I celebrate when I hear stories and see live of people who are loving God and doing what they love. This is the spot that I think God wants us all to be in. Our friends Tony and Tina have opened up a Grocery Outlet in Oregon and the local news put up a bit about them online. I’m not sure it’s in print or not…I hope it is!
Here is the link: Grocery Outlet Owners are Community Minded
There are few great lines that get put into this article…here are a coupld of my favorite:
“Owning our own store allows us to give back,” Tony said. “If we were working for another store, our hands would be tied, but here our hands aren’t tied. We didn’t do this to get rich – we did it to give back.
“I knew I wanted to do community service,” Tina said. “It’s important for both of us to get out there and talk to people. I think we compliment each other. Tony is going to join the (King City) Lions. We feel God granted us this store to be involved in the community. Our goal is to give back 10 times more than we get.”
I think that these would be words Jesus would have said if He owned a Grocery Outlet…
Tony and Tina…I want to publicaly (to all 5 of my readers) say that I love that you guys are doing this and I pray that as you live out your dreams that God will give you wisdom and prosperity. Some of us start churches, and others of us start businesses…and each are equally important and influencial in the Kingdom! Thanks guys for your example!