Happiness is fruit


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I spend oodles of hours — thankless hours — doing SEO for my school. I believed in this school. It’s a Christian school in Santa Monica, but leaders didn’t really have a publicity strategy. I guess they just “left it to God in prayer” but did little else. There were more than one who rolled his eyes when I told them what I was doing. Some said nothing would come of my efforts; it was impossible. I worked for two years. It was a lot of work, but it fit our budget of $0.00. Ha!

That’s ok. Joy comes with the fruit. Ruby had been bullied at her prior school, so the Christian environment was going to help her heal and provided her love. Others signed up. Actually, last year was supposed to be the year we were going to have to close the school. Church leaders were going to sell the property.

But I believed in the old vision for the Lighthouse Christian Academy, the vision to save souls and disciple kids — my kids too! — through the school. So God did a miracle. The school grew 50% — an unheard of rebound. (I’m making a manual available if you similarly have a Christian school off the radar that you need students for to not close.)

Now, I’m starting a church in Van Nuys. It’s pretty gimmicky, but I’m calling myself the Valley Boy Pastor. I’ve had one family from my apartment complex come and a foursome of young adult ladies sign up. Just today, Brittany asked if I could go outreaching with them Saturday (I’ll be in Guatemala).

Whoa! Usually it’s the pastor who tries to get the church members to go to outreach, not the other way around. God is doing great things, and the joy comes in the fruit. I pray for my all blogging friends to enter into a season of great fruitfulness.

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6 responses to “Happiness is fruit

  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    SPIRITUAL FRUIT—LOOK AT HER BIG SMILE!!!!

  2. What a beautiful smile.

  3. LOL! Well, this certainly put a smile on my face. I like the “Valley Boy Pastor,” it makes me laugh. I ran the streets of Hollywood as a teen, so I remember the Valley girls well. I was a dark and gothy thing back then, but God found me anyway.

  4. I’m happy to hear your school will stay open. You have faith and passion; God can work through that.

  5. Way to go! You are way special! A real blessing to others – and most importantly – to God.

  6. Awesome testimony that nothing’s impossible for God. Keep on in His joy and fruitfulness! 🙂

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