Tuesday, April 9, 2013

April 15 - Ipad - Kindle - Gift Cards - HUH??

Okay - I am fighting exhaustion right now.
 
 
My trip to Ohio was GREAT!
 
BiblioPlan did wonderful  - we talked to lots of families, had good sales and made lots of new contacts!!
 
Woo Hoo!!
 
By the way - if you use Mystery of History or Story of the World or the History of US books - YOU CAN STILL USE BIBLIOPLAN!!
 
We have  those books incorporated into our program.
 
You can also just use our fabulously wonderful Companions too!!
 
 
It is a wonderfully versatile history and literature and art and geography and writing curriculum that allows you to pick and choose all kinds of great options.

Okay... Sorry for that commercial.... back to my blog....
 
I met a number of Reece's Rainbow supporters and babes and families in Ohio.
 
I also had a few Micah Six Eight stalkers who read this crazy blog and NEVER EVER comment on it!!  I LOVED meeting you guys and wished you had stayed longer.  Sara - we tried to call you when the Unroes showed up but you didn't  answer your phone... just saying... And Tracy and Mom  - THANK YOU FOR THE CHOCOLATE AND GIFT CARD!!  You made my day!! 
 
I also had a great time getting lost in Cincinnati with a newfound RR friend! 
 
No GPS.  No map.  No idea where we were.
 
What did people do before we had cell phones??
 
Thank you Jamie for bailing us out!!
 
Yes - I am tired.
 
I came home to a little boy who is struggling with his cast-less legs.
 
Removing the casts did not mean that Aaron was immediately able to walk.
 
He has pins in his knees and right now the slightest bend of those knees puts him into orbit.  Having him cry at every turn is putting us into orbit.  This is NOT fun right now.  We have been told that it will take weeks before he can walk again pain free. 
 
It hurts this Mama's heart to see her littlest struggling. 
 
In the midst of our crazy we are doing this STEW!
 
I knew it would be hard to fit it in at this time in our lives but God has been FAITHFUL to us.
 
I have been OVERWHELMED with the outpouring of love from so many of you as we have been doing this Giveaway.
 
I look at how much we have raised right now and I get tears in my eyes.
 
The private e-mails and comments from so many of you whose hearts are being opened towards adoption makes all the headaches of juggling stews and trips and hurting little boys worth it.
 
I know the families are being blessed.
 
I know how powerful it is to get the waiting babes SEEN!!
 
THANK YOU!!
 
Thank you for giving so freely to so many!!
 
Thank you for sharing and caring!!
 
Yesterday I was asked if I would possibly extend the STEW GIVEAWAY until April 15th for those who get paid on that day and also for those people like us who wait until the last moment to do their taxes.
 
 
I thought that was a rather brilliant idea because I do not want to close out anyone from being able to give so this Giveaway is going to be extended two more days.
 
It ends next Monday at midnight. 
 
TAX DAY!
 
So when you find out how much you are getting back in taxes.... consider dropping a portion of that in a few buckets!!!
 
Seriously.... your chances of winning something are HUGE!
 
I will announce final results and winners on Wednesday!
 
In the meantime....
 
 
Yesterday I was mourning the fact that Porter, Hanson and the Marr family did not have matching grants....

WELL....

THE MARRS HAVE A SECRET I CAN'T SHARE RIGHT NOW

WOO HOO... I don't have any more details than that but PRAISE GOD PRAISE GOD!!

PLUS...

Porter and Hanson each have a $250.00 matching grant!

PLUS... The Collins have a $250.00 matching grant!!!
 
WOO HOO....
 
That means we currently have SIX matching grants on the table..
 
 
The Collins need $250 to meet their match
Hanson needs $250 to meet his match
Porter needs $250 to meet his match
The Taylors still need $38 to meet their match
Frank still needs $45 to meet his match
Darren still needs $1683 to receive his FULL $2,000 matching grant!
 
I've been informed that Darren is going to be transferred SOON out of his babyhouse and into an adult mental institute!!!  Oh People PLEASE.... Please!!!
 
WHERE IS DARREN'S MAMA???
 
 
 
OUR 2013 MICAH SIX EIGHT MULLIGAN STEW GIVEAWAY!


"A Common Stew for an Uncommonly Good Cause!"

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.

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.'"

Last year we had over 500 PEOPLE donate and share.
This year ....

 204 people have donated so far...

