If anyone had told me that I would be penning this Hello Note of the Special Edition arise Magazine issue dedicated to for the Entrepreneurs’ Year-End Function, to be attended by over 500 entrepreneurs from across the world, I would have paused and stopped myself from laughing or rolling my eyes in disbelief and moved on to say I don’t know…anything is possible. The only reason I would say so is because I am a Believer. A Believer in God with whom all things are possible, God whose plans are only known by Him, the God who has shown Himself to me as a God of detail, He never misses a step and does not stop surprising us.
It has taken Faith to get to the point of the Entrepreneurs’ Year-End Function and this 21st issue of arise Magazine. It is because of Faith and commitment to God’s assignment that issue after issue, empty bank accounts, many no’s, disappointments, failed collaborations, Covid and many more struggles that arise Magazine and I still stand. It is the burning desire, the fire that the Lord lit inside me to share His Word to inspire His people and make Jesus Famous that has kept me going.
My journey with arise Magazine and the Christian Women Business Network is the journey of entrepreneurship which, more than anything, is about believing in something that you have never done, being bold and brave to pursue it and not stopping when challenges and tribulations come.
This Special Edition is jam packed with many who have travelled the road I have described above…some others’ experience has been worse than others but still they stand, still they continue and still they arise and rise.
Our 21st Issue celebrates the entrepreneurs’ journey with four exquisite entrepreneurs who have dreamt, stood the test of time, overcome challenges, soared to never witnessed before African success and are still rising. May their journeys not only inspire but empower, encourage and convince you that God has a plan for you too. He formed you to be a Prophet to nations. To lead and take dominion in what He has called and created you to do. It is written in Jeremiah 1:5. Best you believe.
Entrepreneurs, business owners, partners and investors of the Entrepreneurs’ Year-End Function, may this issue of arise Magazine Bless you as curating it has Blessed Hetty and I.
With Love from God, through me, to you.