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Emails! Phone call! Swim!

Hello!

 

Answered team emails while P slept this morning. Figuring out logistics for our summer. 

Hopefully booked another team!

Went by the church for the mail and then banking for Whirlwind. 

Took P shopping for a floaty boat, sunscreen and swimming diapers. Our beach trip is in 19 days!

Someone from Refuge Coffee accidentally delivered flowers to me. I got in touch with them,found out where they were supposed to go and took them to the intended person. 

Pizza night with Miles!

 

Love,

Ash

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Climb! Presite! Newsletters! Web hosting! Financial Report!

Hello!

 

Worked on labeling, stuffing and mailing out newsletters. 

 

Then a hike up the mountain with P. We’ve shaved off nine minutes so far! Up and down in 50!

Banking for Whirlwind. 

Meet up with Shannon England. He’s brining his team from central Florida in mid June. We set up the showers and showed him the mission and church and a safari. 

Our websites were deactivated because Dad has over 8000 blog posts since 2007. Called Bluehost and upgraded our service. 

Working on financial report, writing checks to partners, paying mission bills. 

Finishing writing thank you letters to supporters. 

Looking forward to day before Mother’s Day brunch. 

 

Love,

Ashley

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Hike! Phone calls! Bible study!

Hello friends! 

 

P and I had a great hike early in the morning. She feel back asleep. Get it? Lol. 

Dropped off donations at Atlantas Pregnany Resource center. 

Made phone calls! Trying to sign up a team for the last week in July. 

 

Bible study at First Baptist Atlanta. Today we studied persecution. As Christians we know it will happen so we learned how to respond to it and lean more on God. 

Lunch it’s mama! Ps new favorite food is cornbread.

 

Auntie Sara came for a visit!

Gave P a bath after dinner. 

Love,

Ash

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12 Stone! Dentist! Team!

Good evening!

Had a good time in bible study with my 12Stoners. P got pretty upset in the nursery so she sat in with us th last few minutes. She loves all the attention. Hmm reminds me of someone else I know. 

During the study we were given glow sticks. You know the ones you have to crack to make light up? I liked the example that sometimes we have to be broken to work. It’s the hard times, the whirlwind and storm times that we start looking up.  This is when God is working in us.

I’ve been praying for a summer team to come June 6-9, today I got a call from a church wanting to do missions with us. Guess what week they choose?

 

Dropped little P off and GiGis then on to the dentist. I have two baby cavities. Dang peanut M&M night cravings!

Cooked with Milo. 

Admin work. 

Love,

Ash

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First Baptist Atlanta! Mountain!

Hello friends! 

Penelope and I joined the FBA ladies for their Tuesday Bible study called Chocolate. I was encouraged that it wasn’t just a sweet class where everyone pats each other on the backs and says isn’t it great to be a Christian? Instead it was fortifying and an in depth study with real life application. 

 

I also enjoyed learning more of the Hebrew alphabet with the women.

Hoped to sign up a new team from Savannah for a trip this Fall. Have you done missions with us? It’ll take you on a Whirlnd experience  call me for more info  

Working on getting more volunteers over to Forest Vale. Our on site director reported they have fifty mission kids attending. 

Up and down the mountain with P in under an hour. (59 mins lol)

Love,

Ashley

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OHC! American Cancer Hope Fashion Show! Mountain!

 

Had a great time at One Heart Church Sunday. P did wonderful in the nursery. It’s only her third time. 

 

Went back for the Women Taste and See that the Lord is good women’s conference. Very moving testimonies. 

 

This morning had a great time at the American Cancer Society’s Hope Fashin Show at the Ritz. Fancy and meaningful. Blessed to know some survivors personally  

 

 

 

Happy Birthday to my sweet mama and Keri! 

Climbed the mountain with the new carrier!

Trying Hello Fresh! Tonight’s dinner was cod with marinated green beans. 

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Finances for Whirlwind  

Love,

Ashley 

 

 

 

 

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Mark Hill! Mission! Keanne! 4.19.16

Hello friends!

Great preset visit with Pastor Mark Hill. We took him to Plaza Fiesta and then over to Asian Square before crepes at the market. Please be praying for their team. They are coming in the middle of July. We will have 200 people that week!

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Made some phone calls and followed up on emails to future teams coming! I hope!