Annie, Joni, Nicole, Erin, Katrina, Micheala, Kim, Andrew, Leah, Kathy, Daniel
Anne, Debbie, Amy, Lori, Christine, Katie, Pam
Deanna, Hansina, Nakia, Rob, Julia, Kaitlyn, Traci, Monica, Christine, Lisa, Mrs. H.
Debby, Brooke, Amanda, Jason, Erin, Tamara, Trina, Patty, Tracy, Deborah, Alynn
Lisa, Stephanie, Mel, Alissa, Elizabeth, Cathy, Kim, Laura, Beth, Ivy, Sally, Sue
Melanie, Brenda, Crystal, Jed, Karla, Christina, Deborah, Joy, Gina, C.W.
K.B.  Tina   Candee  Amber   Joni   C.H.    Rebecca  Kelly   Jenny   Christine   Katie   Pam
Joni, Jason, Jane, Nicole, Amanda, Rebecca, Kami, Lynettte,  Jennifer, Candice, Francine, Lisa, Liz, Layna, Osborn, Courtney, Ivy
Pam, Amanda, Candice, Erika, Gretchen, Elizabeth, Amanda, Tanna, Susan , Cathy, Kelli
Natalie, Chelsea, Tania, Jolene, Beth, S.D., Val, Kalia, Gina, Morgan, K.B.
Pam, Cassandra, F.M., Amy, Ryan, Vanessa, Christine
Kim, Erika, Lisa, Lisa, Sarah, Stori, Gwen, Karla, Carolina, Jo, Virginia
Kim, Sharon, Sandra, Debbie, Carolyn
Annette, Sara, Katie, Kristen, Amber, Connie, Erika, Luba, Kim, Lynn, Tamsin
Candice, Kim, Amy, Loree, Michele, Megan, Nicole. Connie, Cassie
Cheryl, Eric, Sierra, Lauren, Christine, Jamie, Katie, Carol
Jane, Sarah, Lori, Lisa, Paula, B family, Jenny, Andrea, Sarah, Lindsey
Ernie, W family, Kimberly, Michele, Martha, Megan, Patricia, Anon, Kelli, Katie, Beth Ann
Naomi, Kelli, Katy, Cheryl, Mandy, Alle, Kelsey, Thomas, Travis, Mark, Kalia, Theresa
Carolina, Darlene, Susanna, Joy, Erin, Ben, Dave
 
We have raised $22,251.00 so far in this Giveaway!!

THESE ARE OUR EIGHT FAMILIES
 
Our FIRST goal is to raise AT LEAST $2,000.00 in each grant account!!
My deepest desire is to double that!!

These families still need $3,943.00 to meet our first goal!!! 
PLEASE HELP US!!

 
JON AND ANGELA-Adopting Jack and Jensen RAISED $2838.00 (MET OUR FIRST GOAL!)
THE JOHNSON FAMILY - Adopting FOUR brothers! RAISED $2114.00 (MET OUR FIRST GOAL!) 
THE MARR FAMILY - Adopting Alexei RAISED $1264.00
 THE TAYLOR FAMILY - Adopting Samuel and Sara RAISED $1410.00


WHEN THE TAYLORS' ACCOUNT REACHES $1,654, THEY WILL MEET THEIR MATCHING GRANT AND AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE ANOTHER $500!


THE DEUTSCH FAMILY - Adopting Estelle and Gerard RAISED $1576.00
THE BAKER FAMILY - Adopting Emmitt RAISED $1609.00
THE UNROE FAMILY - Adopting Matthew, Jonathan, and Charity RAISED $2331.00 (MET OUR FIRST GOAL!)
THE COLLINS FAMILY - Adopting Sutter Raised $247.00

WHEN THE COLLINS' ACCOUNT REACHES $497.00, THEY WILL MEET THEIR MATCHING GRANT AND AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE ANOTHER $250!


THESE ARE OUR ELEVEN WAITING CHILDREN.... THEY ALL NEED FAMILIES!!

Our FIRST goal is to raise $1,000.00 in each of their grant accounts.
My deepest desire is to double that!!

THESE CHILDREN STILL NEED $4,107.00 TO MEET OUR FIRST GOAL!!

HANSON - RAISED $355.00

WHEN HANSON'S ACCOUNT REACHES $3279, HE WILL MEET HIS MATCHING GRANT AND AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE ANOTHER $250!
 
PORTER - RAISED $314.00

WHEN PORTER'S ACCOUNT REACHES $5574, HE WILL MEET HIS MATCHING GRANT AND AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE ANOTHER $250!
 
