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Through Cancer, Bankruptcy and Divorce—to Success!

Lisa knows firsthand what it really means to go through tough times. Through cancer, bankruptcy and divorce, she held true to one strategy in her life that put her back on top. Watch her story. Read Transcript

When I see that person that comes to me, whether it's

a mother with children and she's rented all her life,

and I can take her from a state of renting

to a state of buying, that makes me happy.

NARRATOR: Lisa Quinonez had much success as a partner

in a real estate firm.

She believes that even though she worked hard,

her success really came through giving obediently to God.

If we trust God with what God gives us,

and we become good stewards of what he gives us,

yes, God adds to that.

It's just the law.

It's the law giving.

It's the law of sowing and reaping.

NARRATOR: Lisa would also learn the importance

of giving during tough times.

When the housing market crashed in 2008,

Lisa could only watch as everything she

had built quickly slipped away.

I cried and said, God, what can I do?

And I just basically said, Lord, all I

can do is take one day at a time.

NARRATOR: Lisa lost her business, her home,

and eventually declared bankruptcy.

For a moment I felt like, OK, I done lost it all.

NARRATOR: Lisa worked as a waitress in a long string

of other odd jobs.

It was a struggle to pay rent and put food on the table.

It was very humbling for me.

And I remember coming home and crying

and say, Lord, how long do I have to hold on to do this?

Where is there an open door?

Show me what to do.

NARRATOR: Eventually, she went on unemployment.

All this time, she kept tithing, even

from her unemployment checks.

And I would take that money and I say, OK Lord, this

is all I have.

But you know what?

It belongs to you anyway.

NARRATOR: Lisa says as she looked

for work over the next year she kept giving,

and God always provided.

Then one day, she applied for a position

as a college recruiter.

I didn't even have an interview.

He just says, this is-- the job is yours.

And I just looked at him and I said, thank you.


NARRATOR: A year later, Lisa returned to real estate

as a property manager.

She married Luis in 2014.

As her income increased, she decided

to give to CBN as a 1000 Club Member.

I love the fact that they go out and feed children

all over the world.

I love that their news is not negative, it's positive.

They're bringing hope.

NARRATOR: Just a month after becoming a CBN partner,

Lisa accepted a job where she could

work as a property manager and a Realtor

with a significant pay increase.

She knows that giving is the key to financial success.

Give and it shall be given unto you,

good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over.


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