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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

All I Want for Christmas...

And when we meet our $12,000 goal, I'll be like..
I don't want fruitcake.  I don't want my two front teeth (I just got those polished).  I don't want another trampoline like I asked Santa for when I was eight.  In fact, I don't want or need anything...except for one thing...

 All I want for Christmas, all I want for the coming year, is for the people of Honduras to have an opportunity to continue participating in the AHMEN-SIFAT workshops that Byron Morales is leading in Cusuna, Jutiapa, and Yorito.

This costs money, and I am asking for you to make a monthly contribution.  This costs community, and I am asking you to join a team to Honduras.

To find out how, send me a message!

Together, we are the difference.


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Santa Has Reindeer, and Yorito Has PETs!, Pt. 2

Hi Everyone,

This is just a followup from yesterday's post about the inception of the relationship between AHMEN and The PET Project.  After I got home from grading exams at Sumiton Christian School yesterday, I noticed that PET had blogged about our new partnership as well!

Take a look at this blog to read more about what PET and AHMEN are doing in Yorito, Yoro, Honduras.

To learn more about what AHMEN does in Honduras, join a team, or sponsor a project, contact me here today.


MERRY CHRISTMAS!!


Together, we are the difference.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Santa Has Reindeer, and Yorito has PETs!

Good Morning Amigos,


Christmas comes but once a year.  We think about it all year long.  We look to the exchange of presents with great anticipation.  We hope a holiday snow arrives right on time, and we hope Aunt Mildred's fruitcake doesn't.  Most of all, we look forward to a chance to share the love symbolized in Jesus' birth.

One way C.D. and Linda Tripp's "Feed My Sheep" team have arranged for a little love to be wrapped up and delivered with care to Yorito, Yoro, Honduras is by making AHMEN a distributor for The PET Project.  

Back in 1996, Larry Hills and Earl Miner developed the Personal Energy Transportation devices to help victims in Zaire crippled by polio and land mines to be more mobile.  Today, PETs have been placed all over the world, and AHMEN serves as a distribution partner.


Don Pablo de Sa Sabana de San Pedro

Think about how much less mobile your grandparents or parents, even your spouses or children, would be without the use of their canes and walkers.  Now just imagine about how much one of these PET devices would change their lives if they had lost the use of their legs!  Spreading dignity is sharing the gospel.

Bernanda getting a lesson in use and maintenance


In 2014, won't you consider joining AHMEN in sharing justice with the world?  You can make the distribution of PET devices your "pet" project.  You can join or lead a team to Honduras.  You can help organize fundraisers, and/or you can begin sponsoring a project like the 3-year community development workshops in Yorito, Jutiapa, and Cusuna known locally as the AHMEN-SIFAT Initiative.  You can also serve as one of the many prayer warriors asking God to daily bless our efforts to better partner with Honduran communities.

Contact me here today for more information about how to join a team, sponsor a project like ASI, or just to talk.

Together, we are the difference.


Friday, December 13, 2013

Alazne...At Last!!

It's been a long journey from Atlanta, Ga to Jackson, Ms to Quinton, Al to Birmingham, Al to La Ceiba, Honduras.....But Alazne has arrived with Peggie Hurlston AT LAST!!


Peggie Hurlston (jewelry teacher of Los Laureles) and Bruce McFadden (AHMEN delivery man extraordinaire)



Peggie will use her new laptop to better serve her jewelry teaching ministry with the students of Los Laureles

To serve on an AHMEN team going to work with the jewelry students of Los Laureles, contact me today!  We have open slots on our teams in late March and June.

Together, we are the difference.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

@AHMENinHonduras - #GivingTuesday


After you've shopped til you dropped on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, consider the impact you could make by donating to AHMEN on #GivingTuesday! Your donations to the general fund help to sponsor teams and projects working to end systemic injustices in Honduras by serving in practical ways.

Your donation could go toward:

-helping equip individuals with the capacity to become their own communitiy's missionaries through a 3-year SIFAT leadership training known as the AHMEN-SIFAT Initiative

-purchasing medical supplies to conduct health clinics in some of the most underserved communities in Honduras

-keeping a Deaf School up and running

-providing college education for 16 young women at the Shalom Girls Dorm

-helping the blind see with the Extended Eyecare Ministry

-feeding the hungry bellies through soup kitchens and feeding hungry minds via libraries

-sustaining a business school in the La Ceiba city dump community of Los Laureles 



Your gifts open endless doors of opportunity. Your gifts feed. Your gifts clothe. Your gifts provide medical care. Your gifts create relationships to serve with the community.

