"Show me the Money!"- October Core Focus

This month was all about the MONEY!! Mr. DeQuincy Adamson, presented a budgeting workshop that helped the candidates spend some time thinking about the difference between wants and needs.

They learned the difference between a cash purchase and financing a large item, such as a car or home.
He provided a hypothetical business budget and the candidates saw clearly how even when businesses make money from a product or service, a lot of it goes to pay for expenses.

Before the finance lesson, Bro. Rowland shared the day's bible verse: Luke 1:79.
"Because of the tender mercy of our God,
by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven
 to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the path of peace."

When ROPP Candidate Zuri reflected on the scripture, she said, "I think it means that when ever you're in a bad situation or ANYTHING, you can go to God, and he will shine his light on you. You can always go to God to be lead to the right direction. And I think God works in mysterious ways, and sometimes he shines his light through people, like people who help the homeless or maybe even your best friend , and she sits down and prays for you. I think that's some ways he shines his light."
A lively discussion took place about how God's light shows up in our lives. It was a pleasure to have Sis. Ardtria and Senior Partner Jeff Taylor on hand to share words of wisdom with the candidates.

 ROPP Candidate Tiffany said," learned a lot about financial things and how to manage your money the correct way. When you are dealing with money, it is important to use on the things you need before you use it on the things you want. It is important to save as early and as often as you can. Also, make sure your money is organized and stick to a monthly budget. Basically just keep up with all of your stuff and the things you do and you will be fine." Sounds like lessons people of every age need to take to heart!

Bro. Terrence stopped by with homemade hearty hoagies for lunch, complete with chips, condiments, pickles and onions! We appreciate the love, Bro. Terrence!

As always, fellowship and getting to know each other is a chief part of the ROPP experience. The sun porch on the Metropolitan Administration building provided the perfect atmosphere for food, fun and fellowship!
We even noticed that the ROPP Candidates have very similar taste in shoes! This was not planned:

After lunch ROPP Candidates were given an optional finance-related puzzle challenge and all four completed it before they left!

Another great day to ROPP and Roll...

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