Happy weekend, lovely friends!
Today I get to introduce you to some special people and their amazing shoppe. You may have lately noticed the button on my sidebar with the cute iPhone case - this is a wonderful case shoppe, run by my precious cousin and his wife. The cases they offer are beautiful and unique, but even greater - the heart and purpose behind their shoppe is to invest in Bible school with a heart to work with and minister to at risk youth!
It is SO amazing to see what the Lord has done in my cousin's life over the past few years - he is a walking testimony of God's faithfulness and the power of the Gospel :) So precious and I'm excited for you to get to know him and read his story below.
Take a minute to get to know them, and visit the shoppe - you'll love the cases - they are so nice and affordable, and beyond that - purchasing a case supports my cousin's dream of ministering to young people who desperately need Jesus!
We are the Wagner family! Donald, Daisy, Grace, Matthew, Thomas, and Lord willing more to come! Honestly, the only reason for our family’s existence and significance has nothing to with us at all; it is only by the amazing, saving Grace of our Lord and God Jesus the Christ! Statistically the world would say our family never stood any chance of sustainable life and unity, In Christ worldly statistics about sinners are pulverized by the “cure all” Gospel! “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.” (Mark 10:27b)
DSW Case Shoppe was created after long hours of brainstorming unique ideas to raise funding for the near purpose of theological training and to open the doors of the distant call to missions.
“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39)
Have you ever wondered what an orphan thinks about when he or she lies on their bed in the lonely solitude of the night? I wonder if they cry themselves to sleep drowning in tears confused by a seemingly pointless life, or lie sleepless in dark anger because of the corrosive/internal shame of what has been done to them. I wonder how many countless young and soon to be adults have fallen victim to the horrors of sin. Many children and young adults manifest these deep deficits of the heart in destructive, slow suicidal ways: drugs, alcohol, gangs, violence, insubordination, and at times quiet, introverted silence causing manifestations of anger and deep depression. But it doesn't stop there; the deficit of a heart is passed down through generations of children in broken families that then go on to more broken families. Is there hope? Does life have meaning? Am I significant? Will the pain ever end? Answer: YES, YES, YES, and YES!!!! I know the answer is YES because this was my life as child/young adult. There is not a logical, finite explanation as to why I am still alive today. After being abused as a child in the home I took up a 16 year drug addiction to anything that would fit in a syringe. My life was marked by violence, drug rehabilitation institutions, court ordered psychotherapy, and prison. I didn’t know at the time why my suicide attempts fell short and I would wake up in the emergency room once again. I couldn’t figure out why every time I hung the noose from the trusses in my grandmothers garage the knot just wasn’t right; another failed attempt. I know now why my life had to go on, it’s about Christ and His sovereign purpose! It’s about Christ and the eternal love He has for His people! The more my life is saturated with the scandal of the Gospel, the more my own life is eclipsed by the Lord’s beauty and majesty! “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”(2 Corinthians 5:17) This isn’t poetry, it is the absolute truth and nothing less than the power of God to mend a broken heart, restore hope, and transform even the greatest of sinner such as myself.
Our desire and heart is to communicate biblical truth to young adults and families about the life, death, resurrection, ascension, and current reign of Christ through full immersion discipleship. We seek to “lock hearts” with young adults in crisis and patiently present the power of the Holy Spirit through the investment of our lives into the lives of others and so gently leading them to the Word. “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:15-16)
We noticed that cases in cell phone shops are typically dull and boring! So we thought we’d bring in outside opinion to offer cases more interesting, exciting and appealing. We spend a lot of time searching for cases to add to our Shoppe that we feel would express your style and uniqueness. We believe that is what makes DSW Case Shoppe unique. Most importantly is the cause! Not only are you getting a stylish phone case, but also sewing into the lives of at risk youth. Biblical training is required to work with such priceless souls!
If I had to pick three of my favorite phone cases… number one would be the chrome, 3D embossed Harley Davidson case because what guy doesn't like chrome and motorcycles! Number two I will give to my wife since she has better taste anyway, and that would have to be the Camellia Flower case which was first introduced to us by one of our foreign exchange students from China. Every time we see this particular case, our hearts are warmed because it reminds us of her and the special time our family and friends shared with her. And thirdly, we honestly feel that the cases we have are all truly unique… everything from throwback cassettes, gameboy’s and skateboard’s, Vans shoe tread, real bamboo, cases with kickstands and ATM holders, 3D cases, musical cases and beautiful rhinestone ones too.
Thank you for reading and if you have any questions, comments or suggestions please feel free to contact us, we would love to hear from you! firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to contribute financially, the opportunity to purchase a unique case is available and we also have a general donate button on our About Me section.
Check out our website for all current inventory at www.dswcaseshoppe.com
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Thank you again and God bless each of you,
Donald Wagner & Family