When Amber and I decided to launch Black Sheep, we discussed in length the importance of trusting God. If Black Sheep is meant to be successful, not only would we have to work hard, but we would also believe what is meant to be will be. After all, our friendship was cemented through youth group & church and what better way to show our faithfulness is by reinvesting in our relationship with God.
In Proverbs chapter 3 verses 9 & 10 says: “Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.” We honor our relationship with God by trusting in his big picture. Honestly, we don’t know if Black Sheep will be here in 10, 15, 30 years from now and it doesn’t matter. What matters is purposely impacting the lives and people around us right now.
Being Christians or a Christian organization doesn’t mean we are perfect, or that we don’t struggle, or that we have it all figured out. It’s rather the opposite; it’s that we understand that life is messy, hard, and that we must care for each other. When Jesus walked the earth, his mission was to bring hope, love, and redemption to all who are broken. When he left, he asked us to take care of his sheep. So here we are; newborns in the business world but willing to look at business differently. We choose charities that are near and dear to our hearts in the hopes that Black Sheep story revolves around relationship building and loving our neighbors. Even though life can be busy, we look for ways to impact the community that we cherish.
Stephanie & Amber