This blog has been through lots of transitions. What you will find now, starting in September 2013, is the personal revelations I received in relation to my personal study. It is a combination of information anyone can relate to mingled with what is going on in my personal experience.
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Aloha! I am Kara Lynn “Kai” Sanders. I am originally from Heaven. I know I am a daughter of God and am directed by Him to do His work according to His purposes. I am humbled by that realization. Anyone who asks knows I consider myself just a visitor here (to earth) and am just trying to make my way back Home, to my heavenly Home.
I was born in Connecticut and lived there for many years before moving to Hawaii. I tell people I was raised in Hawaii because that is where I was “raised” to a new level of knowledge about God, about myself and about the world around me. It is where I started to become a child who would “serve the world.” After four and a half years of tutelage I returned to Connecticut for about six months. I ended up stranded in North Carolina en route to visit a friend in the Georgia prison system. It apparently was where I needed to be because I officially “grew up” to where God needs me to be to do what He needs me to do.
I started this blog over a month ago and haven’t touched it since.It’s been an interesting journey and I have much to report however if there is anything I need do right now, above everything else I could do, I need to say ‘THANK YOU!!!”I just want to say “thank you.”I need to acknowledge all those who have brought me this far, already knowing I will forget too many people.So I will say as I’ve said before “I would be negligent if I didn’t say thank you.It wouldn’t be right and I would feel horrible if I didn’t say so.I will name names even though I know I will leave someone out since there are so many to acknowledge, so I will do it like this in the beginning in case your name is not found below:
“Thank you to all who have come and gone, leaving footprints on my heart and forever changing my life.
“Thank you for those who are still here, Loving me and believing in me.
“Thank you in advance for those who I have yet to meet.I am honored that our paths will cross and know I will be blessed by your presence whether it will be for a reason, a season or a lifetime.I hope you will feel blessed by my presence too.
I have knocked on doors and solicited businesses in four different cities: Raleigh, NC; Richmond, VA; Wilson (Windsor), CT and Vernon, CT.I’ve had others donate from other places but those are the areas I’ve been in knocking on doors and talking to people.The donors are listed by the name of the city they are in or I met them, neither in alphabetical order nor by donation amount.In fact, some of the people listed here are not even financial donors, some are people who let me take a few minutes to tell them about my dream but were not in a position themselves to help.So I am saying “thank you” for financial, spiritual, emotional and mental assistance because they have all lent to my growth and development.
Of the financial donations, I have received amounts from people ranging from $1 to $100.A very special thank you goes to the person who put $1100 towards my ticket.I am forever grateful to everyone who has played a part in helping me get to where I am heading.I Love, honor, admire and adore you all.I promise your money has been used wisely.
God’s continued blessings to everyone.Always…(s.m.i.l.e.)
Dr. Sean Robotham, Chiropractic Physician (860 206-8198, 860 242-0274)
Tara Zechini-@ bar with Mark
Mark Nixon, Asst. GM Oxford Pub, Massage at bar with co-workers Thank you to the bartender at the bar who allowed me to solicit his customers. I wish I could remember the name of the bar and its bartender where I met Tara, Mark and the crew they were running with.
Linwood’s family, at Greyhound Station w/wife and 2 granddaughters (girls heading back to CT)
Carl- Capital Cuts
Ms. Charity-Ojemba African Store, made her labels
African Hair Braiding, Trawick
Richard-City Market Barber
Reverend David Foye
Mike and customer-Capital Barber, Hargett Street
Lamont and Rodney-Joes Barber
Mr. Mac-Harris Barber School
Marsha-Beautiful door, “knock and it shall be opened unto you”
Mike-Wants to see pictures when I come back
Doris-The Oakwood Inn
Jenian (pronounced: Jenny Ann), beautiful quotes on door, member Unitarian Universalist Church
Renae Newmiller, Mission Coordinator, Edenton Street United Methodist Church
Elegba Folklore Society-Janine (owner), Ben, Minta (customers)
Cici outside 7 Eleven
Jerry owner of tent business outside CVS-Corner of Broad and Boulevard
Harvey’s Progressive Barber Shop (the smaller shop)-
namely: Melvin (stylist), Fred, Lakita, Devetta, Rob (stylist), Champ, Darrell (not pronounced like you think it is, Frank (stylist-donation for Patricia too), Ben, Jeff
Al-Stuffy’s Sandwich Shop
Kevin, owner of Carpe Diem
Bethany and Curtis Bingham
Jason Seplowitz-owner Ron-A-Roll Skate Center, allowed me to hold Bake Sale there.
Kerry and Kevin
Chassity (Rick’s daughter)
Maureen and Zack
Eric, Yolanda, Tibor, Olga
June and Tracy
Andy, Marcel, Shaheem-students from VCMS
Thomas-Unemployed, reminds me of the story of the widow's mites, even though he didn't have much he gave saying he wish he could give more.
JeQuon-Wished he had $1 to donate
My Kenyan Sister-chose to remain nameless
Darleen Dewey-member of Full Gospel, Main St., Manchester, CT
Kim and Bruce-Bring back pictures
Mr. Fazal-cut his lawn (wife fed and tipped me)
Lady growingChocolate Mint in her yard...it smelled so good!
Tim-Gave up a rib for me…haahaaahaa!
David Matthew Barnes-Kourtney’s man to rescue
Katie (Heather’s daughter)
John Murphy (from MA, driving by)-stopped by my “Adult Lemonade Stand”; left Friday advice: hug your kids no matter how old they are, Love your wife, never kick the dog
Jenna (Katie’s friend)
Cindy (Jenna’s mom)
Lloyd Monroe and Jayden
Daelon-Friend of Tommy’s
Roobix (Adam) Ortiz-Brother
Raquel-Security, repeat customer
Classie-Basketball video, been to Ghana
Millz (Jamil), Vivian, Michael, Matthew: 11th graders at Hartford Public
Jamal-Security, Kindergarten teacher, detention center employee
Tamia, Damon, Bucky-Illing Middle School
Waleska and Jose-HPHS bus driver and son
Tori-Raquel’s friend, repeat customer
Bryan-Came back as promised
Roland-“Cookie Man”, choco-chip
With Tracie and Phyllis
Sumitra-member of Red No. 5-5 woman a capella singing group
Monica Ferrara-Police Explorer at Rockville Fest
WASHINGTON, D.C.: This was a special group of people who helped me out of a really uncomfortable situation. I'm grateful for them and have decided to include them here for lack of a better place to put them.
WILSON (WINDSOR), CT
Shawnda-Premier Beauty Salon-also Angela, Kamara, Emily and 1 other in salon
Gus and Joe-Valley Barber Shop
Stylist at First Class Beauty, Plus customer
Ken Harvey-Went to his church, North United Methodist, Albany Avenue, Hartford
Ms. Pat-1st person to speak with, started to cry, was incredibly kind and listened
Olga-Beautiful, Massive Garden
Frank-cut his lawn
Reverend Dr. Massey-Hopewell Baptist Church, 860 522-4321 Minister Sams-Hopewell Baptist Church,
I've talked to a lot of people in the last month or so. And here it is..."the blog". There may be things I divulge here that I won't divulge outloud so check in every once in a while and see what I've added.
That's all I'm going to write for now. I'm just glad I got it done.
Stay tuned: the best is yet to come! (1 Corinthians 2:9-courtesy Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, Honolulu, HI)