Monday, April 15, 2013

The Grand Finale and a Confession

UPDATE UPDATE 

BOBBY HAS A FAMILY!!!

COME ON PEOPLE...

LET'S GET HIM OVER THE WALL

(I am as SHOCKED as can be.... whoever is adopting him had better spill the beans fast!!!)


When we started this Giveaway we needed about 27,000.00 to reach my goals for each child and family. 

I had 'dream' goals but getting everyone to the first benchmark was my top priority.

$27,000.00

I LOVE playing games that involve strategy and thinking.  I tend to do very well in them. 
In fact I can be rather cutthroat when it comes to playing games!

Just ask Rob.

Can I just say that if this giveaway was a game and I was supposed to play it according to my 'brilliant' strategy, then we may have reached 27,000.00.... and that, my dear friends....  is about all we would have done. 

THANKFULLY, Because I was not in charge....

As of this morning....

WE HAVE RAISED $45,745.00

 IN THE MOST UN-CONVENTIONAL WACKY STYLE POSSIBLE

I marvel at how these Giveaways NEVER EVER go the 'smart' way.  Conventional wisdom would say that once someone meets a benchmark - you stop giving to that one.  If I had organized the Giveaway and could have controlled the money coming in that is how I would have designed it. 

THANK THE LORD YOU DIDN'T FOLLOW MY STRATEGY!
THANK THE LORD THAT THIS GIVEAWAY WAS HOLY SPIRIT DRIVEN AND NOT JULIA NALLE DRIVEN!!

Here's how bad I fail.

This is my confession.

On Saturday I was stressing about how much money still needed to be raised to get everyone to their benchmark.  I was trying to strategize everyone over the wall. 

In the midst of my worry I get an e-mail from a SIMON supporter.  She wanted to offer a $300.00 matching grant to increase his grant account. 


I immediately sighed. 
I did.  I confess.

Hanson.  Porter. Aubree.  Jason.  Bobby. 

They were not over the wall.

Simon was. 

I wanted the person to give it one of them.  I didn't say this outright but those were my thoughts.

I'm being honest here. 

And here is where I am really ashamed.

I turned the matching grant down.  I was too overwhelmed and too weary and too afraid.

I was afraid.

They were gracious and understood but after I turned it down I started feeling guilty.  Holy Spirit guilty.  The kind of guilt where I knew I was limiting God.

When I wrote yesterday's post on Sunday morning I was tempted... tempted to write Simon in....But my fear was greater than my faith.  So I kept quiet.  Despite the guilt.  Despite the whispering.

I wish I had listened.

I wish I had allowed that whispering to overcome my fear and lack of faith.

On Sunday afternoon - Simon's grant account jumped all over the place.  People gave and gave and gave to him.

He gained $400+ DOLLARS without my saying a word about him.

DID YOU READ THAT??

I am so ashamed.

If I had accepted the matching grant than he would have had $300.00 added on!!


I am ashamed that I didn't fight for this boy.  He needs a family and I short-changed him.
God humbled me yesterday.

I'm not short-changing him today.

He has a $300.00 matching grant that needs to be matched.
We have met every single match offered in this Giveaway.

                  Barton met his match                                          Frank met his match
                  Bobby met his match                                          The Taylors met their match
                  The Unroes met their match                               The Johnsons met their match
                  The Collins met their match                               Simon met his match
                  Porter met his match                                          Darren met his match
                  Hanson met his match                                        Frank met his 2nd match
                  Jason met his match                                           Angela and Jon met their match

Today it ends.

Let's go out in style.

Follow the crazy strategy of the Holy Spirit and get ME out of the way.

All of our families have cleared the $2,000.00 goal.... Let's not stop there!!

Simon has a $300 matching grant and if it is met it will just about move him to the Moving Mountains page on Reece's Rainbow.  Getting him there will increase his exposure.  Please, please let's do this!!  We got Jason on that page.... Let's do the same for Simon!!

We have three babes who still need to get to the 1,000.00 wall.

Aubree
Porter
Bobby

Finally - Barton and Casey are so close to getting to the Moving Mountains page along with Simon.

All three boys - Barton, Casey and Simon AGE OUT THIS YEAR.

