Sunday, April 20, 2014

Kendra’s Personal Testimony: Audio Recording

LISTEN TO KENDRA’S TESTIMONY: [dewplayer:http://growrichgodsway.com/CityChurch_MMB_KendraTodd.mp3] May 14, 2010. City Church Marketplace Ministries Banquet – Seattle, WA. Featured speaker, Kendra Todd, shares her intimate and personal testimony of God’s grace and provision and encourages other entrepreneurs to discover their workplace calling in a powerful message titled:  “Exiting the Wilderness.” Her passion for financial success through biblical principles will inspire, motivate and challenge you to prosper for God’s kingdom! Listen to more audios, watch videos and get info about future events at The City Church.  Read More →


Haiti Trip Day 2: Teach a Nation to Fish

Kendra Todd with OBI President Bill Horan at the fish farm Most of us have heard the Chinese Proverb “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” That’s most definitely Operation Blessing’s motto. We started the second day with a tour of one of OBI’s most groundbreaking livelihood projects: the largest fish farm in the entire Caribbean, operated by Dr. Valentin Abe, one of Time Magazine’s 2010 Top 100 Most Influential People in the World. The fish hatchery was incredible! Each one of the barrels contains 30,000 fish – a special crossbreed of Egyptian and Israeli tilapia that grow fast and are resistant to salt water. I’ve never seen so many fish in my life! OBI President Bill Horan showed me where they’ll be installing a solar panel powered water filtration system that will help DOUBLE the hatchery’s fish production from 1.5 million fish to 3 million per year! Meet Prophet, one of the villagers earning... [Read more about God's Work]


Kendra’s Operation Blessing Haiti Relief Trip: Day #1

Port-au-Prince: the damage after the earthquake “The poorest of the poor will find pasture, and the needy will lie down in safety.” ~ Isaiah 14:30a Its the end of day #1 in Haiti on a trip as Goodwill Ambassador for Operation Blessing (http://www.ob.org). It has been long, eventful and emotional, to say the least. I still haven’t quite processed everything I saw and experienced today…but will try my best to paint a visual of what its like here. The flight down from JFK airport to Port-au-Prince was packed with a combination of U.S. based Haitians, doctors, nurses and amazing volunteers with huge servant hearts coming down to roll up their sleeves and do whatever is needed of them for a week, or maybe a month. On the airplane, I sat across from a woman named Natalie – an attorney from Salt Lake City, Utah – who was bubbling with emotion and excitement. She’s here in Haiti to visit an orphanage and meet the child she will be adopting for the very first... [Read more about God's Work]


Haiti Earthquake: Help Victims Right Now

Photo: Ruth Fremson/The New York Times As many as 3 million Haitians were affected by the devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake. Many have lost their homes and loved ones.  It is heart-wrenching to see tragedy strike those who are already struggling and impoverished. In 2008, I traveled to Haiti on a mission trip that really impacted my life, and it holds a very special place in my heart. My eyes tear just thinking about the overwhelming fear, confusion and sense of loss the people of Haiti are feeling right now. But in the midst of this tragedy, according to The New York Times, thousands of Haitians gathered today for church, raised their arms in the air and asked God to ease their grief, to bring them His peace that surpasses all understanding. (See the entire NYT slideshow “Haitians Pray for Relief”) There are 3 important ways we can help the victims of this earthquake: #1. PRAY More than anything they need our prayers: for the trapped to be rescued from beneath the rubble,... [Read more about God's Work]


O! ’tis easier to keep Holidays than Commandments.

I was contemplating what to share for my Christmas message, and before I wrote a word I read an email from Mark Alexander, Editor of The Patriot Post. Its a wonderful message that eloquently puts into perspective the true reason for the season: the joy, the hope, the light that entered a dark world when Our Savior was born. MERRY CHRISTMAS!  Light of the Universe By Mark Alexander  “The Hand of providence has been so conspicuous in all this, that he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and more than wicked, that has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his obligations.” –George Washington When our children were young, Ann and I would help them comprehend how great God has always been and always will be, the Alpha and Omega, by using metaphors with tangible examples that they could grasp. We wanted our children to understand that it is only the rare occasion, given the immensity of His universal plan, which affords us a perfectly clear view of... [Read more about God's Work]


O! ’tis easier to keep Holidays than Commandments.

I was contemplating what to share for my Christmas message, and before I wrote a word I read an email from Mark Alexander, Editor of The Patriot Post. Its a wonderful message that eloquently puts into perspective the true reason for the season: the joy, the hope, the light that entered a dark world when Our Savior was born. MERRY CHRISTMAS!  Light of the Universe By Mark Alexander  “The Hand of providence has been so conspicuous in all this, that he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and more than wicked, that has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his obligations.” –George Washington When our children were young, Ann and I would help them comprehend how great God has always been and always will be, the Alpha and Omega, by using metaphors with tangible examples that they could grasp. We wanted our children to understand that it is only the rare occasion, given the immensity of His universal plan, which affords us a perfectly clear view of... [Read more about God's Work]


How Can God be the Architect of Your Work? One Baby Step at a Time.

