‘is a part of God’s plan’
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Ripple has been a blessing to my life. I believe me being in the Ripple program is a part of God’s plan.
I’m from Anderson and moving to Seneca was the last thing on my mind. To make a long story short, God led me to Seneca through a job that called me twice before I accepted the offer. Within one month of accepting the job, I had moved into my own place in Seneca. One day while taking out the trash, I saw a complete stranger zip tying my fender on my car. That stranger gave me some information that changed my life.
It was an application for the Ripple of One program. It’s amazing how God works. Before Ripple, I lived just to live. I had no purpose or plan for my future. I surrounded myself with people who also did not want anything out of life.
I was addicted to taking out loans. I took out loan after loan. I had no savings account, and had a bad history of over drafting, which prevented me from opening a new bank account. I was always running out of gas, low on food, and paying my bills late and my tax money would be gone within a week. There have been plenty of instances where I had no food in the house to feed me or my daughter because of not having money. I did not have enough money to put my daughter in different activities. I was always eating out, loaning out money to friends and family. My priorities were all messed up.
Ripple has taught me to be a good steward of God’s money. I have a better understanding of the way God wants me to manage the finances he has placed in my possession. With that being said, I want to be a biblical counselor.
“Ripple has taught me to be a good steward of God’s money.”
Ripple provided me with a paid internship with Jaycee Cares, a nonprofit that does biblical counseling. I’ve also started back to school to pursue a bachelor’s in psychology/Christian counseling!
Without God putting Ripple in my path, I truly don’t know where I would be today. I would be stuck on the same path. I will be graduating from Ripple of One in the summer of 2018. I plan to give back by volunteering for Ripple by starting a prayer call line for the other Ripple clients. I believe that I am in my “preparing season.” God has used and is still using the Ripple program to mold me into the woman he wants me to be so that he can use me for his glory.