Monday, April 8, 2013

Leaving SOON!!

Okay... Their bags are just about packed.
 

They are biting nails waiting for news.
 
Every e-mail makes them jump in joy and terror.

Last week they found out that the last family who got their travel dates were given FIVE DAYS to be there.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME???

I am bouncing up  and down in excitement...

In just a few days or weeks.... ALEXEI'S FAMILY IS GOING TO BE HOLDING HIM IN THEIR ARMS!!
 
 
Soon sweet boy... soon!!
 

I'm going to be sitting here at my computer with tears pouring down my face.  Yes.... I am emotional that way.

The Marr family is soon crossing the ocean.  They will be walking through the gates into an institute where we spent six weeks of our lives.

They will be in Aaron's old world. 

I am shaking with joy and excitement and terror. 

Praying praying that NOTHING will stand in their way. 

They have already been through so much.  They are still grieving Sasha as they wait for news about Alexei.

Of course they are not fully funded but I made sure they knew that we would NOT leave them stranded over there.  We are  going to do whatever it takes to get that boy out!!  If I have to stand on the street corner with a sign and a tin cup.

 
I'd rather not do that though so help me out people.....
 
The Marrs are only a little over 3,000 short of getting Alexei out... that's the cost of their plane tickets...
 
We are NOT going to make them row across that ocean!!
 
 
I don't have a matching grant for them.
 
I don't have any extra incentives.
 
Just heartfelt pleas.
 
Alexei will be the first child in two years to be taken out of that institute.
 
A few months later Samuel will also be carried out.
 
The Taylors are a LONG way from being funded for him. 
 
 
 
We still have a 500.00 matching grant for them and that will help but honestly - they need a  boatload more than that so PLEASE be generous.
 
I prayed for Samuel for over a year before we could get him listed on Reece's Rainbow.  The day I posted about him was the day the Lord shouted into their hearts.  He's losing so very much sitting in those sheds day after day.
 
They aren't just getting Samuel they are getting his sister too from an entirely different place.  That adds cost and time onto their trip!!
 
Please fill up their cup!!
 
Soon after Samuel meets his family... Heath will meet his. 
 
His family is FULLY FUNDED because of all of your generous donations!!
 
 
Praising God that Heath is NOT in our Mulligan Stew this year!!!
 
FULLY FUNDED IS SWEET INDEED!!
 
In the coming months all THREE PRECIOUS BOYS are going to be carried through those gates....
 
I'm going to be investing in the Kleenex company here in Virginia!
 
I am seriously holding my breath on all of these adoptions. 
 
Praying.  Praying. Praying.  Praying some more!!
 
Too much has happened to make me rest easy until three sets of feet are safely on this side of the ocean.
 
After those three cross.... that will leave two behind.
 
Hanson and Porter.
 
 
 
Can I just say that both of these boys break my heart on a daily basis?
 
I'm crying as I type.
 
Hanson has been locked away in that place for over two years.  He is in a laying down room.  He does nothing all day but lay and stare at the ceiling!
 
And Porter... Seeing his picture depresses me beyond measure.  Last year we raised money for him.  We pleaded for him.  We wept over him.  We found him a family.  But they were unable to bring him home and so he waits and waits some more. He's living somewhere in that village.  I pray that it is a good and loving place! 
 
Oh please help me raise money in their grant accounts!!  Please help me get their faces out so that someone will go get them.  Please!!
 
I don't have grants for them.
 
All I can do is yell at the top of my lungs.
 
HANSON AND PORTER CANNOT BE LEFT BEHIND!!!!
 
They need to be ransomed too.
 
They need to be ransomed too!!
 
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One of Frank's supporters has offered a $50.00 matching grant for him.  So jump in and help us meet it today!!
 
 
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 ....

 185 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

 
We have raised $21,246.00 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 $4,142.00 to meet our first goal!!! 
PLEASE HELP US!!

 
JON AND ANGELA-Adopting Jack and Jensen RAISED $2820.00 (MET OUR FIRST GOAL!)
THE JOHNSON FAMILY - Adopting FOUR brothers! RAISED $2114.00 (MET OUR FIRST GOAL!) 
THE MARR FAMILY - Adopting Alexei RAISED $1176.00
THE TAYLOR FAMILY - Adopting Samuel and Sara RAISED $1308.00


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 $1552.00
THE BAKER FAMILY - Adopting Emmitt RAISED $1575.00
THE UNROE FAMILY - Adopting Matthew, Jonathan, and Charity RAISED $2326.00 (MET OUR FIRST GOAL!)
THE COLLINS FAMILY - Adopting Sutter Raised $247.00


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 $4,506.00 TO MEET OUR FIRST GOAL!!

HANSON - RAISED $351.00
PORTER - RAISED $296.00
JASON - RAISED $340.00
CASEY - RAISED $1225.00 (CASEY HAS REACHED OUR FIRST GOAL!)
SIMON - RAISED $559.00
BOBBY - RAISED $482.00
BARTON - RAISED $875.00
IRIS - RAISED $1441.00 (IRIS HAS REACHED OUR FIRST GOAL!)
AUBREE - RAISED $329.00
FRANK - RAISED $503.00 $50.00 MATCHING GRANT
DARREN - RAISED $759.00  $2,000 MATCHING GRANT - STILL NEEDS $1747.00

WHEN DARREN'S ACCOUNT REACHES $3,837, HE WILL MEET HIS MATCHING GRANT AND AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE ANOTHER $2,000!
LOST BOYS - RAISED $960.00

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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JON AND ANGELA
Adopting Jack and Jensen
Jensen

THE JOHNSON FAMILY
Adopting FOUR brothers!
D. V. Little V and Baby K!!


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

6 comments:

  1. Hi, Julia. I gave $10 to the Marr family this morning and $10 to Porter's grant. I'm hoping to do more before the Stew is over, but wanted to do something, now. I'll keep sharing on Facebook, too. Blessings!

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  2. Hi, Julia -

    I just donated $100 total. The donation was made in twenty $5 increments, one to each family and child, and one to the Lost Boys. If my math is correct, that should be 40 entries into the stew.

    I also shared the Stew on my facebook page today, which should be an additional entry.

    Let me know if you want me to email you receipts, or if you need any other information.

    Thanks for organizing all of this!

    Katy Colbry (katy@colbry.com)

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  3. Porter's story is absolutely heartbreaking...
    How is Aaron doing now that he has his casts off by the way?

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  4. Today I donated $10 for Alexei and $10 for Darren..I am challenging everyone today.. Lets bring the Marr family home and help Darren receive his grant!

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  5. I donated a couple days ago, but I haven't seen the comment I posted, so I'm posting again :)
    I donated:
    $25 to the Johnson Family
    $25 to the Baker Family
    $25 to Sutter
    $25 to Barton
    Naomi Kelly

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  6. Hi again! $25 between The Marr Family & Darren. Shared again, and crossing my fingers. :)

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