Do you remember a moment when you took a leap of faith? When you felt the Holy Spirit tug on your heart, were intrigued by an opportunity, and despite the thousands of questions swarming in your head, you just went for it?
Thousands of Mary & Martha Consultants have been there too when they joined our “army of women.” For some, it was exactly what they had been praying for. For others, it was something they didn’t know they needed until they jumped in! And despite how each of them joined or why they joined, they were specifically prayed over.
Each and every kit that leaves our warehouse is touched by prayer. We pray for that Consultant’s future, for them to listen to God’s will as they kick off their business, for their protection as they shine their light, and we ask a blessing that they will be the hope & encouragement their community needs.
Some of our Consultants have shared how they came to learn about Mary & Martha, and we are so excited to begin a regular series on why people joined. Each post will feature a handful of Consultants and how God led them to Mary & Martha. Some have been here for 10 years, others for a few months, and we praise God for how He has guided each of them in the season they are in.
If you’re a Consultant and want to share your story, you can do so in the Back Office, just look for “Submit a Story” under Resources.
“On April 15, 2021, for some strange reason, I had a very strong urge to open a Christian bookstore. I am a stay-at-home mom and I homeschool two of my three kids, so despite the tug, I didn’t know how that would even happen. I even did lots of research on franchises that I could open. I had no idea what God was trying to show me, so I prayed about it and had two of my friends help me to pray about it as well.
5 days later on April 20, I was scrolling on Facebook and saw a friend had posted what looked like a book sale, so I clicked on it to see what is was. I felt in my spirit that Mary & Martha was what God was talking about. He was preparing my heart for this! I took the plunge and signed up, and I haven’t stopped smiling since. There’s no greater feeling than knowing that You are doing what God has called you to do.
He has blessed my business tremendously in the short time that I have been with Mary & Martha. I am using my business as a ministry. There is no greater gift!”
“I have always thought about doing direct sales, but had never found the right fit until Mary & Martha came into my life.
I had a friend tell me about the company last fall and then I finally looked into it. After talking to another Consultant, I learned that the company is located in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. I live in Minnesota and we were going to visit family in Siloam Springs during Spring Break in March (and now my mother and father in-law live in Siloam Springs too). There were so many God connections leading me to becoming a Consultant for Mary & Martha!
Then when I saw the catalog and all the beautiful products, I knew God was guiding me to become a Mary & Martha Consultant. Since joining, I have enjoyed sharing the message of Mary & Martha and the hope of Jesus with others. I am a breast cancer survivor, so I love proclaiming how Jesus has healed me and how He can use these products to help others draw closer to Himself.
At Mary & Martha, we get to sell beautiful products for the home, but more importantly, get products into people’s homes that share the love of Jesus. We all need Jesus more than ever, so I feel it is my mission to share this company with others!”
“In April 2020, in the middle of the pandemic shutdown, I decided to host a party for a friend. I had never heard of Mary & Martha before, but she needed help and I was happy to do such.
About a month before this, I was hearing God telling me that my time with my previous Direct Selling company of 8 years was nearing its end. I really had no idea what He meant because we needed my income. I didn’t have a backup or something else… or so I thought.
I hosted a party with my friend, and on the second day of the party, GOD SHOWED UP! He made it very clear to me that I was to join Mary & Martha, leave my previous company, and to be more present for HIM in sharing HIS word through this new business opportunity. I really had no idea what that would look like or how to make that happen, BUT GOD did! So, I joined on the last day of the party I was hostess for and have not looked back.
As I was getting settled into my new business, closing up things with my previous one and handling all the in-between, God made it clear to me that I was to start putting together a Biblical accountability group for the women in my group that wanted in on it, surrounding one of our devotionals. I had never done anything like that before and was terrified.
We chose Candace Cameron Bure’s Joy & Strength devotional last fall, and it was PERFECT timing! We have since done 100 Days of Prayer, 100 Days of Grace & Gratitude, the Psalms, Courageous Simplicity and we just started Courageous JOY! THIS is how God wanted me to use Mary & Martha to share His word….Biblical accountability groups and leading them. I LOVE IT! While I might have had an inkling of a desire to do such, I would not have pushed myself to make it happen, but God did! Ever since I joined last April, in the twists and turns of learning the business, God has always shown up, shown out and just been such a wonderful guide through it all! So thankful!!”
We are grateful for the hearts of each of our Consultants, and can’t wait to continue this series!
Learn more about putting ministry and business in practice at www.maryandmartha.com/join .