Our story together started about 20 years ago, but God's story with us individually started a lot longer time ago than that! Both of us came into our marriage carrying a lot of baggage. Broken, un-trusting, fears, addictions and looking for each other to make us happy and satisfied with life. Sadly we were always relying on ourselves instead of God. We both believed in God but were not willing to follow what He taught, thinking we would be unhappy and unsatisfied if we did. Our rebellious hearts thought they knew best.
The turning point in our life came when God so mercifully stripped us of everything we were striving for, especially our self reliance, our nice home, Jack's career, and financially. However, God did leave us with our crumbling marriage, our children, and a whole lot of questions. Those questions of how to go on and what to do, drove us into the Word. God blessed us with a job for Jack and a home for our family that we could afford. Neither of which were very glittery...but none the less He provided. Jack's building skills became of great value! The remodeling work started on the home and at the same time, God lovingly started working in our hearts. Convicting us of things we were doing that wasn't not according to His Word.
On our check book we had the verse Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Trust being the hardest thing for both of us didn't come easy. As we both grew in our own relationship with an understanding of what Jesus's purpose on the cross was....giving His life up for ours....was a love that neither of us had really truly accepted. With complete repentance we submitted to God to make our marriage and life what he wanted it to be. God has saved our marriage and taught us how to live differently. Now, as we still are growing, we are able to give grace to one another as we run this race ahead of us!
Today God has blessed us as stewards of His company, New Creation Events. With that we hope to encourage you with great teachers, musicians and events all with the purpose of helping to strengthen your faith and walk with Him!
Blessings to you all,
Jack & Melissa Owlett
Jack & Melissa Owlett