"I've known Mrs. Tarawoner Kelly for fifteen years. She continues to be a mentor to me even though life has taken us many different directions. What always pulls me back to her and right where we left off is her spirit. Mrs. Kelly is a woman that knows who she is without a doubt. She walks the walk and talks the talk! Mrs. Kelly is a divine woman! If you're looking for a strong woman, a leader, a motivator, and someone you can depend on, Mrs. Kelly is your woman in more ways than one. I could go on and on because that's just the WOMAN she is to me and so many others." - Chandra L Smith, MSW, LSW
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"I have known Mrs. Kelly for about 7 years. Throughout the years she has been an inspiration and motivation for me in practically every area of my life. When I met Mrs. Kelly I was at the end of my marriage and a newly single mom with two children. At the time I was discouraged, frightened , and my self esteem had taken a painful hit. I feel like meeting her was not only a gift from God , but proof that he is concerned with the things that concerned me. She has a way of giving real, truthful advice that leaves you feeling like you can accomplish anything. Her counsel is delivered in a blunt yet caring way that is inoffensive. Because of her years of experience in dealing with people and as a mother she knows how to make instruction applicable. Many times I found myself battling depression. Working full-time, caring for my children, trying to provide a environment in my home that was positive, was a lot of wear and tear on me emotionally She was always there and by there I mean she would come sit with me in my home and listen and hug me and give me the most encouraging talks that always made me feel better, like I was going to make it. She is one of the most spiritually strong women I know. She has shown me how to prioritize, how to not neglect myself while caring for others. She has supported me in times of need. I am a better worker, a better friend, a better mother, and a better person because of her contribution to my life. The life lessons she taught me have allowed me to help others. Her gifts keep on giving." - Leah Shippy, Autism Specialist
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"God brought Mrs Kelly into my life at a pivotal time. I was coming into building the foundation that God had purposed me to do. So even though I was right there working in my purpose I was in the midst of multiple storms, I was being hit in every area of my life. During this time Mrs Kelly stood close to me and she she elevated my spirit, fed my soul, and any time the negativity came my way, Mrs Kelly directed me. I remember feeling faint in my spirit and I called her. I was in the floor face down crying and she was on the phone praying as I weeped and the power and anointing was so strong that the spirit of heaviness that was literally on me I felt a lifting. That moment I will never forget.
Her gift of exhortation is truly God given and comes out of her effortlessly. I see her as a Woman after God's own heart! She knows the word of God and applies it to her life as well as leading others to walk the same path, yet she is humble. Humble enough to admit where she has stumbled and made mistakes in order to prevent other people from making similar errors. She is blessed with an anointing that breaks yokes and chains and sets women free! Many woman now, like myself stand as conquerers because how Mrs Kelly gave us love! Challenged our thinking! And gave us insight on the things of God!" - Saadia Mingo, Data Coordinator
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