We haven’t finished yet

2020 has been a year like I have never seen before. Stronger than My Father was experiencing its best year since our program started in 2013. Hope Leadership Academy had its highest enrollment at one hundred and twenty-three students, and we were planning our big end of the school year celebration. March 19th, 2020, we had to pause our after-school program due to COVID-19. COVID-19 has put a real damper on my after-school program and our youth empowerment summer camp had be cancel. Over these past few months, I was really face with a decision many business owners were facing. Should I close my business or try to continue. One day during the summer, I was really depressed, and I was at my breaking point. I was watching one of my favorite movies the Five Heartbeat. There was a scene in the movie where Robert Townsend and his sister were sing a song “We haven’t finish yet”. As the song was playing, I realize that I have more work to do with Stronger than My Father and God wasn’t finish with me yet. I hope this blog really encourage you to finish the work that God has place on your heart to do. One of my favorite bible scriptures is Philippians 1:6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.


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    Cheryl Williams says

    Amen! You’re not finished yet Marcus! The community needs the HLA program. God will continue to keep you and give you all the strength and resources you need to keep going!

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