Donate via PayPal or send in a check made out to AHMEN and the name of the particular team or ministry on the "for" line to 516 Ridgeview Dr. Jasper, Al 35504.


To learn more about how to support a project or join a team to Honduras, contact us today!

Together, we are the difference.

Monday, November 25, 2013

3 Teams, Dozens of Ways to Participate


Join a team.  Share a smile.  Impact a life.

The Iron Bowl is this Saturday.  Thanksgiving is this Thursday, and the Honduran Presidential election was yesterday (with a verdict still up in the air).  With so much coming up in the very near future, it is easy to forget about three very cool teams to Honduras in the works.



March 22-30, 2014 "Cultivando Información" Business Team

This team has four components:

-Develop and deliver proposals for an area where tourists can safely spend money on locally made and handmade items in Honduras

-Lead discussion groups with the business-minded AHMEN-SIFAT Jutiapa Community Agents

-Lead discussion groups with the Los Laureles jewelry students

-Visit Roatan to explore other projects and evaluate possible future missions

June 19-28, 2014 Río de Agua Viva Team

This team has three components:

-Work in small teaching teams with the ASI-Jutiapa Community Agents in areas of health and communication

-Work in small teaching teams with Los Laureles jewelry students in areas of business, English, communication, and jewelry construction

-Continue to open up La Ceiba's Hogar de Ancianos as a possible site for outreach

*Work alongside members of Shalom Girls' Dorm at each level

(2014?) De La Montaña al Mar


This team has two components so far: 

-Conduct medical clinics in the La Esperanza, Intibucá area alongside members of CISA

-Volunteer support at additional clinics in La Ceiba and/or Utila

Three teams to choose from



If you would like to join any of these AHMEN teams, contact me today.  If you know of anyone who might like to join one of these teams, contact me today.  If you know of anyone who might want to financially support or pray for one of these teams, CONTACT ME today!

Don't forget to follow us on twitter.


Together, we are the difference.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Is It More Than the Economy, Stupid?






Bill Clinton adviser James Carville answered "The economy, stupid" when he was asked to identify the main issue of the 1992 U.S. Presidential election.  Since this time, the phrase has become popularized by candidates who claim glorious plans to fill every oven with a turkey and every driveway with a Cadillac.  Two additional mantras donning Clinton's Little Rock, Arkansas campaign headquarters, however, also gained speed.  As a set, Clinton's daily reminder read:

                              -Change vs. more of the same
                              -The economy, stupid
                              -Don't forget health care.

Why is this blogger of things Honduran writing about Bill Clinton and an election won over twenty years ago?

I include this list of "How to Win an Election For Dummies" because, it is being used by the three major candidates in this year's Honduran Presidential election amidst the complexity of transformative change in Honduras.  

I certainly do think that fresh ideas, diversified economic plans, and building a more effective health care infrastructure are key to the development of Honduras into a safer place to live and grow; nonetheless, as Jimmy Buffet's hit single "Fruitcakes" claims, "The God's honest truth is it's not that simple."

Sooooo ..... what do we as volunteers to Honduras hope the three Honduran Presidential candidates will achieve in the next four years?  What is the ONE thing they could do to radically change their country for the better?  What do you hope they WON'T do?  How can the Presidential candidates help volunteers, humanitarians, and missionaries who visit Honduras by the tens of thousands each year be more effective?

Express your opinions here today!

Also, if you would like to join an AHMEN educational or medical team to Honduras just shoot me an email!

Together, we are the difference.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fundraising Made It Happen!

When I first approached Dr. Camp and Michael Franklin about the idea of traveling to Honduras, I never imagined that dream would be a reality within the year. As a full-time student, I surrendered to the mentality that travel abroad would not be possible until I finished nursing school and had the money to pay for it. Dr. Camp added me to the Jungle Team e-mail list anyway, and next thing I knew, I was receiving constant reminders about the trip. With only 31 days to raise $900, going to Honduras did not seem to be to be feasible at this time. I continued to brush off the idea until one night, just for fun, I started browsing plane tickets on kayak.com. I was shocked at the low prices and on a whim decided to purchase one. Immediately, I started to panic! How would I ever raise the remaining money to go on this trip? After buying the ticket, I knew I had to act fast.

