May 14, 2011 It's been a while since I've updated and so much has happened! I've been able to establish connections with many different people with such different backgrounds but all with the same heart of wanting to help out. It's been incredible to witness and be a part of already. As y'all are my main support system, I wanted to update you with some exciting news! I found out a couple weeks back that I'll be going to Lusaka, Zambia for a week this summer!! My time there will be invaluable as I'll be able to accomplish many things that are just impossible to do stateside. I've already lined up appointments and meetings with various people just to learn as much as I possibly can while I'm there. This trip "home" will serve as a vision trip to get a better idea of short-term and long-term goals that are achievable for the culture and people there. I'll be taking lots of photos and even video so be looking forward to seeing some updated material on the website in August. I can't wait to be able to share these women's hearts with you through letting them tell their own stories for you to hear and read about. This trip is such a blessing and will be such a great time for Clothed in Hope to prepare for two semesters of fundraising and awareness-raising in order to make the big launch next May. Thank you for taking part in this journey and I look forward to updating you as things progress along the way.

With Love,