Boys will be used by the ministry team to cover expenses (gas and craft supplies) and to buy much needed supplies for the Boys.  In the past we have helped buy diapers, food, drinks, medical supplies, air conditioners and much much more.
SIXTH.... You can also earn entries for SHARING! So share away. Share on Twitter. Share on FB. Share on your blog!!
IT'S SIMPLE....
Two donations puts your name in our giveaway, with a chance to win one of these 100+ great prizes.

Extra donations increase your chances of winning some great prizes!!

Sharing gets you more entries!!


Those who can give generously should give generously.  Please give generously!

Those who can give a little, please don't hesitate to give.  Every single donation matters.  Let God do the math.  He has an amazing way of taking the tiny donations and multiplying them beyond our wildest imaginations!!

 
When our Mulligan Stew Giveaway ends, we'll choose a winner for each prize by drawing random numbers from random.org. The more entries there are beside your name, the more chances you'll have to win something great!

HERE'S WHAT YOU DO:

  • Use the links below to go to the sites where these wonderful adoptive families and children are receiving donations. Follow the directions there to make your generous donations.
  • THEN, come back to this blog and leave a comment to let me know two things: (1) who you donated to and (2) the total amount that you donated to ALL of the children and families that you chose to help. Because I always moderate my comments, I will be able to keep this information private if you ask me to leave it private.
  • If you prefer not to leave a comment, you can e-mail me at covenantb@yahoo.com.
NOTES:
  • ALL OF THESE DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
  • None of the money that you donate will flow through our hands; it will all go directly to the people who need it.
  • This Giveaway will end on April 13.


THESE ARE THE CHILDREN and FAMILIES THAT OUR MULLIGAN STEW GIVEAWAY BENEFITS.
Please use these links to make your generous donations:

JON AND ANGELA
Adopting Jack and Jensen
Click here to get to their Family Blog
Click here to donate to their grant account

 Jensen


THE JOHNSON FAMILY
Adopting FOUR brothers!
D. V. Little V and Baby K!!
 Click here to get to their Family Blog
Click here to donate to their grant account



THE MARR FAMILY
Adopting Alexei
Click here to get to their Family Blog
Click here to get to their grant account



THE TAYLOR FAMILY
Adopting Samuel and Sara (brother and sister)
Click here to get to their Family Blog
Click here to donate to their grant account
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THE DEUTSCH FAMILY
Adopting Estelle and Gerard

YES THEY ADDED Gerard....

Click here to get to their Family Blog
Click here to get to their grant account

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THE BAKER FAMILY
Adopting Emmitt
Click here to get to their grant account

Emmitt 2013 (1)

THE UNROE FAMILY
Adopting Matthew (Thad) Jonathan (Carson) and Charity (Presley)
Click here to get to their Family Blog
Click here to get to their grant account

Thad_sm Carson_Aug2012 Presley


HERE ARE OUR TWELVE WAITING CHILDREN..

ALL OF THESE BABES NEED FAMILIES....

WOULD YOU PRAY AND CONSIDER??
(All the babes from the same area/institute CAN BE adopted together or separately)

Hanson and Porter are in the same village. 

HANSON                                 PORTER
  

Jason, Casey, Simon and Bobby are all at the same institute!! 

                                  JASON                                                         CASEY
                                                                                     Casey has until June 2013 to find a family
Jason (1) 

                                       SIMON                                                       BOBBY
   Simon has until October 2013 to find a family!
                         

Sutter, Barton and Iris are at the same institute! 

                                               SUTTER                                            BARTON
                                                                             Simon has until December 2013 to find a family
Sutter       barton-1

                                                IRIS                                                 
  

AUBREE

                                         

                                                   FRANK                                          DARREN
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OUR LOST BOYS!

BECAUSE I CANNOT LEAVE THEM OUT.... You can donate to the Lost Boys through Harvest International. Click on THIS LINK and designate your gift to Alyona and Slavik for the Lost Boys. All donations to Harvest International are Tax Deductible.
PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO DESIGNATE YOUR  GIFT TO ALYONA AND SLAVIK FOR THE LOST BOYS.






AND NOW...

WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR....

HERE ARE THE PRIZES....

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$500.00 DOLLAR VISA GIFT CARD
Thank you D.S.


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iPad Mini
$360.00 value
(THANK YOU H. M.)



