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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

Highlights from Gulf Coast Campmeeting:
"Breakthrough 2009"


We got home at 1:45 AM from ministering at Gulf Coast Assembly of God Campmeeting. The pastors of this great church in North Port, FL are Keith and LaDonna Jones. They have two wonderful young adult daughters, Kimberly and Jessica. Their campmeeting this year is “Breakthrough 2009” and we were blessed to be the guest ministers last night. God moved in a powerful way and lives were TRANSFORMED! We also had wonderful fellowship with the Jones before and after the service. We went over to Gulf Coast early and spent several hours together and enjoyed a terrific meal at a place called the Old World Restaurant in North Port. They had some of the most amazing French onion soup that we have ever had. After several hours of experiencing some real breakthrough at the service, we went to Applebees. It was so good just to talk and encourage one another in our calling, and enjoy some “ironing sharpening iron” time. They are SUCH a a great pastoral team and it was just great to talk shop, and laugh and deepen our friendship.



I didn’t want to leave Savanna behind although it was going to be a late night. We were away from her for four days while we were in Ohio. I felt that she needed to be with us so we went and got her out of school a few hours early and took her with us. We knew we’d get back late so we packed pillows and blankets for her to sleep on the way home. (This is the life of a kid whose parents are immersed in ministry…it’s just how my kids were raised as a lot of PK’s are…) She totally enjoyed the time, and took photos of the night. She really enjoys picture taking and we thought it would be good to have her take some to pass on to Pastors Keith and LaDonna and also just to have for ourselves as a momento from the evening. For those of you who are on my facebook, I’ll be loading all of the photos on to there in case you are interested.


Today I’m going to be moving ahead at warp speed. We spent most of our day yesterday gearing up for last night’s campmeeting and I have a lot to do to get Fusion in order for tonight and caught up on work. I also got four new clients for job coaching yesterday. This brings me to seven clients I have on my plate to work with right now. All is going well and as a matter of fact two of my clients just landed a job! Yeah! So, in addition to preaching the gospel at home and abroad, and pastoring the most loving church in the work, I am doing my part to keep America working. It’s a wonderful life.

I really can’t wait to sleep this weekend, though.


Comments

Hey Deanna,
We so enjoyed you, Larry and Savannah for coming down south to spend some time with us. It was a pleasure meeting your daughter and I see God's hand on her life! She is quite the gal! It was nice getting to know your hubby and daughter. Larry is an awesome preacher and very funny! Your song rocked! Thank you so much for all things you spoke into our lives and my daughter's lives. Thank you for being obedient and sharing with our people things they need to hear! We can't say them, but you could and did! God Bless you guys and I pray you have strength for the days ahead! Friday is coming and we can all sleep in! LOL
Thank you LaDonna. Spending time with you was just like GOLD. You are precious. Your people are so blessed to have you. We wanted them to REALIZE IT. I trust they did/do. We were so blessed to be with you and love you all deeply. Thanks for being "you".

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