Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Reminders of His Presence

Yesterday my dear friend from Reece's Rainbow - Lu - popped up on my chat to ask me if I wanted the Mulligan Stew link at the top of my blog and the grab button so people can put the Mulligan Stew link on their blogs.

Her timing was amazing.  I was in the usual PANIC MODE after posting the Giveaway and of course told her this and she of course told me that I said the same thing last year and I of course said this is bigger and she of course went about her business of getting stuff fixed up on my blog.
I didn't quite get pulled out of my funk but having her bustling around my blog and quietly taking care of business ministered deeply to my spirit.


As the day went on I saw the stew being shared near and far. 


Each share was precious.


No we didn't raise a boatload of money in the last 24 hours. 


My Giveaways are rarely the miraculous 'thousands pour in in a single night' type of Giveaways. 

Most of them are blood, sweat and a whole lot of prayers.

This one is going to be just that.

A whole lot of worry and nail biting and praying and believing that God is going to stir in hearts.

He already has.

This morning when I got up - whispering prayers and biting a few nails - I received several private messages.  Messages that were reminders of God's Presence as we do this.


There is a woman in In*ia who ministers to the Least of These.  I'm sure she is overwhelmed with the needs of the orphans around her all day every day.  I'm sure every single nickel she has goes to caring for those orphans. 
Despite this - yesterday -  SHE GAVE OUT OF HER OWN POCKET - she gave to one of our families.  She blessed them for stepping out in faith.


That just absolutely makes me a mess.  I seriously am bawling as I write.


On top of that - I received another e-mail from a family who will be donating to our Lost Boys.  The Least of the Least.  A few of the boys have families coming - Samuel, Alexei, Heath - But the vast majority have absolutely no hope of ever getting out.  They are precious precious boys who have been abandoned and left to spend their days doing nothing.  


They may be lost but they are not forgotten.


Over $700.00 came in yesterday.


Annie, Joni, Nicole, Erin, Katrina, Kim, Andrew, Amy, Lori


THANK YOU!


Each of your donations was a reminder to me from God that He's got this.


THANK YOU!


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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 entered too!!


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:

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

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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

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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
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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.






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    6 comments:

    1. $50 donated to the Bakers. Sweet boy... so glad you have a family.

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    2. When you say these kids need adopted, do you mean actual adoption or just fund care?

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      1. They need to be adopted. All 12 children are waiting children. Since they are special needs they are all destined to spend the rest of their lives in a mental institute if not adopted.

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    3. Julia, I'm coming to donate and share, just waiting on my paycheck to come in the mail so I am no longer broke! But if things are starting off slow, don't let that get you down, I'll be screaming for you and all these kids and families very soon! Last year's Mulligan Stew was the first fundraiser for RR I ever participated in (and responsible for most of the amount on my RR tax statement...) - it was so well done and it looks like a fabulous fundraiser again this year, you do them like nobody else! I can't wait to come back and get in the running for some of those prizes, help out some amazing people, and share with all my loved ones... maybe this will be the first fundraiser THEY participate in this year! Love your heart, always.

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    4. Donated $230. Deutsch, Jon & Angela, Marr, Casey, Simon, Aubree, Sutter, Barton, Hanson, Jason, Bobby.

      (Please don't publish this comment.)

      I'm praying, praying.

      Tammy
      ON, Canada

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    5. Name is Rebecca Adams. Donated $15 to the Unroe family and $10 to Casey. Will blog and share at some point and comment again to let you know when I do. :-)

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