Little Prayer Tea Company was born in 2017 with 3 goals in mind.
1. Selling quality tea at an affordable price
2. Sharing the power of prayer with everyone
3. Giving back to the community
The first 2 goals were accomplished by lowering our profit margins so our customers could experience tea at its finest without breaking the bank, and by adding a little prayer to all of our products while sharing our story and how prayer has changed our lives.
The last goal has morphed into all sorts of things throughout the years, but nothing we tried really stuck. So what did we do... we prayed to find an answer.
It was the beginning of 2021, right after the world was flipped upside down and I was just meditating over what should come next for our business. I thought to myself, "we accomplished all that we sought to do from the beginning, except I was not happy with our third goal." I felt like we kind of lost sight in our attempts at giving back to our community. So when all was quiet, and I could think clearly and listen, I waited to hear what God had to say. That's when I knew what needed to be done.
I am a father of two young beautiful children, and I have to admit, it is very hard to run a business and take care of my kids even with my wife Regina (God bless Regina and all that she does). I don't know how I could ever do it on my own, and that was the answer to my prayer. I want to put all our efforts into helping single mothers and mothers-to-be. The more I try to imagine what they're going through, the more passionate I become about helping. So here is what we are doing to help:
How we are giving back
We are donating 10% of all our sales to help support single mothers and mothers-to-be.
We are also raising money by collecting donations from our customers during the checkout process on our website. When you go to input your payment, there will be an "add a donation" button, and we have preset the donation amounts to 5%, 10%, and 15% of your total purchase, or a custom amount.
100% of your donation will go to helping single mothers and mothers-to-be buy diapers, groceries, formula, and more.
How do we distribute the money?
When we first started in 2017, we were lucky enough to partner with an organization called Step by Step for a fundraiser. We absolutely love the work that they do and we encourage you to check out their website to learn more about them:
We will be donating all the money to the Step by Step organization and will have the money designated for specific things.
This is only the beginning.
God has provided my family with a way to spread His love and we plan to make use of it. So please pray for us and our mission, the world needs it more than ever.
I will leave you with the one verse that I always go back to when I am in need of direction.
36 “Teacher, what is the most important commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus answered: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind.
38 This is the first and most important commandment.
39 The second most important commandment is like this one. And it is, “Love others as much as you love yourself.”
It's as simple as that, LOVE. That is always the direction.
God bless you all and your donations.
Ryan Conlon and the fam!