  • 7.9-inch LED-backlit Multi-Touch Display; 1024-by-768 Resolution
  • Apple iOS 6; Dual-Core A5 Chip
  • 5 MP iSight Camera; 1080p HD Video Recording
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n); 16 GB Capacity
  • Up to 10 Hours of Battery Life; 0.68 lbs



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    Wii U Game Pad Deluxe Set
    $349.00
    (THANK YOU P.R.)
    32 GB internal storage
    Wii u Game Pad
    Stylus
    Sensor bar
    A/C adapters
    Nintendo Land video game
    Game pad stand
    Game pad cradle
    Console stand





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    KINDLE FIRE HD TABLET
    $199.00 Value
    7" HD Display, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Dual-Antenna Wi-Fi, 16GB
    THANK YOU K.B.





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    James Avery Cross of Loops Neclace with Pearl
    $280.00 Value
    (THANK YOU S.W.)
     

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      PICK A CHILD OR FAMILY
    • $250.00 PICK A CHILD - THANK YOU N. P.
    • $50.00 PICK A CHILD or FAMILY - THANK YOU L.A.
    • $25.00 PICK A CHILD or FAMILY - THANK YOU I.A.
    • $20.00 PICK A CHILD or FAMILY - THANK YOU L. H.

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    BIBLIOPLAN FOR FAMILIES

    An EntireYear of everything a Homeschooling Family needs from BiblioPlan

    Winner's Choice of which year (Ancients, Medieval, Early or Modern)

    e-book Version
    $100+ Value
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    GIFT CARD BONANZA....

    1. $100.00 dollar ANYWHERE gift card  (THANK YOU C. N.)
    2. $100.00 Amazon Gift Card (THANK YOU M.E.)
    3. $100.00 Chevron Gas Card (THANK YOU S.W.)
    4. $100.00 Chevron Gas Card (THANK YOU S.W.)
    5. $100.00 Target Gift Card (THANK YOU L.C.)
    6. $100.00 gift certificate to Caps for Causes:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/Capsforcauses  (THANK YOU B.A.)
    7. $100.00 gift certificate to Caps for Causes: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Capsforcauses   (THANK YOU B.A.)
    8. $50.00 Target Card (THANK YOU P.L.)
    9. $50.00 ANYWHERE GIFT CARD (THANK YOU S.L.)
    10. $50.00 Amazon Gift Card (THANK YOU T.S.)
    11. $50.00 Best Buy Gift Card (THANK YOU D.M.)
    12. $50.00 Bloomingdales Gift Card (THANK YOU A. B.)
    13. $50.00 Mobile Gas Card (THANK YOU A.B.)
    14. $30.00 ANYWHERE gift card - (THANK YOU K.D.)
    15. $25.00 Amazon Gift Card - (THANK YOU E. S.)
    16. $25.00 Visa gift card - (THANK YOU C.)
    17. $25.00 Gift Card to Maggiano’s/On the Border/Romano’s Macaroni Grill (THANK YOU S.H.)
    18. $25.00 iTunes card - (THANK YOU B. S.)
    19. $25.00 CREDIT to a Scout Shop:  (THANK YOU K. L.)
    20. $25.00 ANYWHERE gift card - (THANK YOU L. L.)
    21. $25.00 ANYWHERE gift card - (THANK YOU L.L.)
    22. $25.00 in Amazon cards (five 5.00 cards) - (THANK YOU A.H.)
    23. $15.00 Jamba Juice Gift Card  (THANK YOU K. A.)
    24. $10.00 Cold Stone gift card - (THANK YOU  C. S.)
    25. $10.00 Target card - (THANK YOU C. S.)

    A $100.00 RESTAURANT.COM CARD
    THANK YOU A.
    

       WOW WOW WOW!!




      BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE QUILT



      50" square - nice lap or couch size. It is machine piece and quilted. Safe for machine washing and ready to stand up to years of love and abuse :)
      $175.00 Value

      THANK YOU K




      BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE SURPRISE QUILT
      48" square - nice lap or couch size. It is machine piece and quilted. Safe for machine washing and ready to stand up to years of love and abuse :)
      $175.00 Value
      THANK YOU K

      Retired Lladro Shepherdess with basket

      Value: $130.00
      THANK YOU T. H.

      Glass Wine Decanter with 6 glasses
      AVRIL GLASS
      $100.00 Value
      THANK YOU D. B.



       MORE AND MORE AND MORE PRIZES

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      4 pack of ItWorks wraps.
      Value:  $99.00
      THANK YOU Amanda.U.


      16 GB Kingston Data Traveler Flash drive
      $60.00 Value
      THANK YOU E. J.

      GENTLY USED BOG BOOTS
      Retail $110.00 dollars
      Classic Mens, size 8. They fit Ladies size 9/9.5
      THANK YOU F.M.



      Original Photo on Canvas Print
      $60.00 Value
      THANK YOU L.B.

