|Judy (right) with friends Vicki Depew, Jeri Colton, and Kerri Wall|
|Judy and her family|
|with our students|
I returned home and told my family and friends all about it. I got crazy confused looks and comments like, “Leprosy? There’s still Leprosy in the world?” and “Leprosy? Are you crazy? It’s contagious you know”. I fought the doubts and fears that others had planted. I tried to clear up the myths as I moved forward to join Jeri and the other volunteers for the Women to Women session in January 2016. My excitement grew even more when my dear friend, Vicki Depew committed to join me. “There is safety in numbers”, I remember thinking. My resolve was secured.
|Judy and Divia|
Our first morning at Rising Star, Curtis, one of our faithful volunteer coordinators encouraged us to move out of our comfort zone and to spend some time in the Growth zone. He did caution us to beware of the panic zone and not to push too hard. Leaving the comfort zone was easy. I left it in Atlanta. Everything going forward was about managing my growth zone. A talk I love by one of my religious mentors is titled, “What lack I yet?” I found myself asking that question repeatedly and every day new opportunities for growth were provided.
|The Artist that pained Judy's "Tree of Life" picture with her|
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