Casey ages out in June
Simon ages out in October
Barton ages out in December

Could we possibly help these boys get longer-term exposure?


IT'S TAX DAY!!

IT'S PAY DAY!!

Let's pour on the blessings!!

My friend from college who is an artist wanted to donate an item for the giveaway. Her grandmother ended up getting sick and going to be with Jesus and she was unable to make her offering.

She has made it now.

This is a handmade necklace that would sell in a gallery for $100.00.


Anyone who donates today will be entered to win this necklace...

They will also be entered to win Aaron's last drawing.

THE MOTORCYCLE!!

The Motorcycle

My dear dad is NOT pleased that I am giving this drawing away!!

You have to remember that this drawing is being done by a child who has no real working tendons or muscles in his arm.  He uses his shoulder muscle to navigate the pencil.  BE IMPRESSED!!

But he wants to help the children find Mamas...

AND NOW... DRUMROLL PLEASE...

 The winner of "The Tractor" is...


THE TRACTOR

SARAH DEUTSCH

CONGRATULATIONS.... Send me an e-mail - covenantb@yahoo.com - YOU GOT YOURSELF A TREASURE!!

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.'"

 382 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
Kelly, Kerri, Tiffany, Vanessa, Kim, Ivy, Robin, Anna, Stephanie, Kathy, Jamie
Kira, Francine, Casey, Lorri, Sharon, Erin, Anon., Sherri, N. family, Kelly, Alexis
Ohilda, Cathy, Patricia, Deb, Kayla, Brooke, Mandy, Alicia, Erin, S. family, Jaime
Eliana, Denise, Cathy, Allison, Peggy, Lynn, Virginia, William, Debby
Laura, Julie, Lisa, Sherri, Amy, Kelli, Jen
Tonya, Cassandra, Jenny, Kayla, Lisa, Sonya, Julie, Laura, Sam, Steph
Jill, Nevin, Laurie, Jacquelin, Michelle, Brendan, Kalia, Simon, Liam
Kelly, Kirsten, Rachel, Aaron
Lynn, Jason, Lisa, Kaitlyn, Patricia, Julia, Gwynneth, Meredith, Simon, Terry
Carolina, Gretchen, Jessica, Lindsay, Meg, Katie, Galit, Andrew, Kim, Trish
Stori, KK, Naomi, Haylee, Corrie, Stefanie
Lisa, Cheryl, Sarah, Carol, Jennie, Cathy, Kelly, Brittany, Carolina,
Jennifer, Amanda, Christine, Sasha, Sharon
Abigail, Beth, Carolina, Molly, Tobi, Debby, Jaime, Lisa, Kelly, Sarah
Joy, Cathie, Addam, Shalon, Phillip, Lisa, Sharon, Lisa, Jennifer, John, Patricia
Beth, Missy, Michelle, Julie, Genna, Kevin, Jennifer, Carolyn, N., Holly, Helen
Janice, Shaunna, Aaron, Tosha, Laura, Lisa, Jennifer, Heather, Missy, Carla, Darla
Becky, Martha, Shannon, Sabrina, Catherine, Inna, Missy, C. family, Lisa, Mary
Nicki, Sarah, Corbett

We have raised $45,745.00 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!!

WE MET OUR FIRST GOAL!!
PRAISE GOD PRAISE GOD!!

Adopting Sutter
Raised $2004.00
THE DEUTSCH FAMILY
Adopting Estelle and Gerard
RAISED $2029.00
Adopting Emmitt
RAISED $2653.00

Adopting FOUR brothers!
 RAISED $3485.00
Adopting Samuel and Sara
RAISED $2455.00
Adopting Matthew, Jonathan, and Charity
RAISED $2812.00

WE MET OUR SECOND GOAL!!
WOW WOW WOW!!
Adopting Jack and Jensen
RAISED $5835.00

THE MARR FAMILY
Adopting Alexei
RAISED $4264.00
FULLY FUNDED!!!!!

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 $634.00 TO MEET OUR FIRST GOAL!!
RAISED $931.00 
His grant needs to read $6010 to reach the $1,000 goal.



 RAISED $709.00 

 His grant need to read $4481 to reach the $1,000 goal.



 RAISED $726.00 

 Her grant need to read $2120 to reach the $1,000 goal.



