Sweet Start Ministries, Inc was born out of our own feelings of discouragement and hopelessness. I've watched others struggle on so many levels and had no one to help lift their spirits.
At one point we were living in a hotel. The only thing that kept my spirits up was uplifting others. There were so many people in that place who felt hopeless and discouraged. They were trying but they didn't have someone to help keep their spirits up. I would cook meals with what I had for my family and share it. I would make fresh baked cookies hoping to put a smile on their faces. I would listen to their stories and offer what ever encouragement from my own life experiences that I could. I would pray with them and for them so they knew they were not alone.
We all experience discouragement at some point in our lives, some more than others. When situations beyond our control happen we become stressed and down on ourselves. Discouragement silences our voices and robs us of our hope, joy and peace. There are times when we have someone to help lift our spirits and there are times when we don't.
In Ecclesiastes 4:9,10 the bible states, "Two are better than one, because they can help each other succeed. If one falls down, his companion can lift him up but woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up".
I want to continue lifting the heads of others so they can not only think clearly on what to do but they can also feel empowered to do it.