      Jessica Tote
      Value:  $59.00
      THANK YOU T. E


      A Custom book gift package




      (8-10 new and gently use books of the donor’s choice)

      $50.00 + Value

      THANK YOU A.


      Baby/Lap Quilt (40" X 52")
      Value: $50.00
      THANK YOU T. T.

      Pencil Portrait of your choice
      $50.00 Value
      THANK YOU A.B.

      RAG Quilt - 35 x 25
      $45.00 Value
      THANK YOU A.U.
       

      WEIGHTED BLANKET
      12x18. They weigh 2 lbs
      Value $40.00
      THANK YOU M.D

      Four Herbalife personal care products: Strengthening Shampoo (8.5 oz), Strengthening Conditioner (8.5 oz), Hand & Body Wash (8.5 oz), and Bath & Body Bar (4.4 oz). Value $30.00
      THANK YOU J.D.

      Brand New Vera Bradley wristlet with tags in plum petals pattern.
      $30.00 value
      THANK YOU A.R.

      Thirty-One mini organizer in the minty chip pattern
      $30.00 Value
      THANK YOU A.B.


      HAPPIER AT HOME BOOK
      NEW - HARDBACK - $26.00 Value
      THANK YOU D.M.

      One dozen Cupcakes or cake balls from the "The Cupcake Patch" (winner’s choice)
      $25.00 value
      THANK YOU K. H.

      One dozen Cupcakes or cake balls from the "The Cupcake Patch" (winner’s choice)
      $25.00 value
      THANK YOU K. H.

      Mama Bird Necklace -
      WINNER DETERMINES THE NUMBER OF EGGS ON THE NECKLACE
      Value $25.00
      THANK YOU S.L.

      THREE THEMED OUT OF PRINT BRAND NEW WORKBOOKS
      $25.00 Value
      THANK YOU J.L.


      Customized Video
      Winner's Choice
      $25.00 Value
      THANK YOU B.G.
    EasyLunchboxes Set -- 4 containers and cooler (pink)
    $21.00 value
    THANK YOU G. S. 

    EasyLunchboxes Set -- 4 containers and cooler (pink)
    $21.00 value
    THANK YOU G. S.


    Set of Duct Tape Hair Bows and Wallet!



    Value $20.00

    THANK YOU B.G.




    Set of Duct Tape Hair Bows and Wallet!
    Value $20.00
    THANK YOU B.G.

    Montessori Rainbow puzzle
    20.00 value
    THANK YOU J. L


    Happy Hartman Hope Soap - 4 bars Handmade - Value $20.00
    Happy Hartman Hope Soap - 4 bars Handmade - Value $20.00
    Happy Hartman Hope Soap - 4 bars Handmade - Value $20.00
    Happy Hartman Hope Soap - 4 bars Handmade - Value $20.00
    Happy Hartman Hope Soap - 4 bars Handmade - Value $20.00
    THANK YOU M.H.

    HANDMADE OWL PURSE
    Value: $20.00
    THANK YOU B.S.

    HANDMADE OWL PURSE
    Value: $20.00
    THANK B.S.

    CUSTOM MADE CROCHET HATS
    Winner's choice
    Value $20.00
    THANK YOU L.B.

    $18.00 gift certificate at Hooked on Hope

    THANK YOU F. M


    Set of 3 Hair Bows



    Value $16.00

    THANK YOU C.W.






    Personalized Necklace... Winner's choice
    $16.00 Value
    THANK YOU K.J.
    Russia. USSR. Adoption. Kazakhstan. Ukraine. Matryoshka Pendant Necklace World Map of Any Location Silver Plated Chain

    Wooden Gnomes
    15.00 value
    THANK YOU J. L

    NEW IN TISSUE PAPER -  "Heritage Lace" "Victorian House 13" x 20" Placement, Ecru"
    $15.00 value
    THANK YOU J. R.
      Animal Lovie (bear)
      Value: $12.00
      THANK YOU T. T


      SIGNED COPY - There's a Green Plastic Monkey in My Purse: And Other Ways Motherhood Changes Us by Jessie Clemence
      $12.00 Value
      THANK YOU D. W.


      ANCIENT CRAFT BOOK FROM BIBLIOPLAN FOR FAMILIES
      $12.00 Value

      MEDIEVAL CRAFT BOOK FROM BIBLIOPLAN FOR FAMILIES
      $12.00 Value

      MODERN CRAFT BOOK FROM BIBLIOPLAN FOR FAMILIES
      $12.00 Value

      4 WOODEN DISNEY PUZZLES
      10.00 value
      THANK YOU N.B.


      Autographed Blake Shelton CD
      $10.00 Value
      THANK YOU K. A.

