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One Couple, Three Jobs—and Not Enough to Live On

Gary and Sharon worked hard and still couldn’t make ends meet. Then they tried an idea that led to a six-figure salary and a huge business success. You can try their idea too. Read Transcript


GARY PARKS IS A HARD WORKER,

BUT HE NEVER COULD QUITE MAKE

ENDS MEET.

HE WORKED AT SEVERAL PART-TIME

JOBS, INCLUDING WORKING AS A GAS

STATION AND BUILDING WELDERS.

EVEN WITH THE LONG HOURS HE

WORKED, HE STRUGGLED TO PAY THE

BILLS.

SHARON REMEMBERS WHEN THEY HAD

TO BUY FOOD PAST ITS EXPIRATION

DATE FOR THEIR FAMILY.

MY SON WOULD GET OUT HIS

CEREAL AND GET READY TO PUT IT

IN AND THERE WOULD BE SOME BUGS

IN THERE CRAWLING AROUND AND HE

WOULD FREAK OUT.

WE HAD AN ELECTRIC BILL OF

$25 AND WE WERE TRYING TO FIGURE

OUT WHERE WE WERE GOING TO GET

THE MONEY FOR THAT.

SHARON STARTED CLEANING

HOUSES.

YOU DO WHATEVER YOU HAVE TO

DO.

SHARON ALSO BEGAN TO PRAY.

SHE ASKED GOD TO FIX THEIR

FINANCES.

ONE DAY SHE TURNED ON THE "700

CLUB."

AND HE STARTED TEACHING ABOUT

THE LAW OF RECIPROCITY AND IT

REALLY OPENED MY EYES ABOUT

TITHING AND GIVING AND REAPING

AND SOWING AND HOW GOD WANTS TO

BLESS US.

SHE JOINED THE 700 CLUB FROM

HER SMALL INCOME CLEANING

HOUSES.

THREE MONTHS LATER, SHE GOT A

CONTRACT MAKING $8,000 A MONTH

CLEANING COMMERCIAL BUSINESSES.

AND GARY GOT A FULL-TIME JOB

WITH BENEFITS WITH THE FLORIDA

DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY.

HE STARTED WATCHING THE "700

CLUB" WITH HIS WIFE AND TITHING

FROM HIS PAYCHECKS TOO.

I THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE THIS A

TRY AND SEE WHAT IT WOULD DO FOR

ME.

THAT'S WHEN GARY SAYS GOD

GAVE HIM THE IDEA FOR A NEW

COMPANY.

I SEEN A BRAND NEW HOUSE

BEING BUILT AND CONSTRUCTION

DEBRIS WAS ALL OVER THE YARD AND

THE LORD SAID YOU NEED TO MAKE A

CONTAINMENT AREA AND HAUL THAT

AWAY.

STARTED HAULING JANUARY 1.

IN 30 DAYS I MADE MORE MONEY

THAN I DID WORKING ALL YEAR LONG

WITH THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

GARY WENT FROM MAKING $30,000

A YEAR TO SIX FIGURES IN JUST 12

MONTHS.

THERE WAS SUCH A DEMAND FOR

THEIR WORK THAT SHARON QUIT

THEIR CLEANING BUSINESS AND WENT

TO WORK FOR THE HAULING COMPANY.

IT MEANT THE MORE WE MADE,

THE MORE WE COULD GIVE AND I WAS

SO EXCITED FOR WHAT HE WAS DOING

IN OUR LIVES.

GARY SOLD HIS BUSINESS JUST

TWO MONTHS BEFORE THE RECESSION

HIT.

STARTED OUT WITH FIVE

DUMPSTERS.

WHEN I SOLD THE BUSINESS, I HAD

18 TRUCKS AND 300 DUMPSTERS.

IT WASN'T ME.

THE LORD TOLD ME TO SELL THE

BUSINESS.

THE PARKS ALSO TAUGHT THEIR

SONS ABOUT GIVING AND TODAY

KELLY IS A PARTNER WITH HIS DAD

IN A NEW DEMOLITION BUSINESS.

OUR PROFITS HAVE TRIPLED AND

OUR BUSINESS IS GOING UP.

EVERY YEAR IT SEEMS WE HAVE MORE

AND MORE WORK AND WE'VE NEVER

STOPPED.

ALL IT TOOK WAS THAT ONE CHANCE

OF GIVING.

WHAT HE'S DONE FOR ME AND MY

FAMILY, HE CAN ALSO DO FOR ANY

OTHER FAMILY OUT THERE.

I GUARANTEE YOU, GOD WILL

BLESS YOU.

JUST STEP OUT AND HE WILL MEET

YOU RIGHT WHERE YOU'RE AT.

IF IT'S A PENNY OR A DOLLAR, HE

WILL BLESS YOU.

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