I was working as a hairdresser while going to college in Hawaii. After I graduated, one of my clients asked me to help in her real estate brokerage firm. She had seen my love for people and wanted me as an agent. She gave me an offer I couldn’t refuse. She paid for my training, licensing, coaching and continuing education plus gave me all my leads and a weekly salary. This opportunity allowed me to rapidly gain extensive real estate knowledge and skill. And I loved the work! But when we moved to the mainland, my license did not transfer. We did, however, find a church that helped me grow more deeply in my knowledge and love of Christ. I concentrated on raising our children until it came time for my husband to retire from the Navy. While we were deciding what we should do in the next chapter of our lives, our pastor called the church to a two-week fast. Along with the prayer focus of the church, we prayed about our immediate future. Two weeks later, a friend approached me; he had noticed that Facebook posts I had made demonstrated a knowledge of real estate. He asked if I would be interested in joining his brokerage. I was back to doing what I loved, but this time with Jesus Christ at the center of it all. People coming to me are in transition. They may have a new job in a new town or a new baby. Some are empty nesters looking to downsize or a family going through a difficult season. As we tour houses or prepare theirs for sale, I am constantly praying for the opportunity to share the love of Christ with them. I share what Jesus has done for me and pray with them and about their lives. We become more than just agent and client. Many are now great friends. My prayer is that I can be Jesus to every person I encounter each day.
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