Monday, July 23, 2018

UPDATE Week of July 23

Our sunflower opened up this week!

More on sunflowers later...


These neat, friendly, respectful, self-sufficient, and homeless Fellows need a Host Family! This is where you can help. You have a home, and I know you know someone who has a home.

Here are a few things that former Host Families have told me:

"[She] brings so much joy to the house."

"We used to host exchange students, this is WAY easier than that."

"[She] has become part of the family."

Host families play one of the most impactful roles for the Fellows. These relationships become some of the deepest and long lasting. For example, no less than three Fellows have rolled through town this summer. How do I know this? Because they went to visit their Host Families. Did they visit me? Nope!

As uncool as that is - I'm so thankful that these Fellows love their Host Families so much.

Maybe this year, it's your turn for a life-changing experience: Contact me today (

Connor graduated from Clemson and it appears from this picture he can sit on water!

Mathu is a Winston native who loves football and his mom

Trent is a multi-generation native of Columbia, SC. He did Young Life and ran a marathon!

Laura loves swimming and cooking but not cooking while swimming

Christian is from Maryland. He was a philosophy major and was a Young Life Leader.

Abby is from Wilmington. She makes her own jewelry and will make some for her host family. 

Bryan is a Winston native as well. He plays six instruments (at the same time!) and is family man through and through. 

Aly is from Orlando. She played tennis in college and loves sports. 

Tim just graduated from Chapel Hill. He was a history major and has a servant's heart.

Kelly is from the Eastern Shores of Maryland. She plays and coaches lacrosse and has a killer work ethic.

Andrew is from Toledo, Ohio. Is there anything else I need to say? Andrew also has started an apparel company. He will give you a shirt if you host him!


A few highlights from the week...
Monday. We gathered some families together to remember some good times and pray out the Mussers.

These guys have known each other since they were in diapers!

Tres Amigos

Tuesday. I left my wallet and keys on the 11th floor of Liberty Plaza in the Z. Smith Reynolds offices at 5:15pm!

Wednesday. I had a great chili relleno with my friends Andrew Wild and Brian Edmonds who are great church partners at River Oaks Community Church! I also saved the future of humanity at 4:45 at Jugheads with Tripp Wilson (this is an inside joke).

Thursday. I showed up for a meeting at Tanglewood that was mis-scheduled in my phone! Ran the trails. So fun. Had a great time at Summer Stud that evening.

Friday. I went to Tanglewood for the meeting that I had previously thought was on Thursday. It was worth the wait! Thank you Dudley Watts and all the Department Managers of Forsyth County for your service to this community!

We also picked Anna Rose up from camp and attended David's horse show.

Swinging back into town

Welcome home Anna Rose!

David on Even

The Weekend. 

David won an award for swim team!


This is a special event!

Please come and learn more about this amazing organization. 

AUGUST 6. 11:30-1pm. Lunch is Provided!


I also had the chance to spend time with the Founder of Regenerate Forsyth, Eric Mathis, who the Fellows will be partnering this year to "tell the story of the plate."

Phase One was planting a sunflower in our front yard.

It's almost twice the size of David now!

Our sunflower opened up this week!

Thank you for your support! Here is how to contribute:

Winston-Salem Fellows
851 W. 5th St.
WSNC 27101

or online

Once again: thanks!


- Hoping to secure our final Fellow spot!
- Hoping to secure our final Fellows jobs!
- Excited about several meetings that are taking place this week, including but not limited to: Dudley Watts at the Forsyth Managers Office. Regenerate Forsyth at the Salt Box, Blake Hill at his office (Cloverdale Kitchen), Anthony Graham at the Filling Station! and Anthony Atala on the phone. Two Anthony's in one day! Woo-Hoo!

Exciting things are afoot. 

Keep sharing the story and spreading the love!

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