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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.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Thank you! Thank YOU! THANK YOU!!!

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.)

BLOOMFIELD, CT 
Dr. Sean Robotham, Chiropractic Physician (860 206-8198, 860 242-0274)

ELLINGTON, CT
Suzanne Farrah                                        

RALEIGH, NC
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.
Kierra                                                           
Malcolm                                                      
Linwood’s family, at Greyhound Station w/wife and 2 granddaughters (girls heading back to CT)
Brent                                                      
Professor Boone                                      
Gloria                                                           
Carl- Capital Cuts                                         
Ms. Charity-Ojemba African Store, made her labels
Sam Whitt                                               
African Hair Braiding, Trawick                              
Marvette                                                      
Richard-City Market Barber                      
Reverend David Foye                              
Mike and customer-Capital Barber, Hargett Street         
Lamont and Rodney-Joes Barber                  
Sam-Blalock’s                                              
Mr. Mac-Harris Barber School                        
Jack                                                             
Marsha-Beautiful door, “knock and it shall be opened unto you”
Tom                                                            
Hope Rawlins                                               
Mike-Wants to see pictures when I come back
Chapman Williams                                        
Sheila Cox                                               
Bill                                                              
Doris-The Oakwood Inn                          
Eddie             
Bob                                                                        
Ann                                                            
John                                                           
Ashley                                                        
Jenian (pronounced: Jenny Ann), beautiful quotes on door, member Unitarian Universalist Church
Matthew                                                               
Dave                                                                      
Tracy Whitt                                                 
Renae Newmiller, Mission Coordinator, Edenton Street United Methodist Church               
Victor Washington-www.godchild.biz

RICHMOND, VA                                      

Elegba Folklore Society-Janine (owner), Ben, Minta (customers)
Cici outside 7 Eleven                                 
Jerry owner of tent business outside CVS-Corner of Broad and Boulevard
Awa’s African Hair Braiding-Awa (not owner), Fanta
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                        
Jennifer                                                             
Kevin, owner of Carpe Diem                     
Victoria                                                   
Les                                                         

SOMERS, CT
Bethany and Curtis Bingham                   

TOLLAND, CT
Cara Singer   

VERNON, CT
Jason Seplowitz-owner Ron-A-Roll Skate Center, allowed me to hold Bake Sale there.
Kerry and Kevin                                        
Chassity (Rick’s daughter)                           
LaShaun                                                     
Marianne                                                               
Maureen and Zack                                       
Eric, Yolanda, Tibor, Olga                                         
Monique                                                               
Rochelle                                                  
Ron                                                         
Thomasina Russell                                       
June and Tracy                                                       
Andy, Marcel, Shaheem-students from VCMS
Al                                                                  
Mike                                                            
Corey-Nice smile
Juanita                                                         
Chris                                                            
George                                                   
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.
DaQuan                                                                
JeQuon-Wished he had $1 to donate
Joe                                                                        
My Kenyan Sister-chose to remain nameless
Nicole                                                     
Darleen Dewey-member of Full Gospel, Main St., Manchester, CT
Kim and Bruce-Bring back pictures
Guy                                                        
Irene                                                          
Julia                                                             
Norma                                                          
Leon                                                            
Mr. Fazal-cut his lawn (wife fed and tipped me)
Helen Moselsky                                         
Lady growing Chocolate Mint in her yard...it smelled so good!
Kevin                                                           
Frank                                                                    
John                                                           
Mr. Lattanzio                                               
Tim-Gave up a rib for me…haahaaahaa!

David Matthew Barnes-Kourtney’s man to rescue
Jennifer Conde                                         
Susan                                                        
Heather                                                               
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                            
Tommy (14)                                                           
Daelon-Friend of Tommy’s
Roobix (Adam) Ortiz-Brother
Jasmine Ortiz-Sister
Raquel-Security, repeat customer
Classie-Basketball video, been to Ghana
Billy-Ron-A-Roll Employee
Betty-mom                                                  
Cathie                                                         
Jamie Stevenson
Virgil                          
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
Steven                                                  
Pauline                                                      
Mimi                                                        
Traci                                                       
Phyllis                                                 
With Tracie and Phyllis              
Linda                                                        
Kathy                                                
Sandra                                                    
Claudia                                                   
Kimmy                                
Macy, Marc                                                 
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. 
Justin                                                        
Josh                                                            
Carl                                                            
Melissa                                                        
Steven                                                       
E (teacher)                                                 

WILSON (WINDSOR), CT
Shawnda-Premier Beauty Salon-also Angela, Kamara, Emily and 1 other in salon
Tiffany-Serenity       
Gus and Joe-Valley Barber Shop            
Sally                                           
Stylist at First Class BeautyPlus 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
Gil                                                           
Kareem                                                              
Janelle                                                                
Rosemary                                                         
Frank-cut his lawn
Reverend Dr. Massey-Hopewell Baptist Church, 860 522-4321
Minister Sams-Hopewell Baptist Church,
Deacon Robert Bolden-Hopewell Baptist Church
And many more...

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Here it is!

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)

God's continued blessings.  Always...(s.m.i.l.e.)