|Brianne Schapira is one special wonder woman|
It's not every UPDATE that we get to celebrate a Fellow on their birthday - but this is one, so we are taking advantage of it.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRIANNE!
Brianne is that sparkle that every community needs. Her positive attitude, her genuine love for others and her passion for Jesus is one of the driving forces behind what has made this Fellows year so special. Happy Birthday, Brianne! We are so thankful you are here!
|Running with her host family|
|A master at the art of selfie|
May this next year be your best year yet!
YEAR END GIVING
One of the things that I tell potential Fellows about us is that there is no city anywhere that has embraced Fellows the way this city has embraced theirs. It truly is remarkable. I am proud of us!
As you are finishing up your giving year, please consider supporting the Winston-Salem Fellows financially. We are a little behind our targets and need your help to stay ahead of schedule.
Giving is simple.
Send checks to
PO Box 20514
Winston-Salem, NC 27120
consider giving monthly.
you can set this up through our giving page.
|Brianne also spreads the good news|
We are in the recruiting season. Our early application deadline has come and past. We are now into a rolling season. We have a couple great Fellows already signed on, but we are looking for more.
If you know of anyone who is looking for an opportunity of a lifetime, please put them in touch with us. You might be the critical link between your friend and their future!
connect us today!
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
|We continued the Erickson tradition of spending a portion of the holidays with the Simpson side of the family. When I married Lia I knew I was marrying an amazing woman - but I had no idea that I was also winning the in-law lottery.|
Our Fellows received so well-earned rest (several of them got sick!) over the holidays. We are exchanging lots of texts about how much we miss each other. At the same time, it is so good to be at home.
Here is Mattie greening the church back in Florence, SC
First thing in January we will be heading to the coast for a Testimony Advance.
A Fellows tradition - we share our life stories with each other at the midway point of the year. It is a critical moment. We have spent enough time with each other to feel comfortable sharing our whole stories, but we have enough time ahead of us to be able to walk along each other and be part of the healing. It is one of the most special times of the year. Can't wait.
Second weekend in January. Board Retreat. A great time to be together, to reflect, to strategize, and to make progress.
Rest of January, Fellows are back in the swing of things. Two new classes. Recruiting trips. Round Tables and Leader Lunches, and a few surprises up our sleeves!
Hi Ho here we go!
|Luminary walk Sunday night|
|Pro Golf fun while the ladies were at the Nutcracker|
|Evy was an angel. Like in the ballet.|
|We wen to this thing called Under World. It was a once in a lifetime experience. Like I am going to do it once.|
|But got some sweet pics of the lady|
|and the dudes|
|Ping Ponging in the basement|
|Pro Golf. I held my own (to my surprise - and everyone elses!)|
|Salem didn't eat for several days she missed us so much|
|Updating passports. yay|
|every neighborhood has that house.|
|all my teeth|
|the purple cousins|
|she's on fire - not literally|
|a guy was driving by and saw us struggling with the camera. he parked in a random driveway. ran over. and took our pics. thanks guy!|
|David and Mabel. Salem's cousin (like the dog is actually Salem's cousin)|
|me and the dude|
|goats in a tree|
|I really am starting to look like my dad|
|Anna Rose by the good old UA bear. We have history.|
THANKS ALL Y'ALL.
KEEP SHARING THE STORY AND SPREADING THE LOVE
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!