96-01 Today my dear friends, Jen Hatmaker and Rachel Hollis joined me for a very special episode of the Happy Hour. Tomorrow, we are getting on a plane together to head to Ethiopia with Help One Now. This organization is doing amazing work all over the world, and we are beside ourselves to be a part. In our conversation, you’ll hear all about our trip, our goals for family empowerment and how you can be involved.

Throughout our trip, you can follow us on social media (hashtags below) and learn how you can join us in empowering families, breaking the cycle of poverty and stigma and setting communities on a path to restoration and vitality. Guys, I truly could not be more excited and more proud of the work that Help One Now is doing, and I am thrilled to get to share it with you. Make sure to stay tuned over the next week, follow our journey and find out how to link arms with us.

And if that’s not enough, you might want to stick around for the last few minutes of the show to hear about our cat. No spoilers, I’ll just say it wasn’t pretty.

{You can listen to the show HERE. And of course, I would love if you would share with your friends. Just use the FB & Twitter links at the end of this post!}

Links from the Show

Help One Now

#lovehopeethiopia on Twitter

#lovehopeethiopia on Instagram

Elizabeth Gilbert

Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple + Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty + The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer

What Rachel is loving: Beyonce’s Lemonade

What Jen is loving: Rtic products and Viber app

Connect with Jen

Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

Connect with Rachel

Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

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