Our Nonprofit Organization
In May 2016, I visited my sister, Frances, at Emory Hospital here in Atlanta, Georgia. As I was passing by the different patients’ rooms, one room caught my attention. There was an elderly man sitting in the bed watching a program on the television. A sense of sadness came over me. Looking into his room, I didn’t see any flowers, plant, a get-well card, or balloons.
After visiting my sister, I walked slowly by the man’s room and the same sense of sadness came over me. As I stood there, the Holy Spirit spoke to me and said, What are you going to do? Standing there, I’m thinking to myself, what am I going to do? While driving home from the hospital, I thought about what was said to my spirit and thought well, what can I do? Then the idea of balloons came to my mind. I thought I can do balloons!
There were no balloons in the patient’s room, balloons bring a smile to our faces, they make us happy, and everyone likes receiving them. Once I was home, I started researching balloon companies.
One day in my prayers, I asked God to guide and direct me in providing a bouquet of balloons to patients in the hospitals, senior citizens community, assisted living community, and nursing home community. It dawned on me that I kept saying a bouquet of balloons….a bouquet of balloons….a bouquet of balloons. I asked God if this is the name He wants me to use? Yes, A Bouquet of Balloons!
Though there are still many pieces to the puzzle to be completed, I am waiting for “A Bouquet of Balloons, Corp” to flourish and become a successful 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
While I am waiting for this to happen, I am being proactive!
Write the vision, make it plain, and wait for it. Habakkuk 2:2-3.