I Started A Business Yesterday, But…

Any of us can start a business. To do so, all we must do is discover a customer need, fill that need at agreeable prices for both customers and us, and bada bing bada boom, we are in business.

Sounds easy enough, right? Why aren’t more people doing it?

The answer is simple: money.

It takes money to buy supplies, equipment, rent a shop, advertise, hire workers, meet state and federal laws, insurances, provide salaries, and dozens of other things.

Yet, no matter how well we plan and budget ahead of time, the amount of money needed to get the business off the ground will always be much more than we figure. Always. This seems to work according to the precepts of Murphy’s Law: “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong, and at the most inopportune time.”

Okay, now that the heavy stuff is out of the way, I started a new business yesterday, but it was not mine.


You see, my wife and I bought a sewing machine for a family in India through Gospel for Asia. This gift will empower a poor family to provide funds for their needs through their very own tailoring business. Maybe a family unit will now stay together and a child won’t have to be sold.

As soon as the family receives the sewing machine, classes are provided so people can start putting their new machines to good use. Can you imagine how hope will be sparked in this family? And maybe, each will love Jesus a little more.

Do you want to know how we could afford to help this family?

I sold an older laptop computer and the boxes from our recent move. The total came to $85, just enough to buy the sewing machine. Since the money had been spent on these items long ago, we didn’t even miss it.

If you want to know more about empowering the poor in India, check out all the gifts Gospel For Asia has here. You can also watch a 26 second video on the sewing machine and how it changed one family’s life.

Who knows? Maybe you have some stuff in your garage or attic which can be converted to cash to help the poor in India. If so, it will be an eternally wise decision on your part.



Filed under Christianity, Church, Faith, Gifts of the Spirit, God, grace, India, Kingdom of God, Poverty, Prophecy, spiritual warfare

12 responses to “I Started A Business Yesterday, But…

  1. What a wonderful way to show God’s love to someone else. Most people aren’t really looking for a hand out, they are looking for a hand up and that is what you have given this family in India!

  2. howmyspiritsings,

    Because Gospel For Asia is one of the largest indigenous missionary organizations in the world, they understand the people and their needs.

  3. Great idea, Larry. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  4. Mr. Larry, this blessed me so much. I love how you thought about it, that the money spent on those things was already forgotten, so why not give it on toward the sewing machine! So good! And I love how Gospel For Asia offers so many ways to give, different things we can designate the money to go to. I think that really helps people think about how they can give and impact a family the most. God bless you and Mrs. Whol as a joint spiritual partners in this new business!

  5. Derrick,

    Thanks for your encouragement.

  6. Debbie,

    Thanks. I’m blessed that Honey Who does agree with me. She’s a real trooper.

  7. Larry, thank you for sharing this
    Just the other day, I saw Mark’s blog . ironically, we live in the same country, slums are not unique here, and i must say i can relate a lot, for sometime i lived there myself.

    to make the long story short, what i wanna say is
    you guys are preaching the gospel.
    you may not be like the others who appear on t.v. or those who are behind a pulpit with a large crowd expounding the scripture concerning Jesus.

    but, you guys are preaching the gospel not with mouth, but with deeds.
    “actions speak louder than words”. the world understands it.

    don’t grow tired of doing good.. keep on keeping on
    – Galatians 6:9

    – grace and peace

  8. savedbygrace,

    Thanks for the kind encouragement.

  9. Reblogged this on Eclectic Thoughts and commented:
    I have followed Gospel for Asia for years now. They are a trustworthy organization
    The blog is from my friend Larry. We were roommates back in the 90’s and he is a mighty man of Yahoveh..

  10. Thanks for the info, Larry!

  11. Chrystal,

    God bless you.

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