Saturday, April 6, 2013

From Crib to Sky

A year ago, he was wasting away  in a crib.


Yesterday, he was flying high!



BE JEALOUS!!
I got to see a very very special little boy.
Yep - That's Keith.

One of our Mulligan Stew babes from last year!!

His Mama and Papa made a special trip to the homeschool convention in Cincinnati, Ohio so I could shower him with hugs and kisses.

YOU HELPED BRING HIM HOME LAST YEAR!!

You helped bring home two of his sisters too.... and I got to shower them with kisses too!!



Seriously...

Driving 8 hours and standing for 10 hour days is completely worth it when I get to hold such blessings!!

The blessings didn't stop there for me...

Last night I was invited over to meet another Reece's Rainbow family and was privileged to enjoy the amazing company of Mr. Eli Lentz....

Wow!


This little guy had me laughing the entire time I was there..

He is such a wonderful gift from God. To think that this treasure was destined for the living hell of an adult mental institution...


I know we can't save every child, but yesterday I was privileged to hold in my arms four rescued babes.

What we do mattered to them.

It matters to the 7 families and 12 babes in this Mulligan Stew.

It matters to the Unroe family, who are struggling to raise what they need for the three they are bringing home this year.



  
In last year's Mulligan Stew, the Unroes were the last to make it over our $2,000.00 wall. At the convention yesterday, Amanda shared with me her fear that they would be last again this year.

I told Amanda it didn't matter who was first or last; I just want to see everyone make it over. 

What I neglected to tell her-- what she is learning right now along with all of you-- was that A GENEROUS DONOR HAS OFFERED HER FAMILY A $500.00 MATCHING GRANT!

YEP!

Starting today, if we can raise $500.00 for the Unroes, then they will automatically receive another $500 in their grant account.
Help me help them over!!

But I'm not done with the matching grants...

The Lord has been pouring them on....

Generous donors have offered TWO MORE MATCHING GRANTS-- one for the Johnsons, and another for the Taylors.

All of these grants are coming from different donors, and I praise God for each of them!!

PLUS....

DARREN...

My tender-hearted Darren...


He's being offered a $2,000.00 grant!

Between now and the end of the stew, yet another generous donor will match whatever we raise for Darren up to $2,000.00.

I'll be honest: just writing out those grants makes me want to have a full-blown panic attack.

We have FIVE matching grants on the table.

We have a ton of money yet to be raised for the rest of the babes and families.

We have one week until the Giveaway is over.

One week.

We have 100+ prizes in this Giveaway.

We have had 103 people donate so far.

You do the math.

PLEASE HELP.

PLEASE.

Help get our babes and families over their walls.


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 ....

 103 people have donated so far...

Annie, Joni, Nicole, Erin, Katrina, Micheala, Kim, Andrew, Leah, Kathy, Daniel
Anne, Debbie, Amy, Lori, Christine, Katie, Pam
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

..... PLUS a whole bunch of anonymous donors...

IF YOU HAVEN'T GIVEN - IF YOU HAVEN'T SHARED - PLEASE DO SO!!

EVERY SINGLE DROP IN THE BUCKET MATTERS.

We have raised $13,713.00 so far in this Giveaway!!

THESE ARE OUR SEVEN 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 $5,091.00 to meet our first goal!!! 
PLEASE HELP US!!

JON AND ANGELA-Adopting Jack and Jensen RAISED $2256.00 (MET OUR FIRST GOAL!)
THE JOHNSON FAMILY - Adopting FOUR brothers! RAISED $1,389.00

WHEN THE JOHNSONS' ACCOUNT REACHES $6,210, THEY WILL MEET THEIR MATCHING GRANT AND AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE ANOTHER $500!

THE MARR FAMILY - Adopting Alexei RAISED $929.00
THE TAYLOR FAMILY - Adopting Samuel and Sara RAISED $999.00

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 $1421.00
THE BAKER FAMILY - Adopting Emmitt RAISED $1187.00
THE UNROE FAMILY - Adopting Matthew, Jonathan, and Charity RAISED $984.00

WHEN THE UNROES' ACCOUNT REACHES $4,554, THEY WILL MEET THEIR MATCHING GRANT AND AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE ANOTHER $500!