WE MET OUR FIRST GOAL!!
PRAISE GOD PRAISE GOD!!


RAISED $1000.00
 
RAISED $1466.00
Simon has a $300.00 matching grant.  His grant needs to read 2181.00 to match it.
RAISED $1018.00
RAISED $1516.00
RAISED $1868.00
RAISED $1396.00 


WE MET OUR SECOND GOAL!!
WOW WOW WOW!! 

 RAISED $1880.00

RAISED $4748.00 

LOST BOYS - RAISED $3120.00

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.... Donate to any family or waiting child!! 
SECOND... You have to leave a comment WITH YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME letting me know who you donated to. 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
THIRD.... 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!!!!

FOURTH.... You also get entries if you donate to the Lost Boys through Harvest International. Directions are below!

FIFTH.... 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
Sutter

THE JOHNSON FAMILY
Adopting FOUR brothers!
D. V. Little V and Baby K!!
NEEDS $26,160.00 TO BE FULLY FUNDED

JON AND ANGELA
Adopting Jack and Jensen
NEEDS $32,000.00 TO BE FULLY FUNDED

THE TAYLOR FAMILY
Adopting Samuel and Sara (brother and sister)
NEEDS 25,210.00 TO BE FULLY FUNDED
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THE DEUTSCH FAMILY
Adopting Estelle and Gerard
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THE BAKER FAMILY
Adopting Emmitt
NEEDS 15,800.00 TO BE FULLY FUNDED
Emmitt 2013 (1)

THE UNROE FAMILY
Adopting Matthew (Thad) Jonathan (Carson) and Charity (Presley)
NEEDS 20,000.00 TO BE FULLY FUNDED
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 Carson_Aug2012 Presley

THESE ARE OUR WAITING CHILDREN

WOULD YOU PRAY AND CONSIDER??

AUBREE
$4864.00 available for my adoption!!


 JASON 
$1742.00 available for my adoption!!
Jason (1) 
 Casey has until June 2013 to find a family
$1911.00 available for my adoption!!

 BARTON
Barton has until December 2013 to find a family
$1516.00 available for my adoption!!
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FRANK 
$3934.00 available for my adoption!!

DARREN
$6075.00 available for my adoption!!
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$3674.00 available for my adoption!!

 PORTER
$5963.00 available for my adoption!!


SIMON
Simon has until October 2013 to find a family!
$1881.00 available for my adoption!!



  BOBBY
$4217.00 available for my adoption!!


IRIS 

$12,450.00 available for my adoption!!

  


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 for the Lost Boys. All donations to Harvest International are Tax Deductible.
PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO DESIGNATE YOUR GIFT FOR THE LOST BOYS.

 




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THE LIST OF 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.)
     


    WOW WOW WOW!!
      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.

    WOW WOW WOW!!

    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
     WOW WOW WOW!!
    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 Amazon 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
    THANK YOU G.C.



    BEAUTIFUL INFINITY SCARF.SHOULDER WRAP
    Homespun with Terra Cotta Fun Fur
    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 and; orange sauce, bumbleberry jam, orange and; lemon marmalade, raspberry jam, strawberry jam and wild blueberry jam.
    THANK YOU A AND FRIENDS



    WOW WOW WOW!!!!!




    52 comments:

    1. I donated $10 to Aubree today and have shared the giveaway link 5 times on Facebook over the past couple weeks. Praying for a strong outpouring and finish!

      Mandy S.

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    2. I donated $10 to the Johnson family today.
      cannonpg@yahoo.com


      Julia, I only donate through paypal so it won't show up immediately.

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    3. Julia, I donated $20 to Baker Family(Emmitt), $20 to Simon and $20 to Casey. When I clicked on Simon's PICTURE it directed me to the Guardian Angel page on RR. I went back and clicked on his NAME above his picture and it took me to his RR profile where I could donate. Just wanted you to know. I also shared on my FB wall. Debbie Hannon.

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    4. On this beautiful last day of stew brewing, I bring my humble gifts to add. $20 for Hanson (donated by the wonderful Andrew himself) He would like you to remind everyone that Hanson needs a family and that Hanson's blue cross from last year's stew is sitting in special box on his dresser. Andrew's faith is very strong and he prays every night for Hanson's family and for Hanson to hold on until they get there. I hope that this year will see a family step out in faith for this Lost Boy. $20 to Bobby and $20 to Audree and $15 to the Taylor family. Blessing to you Julia and your family!

