"We showed some samples to our Board at our meeting this week, they are more excited about this project than any other we've tried. Our chairman bought a nice set for his wife. This is so awesome you guys are sharing this gift with Teen Challenge, this is surely going to be a key source of support for many centers."
-Karissa McCarter, Former Executive Director, Teen Challenge Jamaica
"Exciting, Innovative, and Dynamic... Jewelry 4 God is helping Teen Challenge support itself around the world."
-Don Wilkerson, Founder, Global Teen Challenge
"We're praying for you that God will continue to use Jewels 4 God to help centers like ourselves to become self sustainable. This is a tremendous blessing to Teen Challenge."
-Jacobus Nomdoe, Executive Director, Teen Challenge South Africa
"It is so great to hear how many nations are making a call for Jewels 4 God. We just received an email from the Teen Challenge Director in Jamaica where their jewelry sales is a thriving business in Jamaica. Thanks for everything you are doing for us."
-Freddy Beisum, Executive Director, Teen Challenge Aruba
"How exciting that God is using Michelle's creative gift of making stunning jewelry to further the kingdom of God. Not only is she producing the items herself, but she is also teaching others how to help themselves through this creative process. Thanks for sharing this 'ministry with our ladies."
-Linda M. Webb, Former Women's Ministries Director, Potomac District Council
"Tying a woman's love of jewelry with teaching women vocational skills to help them support themselves and their families is nothing more than genius! My prayer is that district Women's Ministries and local churches will help launch this project in many more countries."
Former Director, National Women's Ministry Department Editor, Women's Touch
"Your jewelry ministry is such a great idea! Thank you so much for coming to our Women's Ministry meeting. I really enjoyed hearing you speak."
-Krystal Schoch, Hazel River Assembly of God, Rixeville, Virginia
"My heart is so touched by the services Jewels 4 God is providing. As someone working with marginalized persons I understand so well what an amazing impact this type of skill will have on others. It raises their self worth and gives outlet to their creativeness. I can't think of a more fitting way for we, as women, to be involved than by contributing start up funds to get a Jewels 4 God micro-enterprise started. Your giving will multiply over and over."
-Dr. JoAnn Butrin, Director, International Service Ministries of the Assemblies of God World Missions
"When I heard the concept of taking the creative talents, abilities, and gifts God has freely given to us and using them in a way that would help bring salvation and hope to others I was so excited. People in pain want to get out of pain, so many turn to drugs just like I did. What I wouldn't have done to have someone tell me there was a place I could go or a trade I could learn to start a new life. The opportunities for marginalized people overseas to learn a skill to support themselves are very few. Often their cries for help are never heard and they die helpless and hopeless. To me, Jewels 4 God is a life preserver being thrown to them - practical help and a glimmer of hope! I highly encourage you to generously give to Jewels 4 God. Please know that every time they teach more people will be rescued by the organizations they train. I cannot think of a more worthy cause to financially bless."
-Tana Miller, Former Women's Ministries Director Southern New England District
"How thrilled I was to learn about this God-inspired way to link the natural creativity of women and their love for beauty with restoring hope to lives that have been stripped of both. After seeing first-hand the amazing quality of the jewelry you are teaching these rescued women to make (and making my own purchase!), I am sure the possibilities of touching lives through Jewels 4 God are limitless. I hope others will join me in creating links to their websites and in promoting this brilliant concept. I love the fact that you are teaching them a skill that will move them toward financial stability and a future that includes hope and self-respect. Way to go...keep up the great work! This is 'bling' I can believe in!"
-Jodi Detrick, Women's Ministries Director Northwest Ministry Network
"Tim and Michelle Zello are passionate about God and I love bringing their vision and testimony to my area of influence. Their message is clear, "Use what is in your hands to help others." How simple is that! They are training others to make an excellent product of beauty for God's glory. I love it!"
-Christy English, Former Women's Ministries Director West Florida District
"God is using Tim and Michelle Zello to impact the lives of hurting people around the world. Jewels 4 God is an innovative means of providing employment, teaching a valuable skill, and developing self-esteem for those overcoming life controlling habits while providing much need operational funding for organizations involved
in rescuing others. I can't think of a ministry more worthy of our support than one like Jewels 4 God that gives a future and hope to those in need."
-Ruth Puleo, Women's Ministries Director Pennysylvania- Deleware District
"I’ve just returned from a cruise where I took 25 Oklahoma women to Jamaica. We visited the men’s Teen Challenge in Ochos Rios and after the service they had jewelry for sale! It was beautiful! I bought a lovely white and black pearl necklace."
-Linda Stamps-Dissmore, Former Women's Ministries Director Oklahoma District
"In meeting Tim and Michelle Zello, I was immediately moved by the passion in their voices as they shared the purpose and ministry of Jewels 4 God. Each new ministry and country that they aspire to take their ministry to represents many lives that will be given a financial future and an eternal hope. If your mission is to 'rescue the perishing,' than Jewels 4 God is a viable means of doing that! Thanks for sharing your ministry with our ladies and allowing them to be a part of a dynamic life-changing opportunity!"
-Linda Morrison, Women's Ministries DirectorNew York District