At Treasure Chest Ministires we believe that all of us were created with a purpose in life and to be completely honest we’re not here to say that we have only one purpose. We believe that God created all of us uniquely different and yet like Him. That is what the Bible teaches us. It also teaches us that while we are different we were created to live in community, helping one another, making our lives richer through these relationships. There are some commonalities between us. We all need to be loved. We all need to have something to do. We all need to have shelter and food. If you look around you will see examples, both good and bad, of people living in community.
What does living in community look like? It looks like me sharing my knowledge of medicine with my family and neighbors when needed. It looks like our church sending home a few meals with my husband and I becuase I had a minor surgery this week. It looks like my husband cleaning out our 94 year old neighbor’s gutters just because they needed it. It looks like the 3 couples from our small group sharing a meal and a birthday cake together. It looks like friends from across the miles writing cards or making phone calls just to say they care or they miss you. It also looks like coming along side and encouraging someone to pursue what they believe they were called to do. That’s what Treasure Chest Ministires was created to do.
With that in mind we would like to introduce you to Ryan Oventon. A good friend and fellow Treasure Hunter introduced us in March. We are excited to continue to get to know Ryan and his family. Ryan is a financial planner. His vision is huge. It is to help us be better stewards of our finances so we can truly enjoy our life. He has seen, as we have, that finances can hold you captive robbing you from time and energy that you would really like to spend with your family and doing many other things that life has to offer. John 10:10 tells us that Jesus came to give us “life more abundantly.” While this does not necessarily refer to finances, it does refer to quality of life. If we spend all of our life as a “slave” to our debt we are not fully enjoying the life God intended for us. Ryan desires to help. When we first got to talk with Ryan he had me when he said something like, “how much is enough?” Then he proceeded to make us think setting a scene something like this, let’s say you are making a living today but tomorrow your boss offers you a raise. What are you going to do with this “new money?” Are you going to go buy something you truly need, something you want, save it, invest it, or what? When is enough, enough? Makes you think, doesn’t it?
Personally we have seen the problems money can cause, both too little and too much. Over the next few weeks we are going to think a bit about money and how if effects our lives. We will hear from Ryan and hear a little about what he has learned. If you’d like to learn more Ryan, his business or ask him some questions yourselves you can reach him through his web site at Financial Freedom Be sure to let him know that Treasure Chest Ministries sent you!
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