Operation: Get to Honduras-
1. Write a letter. Dr. Camp presented me with the idea of a letter writing campaign. He advised that I should mail or e-mail everyone I had ever come in to contact with a letter asking for a donation towards the trip. He presented me with a basic letter template that I could modify. I wrote family friends, co-workers, priests, college friends, professors, ex-boyfriends, neighbors, my friend's parents---pretty much anyone I had ever come into contact with.
2. Social Media. I created an event page for my trip and invited all of my friends to attend. I welcomed them to join my team and if they could not come on the trip with me, to please donate to the cause. I included a link to the AHMEN website so they could donate electronically via the convenience of Paypal. I updated the page daily with personalized shout outs to everyone that donated. I also updated with posts relevant to the trip and my fundraising effort. I emphasized that every donation (even $1) makes a difference!!! 

3. Sell a product. Since I love to bake, I decided to raise extra money through a bake sale! Family and friends stepped in and contributed extra homemade treats for me to sell as well. I hosted the sale over two weeks selling to co-workers, family members, students, and friends. I advertised the effort on Facebook, and before I knew it, people were requesting full batches! Prices ranged from $1.00 to $25.00 depending on the good. This option was definitely the most time consuming initiative, but in the end it was more than worth it. Make sure that people know that the money is going towards a good cause and they won't be able to turn down their favorite treat! 

The hardest part of fundraising for me was relinquishing control and not allowing myself to be scared or embarrassed to ask for help. I have always prided myself on doing things all by myself, so I definitely overcame some personal barriers in this process. Be sure to mention Honduras with a smile on your face to everyone you meet! Happiness is contagious and they will be excited to learn what great work you are doing! You'll be so surprised by the people that contribute. I even had a few strangers donate to AHMEN

I cannot emphasize the importance of THANK YOU in fundraising. It is critical to keep track of every single person that donates. These donors will become your support base for future outreach teams. Therefore, you must tell them Thank You! I made sure to send every single donor a personalized thank you on social media (if applicable) and with a handwritten card that included a trip memento. 


Other ideas for fundraising?  
A few ideas come to mind... car washes, pancake dinners, holiday gifts, donation jars at your favorite stores, handmade crafts, athletic game concessions, parties... Possibilities are countless! 

Be sure to think outside the box! Get creative! 

Contact Michael Franklin for more info

See you in Honduras!
(hint: Join me on the June "Rio" Team in 2014) 
Lane "Fundraisingmadeithappen" Turbeville




Tuesday, November 5, 2013

AHMEN in the News!

Join a team or project today...These guys need you!!
Many thanks go out to Dale Short for a fun, thought-provoking interview.  The article looks great!  A front page spread in the Daily Mountain Eagle honors the AHMEN organization and my family.  Our ears burn from the mouth of my Granny, Lorene Mitchell, from heaven.


Learn more about AHMEN's work in Honduras on our website, Facebook and Twitter pages, Pinterest, and this blog.

Contact me to learn how to join one of our teams or begin sponsoring one our many projects today!

Together, we are the difference.




Monday, October 28, 2013

Los Laureles and YOU


Look what arrived in the mail!


Janet Espinosa and many others regularly support the Jewelry School at the La Ceiba city dump community of Los Laureles.  Many people gather unwanted jewelry from their social clubs and Sunday School classes.  Others actually get on Ebay and Etsy and purchase individual jewels, beads, wire, etc. and send to AHMEN to send to the jewelry school.  The "Río de Agua Viva" team even goes down to work alongside jewelry teacher Peggie Hurlston and her students to teach basic English, communication, beading, and business skills.  Whatever way you can contribute, please do so.  This is a community, once approached, we cannot let down by creating dependency or guaranteeing failure.  They deserve the full love and compassion of which we are all capable.

