Do Your Finances Keep You Up at Night?
By Ken Hulme
The 700 Club
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Darren and Eliza Bayliss run a successful physical therapy practice with multiple offices in Tuscon AZ and in Dallas, TX. When they started out, they knew there would be challenges, but was a lot harder than expected
“I think the first two years the business owned us,” said Darren.
“I had sleepless nights because of the finances,” added Eliza. “I was arguing with my husband, struggling with what we were going to do next if this didn’t turn around.
Darren considered his options.
“I could go the comfortable route by working for somebody else clocking in and clocking out,” said Darren.
But the couple persevered. They prayed and they tithed from their paychecks. Then, about three years in, they learned that giving was more about a “heart attitude” and not so much about an “amount.”
“We said to ourselves, ‘we have to increase our giving,’” said Eliza. “Not just only through our personal paychecks but through the business. We learned through the scripture in Deuteronomy 8 that it is God who gives us the ability to produce wealth.”
So the Darren and Eliza began giving in other ways—in addition to giving financially. For example, they opened an office in an economically depressed area of Tucson with the idea of providing free services for people in need. They offered care at reduced prices for other needy patients. It’s a business practice unheard of in the industry!
“God has clearly blessed our efforts to serve that community,” said Eliza. “Looking back over the past several years, it has been our most profitable business!”
And they continued giving from their personal and business income to CBN, partly because of how The 700 Club reaches them.
“At the end of the day when I come home,” said Darren, “I look forward to watching The 700 Club: looking at all the stories of transformation and hope.”
“It just moved our hearts so much that we said we have to become a part of this,” added Eliza.
And as they have increased their giving, their business has increased too.
“Some years it rose 17%, some years 20%, and one year it was about 30%,” said Eliza.
“I would absolutely encourage everyone to partner alongside with CBN because of the work that they do, the lives that they change,” said Darren. “We want to be part of that; we want to advance the kingdom alongside partners like CBN.”
Being obedient to God's truth made an incredible difference for Darren and Eliza. They made themselves available for God's love to flow through them to others, and they are reaping a blessing themselves as well. Join them in partnering with CBN. You will make a difference in lives around the world, through medical missions, food and clothing programs, humanitarian outreaches and so much—all in the name of Jesus. Please join today.
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