My wife and I met in 2009 while working as a picker and packer in a warehouse.
My wife came from a back ground of always just getting by
I came to NZ alone and depended solely on myself to make ends meet.
There was a period initially where we lived on $70 a week, struggling pay check to pay check. Deciding whether we should put petrol in our car or have something to eat that day.
As Christians, we knew about tithing but we never understood the concept of tithing. The activation of blessing once you obey the word of God through finances. Not understand the true blessing of being able to give and how this in turn blesses yourself.
This changed for us the minute we first walked into LIFE right in time for the God, Money and Me series.
We used to tithe prior to this and were obedient in this area, only to be taught that Tithing was honouring GOD but our Offering was what activated our blessing. We put the 10 10 10 70 into practice and before we knew we had saved up enough deposit to own our first home.
God took us from minimum wage struggling to get by where now we are honoured to be a part of our church financial leaders. A legacy that we can be a part of which will touch this nation and impact thousands of people well after we are gone.