"Two people are better off than one,
for they can help each other succeed."
~Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NLT)
Andrea Bailey is my biological cousin, but a true Sister in the Faith. She is the second person confided my vision to, and one who has always supported the vision with opportunities and her influence.
Dave Wiseman has been a friend, mentor, investor, and business trainer. His unwavering support for me and the visions God has placed in my heart simply amazes me! No matter the time or distance, he always steps right in to support what I believe God is doing, and to encourage me to NEVER GIVE UP!
Stephanie Thomas has been a tremendous contribution to my personal growth as a speaker by giving me the opportunity to co-host an internet radio show on her network for a year. The year of her encouragement and support cultivated a confidence in me that I never, ever thought I could achieve! It's true that when you hang around eagles, you learn to soar!
I simply can not say enough about the impact my friendship with Klarque Garrison has been on my life. After Jesus Christ, Klarque was my very first mentor. He assumed this role without me asking, and without knowing how long I had been praying for someone to pour their wisdom, experience, knowledge, and faith into my career. From the moment we met, he was relentless in his effort to "put me out there." He urged (and sometimes threatened) me to show up for my destiny. He included me, when I was the least of everyone in his network. He "dropped my name" when I wasn't around, and made opportunities for me where none existed, and when I didn't even know I needed them. I am amazed by the humility and service to others I have seen in his life over the past six years.
THANK YOU to each of you my friends, mentors, and supporters! You have been the hands, heart, and hope of Jesus in my life. May many, many blessings continue to flow your way!
"The Last, He calls Friends"
Taken from unpublished, "The Road to Humility"
Chapter Three titled, "2005 - Costly Oil"
"In a world full of rejectors and snobs and those who don’t want to be around those of us who have been: abused and neglected; worn out and broken; used up and discarded, God and Jesus never turns away. He forever declares His love and acceptance for us. He rushes to claim us as His own. He freely gives us His hand and His name. He wants us for who we are and not what we can offer. And then He transforms us into something precious and priceless. Our value increases 100%. We become one of a kind."