I approached Carey with an idea that I never would have expected panning out the way that it did. I asked if he would take me under his wing over the summer for the completion of my Master of Ministry internship requirement at Cedarville University. Carey, with a loving and open heart, said yes!
When I met Carey & Andrea my finances were a mess! I had lots of debt and I was living paycheck to paycheck. I thought I had a working budget. Nope! As we began to meet together to look at my finances and really learn how to budget, I began to see changes in me personally, relationally, spiritually and financially. I wanted to change because I knew the way I was doing it was not working.
Edwin and I first heard of One Master Ministries from my mom who had started working with them. Her testimony to me, as her daughter, was incredible and it was obvious the Lord was using Carey and Andrea in a multitude of ways.
Both of us grew up in families where a budget was never discussed or demonstrated. So when we were married and started having children, we did what came naturally. We were constantly overspending and increasing our credit card debt. Our finances felt like we were not in control. It was discouraging and felt like we were stuck in a hole.
When we started working with Carey, we had no savings, mediocre credit and some credit card debt. We never seemed to have enough money, and paid bills erratically, often incurring late fees. We had just bought our first house (at an elevated interest rate, due to our credit), but I wasn’t completely sure we could …
The despair from debt has been replaced by the joy of God’s provision…
I want to thank Carey for his ministry of finance in my life. Had I not been working with him, my 8-week furlough would have been a devastating financial burden
Life before we were led to Carey was stressful. There was always the desire to get out of debt but there was also the fear that it might never happen. We knew we were doing things counterproductive to our desire, like using credit cards, but we didn’t see any other way. With Carey’s help and guidance we are now on such a better path. He has been a tremendous blessing to us.
For over a decade, the Northington’s ministry has had a significant and lasting
influence on our view of God and stewarding the resources He has shared with us.
I have paid off several bills and am feeling so much better about my finances. I would recommend Carey and Andrea and their ministry to anyone who needs help learning to budget to honor the Lord.
We are so grateful for the investment that Carey made in us and our family! Jean and I continue to encourage and help other couples toward Biblical stewardship.
Carey is extremely patient, compassionate, and non-judgmental while demonstrating wisdom and knowledge about budgeting. Carey had us track our expenses for a month, and then helped up set up a budget online. Taking away the stress of finances and having things orderly makes it easier to hear God’s voice in my experience.
Over the course of our nineteen years of marriage, we have always wanted to get the financial piece right. Always we crashed and burned. We could never master managing our money responsibly…
Besides coming to a saving knowledge of faith in Christ, I have discovered that one of the most important things in life is to have and live on a budget. With a family of 6, there is so much going on that, unless we tell our money what to do, we can easily become enslaved and stressed out.