Thursday, August 15, 2013

My vision, my legacy, my Chazown...


Seth and I have been given so many different passions and gifts and I think we just might be on the verge of figuring out God's next step. Growing our family from 5 to 9 was definitely a big one, but it still doesn't encompass all of our past experiences and training, so I know that this is just the beginning. I don't know all the details yet, but I'm so excited and hopeful that the Lord is going to bring this to pass. Let me brainstorm and share with you what God has laid on my heart.

First thing, back in the day, Seth managed a very popular Gold's Gym for around 4 years. He has tons of knowledge about how to start a gym, run one and make it profitable. Because of this, we have prayerfully decided to open one in our new town. We have received incredible feedback and have no doubt that it will be successful. We are finishing up financing details right now, but are hopeful that we will open within 6 months. With the profits from this, we plan to support local and international ministries that God lays on our heart. This is the part that I am most excited about and leads me to my part in all of this.

God has put a passion in me to help others achieve healthy pregnancies, educate them about childbirth and the importance of bonding after birth. I also love to help others learn about natural health and cooking "real food." Combine this with my calling to help those in and who age out of foster care and you get my Chazown. I want to create a small housing community of support for teenage mothers and girls who age out of foster care with nowhere to go. I want to stop the cycle of foster care by teaching them and equipping them to be successful mothers and productive members of society. I want them to have a loving mentor and motherly figure to depend on for advice and support no matter what. Recruiting foster parents will never be enough if we don't begin to treat the cause instead of just the symptoms.

I believe that we have been faithful with what God has given us since He began this work in us, so now He will bless us with even more responsibility to share His love with others. How exciting is that?!

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much..." Luke 16:10


3 comments:

Alix S said...

Amazing!!!

The Campbell's Journey said...

Love!!

Kelley said...

This gives me warm fuzzies!
Programs for crisis pregnancies seem to be abundant, but the need for support of parents after the babies are born is SO great. It's amazing that God is orchestrating your life to care for those mothers.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

My vision, my legacy, my Chazown...


Seth and I have been given so many different passions and gifts and I think we just might be on the verge of figuring out God's next step. Growing our family from 5 to 9 was definitely a big one, but it still doesn't encompass all of our past experiences and training, so I know that this is just the beginning. I don't know all the details yet, but I'm so excited and hopeful that the Lord is going to bring this to pass. Let me brainstorm and share with you what God has laid on my heart.

First thing, back in the day, Seth managed a very popular Gold's Gym for around 4 years. He has tons of knowledge about how to start a gym, run one and make it profitable. Because of this, we have prayerfully decided to open one in our new town. We have received incredible feedback and have no doubt that it will be successful. We are finishing up financing details right now, but are hopeful that we will open within 6 months. With the profits from this, we plan to support local and international ministries that God lays on our heart. This is the part that I am most excited about and leads me to my part in all of this.

God has put a passion in me to help others achieve healthy pregnancies, educate them about childbirth and the importance of bonding after birth. I also love to help others learn about natural health and cooking "real food." Combine this with my calling to help those in and who age out of foster care and you get my Chazown. I want to create a small housing community of support for teenage mothers and girls who age out of foster care with nowhere to go. I want to stop the cycle of foster care by teaching them and equipping them to be successful mothers and productive members of society. I want them to have a loving mentor and motherly figure to depend on for advice and support no matter what. Recruiting foster parents will never be enough if we don't begin to treat the cause instead of just the symptoms.

I believe that we have been faithful with what God has given us since He began this work in us, so now He will bless us with even more responsibility to share His love with others. How exciting is that?!

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much..." Luke 16:10


3 comments:

Alix S said...

Amazing!!!

The Campbell's Journey said...

Love!!

Kelley said...

This gives me warm fuzzies!
Programs for crisis pregnancies seem to be abundant, but the need for support of parents after the babies are born is SO great. It's amazing that God is orchestrating your life to care for those mothers.