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Our five-year dream: Create a Carolina mountain retreat center

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June 2019

We found it. Our dream home (and future retreat center) is on 15 acres in southern Jackson County, NC, at an elevation of almost 4000 feet. The property backs up against 3000 acres of the Natahala National Forest so there is unlimited access to nature quite literally in our (future) backyard. Our offer on the house has been accepted and we are currently in the due diligence phase of the contract. What’s more, Russ secured a full-time position at a hopping local NC gym.

In the meantime, we have also accepted an offer on our Orlando home. Our tentative closing date is July 18th.

God has cleared our path in more ways than I can recount here, but it’s surely to be recorded as legend in the future annals of the Carolina Mountain Retreat center. Continuing to pray to our God who has already done immeasurably more than we asked or imagined. 

May 2019

It’s official. We put our Orlando home up for sale May 15, 2019 (are you looking for a 4/2?). We’ll be heading to Jackson County, North Carolina this summer. It’s exciting because God has been working in so many ways, clearing our path.

We’re excited to be part of the Asheville Church and connect with friends and “family”. Our son, Tristan, and our youngest, Tia, will be going with us, but our daughter, Tirzah, will be remaining in Central Florida to attend Valencia College.

It’s almost time to embark on our long awaited adventure! 


October 2018 Trip Gallery

January 2017 Trip Gallery

Dockside Mountain
Russ Snoozing by Lake
Kim Resting on Bench
Dockside Mountain
Morning Mountain Mist
Little Choga Community Church
Little Choga Rd, NC
Soco Falls, NC
River through the Trees
Road to Moutaintop
The Family at Soco Falls