Some ideas being tossed around that you can encourage include:

-Investing in Peggie's education

-Gathering a group of volunteers to learn how to make the paper bead jewelry of famous fair trade groups like BeadforLife

-Taking your "friendship bracelet" making skills down to Honduras to share with the students 

-Working directly with Dr. Ezekiel Nichols as part of the "brains" of the operation by ushering up supply chains and long-term goals

-Having your family learn to make a gem polisher and share the skills (including maintenance and repair) with the school at Los Laureles

-Having your mission team dedicate a portion of your time in Honduras to teach a basic business skills workshop

-Investing in the transportation costs of Peggie and her students as they attend ASI-Belaire

-Finding other organizations interested in collaborating at Los Laureles! 

-Simply taking a few hours out of your mission teams' schedules to share a prayer and purchase handmade items from the school


To learn more about AHMEN and our work with communities and organizations in Honduras, contact us here today!

Together, we are the difference.


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fall Report From ASI-Yorito!!



The Support Committee and Firefighter Team of Fall 2013's ASI-Yorito!




Introduction

"Certificate in Integral Health" was developed with volunteers who work with various local organizations in Yorito, Honduras. Working together, we have worked hard to emphasize the importance of contributing to the well-being of the people, especially those in need. 

The course takes place from September 27 to September 29. This systematic program was developed by The Executive Committee and Dr. Byron Morales over a period of three years. The workshop was directed by firefighters of Yoro, under the command of Lieutenant Vallejo. All was executed satisfactorily, and all went as planned. 

Workshop Development

President of the Support Committee Jovel González, eloquently expressed words of welcome to all of the participants and introduced the team of firefighters. He briefly explained the purpose of the volunteer group and their intentions for being in Yoro, and concluded by inviting the volunteers to take advantage of the opportunity by asking questions. 

Jovel, on behalf of the Secretary of Health of Yoro, gave a brief review of general health concepts and the importance of these concepts to the lives of individuals, families, and society. He also highlighted the consequences that occur when the recommendations of health specialists are ignored.

He then ceded the floor to the firefighters, who touched upon topics related to first responders.

Methodology

The firefighters employed a method called staggered rhythms. . They formed three working groups and in sequences, each subgroup took turns examining the first responder module. These themes included:

-Definition of First Responders

-How to react in an emergency and apply first response

-Bleeding and how to control it

-How to protect wounds 

-Breaks and fractures, and how to proceed

-Shock and how to help


Results

Active participation of 98% of the participants during the first responder training. 14 volunteers from the local fire squad and "World Vision" experts joined us in the development of the workshop. 
Contribution by 40% in the contribution of quota agreed by the committee of L.30.00 support per

participant. Opening fire department to strengthen the subject of first aid developed long as workshop participants cover their fuel.

Agreements

The material that was used for the development of the workshop support committee promised to print for given to each participant. The next date for the development of next module was agreed with Dr. Byron Morales that were subsequently communicated to participants as is being done at present.

The support committee to defray the cost of the next module will meet to plan and manage resources required to support the same and also the participants voluntarily provide the amount of L.30.00 per person.

 By: Fanny Aviles, Gloriayohana Gonzales, Melvin Lopez, & Yarela Velazquez

ASI trains local leaders to be the solution to their own community's health and economic issues.  To learn more, or to make a donation, contact me today!  

Together, we are the difference.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Itching to Do More

Good Morning Friends and Neighbors,


Don't be alarmed or rub it in ... I know how long it's been since my last blog post.  For those of you on my contact list, you know that a month between blogs is simply not a normal pattern for me.  In fact, it burns my britches!  When I think about the urgency of the messages I know I have to convey, I feel like I'm letting God and wo(man) down by not writing more often.


I am reminded of when my preacher Dr. Rev. Genia Garrett said that "God is waiting on us for miracles."  Looking through some Honduras pictures the other day I see that the youth of Honduras are actually "pushing" us to do more.

Get moving ... I'm growing up fast!


Poverty cannot wait to be resolved.  Injustice cannot wait to be corrected.  Hunger, malnutrition, preventable disease and subjugation by the minority fill the void when we do.

How can you take a stand?

October 27 come listen to Evelyn Castellar and Byron Morales speak about their work in Honduras.

November 3 at 1:30 PM at River of Living Water United Methodist Ministries in Jasper, Al attend a meeting for a team I will be leading with Dr. Tom Camp to Honduras next June 19-28.

November 9 from 10AM to 2PM attend a Team Leadership Training in order to discuss best practices with fellow AHMEN volunteers.

