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Charlene Carthen ministered alongside her husband, the late Bishop Sherwood Carthen, to plant one of the fastest growing multicultural churches in Northern California.  When he died unexpectedly in 2013, she was faced not only with the grief she experienced because of her husband’s death, she also had to face the reality that her future ministry would be different as well.  Charlene shares her struggle in finding hope as she dealt with the many changes she encountered.