The First Step

2 Dec

Well, here we are! Starting for real a journey that began more than two years ago. When I was working in Florida a couple of Christmases ago , I realized how alone I was. How if I needed prayer or a helping hand, there really was no place to reach out to, and I thought…we need that place. I had kicked the idea of sort of online artist’s triage around for a while. A place where we as artists could help each other and where we could make a difference in people’s lives and our communities. A place where if you are traveling and want to attend worship, you can find someone to get you there, or if you just want someone to have coffee with and get some ministry in your life we’d have people to help.

Then on Oct 19th of 2010, about a year after God first whispered this idea into my heart, we lost our precious baby boy, Gideon Ezekiel. My husband’s family and some of our friends gifted us money so that Brian could take time off to be with me as I recovered from a c-section and tried to remember how to breathe. We were very fortunate to have that support system there for us. I thought, wow, what do artists who don’t have family to help do in these times? This brought me back to my idea of a year before, and now I knew the name and the inspiration. Gideon means mighty warrior, and our little Gideon was mighty indeed. I want to be as mighty for others as he was for us.

We are planning to get a spiritual support community together as well, but that is a long range project. Right now…we are starting with meeting people’s earthly needs. We now have our email set up, so please send us your request for help, nominate a friend, or give us an idea for an organization that you want to support!!! The verse from the Bible that is on our home page means so much to me. We want to be the feet bringing good news to you when you are climbing a mountain that seems too big. We want to be the help and salvation that we know everyone needs from time to time. I am a Christian, and so you will see that in my posts and blogs, but please know that this organization loves and helps everyone and if your heart is moved to be involved I want you here regardless of our similarity or difference in beliefs. SO…let’s get walking!!!

Ashley Puckett Gonzales
Founder Gideon’s Feet

3 Responses to “The First Step”

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  2. Carrie Compere December 9, 2011 at 3:26 am #

    OMG Ashley…I am so happy and excited for you and Brian! This is amazing! Please now that you have my support and love. I love you both very much and know that this endeavor is not in vain!!!! #teamgideon

    • gideonsfeet December 9, 2011 at 10:15 pm #

      Carrie! I am so excited that our first comment was from you! So special. We love you back and are grateful for your encouragement and prayers

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