Back in 2017, we started Little Prayer Tea Company with three heartfelt goals:
- Offering top-notch tea at wallet-friendly prices
- Spreading the uplifting power of prayer far and wide
- Making a positive impact on our community
We nailed the first two by cutting our profit margins (to keep your wallet happy) and adding a sprinkle of prayer to all our products, while also sharing our own life-changing prayer experiences.
But the third goal? That one was a bit tricky. We tried various approaches over the years, but nothing seemed to stick. So, we did what we do best: we prayed for an answer.
Fast forward to 2021, when the world was in chaos, and I found myself pondering the future of our business. We had achieved most of our original goals, but I wasn't quite satisfied with our efforts to give back to the community. In a quiet moment, I listened for God's guidance, and that's when I knew what needed to be done.
As a dad of two amazing kiddos, I'll be honest: juggling business and family is tough, even with my incredible wife Regina by my side (God bless her and everything she does!). I couldn't imagine going it alone, and that realization sparked our new mission: to help single moms and moms-to-be in any way we can. Imagining their struggles fuels my passion for making a difference.
So, here's how we're lending a helping hand:
We're donating 10% of our sales to support single moms and expectant mothers.
And guess what? We're also inviting you, our dear customers, to join us by donating during the checkout process on our website. Just click the "add a donation" button and choose from preset amounts of 5%, 10%, and 15% of your purchase, or pick a custom amount.
Rest assured, 100% of your donation will go towards essentials like diapers, groceries, and baby formula for single moms and moms-to-be.
Spreading the Love
When we first started in 2017, we were lucky enough to team up with Step by Step for a fundraiser. We absolutely adore what they do, and we know you will too! Check out their website to learn more:
All the funds we raise will be donated to Step by Step, designated for specific needs.
This is just the beginning, folks!
God has blessed our family with an opportunity to share His love, and we're beyond excited to embrace it. We ask for your prayers and support as we embark on this mission, because the world could really use some extra love right now.
Before I go, let me share a verse that always guides me when I need direction:
Matthew 22:36-39 36 "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"
It all comes down to one simple thing: LOVE. That's always the way to go.
May God bless you and your generous donations.
Big hugs, Ryan and the fam!