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Vicky Email
Nov 13, 2007

I enjoyed the pictures and I truly miss Panama and everything that we did on the retreat.  It was the best retreat and vacation that I've been on.

I love you Ife & Damani........Vicky Martin

Nov 25, 2006


Ife and Damani,

I have been lucky enough to attend many conferences over the last 35 years.  These conferences have been for both personal and professional growth.  I must say, without hesitation, that the "Soothe Our Souls Women's Retreat" was as well organized as any conference I have ever attended.  You and your committees thought of every detail. 


Here is what I enjoyed the most:

*  being met at the airport & not having to worry about hailing a cab

*  services at the hotel by efficient and pleasant staff

*  the view of the water and ships passing from my hotel balcony

*  a good choice of workshop selections (I gained personal and professional insight & my spirits have been renewed)

*  the opportunity to bond with "old friends" and meet "new friends"

*  entertaining and informative keynote and guest speakers

*  tours and shopping in Panama, especially the Panama Canal and cheaper prices at the malls


I could probably go on and on, but will stop by asking that you please register me for the next retreat.  Congratulations on an outstanding conference.




Vicky Martin Email
Nov 20, 2006


 Ife & Damani


  The 3 day retreat and the rest of the week was awesome!  I loved every moment that I was there.  The seminars were so professional, I give everyone who instructed an A+, A+, A+.


  You two are a blessing in my life and I am so glad that I came to know you the way that I do.  To God, I give the glory for putting you in my life! 


  The Hotel was very comfortable and the people who worked there were magnificent. The breakfast every morning was much more than continental. The restaurant that I liked the best was, Pencas.  It was the Bomb and the prices were excellent!


I could go on and on and I will by telling everyone here at home just how breathtaking of an experience this trip was for me.  Speaking of breathtaking, I would not mind living in a box in the hills of Panama, just to look at the scenic view everyday.  That literally took my breath away...Truth be told, if I was by myself, no doubt, I would move to Panama in a heart beat.


I love you and may God continue to keep on pouring blessings down upon you two.



Margo Bouchet Email
Sept 5, 2006

Great website! I can't wait to attend the SOS Retreat.

Gail J. Randolph 
Feb 7, 2006


Dearest Ife,


"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him." 1 Corinthians 2:9 (NIV)


What a wonderful work of art is this website! May the Lord's blessings of wisdom and knowledge overflow from your life and continue to bless the rest of the world through the writing of many more books!


Thank you for sharing your life and the lives of the many women in your book! I will keep watching to see what God will do through you next!


Love and blessings,


Your Cousin Gail!

