Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Poor, The Crippled, The Lame


 Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner,

 


 

 
do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors;
 

SIMON

if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid.
 
BOBBY
 
But when you give a banquet,
 
invite the poor,
 
FRANK
 
 the crippled,
 
JASON
 
 
 the lame, the blind,

DARREN
 
and you will be blessed.
 
CASEY
 
Although they cannot repay you,
 
IRIS
 
you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”
 
 
I don't have any profound words today except the words of Jesus.
 
We invited the weakest.  The poorest.  The neediest.
 
They are sitting at the table.
 
For almost three weeks you have been feeding them.
 
Thank you!
 
We have less than 48 hours to go.
 
We still have a few who have not fully been fed.

 
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.'"
 
 326 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



 The winner of "Mama's Van" is...



MAMA'S VAN

CAROL MILLER

CONGRATULATIONS.... Send me an e-mail - covenant@yahoo.com - I will send you the picture and try not to weep over it!!

Today's Art Masterpiece by Aaron is called "The Tractor"

Whoever donates today will be entered to win this amazing little drawing.  He drew this in a way that makes it look like the tractor is in motion...

Precious Precious!


THE TRACTOR
 
We have raised $38,898.00 so far in this Giveaway!!

We have had 14 matching grants offered...

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 still needs $458 to receive 800 in his grant account!!
Angela and Jon still need $898 to get their full matching grant of $1,300 (Grant needs to read 8209)
 
 
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 two families still need $626.00 to meet our first goal!!! 
 

Adopting Estelle and Gerard RAISED $1753.00
NEEDS 242.00
 (Grant needs to read 12,101.00 to reach the first goal)
 
 
Adopting Sutter Raised $1621.00
NEEDS 374.00
(Grant needs to read 1753.00 to reach the first goal)


 
 $1,300 MATCHING GRANT....
 


Adopting Jack and Jensen
RAISED $3392.00
 
WHEN JON AND ANGELA'S ACCOUNT REACHES $8209, THEY WILL MEET THE MATCHING GRANT AND AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE ANOTHER $1,300.00!
 
 
THE BAKER FAMILY - Adopting Emmitt RAISED $2245.00 (MET OUR FIRST GOAL!)
THE JOHNSON FAMILY - Adopting FOUR brothers! RAISED $3095.00 (MET OUR FIRST GOAL!) 
 THE TAYLOR FAMILY - Adopting Samuel and Sara RAISED $2202.00 (MET OUR FIRST GOAL!) 
THE UNROE FAMILY - Adopting Matthew, Jonathan, and Charity RAISED $2535.00 (MET OUR FIRST GOAL!)

 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 $1286.00 TO MEET OUR FIRST GOAL!!

 
RAISED $937.00
His grant need to read $3674 to reach the $1,000 goal.
 
 
RAISED $899.00 
His grant need to read $6010 to reach the $1,000 goal.
 
 RAISED $580.00 
JASON WILL RECEIVE AN EXTRA $800 WHEN HIS GRANT REACHES $1700.00
 
 RAISED $635.00 
 His grant need to read $4481 to reach the $1,000 goal.
 
 RAISED $663.00 
 Her grant need to read $2120 to reach the $1,000 goal.

 
SIMON - RAISED $1065.00 (SIMON HAS REACHED OUR FIRST GOAL!)
FRANK - RAISED $1000.00 (FRANK HAS REACHED OUR FIRST GOAL!)
BARTON - RAISED $1358.00 (BARTON HAS REACHED OUR FIRST GOAL!)
IRIS - RAISED $1544.00 (IRIS HAS REACHED OUR FIRST GOAL!)
CASEY - RAISED $1383.00 (CASEY HAS REACHED OUR FIRST GOAL!)
 
DARREN - RAISED $4694.00  (DARREN HAS REACHED OUR SECOND GOAL!)

LOST BOYS - RAISED $2570.00
 

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
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THE UNROE FAMILY
Adopting Matthew (Thad) Jonathan (Carson) and Charity (Presley)
NEEDS 20,000.00 TO BE FULLY FUNDED
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THESE ARE OUR WAITING CHILDREN

WOULD YOU PRAY AND CONSIDER??

AUBREE
$4783.00 available for my adoption!!


 JASON 
$1242.00 available for my adoption!!
Jason (1) 
 Casey has until June 2013 to find a family
$1898.00 available for my adoption!!

 BARTON
Barton has until December 2013 to find a family
$1458.00 available for my adoption!!
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FRANK 
$3916.00 available for my adoption!!

DARREN
$6021.00 available for my adoption!!
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$3611.00 available for my adoption!!

 
 PORTER
$5909.00 available for my adoption!!

 

SIMON
Simon has until October 2013 to find a family!
$1480.00 available for my adoption!!



  BOBBY

$4116.00 available for my adoption!!

 
 
IRIS 
$12,441.00 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 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 15, 2013

19 comments:

  1. Lisa Rowland

    $5 to Aubree
    $5 to the Deutsch family

    shared on FB

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  2. Hi Julia,
    I just donated $50 to the Deutsch family.

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  3. Hi Julia! $50 for Simon and $50 for Jack and Jensen, with love from Libby's family vanchura@gmail.com

    -Jaime Vanchura

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  4. Tobi Ray --$10 to Frank!<3 Frank!

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  5. Ok! Now that I finally have more than $50 in my bank account I donated! 10 to Bobby and 10 to frank! I want to win an Aaron drawing!!!!!! That is more precious than gold.

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  6. $12 to Jack and Jenson (Carolina Castro)

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  7. Hi Julia! I donated $100 yesterday for Jack and Jensen. Hoping they get their matching grant! Beth Baird

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  8. Hi Julia, I donated an additional $10 today to Jon and Angela for Jack and Jensen in hopes that they get their matching grant. _Beth Sellers

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  9. I donated $5 to Darren, and $5 to the Unroe Family. I also shared on my blog.

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  10. I donated $20 to the Taylor family and $20 to Aubree

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  11. I donated $20 each to Barton, Simon & the Unroe family and shared on FB

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  12. Shared on our blog again: www.childrenpreciousinhissight.blogspot.com
    Praying for everyone to meet their goal! :)

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  13. $5 to collins family and $5 to bobby. Wish it could be more. God bless u for what u do. (Martha evans)

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  14. Hello! This is my first time commenting on your blog and participating in the Mulligan Stew! Thank you for all the time, energy and effort you are giving so that we may shower these families and children with love. We donated $20 to Jack & Jensen and $10 to Jason. Praying they get the full matching amounts. Becky P

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  15. Donated $10 to Emmitt's family.

    (That tractor is AWESOME!)

    Heather Campbell

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  16. Sorry, I sent you an email because I didn't see this spot where I was supposed to comment...
    Anyway, we donated $10 to the Unroes and $10 to Bobby , shared on FB and tweeted it. :)

    :)

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  17. Donated $20 to the Collins family and $10 to Aubree. Have shared on my blog and FB again on Saturday and this morning.

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  18. Hi Julia - we donated $90 to Sutter, to get his family to their first goal. Sutter is at the same orphanage where our girl resided for years. Also shared on my Facebook page. Thank you! Lisa Lim

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  19. Not sure if my comment went through yesterday, as I don't see it here, but I also donated $50 to Hanson.

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