Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mulligan Stew 2014

The news was horrible!!
 
Almost as soon as I hit send last Friday on my blogpost, FEEDING 400 ORPHANS, fighting broke out in the very area where the camps will be held.
 
People died.
 
Most of them were not citizens of that country.  They were instigators.  Terrorists. There to stir up trouble. And trouble came. 
 
I e-mailed the ministry team.
 
What are you going to do?
 
They are pressing forward.
 
 
And I am standing beside them in full support.  The Lord opened a door for 600 orphans to go to camp this summer and come rain or snow or hail or WAR - those kids are going to camp!! Unless the Lord closes the door - they are pressing forward.
 
200 children have already been sponsored.
 
400 children are left.
 
It's a MULLIGAN STEW.
 
 
We have gathered a potful of ingredients in the hopes that many will be fed.
 
60 prizes have been donated for our stew.
 
400 children have been invited to our table.
 
 
FOUR HUNDRED MOUTHS TO FEED.
 
Each one so very precious and of great value.
 
 
Orphans.
 
I've been on my knees for weeks now.  $24,000 is a lot of money.  This is just one tiny blog.  I am not feeling very brave or strong or mighty.  I'm trembling. 
 
 

 
But then I see pictures from the camp last year.  Where 250 children were able to run and play free.  And I just can't turn away. Despite how big this seems.
 

 
 
All I can do is share the need.
 
 

 
 
 
And Pray!
 
 
 
 
The children going to camp are living in orphanages and institutes and internats from villages outside the city.  They are the poorest of the poor.  They are going because God opened this door. 
 
They will arrive at the camp without a toothbrush or a comb or a sleeping bag or pillow.  No Mama to pack their clothes.  No Papa to hug them one last time before they get on the bus.  They will come with just the clothes on their back. 
 
 
Orphans.
 
Typical and special needs.  Older teens. Little ones.
 
This is their opportunity to get away.  To be children.  To laugh.  To run.  To play.  To sing.  To listen to stories about Jesus.  To be surrounded by volunteers who are there for the sole purpose of loving on them. Most of the children will have never ever experienced a camp like this.  It will be a totally new and amazing experience and honestly - I wish with all of my heart that I could be there to see them and love on them! 
 

 

 
 
 
I can't be there but I can help make it possible.
 
Come rain or shine or war in their very backyard... these babes are going to camp!! 
 
Here it is...
 
Our Mulligan Stew.
 
Our goal - Raise $24,000 so that 400 children can go to camp.
 
Each child needs $60.00.
 
Since I posted last Friday we have already had 9 children sponsored.
 
391 left to go.
 
Every single one matters!
 
 
 
It's easy.
 
1.  Donate.  HERE!!  Any amount. 
 
2.  Leave a comment (first/last name and amount- I will not post if you ask me not to post) 
 
THAT'S IT!! You are entered to win one of SIXTY prizes. Every five dollar gets you one entry. 
 
3.  Sharing gets you an entry too!!  Even if you can't donate!
 
  The more you give, the more you share, the greater your chances of winning a prize.
 

 
 
HERE ARE THE AMAZING PRIZES....
 
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APPLE IPAD MINI
16 GB Wi-Fi
$299.00 Value
Thanks Trish!
 
A BEAUTIFUL Sterling silver gold plated starfish necklace on an 18 inch chain!
$250.00 Value!!!
Thanks Karla!!
 
 $250.00 Gift Card!!!!
Thanks Stori!!
 
 
 
$200.00 Visa Gift Card
Thanks Hansina!
 
NEW BRIGHTON BEAD CHARM BRACELET
$164.00 Value
Thanks Christine
 
LIKE NEW - MEN'S SEIKO KINETIC WATCH
$150.00 Value!
Thanks Karla!
 
$100.00 PICK A CHILD ON REECE'S RAINBOW
Thanks Sue!!
 
 
 NEW - APPLE TV
"Apple TV is a tiny entertainment powerhouse that gives you access to the biggest names in entertainment, in up to 1080p HD. Just plug it in and enjoy a whole world of movies, TV shows, sports, music, and more. And you can show anything that’s on your Mac or iOS device on your HDTV with AirPlay."
Value $99.00
Thanks Hansina!!
 
NEW - ONE EBOOK BUNDLE - WINNER'S CHOICE
ANY YEAR!
$100+ Value
Thanks Rob!
 
