Our success story today comes from a local man who was in desperate need of direction and, more importantly, faith.
No matter how hard we try to remain faithful to our beliefs, our traditions and our Lord, the world often throws up challenges that can appear insurmountable and can lead to our belief systems being put under stress. For those of us lucky enough to have a stable job and a support network we may find that the stresses of the modern world rarely trouble us, but the same, unfortunately, can not be said for everyone.
Derek is one such Christian who found himself up against it a few years ago. Having grown up in the small city of Conroe, he received average grades throughout his school years and did not receive the support that he desperately needed from his parents. Although he came from a religious family, their faith was surface level. Derek’s family attended church in order keep up appearances, but they did not engage actively with their church. Without faith in God and severely lacking any guidance from his parents, Derek found himself aimlessly drifting through life.
After falling out with his parents as a teenager, the young Derek left home to live in the ‘big city’ of Houston. Although this young Christian soul found a place to live and even a job to pay the bills, he still found himself missing a purpose. On a whim, he decided to attend is local church’s Sunday service. The church experience was completely different without his family in attendance and Derek felt a warmth that he hadn’t known before.
Whilst chatting to his new church family, Derek got talking to a local businessman who could tell that this young man had an earnestness, faith and will to be a real success. As it happens this man, a good Christian himself, was just starting a cleaning business and was in need of trustworthy individuals to join him. This turnkey business opportunity had presented itself to the man at an opportune moment in his life, a fortuitous event that no Derek no doubt benefited from. Although Derek was financially stable, he was in need of a new purpose and this is exactly what this man’s cleaning business offered him.
Within a matter of months, Derek had become a regular member of this new church. His work with the new BBQ cleaning business was going well and he had now earned the trust of the local community. Derek’s faith, no matter how flimsy its origins, was what brought him this success. By allowing himself to believe and trust in God, he was able to make more of himself and bring himself closer to his fellow man.
We wish him all the best in his future endeavours!