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      1. Tears...you have a very special boy there!

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    5. I gave again where my heart led me. Because I have faith that all those babes will make it over the wall (and because I know if they didn't I'd make it right myself the next day, prizes be darned), I'm giving where I feel God and my heart want me to give. I gave $20 more to the Unroes.

      I already shared on facebook but just FYI, I'll share everywhere again today, because I would so love to see someone IRL see this opportunity and reach out to participate. I'm not sure if you saw, but last year's stew was my first ever donation to RR... your posts moved me to give even out of unemployment. I would be so happy to see someone new discover how rewarding it is to be a part of something like this, like I did last year.

      God bless you, Julia. You continue to inspire me, not just for your giving heart, but for your humble spirit... for your honesty and admissions that you are human and not perfect, for how you give all the glory to God. Your heart and spirit shine through every word you write. Be blessed.
      Katie Beth

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    6. Hi Julia - sorry so late...I just donated $30 to Porter, $20 to the Baker Family, and $20 to the Deutch family.. I am also off to share on Facebook - love ya girl - you rock - Julie Snell

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    7. $100 to The Lost Boys, $50 to Simon, $50 to Bobby, and $50 Aubree.

      My adopted son who has Down syndrome is turning 5 this week. Most likely he would be transferred out of baby house in a few days if still living there :(

      Steph Becker

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    8. Hmmm, lost my other comment. You may end up with 2 :)

      I donated to the Lost Boys, $25. Thinking maybe that was supposed to be just for extra entries... ?? If so, no big, they got a donation and that's what really matters.

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    9. Donated 20.00 to Simon. I hope he gets his grant!

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    10. I donated $20 this morning through Paypal... $10 to Simon and $10 to Frank. God bless you for advocating for all these children and families. I am praying for all of them!

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    11. $6 each to Aubree and Bobby (to account for PP fees) and shared on Facebook.

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    12. $25 for the Collins. $25 for Porter. $25 for Aubree. $25 for Bobby. This has been the most fun fundraiser ever!

      Virginia M (same as both other Virginias :-)

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    13. I finally came back to donate again! I donated $10.00 to the Unroe's and $10.00 to the Taylor Family. Thanks!

      Elizabeth Sullivan

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    14. Gave 10 to Simon, he's now over the 2000 mark!! :)
      I'm totally in love with Aaron's amazing drawings. They're truly outstanding!!
      (Carolina Castro)

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    15. $20 total. $5 each to Casey, Simon and Barton (I've got aging out kids on my heart today!) and $5 to Sutter's family. Also shared on Facebook.

      ~Marcie McEachern

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    16. I donated $20 to the Johnson family.
      Sue Klingseis

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    17. $10 for CASEY donated by Amy Messimer
      amyemessimer(at)gmail(dot)com
      Amy is praying for Casey!

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    18. I donated $10 each to the following through PayPal:
      The Collins Family
      The Unroe Family
      Porter
      Bobby
      Aubree

      -Kelly Kohrman

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    19. I also just donated $25 to the Lost Boys.

      -Kelly Kohrman

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    20. Julia, I just donated to the Johnson family and shared their site on my Facebook. Sandy Searle

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    21. $10 to Simon and $30 to the Johnson family.

      Christi P

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    22. Donated $5 to Jack & Jensen for Jon & Angela.
      Donated $5 to Frank.
      Ivy Adams

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    23. 10 to the Collins family and shared on facebook

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    24. I donated $10 each to Simon, Frank and Aubree and $20 to the Baker family. Lisa Allen

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    25. Thank you for running this wonderful giveaway! I gave $6 to Sutter's family, $12 to Jack & Jensen's family, $6 to Aubree, and $6 to Simon. I also wrote a blogpost (http://www.isaiahoneseventeen.ca/1/post/2013/04/treasures-mulligan-stew.html) and shared the giveaway on facebook.

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    26. I donated $5 to each of the following:

      The Taylor family
      The Collins family
      The Baker family
      Aubree

      Total donation: $20

      Thank you so much for all your hard work! I love reading your blog. It truly moves and inspires me.