JASON - RAISED $344.00
CASEY - RAISED $1230.00 (CASEY HAS REACHED OUR FIRST GOAL!)
SIMON - RAISED $608.00
BOBBY - RAISED $594.00
BARTON - RAISED $1329.00 (BARTON HAS REACHED OUR FIRST GOAL!)
IRIS - RAISED $1445.00 (IRIS HAS REACHED OUR FIRST GOAL!)
AUBREE - RAISED $343.00
FRANK - RAISED $508.00 $50.00 MATCHING GRANT - STILL NEEDS $45.00
DARREN - RAISED $827.00  $2,000 MATCHING GRANT - STILL NEEDS $1683.00

WHEN DARREN'S ACCOUNT REACHES $3,837, HE WILL MEET HIS MATCHING GRANT AND AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE ANOTHER $2,000!
LOST BOYS - RAISED $965.00

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 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. 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


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!
SIXTH.... You can also earn entries into the giveaway for SHARING! So share away. Share on Twitter. Share on FB. Share on your blog!!
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!

THESE ARE OUR FAMILIES
 

THE DEUTSCH FAMILY
Adopting Estelle and Gerard
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THE BAKER FAMILY
Adopting Emmitt
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THE UNROE FAMILY
Adopting Matthew (Thad) Jonathan (Carson) and Charity (Presley)
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 Carson_Aug2012 Presley

JON AND ANGELA
Adopting Jack and Jensen
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THESE ARE OUR WAITING CHILDREN

WOULD YOU PRAY AND CONSIDER??

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

                Barton has until December 2013 to find a family
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FRANK                                        DARREN

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

                                                 IRIS                                                          AUBREE

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.

 



WOW WOW WOW!!

THE LIST OF PRIZES!!!





$500.00 Gift Card
IPad Mini - $360.00
Wii U - $250.00 Value
KINDLE FIRE - $199.00 Value
Cross of Loops Necklace with Pearl - $280 Value
250.00 PICK A CHILD
BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE QUILT $175.00
BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE SURPRISE QUILT $175.00
Retired Lladro Shepherdess with basket, value approximately $130
$100.00 Value - BOG BOOTS
$100.00 Amazon Card
100 dollar gift card
$100.00 Target Gift Card
100 Chevron gas card
100 Chevron gas card
$100 BiblioPlan year for a family….
$100 Restaurant Gift Card

Glass Wine Decanter with 6 glasses - $100.00 Value
$100.00 gift certificate to Caps for Causes:
$100.00 gift certificate to Caps for Causes
4 pack of ItWorks wraps. They are valued at $99
Original Photo on Canvas Print - $60.00 Value
16 GB Kingston Data Traveler Flash drive $60.00
Jessica Tote - $59.00
Baby/Lap Quilt (40" X 52") is valued at $50
$50.00 Target Gift Card
$50.00 Amazon Gift card
$50.00 Bloomingdales Gift Card
$50.00 Best Buy Gift card
50.00 Mobile Gas Card
50.00 Pencil Portrait
50.00 Pick a Child
$50.00 ANYWHERE GIFT CARD
$50.00 Custom book gift package
35 X 25 Rag quilt - $45.00 Value
Weighted Blanket - $40.00 Value
Thirty-One mini organizer in the minty chip pattern $30.00 value
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). Approximate value $30.
Vera Bradley wristlet - 30.00
30.00 gift card to winner‘s choice
One dozen Cupcakes or cake balls from the "The Cupcake Patch" (winner’s choice) - $25.00 value
One dozen Cupcakes or cake balls from the "The Cupcake Patch" (winner’s choice) - $25.00 value
25.00 Amazon Gift Card
25.00 Visa gift card
25.00 credit to a scout shop
$25.00 ANYWHERE gift card <
$25.00 ANYWHERE gift card
25 itunes card
25.00 PICK A CHILD or FAMILY
Mama Bird Necklace - Value $25.00
Customized video $25.00 Value - Winner’s Choice
$25.00 in Amazon cards (five 5.00 cards)
$25 gift card to Maggiano’s/On the Border/Romano’s Macaroni Grill
EasyLunchboxes Set -- 4 containers and cooler (pink) - $21 value
EasyLunchboxes Set -- 4 containers and cooler (orange) - $21 value
Happier at Home book - $26.00 Value
Custom Made Crochet Hat $20.00 Value - Winner’s choice
Duct Tape set (2 hair bows and a wallet) Value 20.00
Duct Tape set (2 hair bows and a wallet) Value 20.00
20.00 PICK A CHILD or FAMILY
Montessori Wooden Rainbow Puzzle 20.00
Four Handmade Bars of Soap - 20.00 Value
Four Handmade Bars of Soap - 20.00 Value
Four Handmade Bars of Soap - 20.00 Value
Four Handmade Bars of Soap - 20.00 Value
Four Handmade Bars of Soap - 20.00 Value
$20.00 Multi-color print Owl purse
$20.00 Pink print Owl purse
$18 gift certificate for my crochet shop Hooked on Hope -
3 hair bows - 16.00 value
Personalized Pendant - $16.00 value
Rainbow Gnomes 15.00
"Heritage Lace" "Victorian House 13" x 20" Placement, Ecru" $15.00 value
$15 Jamba Juice Gift Card
Animal Lovie (bear) is valued at $12
Ancient craft book $12.00 Value
Medieval craft book $12.00 Value
Modern craft book $12.00 Value
$10.00 Bright turquoise Disciple cross
$10.00 Light pink Disciple cross
$10.00 Titanium Disciple cross
$10.00 4 wooden Disney puzzles
$10 Cold Stone gift card
$10 Target card
$10.00 Tortured for Christ book (gently used)
Autographed Blake Shelton CD $10.00
Devotional book - Jesus Calling 10.00 value
SIGNED COPY - $10.00 There's a Green Plastic Monkey in My Purse: And Other Ways Motherhood Changes Us by Jessie Clemence
Crayon People (5.00)
$5.00 Bible Card Games
THREE THEMED OUT OF PRINT WORKBOOKS
5.00 Crocheted headband
Crocheted hat
$25.00 Value Infinity scarf, Frosty Green Fleck with Amber Fun Fur & glass beads
$25.00 Value Infinity scarf/shoulder wrap, Homespun with Terra Cotta Fun Fur
Made with Love/Beloved necklace $15.00
Forevermore necklace 15.00
Worthy bracelet $15.00
Inspire/Believe bracelet $20.00
Chosen bracelet $15.00
Daughter bracelet $15.00
Wonderful bracelet $20.00
Pink ring $5.00
Set of matching red flower dresses with headbands $40.00
Set of matching powder blue dresses & headbands -$40.00
Set of matching blue/striped bottom dresses $35.00
Pink/Purple Dress with headband $25.00
Red/Black/White dress - $20.00
Two Pack Jam - Two equal sized bottles of your favourite jams (125mL). There are a few varieties to chose from!
Jam Sampler- 125ml bottles of brandied cranberry & orange sauce, bumbleberry jam, orange & lemon marmalade, raspberry jam, strawberry jam and wild blueberry jam.
 THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS APRIL 13, 2013


