I am feeling the blessing of the year ahead already. On January 19  I will be attending the Miss New Bedford Outstanding Teen Pageant in New Bedford, MA.  When I received the call about this I was so overwhelmed with joy. Last year my place of employment, SCIL, had a fundraiser. During that day I met a wonderful young woman by the name of Tori Kalisz.

This is the blessing of life – we both were so touched by each other’s story.

Unknow to me Tori took steps to honor me with the 2019 Tori Kalisz Courage Award.

Miss New Bedford and Miss New Bedford’s Outstanding Teen are the local affiliates to Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen. First and foremost they are a scholarship program that supports young women’s community service, growth, and platform ideals.

The teen program is in it’s 9th year and the Miss Program has been around for 66 years.

The pageant will be held at New Bedford Vocational High School, 1121Ashley Blvd. New Bedford, MA Tickets are 20.00 and support the scholarship fund. Contact Donna at ramoburger@comcast.net

I am humbled by this.

Also I am happy to announce, Invisible Courage will soon be available on audio. So many people has been asking for the audio version of the book for a variety of reasons.  As soon as we have it set up for purchase I will let you know.

We are also working on the Portuguese print edition of Invisible Courage.

I know deep with in my heart God wants me to share my message. I am going to find as many ways as possible to follow that calling.

Check back soon for updates!