Jackie Drew and her husband Rick work together in businesstry — their family business they see as ministry. If you’ve felt God leading you to something new, you’ll want to read Jackie’s story. With a comfortable job and house, Jackie shares what happened when they began praying for the next open door.
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It was the fall of 2015, and I had just finished my 2 year commitment of co-leading a local mom’s group. I loved serving other mommas, and I was really enjoying being a full time stay at home mom to our three kids. Though it was a sweet time, I also felt like God was growing my heart for something else.
My husband Rick was working at a local oil and gas company. When we first married in 2002, he had spent those beginning years getting his Masters in Finance, his CPA, and his CFA Charter, and he had been in business roles ever since.
Rick had worked his way to the top of the ladder, and found it was pretty empty up there. Having a certain amount of money saved in the bank and great bonus checks were nice, but they did not provide the security he hoped for. He longed to do something more impactful, where he could truly make a difference.
During this season of unrest, we knew that God wanted us to do something different, but honestly, we had no idea what that was.
I started praying a very bold prayer: “Lord, please open doors widely or close them loudly.”