January 10-11, 2014 attend the AHMEN General Meeting to learn about and share the range of team activities and projects AHMEN supports in Honduras.

Honduras needs you.  AHMEN needs you.  God needs you.

For more information, please contact me directly or join our Facebook groups and Twitter.  Unite with AHMEN today!

Together, we are the difference.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Alazne Arrives!

The temperature wasn't that high.  Neither was the humidity, but I was pushmowing a five-goat field in September in Alabama.  I blame my sweat count on the fact that it hadn't been a very warm summer until here recently.  I was chugging water like it was water; however, nothing could take my mind off the heat.

What is this thing??


Then, just as I was finishing up mowing the lawn, the mail lady drove up the driveway in rare fashion to deliver a package that wouldn't fit in the mailbox.

What is it, boy??


Remembering from Saturday morning cartoons that I should always have my canine companion check the contents of my mail with his keen sense of smell, I laid the package the down in the yard.


After giving the package the go ahead, I inspected the parcel further.

It's from Grampa!



Seeing that the return address listed Sam "Grampa" Walker as the sender, I knew what it was...


Alazne had arrived!

What kinds of miracles will Alazne provide...?



Compassion, humanity, sharing, and caring lead thousands of loving individuals to volunteer in and donate to Honduran communities each year.  David Hutzel had a computer.  Sam Walker cleaned it up.  Now, someone in need of a way to communicate with the world in Honduras can do so.  What do you have to share with others?  

We need your time and offerings.  Contact AHMEN today to learn how to join a team or invest in a project in Honduras!

Together, we are the difference.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Río de Agua Viva - Extreme Love

Like the mighty flowing Mississippi River channeling glacial melt from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico, AHMEN's Río de Agua Viva team channels love from the American South all the way to Honduras.  Through education, relationships, and connections based on the pure honesty of our united spiritual cohesion, AHMEN teams like the Río team confidently embody their purpose.  On Day 1, I led the morning devotional and talked about applying 1 Corinthians 13 to our work in Honduras.  I urged our team members to let love be their crutch, their motivating force, their outward appearance, and inner conviction.  



On this September 11, I am reminded that people are struggling worldwide.  It is not only Honduras that suffers victim to marginalization on the world's stage.  It is not only Honduras that deserves salvation from poverty, malnutrition, preventable disease, violence, and all of the other symptoms of injustice.  All countries worldwide do also.  Everyone, even those who perpetrate violence against others, wants a better future for their neighborhood, family, friends, and nation.  

Los Laureles jewelry students Elda and her guest teach Antwanae Jones

The feelings for God and country motivating the 9-11 planners, however disastrous for our own livelihoods, still arose as an attempt at addressing injustice worldwide.  Love could not have been totally absent as a motivating factor for the violent extremists who attacked the United States 12 years ago.  The pure love motivating all people, if not kept in check, can become watered down with the bile of evil.  We remember 9-11, then, as a reminder that love does not imprison but frees.  It is not a proclamation but a vote.  Love is not violent. Love is not mean.  Love does not discourage anything but negativity, and it does not kill anything but hate.

Río de Agua Viva!

Learning to share patient, sustainable, replicable, and meaningful love with the people of Honduras describes the foundation of the AHMEN-SIFAT Initiative, and the Río de Agua Viva team serves as a supplemental injection of that love at ASI-Jutiapa, Los Laureles, and Shalom.  

Byron Morales teaches agents that, no matter their stage of growth, they are all complete and worthwhile individuals

Do we make mistakes?  Of course!  Are we going to learn from them in order to better partner with ASI next year?  You bet! Love is self-improvement.

I write all of this to invite you to work to erase injustice in our world.  Join a volunteer project with AHMEN or other groups focused on long-term, effective, and appropriate development.  Together, we can see world peace in our lifetime.

Together, we are the difference.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Río de Agua Viva - Que Hicimos (What We Did)

The goal of the Río de Agua Viva team was education, education, education.  Our first of three goals was to work with the AHMEN-SIFAT community agents of the Jutiapa and Belaire region of Honduras.  About 70% of the future CAs of ASI-Jutiapa are already practicing health officials, and the rest are training to be greater health advocates for their respective communities.  Less than half had already fully committed to the program, and our job as a team was to given them a "taste" of what they would learn over the next three years.



