Welcome! The Women's Initiative Network (WIN) is thrilled to launch a blog! WIN is a Christian nonprofit that strives to help women fulfill their God-given initiatives through prayer, networking, continuing education, and Christian support. WIN supports women's mission projects in St. Lucia, as well as through local chapter outreach efforts known as WIN-WIN (Women In Need). Monthly networking meetings are currently held in NC, SC and FL. Women help each other through mentoring, professional networking and fellowship and special events.
"Get Gutsy for God!" featuring Christian speaker Leslie Nease, is happening on February 25 at 7pm at The Ballantyne Hotel in Charlotte, NC. Leslie is a former Christian radio host and was a contestant on Survivor-China.
Sharon has always had a love for the written word. When she was a stay-at-home mom in the 70's, she loved working at her typewriter, and within a year she completed Victory Run, a young adult novel, and a non-fiction book, Lady on the Run. She received a degree in theology when she was sixty, proving that it's never too late to fulfill your dreams. Her novel, Lady and the Sea, will be ready for publication next year.
Sharon and her husband, Rob, have a blended family of four grown children, four grandchildren, and a great-grandson. Their travels have included trips to Israel, living in Sweden for a year to attend Livets Ord Bible College; traveling on the Trans Siberian Railway from St. Petersburg through Siberia to distribute humanitarian aid and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ; and volunteering on a World War II ship, whose sole purpose was to transport Russian Jews from the Black Sea to Haifa, Israel.
Born in Sumter, South Carolina, Sharon lived in southern California all her life, but in 2006 she happily returned to her southern roots to reside in South Carolina with Rob and their malte-poo, Popcorn.