2017 Reflections

Happy New Year!

When I last wrote to you, I had accomplished one of my main 2017 goals by starting and then telling you about the new nonprofit organization, TLC Squared.

Now I’m going to try to explain how scared I was of even moving forward with it and how it is surprisingly moving along.

In 2016 I was not very confident in what God was speaking into my heart.  I had many doubts.

“Will this work out? Will my husband be on the same page as me and my vision for this ministry?  Will there be ANY women interested in coming along side to work towards the common goal that is commanded in Titus 2:5-8?  Where is the seed fund for this ministry coming from?  How will I ever do this well while raising our three growing girls and educating them from our home base?
 And, on and on the list continued.

Despite these fears and doubts, I felt supernaturally empowered and confident in my God, who is greater than all these things, to believe He has a plan for TLC Squared and the ministry initiatives already occurring ( Tea ‘n Talk, Ladies Time-Out , Confessions of a Mother’s Heart and the Home Care Kits for women and new babies).

How could I, a mostly unimportant, stay-at-home, postpartum depression recovered, home educating mom ever do this?  I might not be very confident in what my place is in this world or of the ever changing political, social, and economic status of this country, but I am most passionately convinced of the one constant in my life; the one true and Living Word of God, Jesus Christ!

There was only one way TLC Squared Ministries could take off and make a difference in the local community and prayerfully, in the world.  That was through the power of the living, breathing and active Word of a loving God’s Spirit!

“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”
Matthew 24:35 KJV

I don’t believe in myself, my abilities, or disabilities to make an eternal difference in people’s lives.  I NEED something or someone bigger than me to believe in, in order to accomplish something supernatural.  I chose to believe that God is bigger than my fears and doubts!  I chose to believe in the unchanging Word that helps keep me focused, especially when I’m feeling weak in flesh and spirit.
As a result of God’s faithfulness and my beliefs, I moved forward with telling others about my vision for TLC Squared, starting with our church family pastor and other leaders in my family’s circle of influence.  It was encouraging to receive positive feedback.  Because of these meetings last spring, my husband and I took the next step and created business cards, opened the business bank account, have a post office box and all the other trappings of getting this venture going.  BUT, I didn’t just rely on other people’s feedback to keep us going; I also relied on specific bible verses.  Here are a few:

“Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.”
Colossians 3:2 KJV

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge:  but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
Proverbs 1:7 KJV

At TLC Squared our goal is to fulfill the Titus 2:5-8 command and to share the Love of Christ in order to ”Re-create Homes One Family at a Time via Teaching, Loving and Connecting” people.

So what is next for TLC Squared?  Only God knows, but for now I can say that I’m looking forward to continuing to lead monthly Ladies Time-Out’s; presenting Tea ‘n Talks at Natural Grocers, Senior Centers and mom’s groups; handing out Home Care Kits this spring; and hosting Confessions of a Mother’s Heart Ministry events as part of my personal ministry, www.Socorrogill.com in Denver, CO beginning this fall.

If this is something you would like to get involved with, please let me know.  I’m building a team of women who have a heart for helping families grow strong in Christ by fulfilling the Titus 2:5-8 command.  I would love to hear how you can come along side this new ministry to families.  Go to www.TLCsquared.org and contact me to set up a time to talk!

Would you consider giving a one-time financial gift to the seed fund?  Go to https://www.aplos.com/aws/give/acn/tlc-squared to donate!

Next month I plan on giving you more details on the growth and happenings of this ministry and sharing some insights for living as a woman of God in 2018.

What did you do last year to make a difference in your family, friendships or community that you are continuing to build upon in 2018?

Being mindful of God’s truth’s,

Socorro Gill

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