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22 Oct 2019   ·   2

Why Jesse and Kathrynne Went to South Africa

As a mom, there’s not much that warms your heart more than seeing your child find such fulfillment in loving on others.

We usually go to South Africa every year to spend time with our friends there and to see the progress and work being done by — the ministry that is near and dear to our hearts and the one we are very involved with there. (If you’re interested in reading about previous trips, you can read more and see lots of pictures here.)

I couldn’t go this year because of my pregnancy, but I got to send Jesse and Kathrynne instead and they had the absolute BEST time!
I just couldn’t stop smiling as Jesse sent me pictures when they were there. To see my 14-year-old so happy and at home in the country that has stolen my heart made me beyond thrilled and proud as a parent.

There’s a lot of things we’ve gotten wrong and are getting wrong as parents, but we will never regret the priority we’ve placed on travel and experiencing other countries and cultures. It has so profoundly impacted all of us for so much good.

In this week’s episode of the podcast, I sat down with Jesse and Kathrynne and asked them to share about their trip. I loved getting to hear their perspective, what they experienced, and what they have learned from our time spent in South Africa.

In This Episode: 

[01:19] Jesse and Kathrynne share why they went to go to South Africa.

[02:33] We all talk about what the flights to South Africa are like and the anxiety that sometimes has surrounded these long international flights.

[08:03] Jesse chats about some of the highlights of this year’s trip and how the area has changed so much.

[08:51] What does do at the centers and what is the purpose of these centers? 

[13:06] Kathrynne shares her experience with the food prepared and served at the centers.

[15:09] Hear about Kathrynne’s trip highlights.

[18:14] What was different about this trip from the ones taken in the past?

[20:32] We could just give them money, but going and being there is so much more impactful. 

[22:50] How have these trips impacted Kathrynne’s and Jesse’s lives? 

[27:45] Kathrynne ends the conversation with how appreciative she is for all of the opportunities she has in her life.

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22 Oct 2019   ·   0

How to Make Money Selling eBooks (free online class!)

Have you ever thought about writing and selling an ebook? If you’ve always wondered how people actually make money doing this and if it’s something you could do, too, I want to invite you to next week’s I’m co-hosting with best-selling eBook author, Kelly McNelis.

She’s going to share how she went from making a mere $100 per year selling eBooks to making over $100,000 per year selling eBooks…all while working less than 10 hours a week!

Plus, she’s going to teach you how you can do this, too! You’ll learn how to stand out from the crowd, serve your audience, and sell more eBooks in an authentic way.

Best of all, this class is completely free! To sign up, just and type in your name and email address and you’ll be registered!

The class will be Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 12 p.m. CT/1 p.m. EST. It will be one hour long, with time at the end for you to ask questions!

I’m so excited to get to learn from Kelly and be inspired by her story and practical advice and ideas.

P.S. Can’t make the class live? Just and Kelly will send you a link to the replay after the class is finished.

22 Oct 2019   ·   12
Sam's Club Membership

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22 Oct 2019   ·   1
Echo Dot

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22 Oct 2019   ·   0
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22 Oct 2019   ·   0
Weighted Blanket

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22 Oct 2019   ·   0
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22 Oct 2019   ·   0
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22 Oct 2019   ·   0
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22 Oct 2019   ·   1
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22 Oct 2019   ·   0
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22 Oct 2019   ·   0
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22 Oct 2019   ·   0
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