      Beth Basilio

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    27. I donated $50.00 to Frank. Thank you so much for doing this. I love reading your blog.
      Naomi Kelly

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    28. Total Donation $100; and we spread it around with lots of <3 <3 <3 !!!!

      Unroe Family $10
      Taylor Family $10
      Baker Family $10
      Deutsch Family $10
      Collins Family $10


      Porter $10
      Bobby $10
      Aubree $10
      Hanson $10
      Frank $10

      By the Grace of God,
      Roxy Boilore (Sam & Seth, too)

      family blog:
      >

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    29. Hey Julia! Mulligan Stew is doing so great this year!
      I'm Mehgan Drake. I donated $5 to each of these families: Collins, Johnson, Jon and Angela, Deustche, Baker, and Unroe. I donated $30 to the Taylors. The Lost boys got $5 and Simon and Bobby also got $5. For a total of $75.
      I also shared this 6 times between my blog and my Facebook account.
      I can't wait to see all the grand totals tomorrow!!!!
      Thank you for all you do =)
      In Chist, Mehgan

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    30. So sorry I didn't get in on this sooner so I could help share it! Life has been crazy busy as I know you understand! Thank you so much for doing a fundraiser like this. I know it takes a crazy amount of time and work. You are one amazing women!! I donated $100 to Casey (50)

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    31. $10 to Jack and Jensen
      $10 to Casey
      $10 to the Unroes

      ~ Jenny Pohl :)

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    32. 200 dollars to jon and angela.

      megan dowdle

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    33. Jennifer kellam $50 total jakellam@comcast.net
      Simon $10
      Porter $10
      Johnson family $10
      Sarah and Samuel family $10
      Emmitt's family $10

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    34. $10 Simon, $10 Aubree, $10 Bobby, and $10 Porter. (Total $40) Thanks! Kari K.

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    35. We donated $15 to Aubree and $15 for Porter. (Total $30)

      ~Charles Wesley

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    36. Thanks for the giveaway and for screaming for the Lost Boys. Oh how my heart hurts for them!!

      We donated...
      $250 to Casey
      $100 to Frank
      $100 to Porter
      $100 to Aubree

      Thanks! Crossing my fingers for weighted blankets!

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    37. $25 for Barton, $25 for Johnsons
      shared 6 times this week.
      praising god for you and all you do for the orphans. Inspiring!
      Karla H. Akwa

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    38. I have enjoyed helping, sharing, and watching. Seeing this come to an end it bittersweet. I can not wait to see what miracles God has worked through wonderful people in tomorrow posts!

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    39. I just donated $100 to Simon. Sorry, just had to donate to the one that God has put on my heart. Thanks for all of the work you put into this and for your huge heart. You are an inspiration to many!
      Kristy Thasiah

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    40. I'd already donated some, but I donated an additional $20 today, to Barton. Katie Evans

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    41. Hi! I have donated $10.00 to Simon, and $10.00 to Casey. Thanks for all the hard work you have put into helping these kids! Theresa Dagostino Forge

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    42. donated $10 to deutsch donated $22.00 to Johnson Donated $20.00 to Porter
      Tina Osborn

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    43. I donated on March 29th to several of the families and Aubree. Today is the last day and I wanted to help some more. $25 to Aubree and $25 to Bobby who will soon be someone's son! Happy day!

      Thanks Julia for all you do!!

      Amanda

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    44. Hope I'm not too late!

      I donated $5 each to:

      Aubree
      Jason
      the Johnson family
      Jon and Angela
      the Lost Boys

      and I shared it on twitter.

      I think it's wonderful that you do this! As a special education teacher, I see children in my school that were adopted from all over the world, and they're all thriving! Can't wait to see how these guys do in their new homes!

      Meryl Dubitsky

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    45. Donated $20 to the Baker family. Shannon Rakoczy

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    46. Hello! $5 to Jon and Angela and one share. Thank you much!!!!

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    47. Also $5 to Hanson

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    48. I know I missed your deadline for the giveaway but I felt compelled to donate 5.00 to Aubree today because she deserves to have a family. I wish we were in the financial position adopt right now.

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