SECRET Book Project for Carol Dodd

Campaign Created by: Lori Morris
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The funds from this campaign will be received by Lori Morris.


Goal : $4,200

Raised : $3,173

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REMEMBER --- THIS PROJECT IS A SECRET!  WE ARE TRYING TO SURPRISE HER, so please do not discuss this with or around her.  Points of contact if you have questions are Holly Smith and me (Lori Morris). 

With the help of many of our sisters, I am working to make Carol Dodd a published author.  So many of us have benefited from Carol's lessons at PTP Spark, Ladies' Days, and classes!  The idea struck me at the West Huntsville Ladies' Day this year when she shared such rich lessons with us about our "Blessed Assurance" -- I realized what a wealth of wisdom there was in her words -- AND they were already typed out!  We want to publish some of her lessons so that women who haven't been blessed to learn from her in person can also learn from her content in book form, so we are stealthily working to gather some of her work and compile it into a book.

As you probably know, becoming a published author is an expensive venture, but we believe that there are many sisters who will want to support this project to help us bless Carol like she's blessed us.  We are kindly asking for your donation of any amount to help us make Carol a published author.  If you donate $20 or more by NOVEMBER 21ST, you will get your very own copy of the book once it is finished.  If you want a copy and you are not local to Lori or Holly, you will need to be sure to include your name and mailing address with your donation so we know where to send your copy.  If you do not want to include it on this site, you may email it to 

Our goal is to raise enough to get 500 copies printed by the end of the year, so our fundraising portion of this project will end on NOVEMBER 21st. (NOTE: We are extending this date to NOVEMBER 30th! Please let anyone know who meant to donate but might think it is too late!)  All funds raised will be used towards the expenses related to publishing and shipping books to those who donate and don't live near Lori (Livingston, TN) or Holly (Huntsville, AL).  If we raise more than is needed for this project, all extra funds will be given to Carol and Don to use at their discretion (since it is her work, after all).  All copies not received as a gift with donations here will be available for sale online and in-person in locations to be determined at a later date.  All proceeds from those sales will go to Carol as well.

If you would prefer to contribute by check or cash, you may send it to:
Lori Morris 
431 Union Academy Rd.
Livingston, TN 38570
(If you choose this option, please include your email address in the envelope in case I need to reach you.)

[NOTE:  If you donate more than $20, we will not automatically send you a copy for every multiple of $20 you give since we know many are giving extra to help us make this project a reality.  However, if you want more copies, just shoot Lori an email at and we'll make sure you get them!  For example, if you give $60, you will automatically receive 1 copy.  If you want 3 copies since you gave $20 three times over, you'll just need to let us know.  I hope that's not confusing!]



Update #3
November 30, 2021
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It's officially happening!  I just approved the final draft for the printer and paid the deposit to get it started!!!!  My goal is to present it to her on Sunday, December 19th.  That will be dependent on them getting it back to me by December 17th (they think they will be able to, but can't promise) and on her feeling well enough to be at services that day, which we won't know until a day or two before most likely.  To our knowledge, SHE STILL DOESN'T KNOW so you all have done a wonderful job of raising these funds while not tipping her off.  THANK YOU for that!!  The plan is for it to be a secret right up until we're presenting.  I have spoken to Glenn Colley and what I hope to do is have the person doing the closing prayer that morning ask everyone to sit down after the prayer and stick around for a quick announcement.  Then Glenn or one of the elders will get up and tell what's been going on.  That's all tentative, but that's my vision of it.  I'm telling you this now in case any of you are not local and want to try to be there.  For those who can't be there but want to see, I'm going to ask if they might be able to leave the LiveStream on for it.  Let me know if you have questions!  I hope you're as excited as I am!

Update #2
November 23, 2021
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We are at 84% of our goal as we just passed the initial deadline yesterday.  We are getting close to sending the book to printing, but we're not quite there yet.  The book is being edited right now.  I hope that will be done by the end of the week.  Then I'll be reviewing the editing and doing a few final formatting fixes before sending it to the printer.  I hope that is done by the end of the month.  Since we still have a little bit of time, I am going to extend the deadline for you to be able to contribute and get a book if your donation is over $20.  Please continue to share this with anyone who knows Carol.  Remember it is a SECRET so be sure to emphasize that to anyone you share with, and block Carol from any posts you make on Facebook.  To my knowledge she still doesn't know, so THANK YOU for helping make this dream a reality without her knowing yet.  I hope to present this to her before the end of the year.  Stay tuned for the details in case those of you who aren't in Huntsville want to come when we present it to her. 


Update #1
November 10, 2021
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We have passed the halfway point of our fundraising campaign! THANK YOU SO MUCH for supporting this project!  Things are going well and I still hope to have it ready by the end of the year!  The first round of editing is done and I'm working on formatting it now.  Then it will go to another sister who will do another round of editing to catch anything I missed.  From there we head to tweaking the formatting and then PRINTING!! I'm so excited!!

If you donated any amount over $20 anonymously but would like to receive a copy of the book, please be sure to email me your mailing address to  

Please continue to reach out to anyone you know who knows Carol and might be interested in giving, but remember to put a big emphasis on it being a SECRET!  

I appreciate you all so much for helping to make this dream become a reality!

In Christian love,


  • Remember Mrs. Carol in your daily prayers as she deals with Stage 4 cancer

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