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Single Mom Shares Her Key to Financial Security

Jessica became a single mother at age 19. She and her son struggled financially until one day this young mom tried a special financial principal. After that, she prospered in her job, education and finances. Find out what she did and apply it ... Read Transcript


Reporter: JESSICA IS A

SINGLE MOM.

AS A 19-YEAR-OLD WITH A NEW

BABY, JESSICA STRUGGLED

FINANCIALLY.

SHE HAD TO DELAY HER COLLEGE

EDUCATION AND CAREER.

SHE LIVED ON A STRICT

BUDGET, CUTTING CORNERS

WHERE SHE COULD.

MY TIRES WOULD BLOWOUT ON

ME, PROBABLY ONE A WEEK, AND

I COULDN'T AFFORD TO GO TO

GET BRAND NEW TIRES ON MY

CAR.

SO WHAT I WOULD DO IS GO

DOWN THE STREET TO THE TIRE

SHOP AND HAVE THEM PUT ON

$20 TIRES.

I DID THAT FOR MONTHS, MANY

MONTHS.

Reporter: JESSICA

REMEMBERED THE TEACHING SHE

LEARNED GROWING UP IN HER

CHURCH.

I KNEW THAT BIBLICALLY

WHO I WAS AND WHO CHRIST WAS

WITH ME.

I NEEDED TO GIVE HIM HIS

PORTION THAT HE REQUIRED,

THAT HE ASKED OF ME TO

GIVE.

I JUST KNEW THAT CHRIST

WOULD COME THROUGH BECAUSE

HE DOESN'T FAIL.

HE SHOWED THAT RIGHT AWAY

WITH THOSE TIRES.

WHEN I STARTED PAYING MY

TITHES, I REALIZED I WASN'T

GETTING BLOWOUTS ANYMORE AND

I WASN'T HAVING TO PUT TIRES

ON MY CAR ANYMORE.

AND I HAD $20 TIRES ON MY

CAR FOR PROBABLY A YEAR AND

A HALF.

BECAUSE I TRUSTED HIM.

HE WAS PROVIDING.

Reporter: WHEN SHE

LANDED A TEMPORARY POSITION

WITH A CONSTRUCTION COMPANY,

HER BOSS IMMEDIATELY

EXTENDED WHAT WAS SUPPOSED

TO ONLY BE A THREE-DAY JOB.

SHE CAME UP TO ME AND

SAID, YOU'RE PROBABLY GOING

TO BE HERE A MONTH.

Reporter: OUT OF

GRATITUDE, JESSICA PUT HERE

LAST $10 OF THAT $20.

$20 IN THE OFFERING.

I THOUGHT, I CAN TRUST

YOU, TOO.

Reporter: LATER THAT

WEEK, HER BOSS SURPRISED

JESSICA AGAIN.

THAT THURSDAY SHE CAME UP

TO ME AND SHE SAID, WE ARE

GOING TO PAY YOU TOMORROW.

WE REALLY FEEL LIKE YOU

COULD USE THE MONEY.

IT WAS SUCH A GOD THING.

HE WAS COMPLETELY TAKING

CARE OF ME AND TAKING CARE

OF MY SON.

NOT ONLY DID HE GIVE ME MY

PAYCHECK THAT FRIDAY, BUT HE

GAVE ME A JOB THAT WAS

FULL-TIME AND I WAS THERE

FOR THREE AND A HALF YEARS.

Reporter: WHILE SHE

CONTINUED TO WORK, JESSICA

COMPLETED HER EDUCATION,

EARNING A BACHELOR'S DEGREE

IN ADMINISTRATION.

SHE MOVED ON TO A JOB IN A

HOUSTON CHEMICAL COMPANY.

AND IT GAVE HER A 40%

RAISE.

AND ALONG WITH TITHING TO

HER CHURCH, HE GIVES MONTHLY

TO CBN.

I REALLY LOVE "THE 700

CLUB."

I LOOK UP TO IT.

I WOULD LIKE TO BE ACTUALLY

OUT THERE DOING IT, BUT

BECAUSE I CAN'T, IT IS

SOMETHING I CAN GIVE TO.

AND CBN IS KIND OF THAT

CONNECTION TO WHAT I CAN

DO.

Reporter: WHILE JESSICA

TITHES AND GIVES, SHE

BELIEVES SHE IS SETTING AN

EXAMPLE FOR HER SON OF TRUST

IN GOD.

IT HAS ONLY BEEN NATHAN

AND ME AND GOD.

I DO BELIEVE THAT BECAUSE OF

MY OBEDIENCE TO THE LORD AND

THIS, AND TITHING, IT HAS

OPENED MY SON'S EYES,

NATHAN'S EYES, TO WHO GOD

REALLY IS, WHAT HE IS REALLY

DOING.

THAT'S NOT A SMALL THING.

AND SO TO HAVE HIM BE

COMPLETELY AWARE OF WHO

CHRIST IS EVEN THROUGH

TITHING, AND WHAT WE CAN

HAVE BECAUSE OF IT, AND MY

OBEDIENCE IS BLESSED, I CAN

TRUST HIM.

HE WILL HOLD US UP EVERY

SINGLE TIME.

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