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Whew. So….something new…and a lil weird feeling, but here goes…

Hello beautiful people 🙂 Thank you for helping out! I am a teacher and a writer, a single mom living in central Virginia, putting the last of my three kids through college by myself.

I have been invited to attend a retreat hosted by The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers in upstate New York, taking place August 25-28, 2016.

The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers represent a diverse mixture of women of prayer, Each Grandmother, a leader in her community, has devoted her long life to prayer and action.

You can learn more about the Thirteen Grandmothers here:http://www.grandmotherscouncil.org/

This is a healing retreat, Creation to Completion, completing a full cycle that began at Menla twelve-years ago with the creation of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, where the Grandmothers Council will come together, for one last time, to complete their circle of prayer around the planet.

Prayer as Action, Action as Prayer is the way I try to move through each day, and it would be the dream and honor of a lifetime to have the opportunity to learn from these incredible spiritual leaders.
The funds would cover registration, room and board,and my driving travel to upstate New York. The retreat isn’t until late August but space is limited and so time is a factor.

These women embody what I say each day–Every moment a miracle, every footstep a prayer. And to be able to attend this retreat would absolutely be one of my life’s miracles.

If 160 of my FB friends donated just $10, I could have this trip funded in a few minutes. $10 is such a small amount but it adds up so quickly when many friends and family come together. Thank you so, so much ahead of time for liking and sharing, even if you can’t donate at this time, and for my donors, endless gratitude, the biggest thank you of all!

As an added Thank You, I will send each donor a print of one of the photographs I take while on this journey, with a small prayer I will write just for you.

Check it out here And thanks for readin, for sharin, for bein who you are.

 

https://www.gofundme.com/13grandmothersretr

 

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