To the right is the amazing family that God has blessed me with. I pray that the good Lord helps me to teach them how to be the hands and feet of Jesus. I know, as a Mother, that I constantly fall short of the mark. I thank God for His grace and mercies to help me along the way.
God has placed on my heart a passion to help families who are suffering from contaminated water. They will die if they do not have water to drink and oftentimes they die if they drink the parasitic water. We take soooo much for granted (myself included) in how ridiculously blessed we are with conveniences of life in the United States
Several years ago when I started my business, Abundant Life Wellness, I decided that God was going to be the owner of my business. I prayed that I would be able to honor Him first as I helped individuals gain optimum health through His amazing medicines.
According to the scriptures, I decided that 10% of all profits would go back to His work and last year, He challenged me to stretch even further and give 15% back to Him. Last year, we were able to help support a local church and to build our first well in Cambodia. I do not say these things to brag on myself, but to give God the glory! He wants to bless you -- I am sharing this passage in Malachi, chapter 3
"You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. 10 Bring the whole tithe (tithe means 10%) into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it."
I love this verse because He challenges us to do more for His kingdom. He actually says "test Me in this!!" -- is that not cool or what! He wants to bless people that are doing His Work - His Work needs done!
Some of my favorite Bible scriptures about helping the poor:
Whoever is generous to the
poor lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for his
“At the end of every three years you shall
bring out all the tithe (10%) of your
produce in the same year and lay it up within your towns. And the Levite, because he has no portion or
inheritance with you, and the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, who are
within your towns, shall come and eat and be filled, that the Lord
your God may bless you in all the work of your hands that you do.
Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get
many a curse.
Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous
to the poor.
Please join me in giving, if you wish, or
just join me in prayer that God will provide the funds for our next
project. It may only take a year to fund
this project – it may take longer. This
year, I wanted to personally dedicate this project to the memory of my Mother,
Juanita Martin and my Mother-In-Law, Ailsia Nelson. I would also like to dedicate this project to
my friends the Vodzaks who have lost 3 precious family members (Kayla, Bill and
Thank you for reading this and I pray that it has inspired you to help someone
|12/16/13||Valerie Nelson||$2680.00||Praise the Lord! We reached our goal!!!|
|11/04/13||Dr. Valerie Nelson||$1000.00||In Precious Memory of Jack "Guddie" and Sarah Ross|
|09/01/13||Valerie Nelson||$2000.00||Mathew 25|
|07/26/13||Valerie Nelson||$875.00||In memory of my Father, Bernard K. Martin|
|06/19/13||Valerie Nelson||$550.00||Valerie Nelson's fundraising page|
|05/21/13||Jenna Nelson||$35.00||In honor of the wonderful moms I have had and currently have. I love you all<3|
|05/08/13||JACK NELSON||$1000.00||In Loving Memory of Bill & Ailsia Nelson, Bernard & Juanita Martin, and Kayla Vodzak|
|04/28/13||Valerie Nelson||$500.00||In loving memory of Tom Yucha|
|04/28/13||Krista Lorenzo||$50.00||In Memory of Ailsia Nelson|
|04/28/13||Laura Gazda||$20.00||In memory of my mom.|
|04/23/13||Michelle Grosso||$50.00||In honor of Kayla Vodzak, Juanita & Alisia Nelson...May They Rest in Peace.|
|04/15/13||Dr. Valerie Nelson||$1050.00||For His Glory|
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