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One Prayer, One Vision, and an Army of Women

Mary & Martha was birthed in 2007 out of the number one Christian Greeting Card company in the world, DaySpring.  This amazing company’s humble beginnings started nearly 50 years ago in Covina, California. Two Pastors met over coffee and prayed this prayer: Lord, if we only have 10 years left to live to make your name known, what would you have us to do? Both men heard they were to leave their churches and make Christ known through the printed word and so began a journey called DaySpring.  With that clear and simple word from the Holy Spirit, these two friends stepped out in faith and obedience.  Co-founder, Dean Kerns once said, when asked about their success, "Success is simply taking the next step of obedience."  

As DaySpring grew, Co-founder, Don Leetch, had a vision of an Army of Women going out from DaySpring to make Christ known in this generation.  He had no idea what that meant as they had just a few staff at that time.  Fast forward years later after Don and Dean had retired and they had passed off the baton to the future leaders of DaySpring, the company branched out into direct sales.  A party plan company where women all over the country would be going out with DaySpring’s products to make Christ known.  When Don heard this, he asked to speak at the first National Conference, and shared his vision of the Army of Women he had many years before.  In that moment, he imparted his vison to the very first Consultants, setting in motion a calling that defines who we are today.  An Army of Women making Christ known in our generation. Making His name great, encouraging hearts in homes across the country with their swords held high.  These swords are the words of truth engraved on our products that encourage, bless, celebrate and speak truth.  This Army of Women are making a difference in the lives of others including their own lives.   

When we ask women, "What does it mean to you to be part of this Army of Women?"  They respond without hesitation:  We are a sisterhood, we are brave and courageous, we are servant-hearted, we pray for one-another, we are confident in our mission, we love one-another, we are taking ground, we are truth-bearers, we support one-another, we speak truth and make Him known!

When you shop, join or host with Mary & Martha or even tell someone else about us, you become part of our Army of Women.  You are helping spread truth into homes and light into hearts.  Thank you for being part of this purpose that is so much bigger than we can see right around us.  Thank you for partnering with us to make Christ known in this generation!

- Marsha Sites McKeegan

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