When Bad Things Happen to Good People
The 700 Club
It’s a beautiful afternoon in Lonetree, Colorado,
and David and Tamara Shamansky are enjoying every
minute of it. You see, they have a new appreciation
for things now, because just a couple of years ago
they almost lost it all.
The Shamansky’s are one of the rare new business
owners that hit it big. So big that in just a few
years, their small mortgage company grew into a multi-million
“It has to be the Lord because there’s
no other explanation,” says Tamara, realizing
that God blessed their business. “I wanted to
take the blessing that God gave to me and put it back
into the kingdom."
“Flipping the channels one night with David
we saw Operation Blessing,” explains Tamara.
“They were doing a special about little kids
I believe. It’s so upsetting to see the kids
around the world have so much less than even the poorest
kids here in the United States.”
So David and Tamara became CBN partners.
“I started off as a Founder and then it just
kind of took off from there,” remembers Dave.
Business was going great and the money was flowing
in. At the height of their success the unimaginable
happened. Behind the scenes a so-called ‘friend’
was sabotaging the company.
“I lost employees, I lost name recognition,
I lost my reputation and I lost hundreds of thousands
of dollars,” recounts Tamara. “All of
my resources He had given me were taken away. I questioned
Him all the time, I mean why? Why? Is this really
what He wanted for this business to become?”
David and Tamara were discouraged and confused. But
as they watched The 700 Club they were reminded
of a basic biblical principle.
This was the message they needed to hear. So despite
their challenges, they pressed on and went back to
the same principles that built their business up the
“I’m just going to do this the right
way,” says David. “I’m going to
keep going to church. I’m going to keep doing
my tithes, I’m going to keep doing my offerings
and as long as I can. If I’ve got the means
to do it, I’m going to do it.”
“Even though it was difficult financially it
was still easy to write that check and send it out
because I knew where it was going,” adds Tamara.
It’s been less than two years and God has completely
restored their company. Business is going great. In
fact the Shamansky’s are no longer CBN Founders.
They have increased their pledge to the Chairman’s
“God will see you through, people make it a
bigger deal than it is,” says David. “You
can give the money and you’re still going to
“Money is nothing, you can lose it in a flash
and God can bless you and bring it all back,”
says Tamara, with a great deal of wisdom in her voice.
David and Tamara were faithful and obedient to God's prompting,
and He has filled their lives with blessings. He wants to bless
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