The Law of Reciprocity
Knock Out That $30,000 Debt
By Debbie White & Cheryl Wilcox
The 700 Club
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CBN.com - In their forty plus years of marriage, Mike and Vivi Andersons have always been generous, even during difficult times.
“I never stopped tithing because I know it belongs to God and he will take care of me,” says Vivi.
2012 brought exceptional challenges. Mike stepped down from a well paying job in the food industry because the long hours and lack of sleep were taking a toll on his health.
“It was a lot of stress and I’m getting up in my years,” says Mike.
So Mike took a less stressful job at almost half the salary!
“I was okay with that even though at that time my income was not very good because I’m an on call consultant,” says Vivi.
The Andersons were also carrying $30,000 in credit card debt. They never established a savings account, so all emergency expenditures had to go on credit.
“We couldn’t seem to pay off those credit cards,” says Vivi. “We said we are going to get out of debt and we are going to give more back to God.”
The Andersons were already members of the 700 Club, so they decided to increase their giving. Vivii saw a story on the 700 Club about an 85 year-old couple who lost everything during Superstorm Sandy. CBN rebuilt and refurbished their home.
“They showed the little couple walking in the door for the first time and I’ll never forget the lady was just so amazed,” says Vivi. “So that day I changed to pledge express and increased to $100. All of a sudden I started getting more and more work. I mean to where I was making a lot more than before.”
Then Mike and Vivi decided to
take another step of faith. They increased their pledge to CBN again. Viviian heard Gordon teach about creative ideas to increase income.
“Gordon was talking about when you give to God, He doesn’t always give to you in pay checks, he might give you a creative idea,” says Vivi.
So when Vivi discovered their life insurance policy was going to increase, she cashed it in, bought a term life insurance policy and made a $25,000 profit.
“It’s a creative idea,” says Vivi. “We took a chunk of money and we paid off credit cards, we paid off a car, and now we have another life insurance policy, the same amount and it’s not that much more.”
Today, the Andersons are living their dream in their west coast beach house.
“The Bible says if you delight yourself in the Lord, He will give you the desires of your heart,” says Vivi. “We’ve always wanted to live by the beach with a yard with palm trees and flowers.”
“I have my perfect retirement job with no stress,” says Mike.
“And we didn’t make it happen,” says Vivi. “We followed God here and He made it happen. We are blessed.”
Being obedient to God's truth made an incredible difference for Mike and Vivi. Join them in partnering with CBN. You will make a difference in lives around the world, through medical missions, food and clothing programs, humanitarian outreaches and so much—all in the name of Jesus.
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