Skip to main content

What To Do First to Make a Profit

The PF Women Team at our Annual Team Retreat  ~ 2018 Today on Seth Godin's blog, he said: It's tempting to decide to make a profit first, then invest in training, people, facilities, promotion, customer service and most of all, doing important work. In general, though, it goes the other way. Yes, it does. If you are waiting to make a profit before you do these things, in my experience you're  not going to make a profit. So many organizations, ministries and churches are struggling with financial issues. I know your pain. As anyone who follows our story knows, our ministry was in a ton of debt four years ago when I came on as director.  Since that time, we've gotten out of debt and turned a profit every year.  God has done amazing things through out team, for which we give Him the glory! I find that what Seth is saying here is absolutely true, with one disclaimer. For Christian leaders, spiritual disciplines must always be first. Before we started inve

WATCH OUT FOR THE
NEW FACEBOOK SCAM!!!

In the early hours of this morning, Jordan got home from work and checked his facebook and instantly received an IM from a friend who claimed to be in London, having been just robbed at gunpoint. Understandably Jordan was very concerned. His friend said he needed Jordan to send him some money immediately, as he was stranded. Jordan immediately alerted his father and I of the situation, thinking it was real and his friend needed help and wanted to know what he could or should do to reach out.

Thankfully I had just heard on the news the day before that this was a new facebook scam where people were hacking into people's accounts and contacting their friends to ask for money, saying that they were in dangerous or dire situations. I alerted Jordan and we contacted his friend and his friend's parents and sister to get ahold of him immediately to take care of his account. Jordan said, "Mom, you need to put this on your blog and let people know about it so it won't happen to them and they won't get deceived by this." He also wanted me to post the transcript of his chat with this person to show you just the type of things these people say. Please let people know about this deception that is happening.

As you can see when Jordan rebuked this person they quickly logged off:

12:26am Michael

Hello Jordan. How are you ?

12:27amJordan
im doing great man just got home from work
long time no talk how have ya been?

12:27am Michael
Well im stuck here in london and i really need some help out

12:28amJordan
in london?
help with what?

12:28am Michael
Yes...i had to visit a resort for vacation here in london and i got robbed at the hotel im staying

12:28amJordan
eh that sucks.
passports and everything taken?

12:29am Michael
Well i still have my passport with me

12:29amJordan
thats good

12:29am Michael
But all my money and wallet got stolen at a gun point

12:30amJordan
DANG!
how long ago

12:30am Michael
It really sucks here
Two days ago now

12:30amJordan
thats crazy
so is all your money gone?

12:31am Michael
I just really need some help with flying back home
Yes....I just really need some money to complete my ticket fee now
Can i ask for a favor ?

12:33amJordan
you can ask for a favor...but im broke dude
i have like 10 bucks to my name

12:34am Michael
All i need is just $300 more

12:34amJordan
if i had the money dude id give it to you in a heart beat.
did you go to the police???

12:35am Michael
Yes..But they can help me out

12:36amJordan
?

12:36am Michael
Can you get me $100?
I can get it from the ATM for you as soon as im back home

12:37amJordan
dude i seriously have like 10 bucks to my name.
i wish i could help bro...

12:39amJordan
did you talk to your parents?

12:57amJordan
you there???

1:11amJordan
right now you are not only breaking federal law but you are in serious danger of going straight to hell. You do realize that don't you?

1:13amJordan
Your sins will find you out. God says everything will be shouted from the rooftops one day. What you have done is going to be seen by all on the day of judgment. You will not get away with this crime, I promise you. Shame on you, shame! Mike is a committed Christian and I am telling you the God he serves will not allow you to get away with this and GOD ALMIGHTY WILL TAKE VENGEANCE UPON YOU!!! Get ready because the weapon of the Lord is on it's way to bring you down, man. Better brace for it. It's headed your way.

1:20amMichael is offline.

Comments

First, I like Jordan! Then secondly, thank you for the information PD.
DaNella Auten said…
lol I love the switch to suddenly "you are in serious danger of going to Hell... "michael is ofline..."
lol tooo funny
Thanks for the war thouhg.
Anonymous said…
Very scary! Thanks for sharing the information and getting the word out. I had not heard that.

BTW, your post has direct links to "Michael" on FB. You might want to take them out because you never know where they could lead if someone clicks on them. Maybe just to basic info, but maybe to more bad news. Just a thought.

Have a great day!
LAURIE said…
thank you for the alert on this and good for your son Jordan....how easily the enemy can decieve us huh?
Laundry Lady,
Thanks for the tip that I had left the link to Michael there. I had just copied Jordan's chat with him and pasted it as is on the blog and that is why the link was there. I removed all of them.

Unbelievable to me that these people are doing these scams and making so much money. The money he asked Jordan for was nothing...there are those who are sending $3,000 to these people.

Popular posts from this blog

Relevant Church doing something...

incredibly RELEVANT!

I just heard some news today that really inspired me. A church here in Tampa, Relevant Church is doing a new thing this month called the "30 Days Sex Challenge." (I've never visited the church but Pastor Trinity - our children's pastor - has visited or has met some people from this church and he was very impressed.) Realizing that this is a major element missing from some marriages (the frequency factor) their lead pastor, Paul Wirth, has issued a challenge for all the married couples to have sex for 30 days in a row. At the same time he has issued a challenge for all unmarrieds to completely abstain from sex. Of course we know the Bible says that those who are unmarried should not have sex in the first place but the point is, a lot of unmarried's aren't obeying the Lord's command to abstain and this is just one pastor's way of trying to get them to see that indeed, there is a better way! (God's way!) At the same time, many married couples are no

Excellent teaching on Criticism

My friend Pastor Leanne posted this today on her Myspace blog and I thought it was excellent and so timely. It's a blog post from Pastor Perry Noble , about criticism. I think it's perfect for the pastors at Relevant Church right now, as well as any other person going through this. I would like to note that when he says, "when God begins to move" it wouldn't necessarily just pertain to your church but to your life, your family, your marriage, anything that concerns you. I have found that the greater God does things in my life and the more He blessed me the more I should expect it. This teaching is good, so good I was almost wavin' a hanky in my office. Okay, here we go... You Will Be Criticized When God Begins To Move–Expect It And Get Over It. (Pastor Perry Noble at http://www.perrynoble.com/ ) I've never met a devil worshiper–to my knowledge that is. When I first became a Christian I was convinced that I needed to do all that I could to be ready to c

What Verbal Abuse is Really Like, and Why We Must Care
Guest Post: Terri von Wood

In my speaking travels, I meet the most amazing people. Some are connections that go beyond just a night or a weekend of preac hing. One day on my journey, I met Terri von Wood, and we immediately clicked and have been friends ever since.  Just a reminder that all of our guest bloggers this week are available to chat with you in the comment section here on the blog or on my facebook page where the blog is also published.   *** People who have never suffered through or witnessed abuse (including pastors) often don't know how to help women in abusive situations. Knowledge is power and it is my belief that if the church understood the prevalence of abuse, help would be made available.  First, we must acknowledge that the divorce rate is the same  in the church as in the world.  Second, we must understand that the 50% divorce rate does not include all the women who are abused but stay because they do not know what else to do or do not have anyone to turn to.  If those women we