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Today, you helped feed the hungry! by Butch Green

Upon our arrival with the groceries you could see the smiles get bigger and bigger on the children’s faces. True, sincere thanks were expressed by all, but especially by the mother. I explained to her that this was a blessing from God provided by people from various churches. As I was leaving, I prayed with the family and then left another gift card for next month. 

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Eleven Months After Harvey by Butch Green

Text from Harvey victim after a team worked on their home: For the first time in my marriage I heard my husband pray today in our prayer circle this afternoon. Thank you for sharing God’s love. I’ve been praying for him for many years. I think until now he has felt God’s grace and love. 

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Mercy is a Choice

In looking at the experiences of two friends who made wrong choices recently, I’ve come to the conclusion that mercy also is a choice.

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A Sewing Machine is More Important by Nell Green

He wanted me to know that he was ready to build his business!  He was already telling everyone he met in the apartment complex, at church, and other places that he wanted to sew and do alterations for them. "A sewing machine is more important than a car. God has blessed me."  

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Hope Rising through Relationships Old and New

Last year, when the Louisville Chin Church purchased their own building, the congregation gave us space for Hope Rising, our new ministry center in south Louisville. Likewise, God has been using relationships old and new to grow our ministry in exciting ways.

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All I Wish I had Known About Business with a Purpose Part 5 by Nell Green

What if we fail? Dr. Keith Parks of the International Mission Board and later the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship told us many times, “If you haven’t failed, you haven’t tried.” 

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All I Wish I had Known About Business with a Purpose Part 4 by Nell Green

We are so very grateful to those who rallied around us during difficult times to help us persevere. Oswald Chambers states, “Tenacity is more than endurance; it is endurance combined with the absolute certainty that what we are looking for is going to transpire.” So hang in there!

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All I Wish I had Known About Business wth a Purpose Part 3 by Nell Green

I just love our designs. I love our fabrics. It is hard to resist buying every single piece. You can’t sell what you don’t love. And you can’t sell what you don’t believe in. I believe in the quality of our work and the mission as well as the beauty and style.

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All I Wish I had Known About Business with a Purpose Part 2 By Nell Green

Networking comes natural to me. I have been doing it for more than thirty years in my role as a minister. I learned long ago you do better if you join others and if you open your door to them.

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All I Wish I had Known About Business with a Purpose Part 1 of 5 by Nell Green

FYI as you read: Threads by Nomad is our company. My daughter is my partner. Her name is Christen, but she has been Sissi to the family her entire life. So while this is about Business with a Purpose there is a lot of personal thrown in. After all, business is personal. This blog post has been floating around in my brain since the beginning of Threads by Nomad. I was freaked out scared when we started. Ministers/missionaries are not business people. Or at least I was not! I have changed in so many ways as a minister as a result of Threads by Nomad. I can’t even begin the list the things I have had to learn. I am very grateful to many people who have helped in that process. There is one group in particular that has stirred me to go ahead and put this on paper. I meet with Women Helping Women 2 Network fairly regularly. We talk about goals and we talk about how we can help each other in our businesses. Many of them like me, really did not know much about business or what they were getting themselves into ...

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