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 $7,109.00 TO MEET OUR FIRST GOAL!!

HANSON - RAISED $193.00
PORTER - RAISED $184.00
JASON - RAISED $160.00
CASEY - RAISED $1055.00 (CASEY HAS REACHED OUR FIRST GOAL!)
SIMON - RAISED $329.00
BOBBY - RAISED $149.00
BARTON - RAISED $460.00

WHEN BARTON'S ACCOUNT REACHES $799, HE WILL MEET HIS MATCHING GRANT AND AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE ANOTHER $500!

IRIS - RAISED $361.00
AUBREE - RAISED $194.00
FRANK - RAISED $296.00
DARREN - RAISED $510.00

WHEN THE DARREN'S ACCOUNT REACHES $3,837, HE WILL MEET HIS MATCHING GRANT AND AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE ANOTHER $2,000!

SUTTER - MY FAMILY FOUND ME!!!

LOST BOYS - RAISED $410.00

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 TAYLOR FAMILY
Adopting Samuel and Sara (brother and sister)

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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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JON AND ANGELA
Adopting Jack and Jensen
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THE JOHNSON FAMILY
Adopting FOUR brothers!
D. V. Little V and Baby K!!







THE MARR FAMILY

Adopting Alexei






THESE ARE OUR WAITING CHILDREN

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

 
JASON                                                              CASEY
                                                                            Casey has until June 2013 to find a family
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                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.

 


SUTTER   

MY FAMILY FOUND ME!!!
Sutter

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

23 comments:

  1. Hi Julie - God bless you, woman! This is awesome! We donated the following -

    Unroe family - $50
    Taylor family - $25
    Deutsch family - $25
    Baker family - $25

    Barton - $25
    Darren - $25
    Jason - $25
    Bobby - $25
    Aubree - $25

    I also shared about the stew on FB and sent an email to a bunch of people on my email list... trying to help get the word out!

    Kim Buckley

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    1. Thank you so very much Kim Buckley!! We appreciate your help so very much!!!!!

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  2. Hi, I just did $50 for Barton:)
    Carol

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  3. Hello, thank you for all you do, Julie. And God bless all the families!!

    Johnson Family $50
    Taylor Family $50
    Unroe Family $50
    Beloved Frank $100
    Barton $25

    Total $275

    Also shared on my email list.

    Katie Opitz

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    1. Thank you so very much!!! We appreciate your help so very much!!!

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  4. We donated $5 to the Unroes and $5 to Darren
    From,
    Jamie LEntz

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  5. Im reading the comment from Kim Buckley crying. Her family has blessed so many!

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  6. I donated $10 to the Bakers and $10 to Hanson.
    Christina Schye
    Christina0469@msn.com

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  7. May God bless this little amount and multiply it for His glory.
    Baker family - $5
    Unroe family - $10
    Simon - $5

    Praying for each and every one of them,
    God bless,
    Cassie Hope

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    1. Thank you so much Cassie! We appreciate the help so very much!!

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  8. Love seeing these kids with their families!!

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  9. Sutter is now in the "recent listing" as "SUTTER for the Collins family — PA" and accepting donations (http://reecesrainbow.org/57141/sponsorcollins-4)

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  10. I have a question about this part: "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!!!!"

    Does that mean ANY additional family/child on all of RR, or just any of the ones listed here in these posts? Once we've given to a family and a child listed in a post, do we earn entries for donating to children and families who aren't actually in the Mulligan Stew too? I think last year we could but I didn't know if it was the same this year or not. Thanks!

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    1. Katie - Right now I am trying to get every child and family to their goal so at this point - we are focused on the Mulligan Stew kids and families!! :)

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  11. Donated to $10 to Taylor Family

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  12. $10 for the Deutsch family :)

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  13. Forot my first and last name! Sorry! Jamie Veprek (donations from jamie_lugo@hotmail.com) and our blog is www.aworthyjourney.com. Just realized I should have combined comments too :). Here are the last of mine...

    Jason- $10
    Barton- $10
    Frank- $10
    Darren- $10

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  14. Lisa Rowland http://wyattswarriors.blogspot.com/

    Darren $10
    Taylor Family $5
    Frank $5
    Johnson Family $5

    and shared on FB

    wish I could give more, but we just had a job scare :(

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