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Carole, I have added your site to my favorites and I look forward to seeing the coming event of the 2006. I am sorry we did not get a chance to see you both before you left Lanham. Much much success for you with the book. It is on my shopping list for Christmas. Always Marlene Gray Bell, Wren Lane, Lanham, MD.
Marlene Gray Bell <mgraybell@cbmove.com>
Upper Marlboro, MD USA - Friday, December 10, 2004 at 11:23:04 (EST)
Well, what else could I say...
Vikko Joe <rtf@mail.ru>
- Friday, November 26, 2004 at 15:00:53 (EST)
I trust this is the first of many books. Love your writing and the fantastic ability for women to communicate their deepest feelings, the good and not so good, and listen to and learn from one another. Only wish my Jane was alive to read it. I'll share it with her some day. Keep on honeymooning and writing, Ife. Love, Sam
Sam Appel <sappel4@comcast.net>
Mt. Laurel, NJ USA - Monday, September 06, 2004 at 18:23:52 (EDT)
Ife! You are truly a blessing & an inspiration in my life. Nothing but positive comes out of the life that you live. You & Damani are phenomenal people! This web site is THE BOMB!!! " Cancer of the Spirit " is TOP TEN on my list, I know it will be everyones Top 10. Mwamba & I love you! Can't wait for the next book. God bless you and your family.
Vicky Martin <vickkee@comcast.net>
Mays Landing, NJ USA - Tuesday, August 10, 2004 at 11:14:38 (EDT)
What a beautiful website. I love having a visual and history on the characters. I am so proud of you cousin!!!!
Niambi <niayca@yahoo.com>
Memphis, TN USA - Saturday, August 07, 2004 at 16:24:18 (EDT)
Aunt Ife, I look forward to reading your book and I wish you all the success your hand and heart can hold. Surely success is not measured by money but by the wealth of the knowledge we obtain in life. You and your own story is an inspiration in itself. You live and teach through examples and I admire you for that. You have always embraced me and my family into yours and now you are embracing the world by sharing examples of women who have triumphed. Congratulations on the release of a book that is surely to be on everyone's top ten list! Love always
Penny <penny_muse@yahoo.com>
Camden, NJ USA - Sunday, June 20, 2004 at 21:26:31 (EDT)
Mrs. Keene what a wonderful surprise! You are an amazing woman..full of inspiration.
Towanna <towannaharper@aol.com>
Burke, VA USA - Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at 20:59:11 (EDT)
Ife, it was good to connect with you again in such a dynamic way and see what the Lord does through people. I applaud your wonderful project to connect with women who are hurting, who are healing, and can strengthen others on their journey. God bless. Pat Jones
Pat Jones <faithwalk@comcast.net>
Ft. Washington, MD USA - Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at 10:48:20 (EDT)
I thank Kweli for sending me to your website. I am eager to read your book. I wish the best for you as you enter your next life phase--retirement. May God ever bless you. You continue to be an example of real strength and beauty rolled into one!
Yolanda Jones Gaston <agem4heaven@yahoo.com>
Washington, DC USA - Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at 10:06:11 (EDT)
Because I always thought you were such a great communicator,I`m not surprised to see that you have created a book of this nature. Can`t wait to see if my story can be found in your words. "Showers of Blessings" to you.
USA - Thursday, June 10, 2004 at 22:56:57 (EDT)
Throughout your life, you have been giving love and caring to everyone around you. Now you are giving it to all the world. I know that a great spirit stands behind the creation of the characters in Soothe Our Souls, where each character stands tall, in turn, in her own light. I have been blessed to share your path from time to time over the years. I have been lucky to know you. Can't wait for my copy of Soothe Our Souls. . .
Holly Sealy <Mintapplez@aol.com>
USA - Saturday, June 05, 2004 at 04:06:38 (EDT)
CONGRATULATIONS IFE! What a wonderful triumph for you. I wish you the best of luck in all you do.
Janet Overton
Laurel, MD USA - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 21:44:13 (EDT)
Ife I am eagerly waiting for this book to be released. Whatever I can do to assist you in promoting the book, let me know. I am committed to your success. Our sincere best wishes to a phenomenal woman who has a phenomenal man behind her. Love you both Janet and Leon.
Janet Braxton <Braxtongroup@msn.com>
Glenn Dale, MD USA - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 14:00:04 (EDT)
This was my first time on the website, I am a 2yr. survivor of breast cancer and I am very interested in receiving info on survivors and their stories. I would like to know when Cancer of the Spirit becomes available in bookstores.
April Hart <April.Hart@faa.gov>
Washington, DC USA - Monday, March 29, 2004 at 10:28:02 (EST)
I have heard some things about the book from Mr. Keene and I am very eager to read it. It was with great pleasure and such a wonderful opportunity to have had the chance to meet you. Good Luck!
ReShell Rawlings <rrawlings@washingtonplazahotel.com>
Washington, DC USA - Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 13:09:43 (EST)
Aunt Ife'congratulations on your new book and this beautiful website. I'm sure "Soothe Our Souls," will encourage and inspire women to share their own life experiences. I look forward to the book signing. Love, Janell
Janell Stanford Brown <janellstanford@hotmail.com>
Woodbury, NJ USA - Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 11:26:42 (EST)
And just when I thought I couldn't be more proud of you!Cancer of the Spirit will be an inspiration for a large number of people because it tells it like it is and reflects the power of human resiliency in the lives of these women. I seem to know one of these Sisters extremely well and I love her!! :-)
USA - Wednesday, February 11, 2004 at 02:22:05 (EST)
Very Chic, like the author. This is a beautiful thing. Keep flying high Aunt Ife. You are setting an example for many. --Myrna
Myrna Jackson <mctjaxn@comcast.net>
Bowie, MD USA - Friday, February 06, 2004 at 20:19:28 (EST)
Ife, what a wonderful surprise to see an uplifting report of "getting on with it" lives. I can't wait to read the entire book.
dotti beaman <dotb423@yahoo.com>
erma, nj USA - Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 09:08:10 (EST)
Is this book going to be avaiable at Howard University's bookstore? Please let me know. I am intersted in purchasing the book.
Nervalee Harris <n_a_harris@howard.edu>
Washington, DC USA - Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 12:00:07 (EST)
What a beautiful web site! I am so proud of you. You are truly a phenomenal woman.
USA - Wednesday, January 07, 2004 at 23:33:15 (EST)
I had the pleasure of reading the rough draft of Cancer of The Spirit, and I must say that I could not put it down. It is a wonderful book, just like the Woman who wrote it. I woluld like to come to your book signing party, so please keep me informed. With all my love, Keisha, Demond and Cori. P.S. Have a wonderful Birthday.
Jakeisha Carter <malkee2@aol.com>
washington, dc USA - Wednesday, January 07, 2004 at 15:04:12 (EST)
I know this was a beautiful birthday present for you huh, mom. The web site is fantastic and I wish you the best success in your book and your new career as a writer. Love you, Malik
USA - Wednesday, January 07, 2004 at 00:04:16 (EST)