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Three things

Three things never left me from my childhood. 

   —One, I’ve wanted to have an enormous children’s home on tons of land where I could take care of every unwanted baby that was abandoned by their own.

    A massive home that would be more accurately called a castle. (This has since changed to smaller but many homes.) Completely self-sustaining the land would have all sorts of fruit trees and rows and rows of vegetables tended, cooked (with aid), and eaten by the children—all kinds of animals and space for play. 

Every year I grew, the dream expanded despite the world’s attempts to tell me how impossible something like that would be. So I added a school, a college, and assisted living homes so the elderly can impart to the young again. I also want homes for single mothers to start a new life when they feel their only choice is to give up their babies when they want to keep them.

 

   

entreprenuer

 —Two

I’ve always wanted to be an entrepreneur. I wanted to be able to create new things. The world of business and capitalism has always been a world of endless possibilities in my eyes. Business isn’t something man thought up. God created business. Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; – Romans 12:11 We were designed to work, to give and receive in relationship. That is all that business is when you take it to its core. 

 

   Take someone who loves working with bees and another that enjoys tending to the fruit of the ground.

Now one has more than enough honey, and the other more than enough vegetables. So instead of trying to do everything ourselves, we give and receive. It’s beautiful. 

Abba

 —Three

 And the most important, I held on to the One that holds my heart. Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit, I held on to God like a lifeline because He was my life. It’s like I’m battery charged by God. If I don’t get recharged in His presence, I start to fall apart. He held my hand since I said yes to Him. He was the only reason I could take care of my siblings for so long and stay sane. He showed me how He sees people and helped me to forgive those who wounded me. He gave me a heart to give and help the hurting, and I have already, in the short time I’ve been on this planet, realized many times that everything is nothing compared to Him. I have to know I’m doing what He has for me to do, or I feel like I’m drowning. But, if I know I’m in His will for my life, I feel like I can dance on the moon.

a Dream and a Call

January 2021, I was at my first Andrew Wommack Ministries Conference, and God spoke to me throughout the conference. During each offering, my heart was grieved that I couldn’t give because of an occurrence before the meeting God had me put my money into. I was glad I was obedient, but I was upset that I didn’t have any more to give. Near the end of the conference, I was certain I couldn’t have a regular job. I had to do more I had to have more. I had to give more. If there are people who become billionaires without Christ, certainly a child of God filled with the Holy Spirit could become a billionaire. The scriptures speak of the wealth of the wicked laid up for the just. I was reading Proverbs where it says, “He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.”-Proverbs 28:8 It was in this moment I heard Him say, “Start the business.” 

“His words were like fire.”

There was no doubt that was what I was supposed to do, but I didn’t have the faintest clue how to start. When I came home from the conference, I prayed for direction and started somewhere. I felt like I was constantly hitting my head against a wall and plunging into depression every time I started working on the assignment. I finally asked God what was going on, and He told me I was in a battle for the future. The devil didn’t want the birth of this business to come to pass. I asked what I was supposed to do, and He told me to fight it with the Word. He reminded me of the Terradez confession card, so I found it and started speaking it over myself. He told me to make a card specific to my situation; thus, “Choose Joy” was born. Looking back at my laboring over the business, I realize it was much harder than I dreamed it would be. If I didn’t have a direct word from God, I would have given up a hundred times. Working a job is much easier. But that scripture card, the Word of God, pulled me out of the ditches I fell into when I gave into fear and anxiety. 

learning

My first year

 

   I did not make anything for my first year, and during that time, God finally got it through my thick skull that “He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.- Proverbs 28:22 and “Labor not to be rich: cease from your own wisdom. -Proverbs 23:4 and “And all these Kings and their land did Joshua take at one time because the Lord God of Israel fought for Israel. -Joshua 10:42 And “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God that He may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon Him: for He careth for you.- 1Peter 5:7-8 

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   I believe I have learned more in this last year than I have ever learned before, and I’m just getting started.

– Abbie

This business is the Lord’s project that I am blessed to have a part in. The truth is that His yoke is easy, and His burden is light, but you have to be willing to walk through the fire to remove the dross so He can work through you. Winston Churchill said, “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” We can walk through awful situations with joy because joy is a choice, but that is another story. The sun rises and falls each day, and Christians don’t realize the potential that day held. We have too many snowflake Christians when God is looking for soldiers. He is raising an army. Each time I fell into a pit but rose again by the power of His Words, I shed some snowflakes. The hardest choice we can make is to give everything to God, but it’s a decision that we never regret because if we don’t choose Him, then we aren’t even living. He is life.

a gift

a powerhouse

Choose Joy

sharper than any double-edged sword

I can’t say enough how this has been an enormous key to my success in life. There is no price I can put on it that would justify its worth. I want to give it to you as a gift. God’s grace is beyond price, and it would be an insult to attempt to put a price on the blood of Jesus. His words are also unfathomably precious, and their effects on our lives are immeasurable. Take this and write it on your heart. Meditate on it day and night. You don’t have to live in misery. No matter what we are going through, we can choose joy. This is just a slim portion of the power of the word and grace of God.