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We moved this summer and began a new life in Charlotte. And what a breath of fresh air it has been. To be free of the strain that Atlanta had; to be with groups of people ready and eager to come alongside us and who are eager to know us… well, it’s life-giving. Some places just carry too much baggage and too much history to be safe places. Atlanta is that for me.

So we’ve settled into our new lives and new roles we were given overnight. Jon is thriving. The school the big kids are in is a healing environment for them and I am thankful.

AshaBelle even has new fans. This is huge for me. I’ve known for a long time that AshaBelle was not mine to carry all alone, but I had no idea who would need to come alongside us. I’m still not exactly sure, but I know that God wants more women here to be a part of empowering other women around the world and it’s an exciting time to be sure.

Seeing lights come on for people as they realize that they can be part of the solution for helping other women rise out of poverty. This is huge. What an amazing movement it would be to have thousands of women empowering other women to be able to provide for themselves and their families. No charity, just mutual respect and a cheering section. We all need one of those from time to time.

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