Becoming the first of my immediate and extended family to be a doctor, expanded my financial world. I believe that God gave me this work to do, and the income comes with it. He wants me to use the income for His purposes. I was pressured by others to buy nice things in the first couple years of my full-time work. I was paying off my student debt and giving to the church. I wasn’t sure how much to give, and I had all of these questions about what God wanted me to do with this money blessing. That is when I went to a retreat through Faith and Money, Network.
It is amazing to find other people in all walks of life dealing with similar questions and soul-searching. 3-4 years after the retreat I was approached by board members to become part of the board. Being connected to people who deal with this relationship between faith and money is so helpful to me. I hope that this organization can continue to bring people together to discuss and network with each other as we walk through this life.