Then to the mission. The kids are testing so they don’t have much work. GREAT to have Keanne there!

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After tutoring we took her and Paton over to China Town. I tried the popular Chinese fried chive pie. Chive on!

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Love

Ashley

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Nashville Students!

Hello friends!

We’ve got a great group of high schoolers with us this week from Nashville.

Today we did the briefing about how to round up kids at the missions and how to prayer walk at the ethnic markets.

Farmers market was good as usual.

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Then onto the missions.

Glad to get home early to finish the financial report and work on paying bills for Whirlwind.

Love,

Ashley

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Books! Missions!

Hello friends!

Dad and I meet up and ate lunch before heading to Peachtree Presbyterian Church to pick up some donated goods from Fellowship Bible Church.

Got P some SUPER cute outfits! The sunglasses are my favorite. She’s so stylish already. My little hippie.

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On to the mission! a lady from my 12Stone group donated a ton of books. I gave them out today to the kids.

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Love,

Ash

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12Stone! One Heart!

Hello friends!

Enjoyed my time with my 12Stone family at Bible Study this morning.

My car battery died boo…I called Triple A but just felt the Father encouraging me to go inside and ask for help.

I ended up walking back into the church and running into one of group leaders, she took me down to the outreach office where they were having a meeting.

I said howdy to everyone and they said, “HEY! just the girl we’re looking for!” Ends up they had just been talking about Whirlwind and I was able to connect them with one of our partners near by.

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Made it in time for our meeting with Lindsay and Jack from One Heart Church. We’re having an Easter Block Party this Saturday with them.

Dad got my car detailed! Last reminders of Moogs are all vacuumed up. :(

Home now to work on financial report and newsletter. It’s SO beautiful out I may just have to  procrastinate and go enjoy art by God.

Love,

Ash

 

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Oakwood Christian Academy to Plaza Fiesta

Hola! Briefed our upper class men team from Chickamauga.

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On to Plaza Fiesta!

Went by the Dollar store to get supplies for the camp time. Then swung by Enigmas. SO weird! The store owner was so proud of her monkey paw that we good for luck in love.

Took P to Yogurtland! She had a taste of mint and jumped with joy!

Missions at Huntington Terraces.

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P got her big girl mattress in today! She finally out grew her bassinet. She’ll be four months in eight days. Ahah! This picture of P!

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Love,

Ash

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Nav team!

Great to have our Colorado Navigators team with us this week! We always have so much fun with college age peeps.

Briefed them and had our prayer time.

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Then over to the market.

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Missions!
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Adita, my ESL students, loves little P!

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Mahiya prayed for P to get better.

 

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Love,

Ash

 

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New Heights BC, Mississippi to BHFM!

Hello friends!

Miles and I had a great weekend in Irmo,SC at Gateway BC’s missions conference. It was P’s first out of state adventure. She loved the big hotel bed.

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Fun to get started with the spring break teams this morning. We have a team every week of March! WOOP WOOP! Lots of people hearing about Jesus’ love.

 

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Worked with the kids.

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Home now with the family.

Love,

Ash

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FBA! Lunch with Brandy!

Hello friends!

P and I printed out some promo materials to share with a team from Texas coming to First Baptist Atlanta on Monday.

Had a good phone call with their leader.

Worked on a calendar of events for this year!

Updated the website.

Mailed Letters.

Had lunch with a girlfriend.

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Love,

Ashley

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Newsletter! Teams! Pediatrician One Month!

Hello friends!

Mo and I took P to her one month visit this morning. She weighs ten pounds and is 22 inches long! Doing great!

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Worked on my newsletter and got that sent off. Learning how to type with a newborn in my lap is a new skill.

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Called a team coming in July.

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Working on setting up a meeting to finish organizing our QB account.

Laundry and then looking forward to Star Wars this evening!

Love,

Ashley

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Fin Report! Letters!

Hello friends!

Miles and I tried a new breakfast place called Proof. The raspberry cream cheese danish was awesome!

Cleaned up and organized my desk area.

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Wrote Thank you letters.

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Paid bills for Whirlwind.

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Picked out a new lamp shade and pillows with my birthday money.

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Finished the financial report.

Miles and I cooked fried chicken cutlets with biscuits and black berry jam.

Love,

Ashley