 
 DINNER AND MOVIE PACKAGE
$50.00 gift card to a restaurant of choice: Olive Garden, Applebees, Red Lobster, Panera etc)
$25.00 gift card to a movie (AMC, NCG or Cinemark)
$75.00 Value
Thank you Friend of Baby House 1!!
 
 
KATE SPADE - Nearly New Purse - Georgia Pewter Leather Shoulder Handbag!
$75.00 Value
Thanks Marianne!!
 
NEW!! Set of Three History Craft Books
Filled with 100+ Hands on Fun History Activities~
$65.00 Value!!
Thanks Rob!
 
 
$50.00 Chuck E. Cheese Gift Card!
Thank you Friend of Baby House 1!!
 
 NEW - DISNEY Jolly Roger Adventure Set
$55.00 Value
Thanks Summer!
 
NEW!!! NORWEX HOUSEHOLD PACKAGE
Comes with an Enviro Cloth, Window Cloth and Dusting Mitt!
$48.00 Value
Thanks Erika!
 
 
 
COACH - Nearly New Purse - Patent Leather Clutch bag with chain handles!!
$45.00 Value
Thanks Marianne!!
 
COACH - NEW!! Leather Key Fob
$40.00 Value
Thanks Amy!

 
  
LIMITED EDITION Barred Owls painted on canvas
7.5" x 7.5" print Painted by Jen Kroll of Chookhenge Studio
$40.00 Value
Thank You Jen!
 
 Target Gift Card
$25.00 Value
Thanks Rob!
Bath and Body Card
$25.00 Value
Thanks Lisa!!
 
Restaurant Gift Card
(Olive Garden/Red Lobster/Longhorn Steakhouse/Bahama Breeze/Seasons 52)
$25.00 Value
Thanks Lisa!
 
 
Outback Gift Card
$25.00 Value
Thanks Jennifer!!
 
$25.00 Starbucks Gift Card
Thanks Annette!!
 


$25.00 Target Gift Card
Thanks Annette!!
  $20.00 AMAZON GIFT CARD
Thanks Kate!!
Winner's Choice HANDMADE Wall Plaque!!
$20.00 Value!!
Thanks Debbie!!
OR
 
One Dozen CUSTOM MADE COOKIES!
These are AMAZING!
$20.00 Value
Thanks Kerri!!
 
One Dozen CUSTOM MADE COOKIES!
These are AMAZING!
$20.00 Value
Thanks Kerri!!
 
 
BEAUTIFUL Solid Color Ugandan Magazine Bead Necklaces
4 WINNERS
Tan Necklace - $20.00 Value
Orange Necklace - $20.00 Value
Purple Necklace  - $20.00 Value
Blue Necklace - $20.00 Value
Thanks Christine!
 
UKRA*N* TREAT PACK!!
Dark and milk chocolate bars, cookies, tea and a wooden magnet all bought in Ukra*n*!!
$20.00 Value
Thanks Christine!
 
 
BEAUTIFUL Multi-colored Ugandan Magazine Bead Necklaces
4 WINNERS
Multi-colored Necklace - Value $20.00
Multi-colored Necklace - Value $20.00
Multi-colored Necklace - Value $20.00
Multi-colored Necklace - Value $20.00
Thanks Christine!
 
Gluten Free Bread Mix (3)
$18.00 Value!
Thanks TT!
 
 
BARNES AND NOBLES GIFT CARD
$15.00 Value
Thanks Jennifer!!
 
BEAUTIFUL Uganda Short Bead Necklace
$10.00 Value
Thanks Christine
 
BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE UKRA*NI*N DOLLS!!
Purchased in Ukra*ne!
10 WINNERS (and I want to be one!!)
HANDMADE DOLL - $10.00 Value
HANDMADE DOLL - $10.00 Value
HANDMADE DOLL - $10.00 Value
HANDMADE DOLL - $10.00 Value
HANDMADE DOLL - $10.00 Value
HANDMADE DOLL - $10.00 Value
HANDMADE DOLL - $10.00 Value
HANDMADE DOLL - $10.00 Value
HANDMADE DOLL - $10.00 Value
HANDMADE DOLL - $10.00 Value

 
BEAUTIFUL Uganda Beaded Coil Bracelets
5 WINNERS
Beaded Coil Bracelet - $10.00 Value
Beaded Coil Bracelet - $10.00 Value
Beaded Coil Bracelet - $10.00 Value
Beaded Coil Bracelet - $10.00 Value
Beaded Coil Bracelet - $10.00 Value
Thanks Christine!
 
