How Did This Martial Arts Instructor Build a Business Based Soley on God's Referrals?
Brian Boling owns a martial arts school in Clover, South Carolina. And he knows why it's so successful…
"The biggest selling point is the Christian environment," says Brian. "It's hard for me to take credit for building a business up when God's sending me all my customers."
Brian had always wanted to have his own school, but couldn't because he and his wife Cherye were $80,000 in debt.
"When you're paying bills at the minimums, you're not paying anything. You're just holding them off from one month to the next. It's frustrating."
"You tend to get more than you can afford, and creditors will let you do that," says Cherye. "They'll let you have whatever you want, and then you have to figure out how the heck you're going to pay it back."
"It's like being in this great big hole, and looking up, and there's no ladder to get out of that hole," adds Brian. "That opening at the top gets smaller and smaller."
They realized something had to change.
"So we sat down, and tithing came up in that conversation, and we just tried to come up with a plan," says Brian.
That plan included tithing, right off the top, something neither one of them had ever done before.
"When we finally made that decision, it seemed like shortly after that, everything just started coming together. Little things started getting paid off. We started making some headway. I got some promotions at work," says Brian.
As their income increased, they continued to give and pay off their debts. Finally, Brian opened his own school.
"It seemed that everybody jumped on board to help out, friends coming out, the people we were getting the building from. God put all these people in place and everything worked," says Brian.
Today, the school is thriving. In fact, Brian is looking for a new building because he's outgrown the one he's in. And that $80,000 debt? It's paid off and the couple is debt free. Now Cherye is pursuing her dream – owning a farm. The Bolings believe that it's all because of their faithful giving.
"God's blessed us in every way that we can think," says Cherye. "We have everything we need and more."
"Show God that you got that faith that He's going to take care of it, and He'll show you that He can take care of it," says Brian. "That's from experience. I've learned that. I don't question it. I don't doubt it. I know that it works."
Being obedient to God's truth made an incredible difference for Brian and Cherye. 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.