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Mission Lane Alta E. Lawrence Education Scholarship

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During my visit to Sierra Leone over the holidays, one of my goals was to launch our scholarship program. I've mentioned in the past how my grandma was a teacher on Bonthe Island for over 20+ years who stressed how important it is to get an education, so much that she started helping those outside of our family achieve theirs.   Starting in January 2017, Mission Lane launched the Alta E. Lawrence Education Scholarship. This scholarship is available to students currently enrolled in school on Bonthe Island, Sierra Leone who need assistance in further their education. The scholarship provides one full...


Bonthe Holiday!

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Greetings from Bonthe, Sierra Leone! It's New Years Eve, and I'm trying to keep cool while sitting on the porch. Bonthe is an island so there aren't many cars, just motorcycles and sandy streets. I love how peaceful and calm it is here, the exact opposite of my life in NYC. On vacation you usually try to sleep in but I'm up pretty much every morning by 7:30am. My alarm in the morning is a few things, usually the chickens or the dogs barking, my cousin running around the house opening the windows with all her might aka loud as...


ThanksGIVING!

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Ever have a great idea and after thinking about it even more, you're like WTH (what the heck) am I thinking? Well, that's kind of what happened to me. I was in church one Sunday and getting fully inspired by the preaching and started taking notes. Do I usually take notes in church, nope, but the preaching was about taking the little you have and doing big things with it. With that being said, I decided that Mission Lane should do something different for the holiday season. Last year we donated winter accessories to a local women and children’s shelter,...


1 Peter 4:10

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So a few blog post ago I talked about rituals, one of mine is reading a daily devotional  The Upper Room http://devotional.upperroom.org. Can’t remember what day I was reading this devotional, but I came across this bible verse and it stuck with me and reminded me of what Mission Lane is about and what we should all try to do. “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in various forms” - 1 Peter 4:10  My interpretation of this verse is that no matter what we are given we...


It’s Our Anniversary

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Cue Tony! Toni! Tone.. It’s official! Mission Lane has been in business for 1 year.  Within this year I learned a lot about myself and how to run a business. Looking back to when this was just an idea I was so skeptical on how this would actually work. I always wanted an actual store front and was so against having an online shop. Although running a business isn’t easy, deciding to go the online route was one of the smartest business decisions I’ve made.  I’ve also learned some major keys points over the past year that changed the way I...