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Overcome the Worry of Being Strapped for Cash

Even though money was terribly tight early in their marriage, Mack and Kim found one financial decision and made it a priority. Now they own multiple businesses and a rental in Maui. See how they did it. Read Transcript

REPORTER: About an hour north of San Diego

lies the tranquil town of Oceanside, California.

Mack and Kim Hemery call this home.

They enjoy the beautiful sunsets and peaceful atmosphere,

and every day, they give God the credit.

KIM HEMERY: It's just stunning all the time.

I wake up every morning thinking,

I can't believe I'm here.

MACK HEMERY: Life is great.

I'm very blessed to be healthy.

God's really blessed us for sure.

REPORTER: Mack and Kim now owns several thriving businesses.

But when they got married over 30 years ago,

both were struggling financially.

Kim was a single mom raising three children.

KIM HEMERY: When I was 32 years old I went through a divorce.

And I was standing in the food stamp line waiting

to get food stamps for my kids because I didn't have a job,

didn't have any money, no sources of income.

REPORTER: Mack was a real estate investor supporting four kids.

He lost nearly everything when the economy tanked.

MACK HEMERY: Every option I explored and tried

wasn't working.

Didn't know how to make a living, honestly.

REPORTER: Mack and Kim were both Christians.

Even though they were struggling financially,

they decided to make tithing a priority.

KIM HEMERY: When we first started out,

we realized that we needed to put God first and then take

care of our expenses and then try to live within our means,

if not under our means.

It's easy to give when you're financially blessed,

but when you're really strapped, you always

kind of save that for last because you've

got to think of other things like housing and food

and things like that.

So you don't think about giving to God first and not

worrying that, you know, He'll take care of you.

Well, I was worried, but I believe you don't give up.

If you keep trying and that you can move forward.

REPORTER: As the real estate market improved,

they began making money flipping homes.

Instead of pocketing all the profits,

Mack wanted to invest in a collateral loan business.

MACK HEMERY: I saw things changing for the good.

One thing after another, locations

would open up that I didn't think was possible.

REPORTER: Eventually they could afford investing

in rental property on Maui.

KIM HEMERY: Every piece of the property,

God had His fingerprints on.

It was miraculous the way He put it together.

It was just amazing.

REPORTER: As the couple's success grew,

so did their giving.

KIM HEMERY: One day during one of the telethons,

the Lord just laid it on my heart to just double my giving,

and I did, and God just kept giving me more

and more and more and more.

REPORTER: Mack and Kim's net worth

has tripled since the early days of flipping houses.

They believe God is bless them because they put Him first

in every area of their lives.

KIM HEMERY: I just really feel strongly that if you're

obedient, God will bless you.

He'll take care of you.


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