As we recently coming upon Th!nk’s 3 year anniversary, it’s pretty cool to see how far we’ve come and the many accomplishments we have made, all through God of course. We were just 4 four girls who were friends when Th!nk started, but now we are so much more. I think our story of how we started is an important part of Th!nk’s history, almost like a testimony, that everyone should read.
We were just 4 girls who did B.R.I.G.H.T. Lights (a Bible study) together, that was all. Our lesson that day was ‘How to Develop a Ministry’ and I’m pretty sure something stuck with each of us that day: that we needed to develop a ministry. In the summer of 2013, God placed in each of us the desire to want to write an online Christian girls magazine. The name was a little challenging to come up with. I mean with 4 girls, there are so many ideas and opinions that it’s hard to agree on one thing. With God’s help, we came up with the name Th!nk. After that, we started brainstorming ideas like what pages we would write, who would write them, and even how we would start the magazine. We sent out many emails to our friends and family to ask for subscribers. A few weeks later, we were ready to email our July 2013 Edition (document) out to our 14 subscribers.
Now we are working on our 36th edition of Th!nk and have more subscribers than we could ask for. Praise the Lord! I can not believe how far we have come! Not to mention, there has been many difficulties like our friend Jess leaving us, and not having many subscribers, but God has gotten us through those tough times and he has been very good to us.
Recently, we have also added our new authors (Ellie, Tessa and Abigail) who have been such a big help to us. They continually remind me to be an example and a leader and they are a lot of fun! I’m so glad I get to work with them.
Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil; plans to give you a hope and a future.