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Meet the Team

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THE FOUNDERS

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Mrs. Wanda J. Burnside is an award-winning poet and writer. Since 1970, she has received numerous national and local honors in writing. Wanda has written more than 1,000 poems, 22 performed plays for children and 4 performed drama productions for adults. Wanda is a contributing author and poet in more than 50 major Christian books .....

Mr. Simmie Lee Burnside, Jr. faithfully serves as the manager of the Lamp Newsletter and has done so since its founding in 2008. He oversees the production and operation of the newsletter. He also is the co-founder and manager of Write the Vision Ministries & Media Productions, International ..... 

Simmie L. Burnside, Jr., Co-Founder, The Lamp Newsletter International
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THE INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY LEADERS & STAFF WRITERS

Sandra L. Hickman (Australia), Staff Writer, The Lamp Newsletter International

Sandra Lynn Hickman is an Australian author, writer, poet and songwriter. She lives south of the capital city of Perth in Western Australia. Sandra is a Contributing Author to five Christian Publications, with stories, poetry and prayers published in five anthologies. A recent great pleasure was to have two prayers featured in ..... 

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Christine V. Mitchell is a Christian poet, author, administrator, and musician. She is a pastor's wife, mother and grandmother, and lives in London, UK, with her family. Christine has been blessed to write uplifting poetry and enjoys using her gift to bring comfort, hope and encouragement to others who may ....

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THE USA CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Author Ramelle T. Lee, Contributing Writer, The Lamp Newsletter International

Ramelle T. Lee is a poet, author, speaker, business-woman, radio co-host and a staff writer for the Lamp Newsletter. In 2006, she founded Touching Your Heart Ministries, to reach people who feel hopeless, deeply hurt, rejected, wounded and broken-hearted. It is also a ministry of encouragement serving people from all walks of life .....

Michele Gardner-Barnes, Contributing Writer, The Lamp Newsletter International

Mrs. Michele Gardner-Barnes is an inspirational writer, motivational speaker, storyteller, and poet. She joined the writing staff of The Lamp Newsletter in 2015. Michele is an historian and civil rights activist. She strongly promotes and participates in civic responsibil-ities and duties and is greatly involved in touching the lives of children, the youth and ..... 

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Doris Homan is a Bible teacher, speaker and author of The Christian Journey, Part I & II. With a heart for discipleship her devotionals can be seen on her website and on her Facebook page. Doris is also active in two other ministries; both feature her work ..... 

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Kizzy Staten Gray is a Mother of five home-schooled children, wife, military veteran, entrepreneur, author, certified life coach, teacher, public speaker and impassioned workshop facilitator. President and Chief Graphic/Web Designer ..... 

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Donna Raylynn Brooks is a born-again Christian who is passionate about serving and living for God in these last and evil days.  Donna has been a member of Northend Church Of God In Christ in Detroit, MI for over 40 years. She is currently the Sunday School Secretary ...

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THE USA EDITOR

Dr. Mary D. Edwards, Editor, The Lamp Newsletter International

Dr. Mary D. Edwards is an Author, Book Coach, Editor, Speaker and Consultant ..... 

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THE USA WEBSITE MANAGER

Teirrany Bledsoe, Website Manager

Teirrany La'Shun Bledsoe is the CEO of Blessed So Records and Promotions, consultant for gospel music artists, managing, and building a label to assist and propel artists in ministry.