    Bright turquoise Disciple cross - THANK YOU J. R. - Value $10.00


    Titanium Disciple cross - THANK YOU J. R. - Value $10.00

    Light Pink Disciple cross - THANKYOU J. R. - Value $10.00

      Tortured for Christ Book
    Gently used
    $10.00 Value
    THANK YOU A.

     A fabulous devotional book "Jesus Calling"
    $10.00 Value
    THANK YOU J. R.



    Handmade Crocheted headband
    5.00 value
    THANK YOU D.W.

    Crayon people
    5.00 value
    THANK YOU Jamie.L

      
    Bible Card Games
    5.00 value
    THANK YOU N.P.


    BEAUTIFUL - HAND CROCHETED HAT
    THANK YOU T.S.


    BEAUTIFUL INFINITY SCARF!!
    Frosty Green Fleck with Amber Fun Fur & glass beads

    Value:  $25.00
    THANK YOU G.C.



    BEAUTIFUL INFINITY SCARF.SHOULDER WRAP
    Homespun with Terra Cotta Fun Fur
    Value: $25.00
    THANK YOU G.C.


    Made with Love/Beloved necklace $15.00
     THANK YOU C.W.






    Forevermore necklace $15.00 
    THANK YOU C.W.




    Worthy bracelet $15.00 
     THANK YOU C.W.



    Inspire/Believe bracelet $20.00 
    THANK YOU C.W.




    Chosen bracelet $15.00 
    THANK YOU C.W.


    Daughter bracelet $15.00
    THANK YOU C.W.




    Wonderful bracelet $20.00
    THANK YOU C.W.





    Pink ring $5.00 
    THANK YOU C.W.



    Set of matching red flower dresses with headbands $40.00
    THANK YOU C.W.


    Set of matching blue/striped bottom dresses $35.00
     THANK YOU C.W.


    Pink/Purple Dress with headband $25.00
    THANK YOU C.W.


    Set of matching powder blue dresses & headbands -$40.00
    THANK YOU C.W.


    Red/Black/White dress - $20.00
    THANK YOU C.W.
     
     
    Two Pack Jam
    Two equal sized bottles of your favourite jams (125mL). There are afew varieties to chose from!
    THANK YOU A.

    Sampler
    125ml bottles of brandied cranberry & orange sauce, bumbleberry jam, orange & lemon marmalade, raspberry jam, strawberry jam and wild blueberry jam.
    THANK YOU A AND FRIENDS



    WOW WOW WOW!!!!!



    16 comments:

    1. So so happy Heath has a family finally!

      Donated $10 to the Johnson family, $10 to Jack & Angela, $5 to Aubree & Shared on FB!

      Annie Trenda (trenda.annie@yahoo.com)

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    2. Donated $100 to the Deutsch family.

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    3. shared on fb, hopefully I will be back to donate soon :)

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    4. Andrew and I sharing our first donation! $15 to the Taylor Family and $15 to our buddy Hanson!

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    5. Donated to Johnson Family and Casey. Total $380.00
      Micheala Toews

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    6. Donated $10 to Bobby and $10 to the Deutsch Family in honor of Errands for Ethan. http://www.youtube.com/all_comments?v=zB0_BAUDh7w Katrina M. Forever Natasha's mom in my heart.

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    7. Thank you for this wonderful example. Because of you I managed to fix my PayPal account and was able to help a little bit. Even though I don't think I could get any prizes sent here (even if I got lucky) it will be good enough seeing these kids becoming part of lovely families and knowing I was a (tiny) part of that. Can't wait for next month to be able to help some more. Keep up the good work! :)

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    8. Thank you Julia! We LOVE you for "cooking" this stew! Anyway, I donated $50 to Alexei's grant! I can't wait for him to get home....
      Debbie Marks

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    9. Donated $25 for Alexei for Marr family
      Anne Ross

      Anneross777@gmail.com

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    10. I donated to Unroes and Casey for a total of $16, hope to do more soon!
      Christina Schye
      Christina0469@msn.com

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    11. Shared on facebook and tweeted loads of people!

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    12. I donated a total of $70 between the Baker family, Jon and Angela, Hanson, and Porter. I also shared this to be shared on church's Facebook :)

      - Candice Buckley
      candicebuckley@ymail.com

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    13. Question--Sutter now has a family and it doesn't look like I can donate to him any more. Can I donate to his family instead?

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    14. $10 to Unroe Family and $10 to Casey!

      Thanks for doing this!

      Meg
      megstout@gmail.com

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