Congratulations to Noel and Tasha Thomas from Palm Bay, Florida, on achieving the rank of Gold Executive. Here's what they had to say on reaching this impressive milestone…
"Nobody goes looking for MonaVie; we sure didn't! But, thank you Jesus for sending it! This blessing found us in July 2010 when my pregnant HoneyLove (my wife) wanted some IHOP pancakes. We get there, the pancakes come out, she gives me the look, I get up and out of the way, she goes rushing out of there, and tosses her cookies.
"As I was getting ready to sit back down to a one-man feast, this guy called me over and asked me about the gold key I had tied around my right wrist with a red ribbon. I told him, ‘It's a physical representation of the supernatural key I hold as a Prince of God Almighty, power with God and man to overcome in every battle through the blood of Jesus!' We both got excited, and he asked me to join him and his wife. I did, and that was the beginning of a wonderful friendship! It turns out our trip to IHOP had little to do with breakfast and everything to do with a divine appointment to connect us with this amazing couple, Richard and Teresa Suarez (Blue Diamonds).
"As we talked over breakfast, they didn't tell me what they did for a living. They excitedly shared with me some of the fruits, or the end results, of their labor: resort rooms turned into altars where thousands had received Christ, and hotel pools into baptismal halls where hundreds were baptized. I couldn't contain myself. Man, I'm God's Army Christ G (meaning General) all the way, baby. That was right up my alley!
"So, when I got invited to meet at a new hotel in town, I had my Bible in hand looking forward to a Bible study or a service. I got there and instead I saw MonaVie banners and juice everywhere. I wasn't only disappointed but mad as heck! Richard greeted me like I wasn't grimacing, took me straight to meet Steve Merritt (Crowne Black Diamond), then sat me in the front row.
"Steve got me laughing right off the bat, so I loosened up and started paying attention. I was impressed by the sincerity, humility, and passion of the leaders in the room. The energy was crazy. It felt like something big had happen, was happening, and was about to happen! Then, I saw how MonaVie broke all these business records and created all this incredible wealth with this phenomenal juice blend and aggressive compensation plan. I hadn't seen anything like it.
"My HoneyLove and I never did any network marketing business before and had absolutely no intentions to after looking at so many of them. At the end of the meeting, I tasted the juice and it was really good! I had a couple shots of Active and Pulse. Man, I felt my body wake up immediately. I loved it! I stuck around for a little and spoke with Steve Merritt again, Joel Novoa (Ruby Executive), and Richard.
"I went home with mixed feelings of disillusion and excitement. I couldn't sleep. I kept thinking about what I just saw! I shared with my HoneyLove my night's experience. Hours later, I went to tuck my HoneyLove into bed. The next thing I knew I woke up in the morning. My HoneyLove and I looked at each other, and I knew something was up because for the past four months I hadn't slept in the bed or had a full night's sleep. Suffering from severe pain from three car accidents, I was restless day and night. That was enough to tell my HoneyLove, ‘we doing this no matter what it costs; we can't afford not to!' Not that MonaVie heals, but if we put the right stuff into the body, the body responds like it was created to and heals itself!
"Now I was ready to start sharing! I really needed this to work financially for us because it had been almost a year since I had brought home the bacon. After 13 years of engineering, the company lost a large contract and I got fired along with a few others. Fifty thousand dollars was gone out of our household just like that. We had no idea that my wife was going to get fired from her job a month after we started running with the juice, and another $4,000–6,000 a month would be gone leaving us a goose egg for income.
"In that dark hour, Richard and Teresa's home became a haven where we would receive encouragement, love, wisdom, guidance, and shots of juice. God bless Richard and Teresa for taking us to another MonaVie event. The motivation, inspiration, teaching and training we received from Brig & Lita Hart (Double Crowne Black Diamonds), Steve & Gina Merritt (Crowne Black Diamonds), Charlie & Debbie Kalb (Royal Black Diamonds), Corbin & Holly Roush (Presidential Black Diamonds), Myles Munroe, and Paula White lifted our spirits and started a fire in our hearts!
"The non-denominational Sunday morning service was the culmination of an unforgettable weekend. The praise and worship, the unadulterated Gospel of Christ, and being a part of over 300 souls coming to Christ solidified our decision. This would be the first and the last thing we ever did! It became MonaVie for life!
"The journey has not been easy, but it's been more than worth it! We literally have been living by prayer, Psalm 23: The Lord is our Shepherd we shall not lack, MonaVie, our support system, and our team! Three whole times we nearly made it to Gold before, and our team went through extreme changes that caused us to have to build from ground zero all over again. We learned to follow our leaders, become more disciplined, consistent, and focused!
"Watching Ernesto Souffrain & Brittany Oliver (Diamonds) also kept us going. We have adopted our sponsors Richard and Teresa Suarez as Poppa Rich and Hot Momma Teresa because God increased us spiritually, relationally, physically, and financially through them! We are having the time of our lives helping our friends beat the odds! With the RVL Weight Management System, this business has become even more rewarding. I lost 59 pounds. My HoneyLove lost 31 pounds, and my son lost 12 pounds! We are getting healthy, getting the sexy all the way back, helping our friends, getting paid, and going cruising, baby!
"We are just getting started because everybody drinks juice. Peoples' bodies and pockets are hurting, and who doesn't want to look better, feel better, get financially free, and go on free first-class vacations? So let's go, baby!"