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explained the vans contained missionaries from other countries .
After a short confrontation , the pastor reentered the van and the masked group began to clear the road .
“ When we went through the group we were silent , but once we got through we asked , ‘ what was that ?’ and he said ‘ they were robbing people in the road , but they decided to allow you to pass because you are missionaries ,’” Dawson explained .
“ And we said , ‘ Thank you Jesus ,’” she laughed . “... It was something very memorable .”
The lessons from that experience — that the Lord will provide and that faith can get you through difficult situations — are what Dawson said led her to eventually choose this as the basis for her children ’ s book .

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Her latest release is going to be the first of a series , Dawson said , with the next book taking place in Egypt and based on another of Dawson ’ s experiences .
Dawson said her hope is that these books teach children about self empowerment and faith in God .
“( I hope ) that they have enough confidence in themselves to say ‘ I can do anything , I don ’ t have to be 30 , 40 , 50 … I can be 10 and make a great impact in the world ,’” Dawson added .
So far , Dawson expressed the support she has been getting both from her immediate circle and the general public has been “ amazing .”
She said children are really liking her new book , and that is something Dawson truly takes to heart . At one book signing , a girl and her mother approached Dawson and expressed their love of the book .
“ Her mom said she ’ d been reading ( the book ) every night . And I said , ‘ wow , thank you so much for reading my book every night ,’ and she said ‘ thank you for writing it ,’ and it just melted my heart ,’” she said .
And despite the pandemic , Dawson said children still have the opportunity to travel and learn new things , even if that travel happens with the turn of a page .
“ That ’ s one thing that books do for you , they allow your mind to travel to other places , different countries even though you might be at home curled up in your bed ,” she added .
“ The Adventures of the Impact Kids - The Great Mask Escape ” is available now on Amazon or on Dawson ’ s personal website , tashadawson . com .

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