I was talking with my Northern Indiana friends, Sam & Lori, yesterday. They gave me an update on the Financial Peace University class that they are teaching at Nappanee Missionary Church. NMC is where Jenn and I started out our financial crusade, and we were able to work alongside Sam and Lori for three years as we saw over 500 people go through the FPU classes. It was an incredible time where we saw tons of life change happening!
Anyway, Sam told me that Dave Engbrecht, pastor of NMC, spoke recently about personal finances and the impact it has on your spirit! As part of the message, there was a testimony by a couple who had changed the way that they manage their money and the result it has had on their marriage and lives.
I cannot put into words how PROUD and PUMPED UP and EXUBERANT I was! I downloaded the message so I could hear what they had to say. It was incredible. Life is completely different for them these days! So much better. So much easier. So free.
As I listened to them, my mind drifted back to Christmas break 2004. This SAME couple had asked me to come over and help them put together their first ever budget. After I left, they got their children together and had a credit card chopping party! They enrolled into the FPU class that began the next month, January 2005. The rest is history! Their lives are forever changed!
My God is awesome! He allowed me to use my gifts, talents, and abilities to speak a better way. That is all it took for this couple! They heard a better way (God's way), and their lives will never be the same. They have even LEAD the FPU for teens class so that the high school students can avoid making many poor financial decisions!
That PUMPS ME UP! That makes me want to charge hell with a water pistol!
When will you start writing your "NEW YOU" story? When will you join the crusade? When will you be able to tell your story to others and impact their lives for eternity?
OR will you be telling THIS STORY in twenty years?