 
NEW - Bill Bryson - Neither Here Nor There
10.00 Value
Thanks Jennifer!!
 
BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE HAT/SCARF!
$10.00 Value
Made by the loving hands of a 14 year old girl who I got to hug at the Ohio Convention and who has a real heart for orphans!!
Thanks Rachel!!
 
BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE HAT!
$10.00 Value
Made by the loving hands of a 14 year old girl who I got to hug at the Ohio Convention and who has a real heart for orphans!!
Thanks Rachel!!

BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE HAT!
$10.00 Value
Thanks Rachel!!

BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE HAT!
$10.00 Value
Thanks Rachel!!

BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE HAT!
$10.00 Value
Thanks Rachel!!

BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE HAT!
$10.00 Value
Thanks Rachel!!
 
 A HAND KNIT pair of hand warmers! 
$10.00 Value!  - In reality - PRICELESS!
Thanks Hannah!!
 
THIS ENDS MAY 31!!
 
 
 
 

34 comments:

  1. The camp sounds wonderful, but I'd like to know what happens to the donations in the event that camp is cancelled? It is a real risk, so I assume there must be a contingency plan, either a refund system or a plan B to spend them on? An orphan care plan B is fantastic, but given the uncertainty of the current situation I think you and the camp charity owe it to your donors to be as transparent and accountable as possible as to what the contingency plan is. People will be more confident to give if they know what their money will be spent on in either situation!

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    1. Anonymous - See my blogpost: The World Had Changed For Us ... http://covenantbuilders.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-world-had-changed-for-us.html

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    2. Just read it, thank you for clarifying.

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  2. Thank you Julia for sharing this. I posted it on my page and our family is going to donate to help this wonderful ministry. - Rachel D. in the BP Users FB page.

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  3. May God provide the funds for the children to have an opportunity to have a respite from life, to draw close to the Creator, and be loved on.

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  4. Katy Luchini Colbry, biz@colbry.comMay 7, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    One more sponsored - $60 from the Colbry family.

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  5. Two sweet children sponsored by the Rønning family.

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  6. Ashley Smith-$10

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  7. Hi, Julia! Joy Warner- $50.

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  8. Got their newsletter a couple weeks ago and wanted to donate but life has been crazy lately... Thanks for the reminder!

    I sponsored two children. So excited about this amazing, God-given opportunity!

    Andrea Gariepy

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  9. Amanda Bowen $9 with prayerfully more on the way. What an amazing ministry. I would love to be a bigger part of something like this.

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  10. Lori Klein: $60

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  11. Hey Julia! Thanks again for always posting these. Every time I get paid I know where my tithe goes because of you. Please put me down for $210. ryanjfrantz@gmail.com

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  12. How precious are their faces! What a wonderful camp expereience they will have! cynthia1313@msn.com $30

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  13. Hey Julia - we just sent 2 more kids to camp.... $120 donated by Kim Buckley... praying that all will be able to go!

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  14. Thanks for all you do. Donated $480 to help 8 kiddos (I have 6 bio, 1 adopted and 1 grandson) :)
    Steph Becker $480.

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  15. Beautiful children. Rick Decker $100 and will share. God bless you.

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  16. I donated $20 and shared on my facebook page. Wish I could give more! I hope we get them all there!!

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  17. Helen Sim $60 and will share. Blessings to you all and these children!

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  18. $120 given to send two kiddos to camp! Our newly adopted daughter was blessed to be a part of this camp last summer. We were praying for someone to show her the love of Jesus before we even knew her (blind adoption), and this camp was a direct answer to that prayer!

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  19. Carey Doyle- $60
    I wish I could sponsor more kids! This is fantastic!

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  20. Sending four kiddos to camp. I hope they have a blast and hear about Jesus' love for them!

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  21. Thank you for making me aware of this wonderful ministry! I can't give much, but hopefully every bit helps.

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  22. Megan Stout- $30, and prayers. :)

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  23. Melanie Hansen - $50.00 thank you Julia for your commitment and advocacy!

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  24. Julia- I donated $180. So blessed to be able to be a part of this. I am interceeding for God's power to be a torch and a cloud at this camp.

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  25. I donated $20. Amber Forde

    Please do not publish comment. Thanks.

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  26. Sponsored one...glad I saw this. Thank you!!!

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  27. I donated $240 so that four children can go to camp. My nephew was adopted from Russia so orphans are near and dear to my heart! God Bless you! Janelle Talaasen

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