Dr. Tom Camp and Dr. David Jones with Shane Cooper leading HIV/AIDS Awareness talks at ASI-Belaire



Mayor of Jutiapa, Dr. Noe Guardado Rivera, was not present at his clinic the days we were there, but he agreed to let our team volunteer. When our team arrived at the clinic on the first day, the clinic staff imagined they were seeing a medical brigade.  What they got was something completely different.



Together, we are the difference.


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Río de Agua Viva - Río Lleno (Full River)

And when we left the deaf school of Plan de Flores to arrive back in Sambo Creek at Villa Helen's, the full Río team came together at last!  It was a full day of driving and anticipating how the rest of the team was doing with their arrival...Soooo...what were they doing before we met up??






Tito slept on the plane.

T Alto and Antwanae enjoyed a bus ride....

And then slept on a bus ride :)

David Jones fed a peacock.

Caden handed out goodies!

The team stopped over at Cruzadas.

And then, they finally arrived!




Stay tuned for the story of the Río de Agua Viva team!  We have a lot to share, and a blog may not be able to contain all of our excitement.  To get a preview or the full story in-person, come on out to the Foothills Festival in Jasper, Al from 11AM-5PM!  

Are you thinking about joining an AHMEN team?  Would you like to sponsor a project?  Contact us today to learn how to do both.  There is a lot of work to be done, and we need your help.

Together, we are the difference.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Río de Agua Viva - From Garifuna and Spanish to Sign Language

Miguel and Miguel
So where was that last picture taken in my previous blog post?  Who is that man in front of the water purification system?   Wellllllll.....AHMEN's own Peggie Polhemus sent in the correct answer and will receive an original piece of jewelry from the Los Laureles jewelry school when she arrives at the Foothills Festival on September 7 in Jasper, Al.  She answered correctly that the man in the photo was Alfredo, Mariana's husband, at the deaf school in Plan de Flores.   



Mariana




Plan de Flores is far, far away from Cusuna, but Mariana and her deaf son Josue travel to each of the workshops every quarter to learn how to lift up their community.  Mariana first went with Josue to sign for him as his translator, and now she is one of of the chief community agents at ASI-Cusuna.  No AHMEN-SIFAT documentary team would be complete without her story! Mariana not only dreams of building her deaf school from the ground up and shaping the curriculum for other special needs students, but she also dreams of Plan de Flores becoming a technical training hub for the region.  Her dream is one in which we must invest.


Josue tells us about his history classroom

The Mariana Cafe





Eva
Alex
Do you know anyone who works with a deaf school?  Do you have any hearing impaired friends?  Mariana needs volunteer teams to come teach math/science/reading/history/etc. through sign language.  Vanderbilt University sends a team each summer, but Plan de Flores needs more!  Contact AHMEN today to learn how you can donate to the deaf school or organize a team.



Together, we are the difference.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Río de Agua Viva - Nos Vemos


We came to Cusuna to film interviews with the AHMEN-SIFAT Community Agents there and to identify local concerns from other members of the community.  James, Nathan, Mario and I just couldn't stay any longer in our new home.  We had to leave our new family to catch up with the Río de Agua Viva team in Sambo Creek.  Before we left, however, we just needed one more interview..

Pastor Nahun Flores: Pastor at Cusuna's Church of God and ASI-Cusuna Lead Coordinator


From Left: Mario, Saidi, Abigail, Danny, Pastor Nahun, David, Iris, James, Nathan


We took the group picture....Why are we back in the mission house???

Looks like "Capi-Natán" is giving Danny one lesson before we leave!

From the dusty, unpaved roads of Cusuna headed to the bustle (no hustle) life of Sambo Creek


We all have a sight which, when we see it it, simultaneously reminds us where we are and from whence we come.  Piedra Blanca is mine, and I'm so glad I got to experience its immensity with James and Nathan.


I could've sworn I said we were headed to Sambo Creek??  Where did we stop?

Where did we stop in this final picture, and who is the man pictured there?  Send me an email with your name and an answer to either or both questions to receive a free bracelet at the Foothills Festival in Jasper, Alabama made by the ladies of the Los Laureles jewelry school.  Want to join a team next year?  Want to donate to a project?  Contact AHMEN today!

Together, we are the difference.