My wife and I have been designing jewelry and doing ministry for 23 years. God provides! He also removes. When I came to fully know Jesus Christ I lost all family and friends as well as my Law Career which I accepted and gave up. Years later, after long studies of His word, God sent me out onto the streets of California to minister to the homeless in LA . No one is "good". All have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory, separated from His love. Sin must be dealt with by Grace which is free and salvation, by belief in Jesus Christ through faith God gives. After this, faith works, and God provides for our material needs according to His will . Living by His grace through faith God blessed me with pieces of abalone shells I found on beaches of N. California . I had no idea that this creature existed until I stumbled upon a piece of shell on the beach one day. Six years later, after collecting countless pieces, Jackie and I met and married in the Lord, and began working together to make jewelry. She is quite a talented designer who is self taught like me. At this time I had no money to speak of but A LOT OF ABALONE! and by faith she and I set out to make jewelry having not a clue what we could do with it. WE BECAME THE ABALONE KIDS! Some say Abalone dates back in God’s creation even before God created Adam and Eve! I later found out that the more colorful abalone (There are over 75 varieties in the world) are called "Opals of the sea" and by professional standards are "GEM ...
- Category: Messages
- Duration: 07:51
- Date: 7 years ago
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