It was such a blessing to sit down with my dear friend Carolyn Castleberry to talk for a few minutes over coffee about how Christians can accomplish God’s plan in the marketplace. It’s such an important topic that we decided to record our conversation and I’ve posted the video right on our homepage. Its a short clip packed with a ton of valuable and Godly insights, so watch the video. Its a must see! I am delighted that Carolyn has agreed to be a guest blogger for us! She’s an amazing woman of God who has written several books and ministered to countless women on the subjects of Faith & Finances, Investing and Time Management. Enjoy the first of her many fruitful articles. God Bless! ONE BABY STEP TOWARD YOUR NEW FUTURE By: Carolyn Castleberry Let’s be honest. You’ve thought about it. Of course you have; who hasn’t? Whenever someone mentions the future an image pops into your mind unexpectedly. From starting your own family to starting your own business.... [Read more about God's Work]


Kendra Todd talks real estate, faith & God on CBN’s The 700 Club

Kendra Chats with CBN’s Very Own Pat Robertson About Buying and Selling in Today’s Market. Kendra Todd is considered to be one of the youngest and most diverse successful female entrepreneurs today. She is also one of the top producing investment-related real estate agents in the United States. When it comes to buying and selling in today’s market, Kendra has a few key tips to share for those who want to consider jumping into the real estate pool. “For sellers, be realistic as to what you can really sell your house for,” she said. “Decide whether or not you really need to sell your home right now. If you do, you’re going to have to have a realistic expectation of what you’re going to get for your home.” “Realizing that your home could be on the market for a much longer period of time, having a Plan B is important, too.” Kendra says it’s important to ask yourself these questions: What are you going to do if you need to move out of your house immediately and... [Read more about God's Work]


Football a Marketplace for Ministry? How God is working through Tim Tebow.

Florida quarterback Tim Tebow proudly displays HEB 12:1-2 on his eye black and embraces his mother, Pam, prior to his final home game against Florida State, Sat. Nov. 28, 2009 The sweet taste of victory belonged not to the Florida Gators, but to God. I’m settling back into the swing of things here in Seattle after a great Thanksgiving trip to my hometown, Virginia Beach, VA. Reflecting back over the holiday, there’s a ton to appreciate: family, friends, food, health, God’s daily provision….and yes…college football Saturday! There’s nothing like watching the final regular season football game of my Alma Mater, the Florida Gators. It’s a highly anticipated part of Thanksgiving weekend. The tradition is simple: Must be clad head to toe in orange and blue, armed with school spirit and my world-famous Thanksgiving leftovers creation: turkey, stuffing and cranberry sandwich! This year, the sweet taste of victory belonged not to the Gators, but to God. The greatest moment was not... [Read more about God's Work]


Wear the Full Armor of God in Your Workplace

God desires to establish certain aspects of the Kingdom through the use of the marketplace. As Kingdom Entrepreneurs, we glorify God by keeping our focus on Him and inviting Him into our situation, allowing Him to work through us in our place and position of business. I find it extremely encouraging and empowering to visualize that I am wearing not a suit or a uniform as I prepare for each day of work, but rather the full armor of God. I encourage you to focus on this powerful scripture as you prepare yourself mentally and spiritually each day as a minister in the marketplace. Ephesians 6:10-18: “Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. “Therefore take up the whole armor of... [Read more about God's Work]


Kendra’s Personal Testimony: Audio Recording

LISTEN TO KENDRA’S TESTIMONY: [dewplayer:http://growrichgodsway.com/CityChurch_MMB_KendraTodd.mp3] May... 


Haiti Trip Day 2: Teach a Nation to Fish

Kendra Todd with OBI President Bill Horan at the fish farm Most of us have heard... 


Kendra’s Operation Blessing Haiti Relief Trip: Day #1

Port-au-Prince: the damage after the earthquake “The poorest of the poor will find... 


Haiti Earthquake: Help Victims Right Now

Photo: Ruth Fremson/The New York Times As many as 3 million Haitians were affected... 


O! ’tis easier to keep Holidays than Commandments.

I was contemplating what to share for my Christmas message, and before I wrote a... 


O! ’tis easier to keep Holidays than Commandments.

I was contemplating what to share for my Christmas message, and before I wrote a... 


How Can God be the Architect of Your Work? One Baby Step at a Time.

It was such a blessing to sit down with my dear friend Carolyn Castleberry to talk... 


Kendra Todd talks real estate, faith & God on CBN’s The 700 Club

Kendra Chats with CBN’s Very Own Pat Robertson About Buying and Selling in... 


Football a Marketplace for Ministry? How God is working through Tim Tebow.

Florida quarterback Tim Tebow proudly displays HEB 12:1-2 on his eye black and embraces... 


Wear the Full Armor of God in Your Workplace

God desires to establish certain aspects of the Kingdom through the use of the marketplace.... 


Kendra’s Personal Testimony: Audio Recording

LISTEN TO KENDRA’S TESTIMONY: [dewplayer:http://growrichgodsway.com/CityChurch_MMB_KendraTodd.mp3] May... 


Haiti Trip Day 2: Teach a Nation to Fish

Kendra Todd with OBI President Bill Horan at the fish farm Most of us have heard... 


Kendra’s Operation Blessing Haiti Relief Trip: Day #1

Port-au-Prince: the damage after the earthquake “The poorest of the poor will find... 


Haiti Earthquake: Help Victims Right Now

Photo: Ruth Fremson/The New York Times As many as 3 million Haitians were affected... 


O! ’tis easier to keep Holidays than Commandments.

I was contemplating what to share for my Christmas message, and before I wrote a... 


O! ’tis easier to keep Holidays than Commandments.

I was contemplating what to share for my Christmas message, and before I wrote a... 


How Can God be the Architect of Your Work? One Baby Step at a Time.

It was such a blessing to sit down with my dear friend Carolyn Castleberry to talk... 


Kendra Todd talks real estate, faith & God on CBN’s The 700 Club

Kendra Chats with CBN’s Very Own Pat Robertson About Buying and Selling in... 


Football a Marketplace for Ministry? How God is working through Tim Tebow.

Florida quarterback Tim Tebow proudly displays HEB 12:1-2 on his eye black and embraces... 


Wear the Full Armor of God in Your Workplace

God desires to establish certain aspects of the Kingdom through the use of the marketplace....