 
 
 
 
 
 

10 comments:

  1. My daughter Kira Rideout shared $10 with the Taylor family and $10 with Simon. Thanks for continuing to shout for these kids, and giving my kids chances to let God teach them to have giving hearts. She doesn't even realize she is being entered into the giveaway. =)

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  2. Donated:

    Darren (waiting child) 20.00
    Unroe Family 20.00
    Marr Family 20.00

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  3. Robinsumner11@hotmail.com Robin Sumner donated to Collins family and Aubree.

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  4. Shared the giveaway on my blog. http://departtoserve.blogspot.com/2013/04/kristopher.html
    Ivy Adams

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  5. Hey Julia, it's Kim Decker and I just donated $50 to Darren and $25 to the Collins family. May you and yours be blessed.

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  6. Hi Julia!

    I'm one of those "lurkers" that doesn't comment very often.

    I know you've got your hands full with this giveaway, but I just found a really desperate situation when I was looking at the newly listed children a day or so ago:

    http://reecesrainbow.org/57191/sebastian

    Sebastian has LESS THAN 2 WEEKS before he ages out on APRIL 25! There is a very nice write-up on his profile -- do you think you could spare a few lines to shout for him?

    Thanks!

    Kathy

    P. S. Pam, at http://savinghissparrows.blogspot.com/, is my oldest daughter. She's the one who introduced me to RR a couple of years ago. I'm sending her a note about this, too.

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  7. On another note -- could you, sometime, explain just what "fully funded" means? When I read through the "fine print" on "how to adopt" on the RR site, it looks like there are a lot of "up front" costs that are not covered by child adoption grants.

    So, all that money in Heath's account (for example), the money that makes him "fully funded" -- if it's not available to his family until they are close to the end of their adoption journey, what happens to it? If the TOTAL cost is roughly $25.000, INCLUDING all the "up front" costs . . . ??

    This is something I've wondered about, and I suspect it's something others have wondered about, too. I would find it helpful if you could enlarge on this in some future post.

    Thanks!

    Kathy
    Cleveland, TN

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    1. Fully Funded means they have all they need on the international end of things. Most of the time fully funded for a country like Heath's would be 20,000.00. That money would cover everything except for the homestudy and other U.S. costs. Heath was over funded which means that the family adopting him should get back just about everything they put into it.

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    2. Thanks for explaining this, Julia. It makes sense now.

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  8. THE MARRS ARE FULLY FUNDED TO BRING BENJAMIN HOME :) I'm so happy!!

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