People ask me ALL the time– HOW did you start Pinky Promise??! I want to start a new business & I don’t know where to start. Let’s all be clear, I didn’t mean to start Pinky Promise. I really didn’t. GOD birthed this crazy passion in me years ago to help women and show them that their value and worth comes from Christ alone. I didn’t set out to turn this into a business with a full store. I just wanted to help people. I’ve ALWAYS loved accessories and WWJD bracelets so I figured.. what a great idea to make a bracelets that shows our promise.. or vow to honor God with our life & body until we get married. I put one online .. thinking that nobody would care..
I was shocked! I’m like, LORD! Where did all these people come from?! Then, I decided to name the line Pinky Promise. It’s a promise or a vow to honor God with your life and your body– whether single or married. Ya’ll know what I mean married folks– the attacks don’t stop after you get married. After I sent out thousands and thousands of bracelets, I went to the Lord to discuss ways to keep the movement going. He showed me how important it was to get people involved. If you can get people involved– they will have accountability to KEEP their promises & vows to God! So, I started small groups and now we have over 1500 members and over 120 small groups ALL over the world! They meet twice a month (at least) and I teach once a month. During their meetings– they go over a study that I prepare based on what we’re studying that month. In May, we studied Salvation and in June we’ll be studying Discontentment and how it affects our life. Each month we have a different study.. (emotions, health, purpose, etc)
If you want to join a group in your local area or to start one– you can go to www.pinkypromisemovement.com and be sure to watch the Orientation. Since it’s birth, we’ve started a journal challenge, started selling journals, No Randoms & Pinky Promise tees & so much more! We are also having a Pinky Promise conference (www.pinkypromiseconference.com) in January of 2013 (Jan 24-27) and we invite you join us!
Pinky Promise has been such a blessing to me!! It’s been such a fun way outwardly to express the decision we made in our heart. We’re going in stores soon, working with youth groups, public schools and so much more– spreading the word that YOU are worth the WAIT and that you don’t have to entertain unhealthy relationships! Now, I have tens of thousands of new sisters in Christ that have experienced what I’ve gone through & are pressing into Christ! HOW amazing!?! We ALL have ONE goal– that is to HONOR GOD WITH OUR LIFE, for real.
Ok, I always want to HIGHLIGHT some up & comers. So, I’ve compiled a few people that I personally recommend & LOVE. These folks are totally in love with Jesus & they have some amazing gifts.
Company: Hope Ballenger Photography
Hope was working at AT&T and was a bit frustrated with how she spent her days working for someone else. One day, she went into Best Buy & somehow ended up with a professional camera. The light went OFF! SHE fell in love with Photography! I had no idea that my friend, Hope did photography– she kind of just sprang it on me & I saw some of her work! I was blown away. So, I had to book a photoshoot with her! I was blown away by how easy it was to work with her & her beautiful ideas. She’s officially the Pinky Promise Photographer so she’ll be at the Conference in January! HOPE has such a beautiful GIFT. Honored to work with her.
Hope Ballenger Photography
Contact number 864-650-7375
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of our photoshoot! 🙂
Company: Designer/Stylist of Thierry Couture
I have known Terry Ann for a few years now from my days in New York City! I had NO clue that deep within her was this amazing eye for style & designing! When Terry first told me that she wanted to make a dress for me, I have to be honest– I was nervous! I didn’t even tell her what I wanted– I just told her to go at it! I really wanted to see her talent! So I gave her my measurements (over the phone!) and she went to work! Two days before my trip to go out of town.. arrives this dress. I was SHOCKED! IT WAS BEAUTIFUL! I put the dress on and the material was SO high END I was blown away! It was like.. the dress was mad perfectly for my BODY. Every detail was handcrafted.. I was in love! This dress was so slimming and I would HIRE TerryAnn to make ANY special occasion dress! Seriously! She also made this amazing yellow feather piece below that I wore in San Juan, PR last month. Again, FIT like a glove and a one-of-a-kind piece. Kudos to you Terry. You’re amazing & God has gifted you!
Email address: Thierryann.email@example.com
Last but not least…
(thank God– that in due season, He will grace me with babies & TIME to
take care of them with my work schedule!) but my PR company told me about
this– and I just had to look into it! You know how you have.. an event
planner, wedding planner.. all that good stuff? What happens if you have a baby
for the first time & you don’t have a CLUE where to start?! That’s where
Ali comes in! She is a BABY planner! I think it’s such a smart idea! She’s
totally knowledgeable about all those things you don’t even think of! I would
“like” her page on facebook and check out her site! She also started this business to help women that were considering abortion.. as a way to say, “I’m here to help you, you aren’t alone.” AMAZING!!!!!!
I hope these ideas have inspired you to be & do EVERYTHING that God you to do. Remember that there’s a TIME for everything under the sun. At times, we can step out and do things that God told us wasn’t the right “time” for us to start. So be patient if you have an idea in your heart. God will bring those things to pass in DUE time. WHEN you’re living for GOD– HE will organize it, network it, introduce you to the right people by setting you up.. over & over again. You don’t have to do stupid things for success.. SUCCESS is FOUND in obeying God. Period.
God loves you like crazy,