I first heard about Prosperity Plus three years ago at the church I work for. Our Reverend at the time decided to introduce our church to it, and my Husband and I were immediately interested. When we heard about the tithing commitment however, my interested turned to fear. I thought, “How are we going to commit to tithe a certain amount, when we can barely feed our children?” The idea that it was a ten-week “experiment” was what ultimately inspired me to “try” it. My Husband and I took a deep breath and made the commitment. I’m so grateful that we did. Little did I know then, that our commitment would change my life forever!
Let me tell you a little about myself. My name is Heidi and I am 32 years old. When I was little, primarily my mother raised me. From the time I was two years old, I was told that my father had died. My mom was so hurt by how things ended with my father that she never wanted to talk about him.
My mom remarried when I was 4 years old, but I never had a good relationship with my stepfather. He would drink a lot, and call my mother names. I would always tell myself “somewhere I have a Dad that loves me”. Almost every night I would say, “please God, even if I have too die first, let me meet MY dad.”
When I was a teenager, and voicing my frustration at not having a father figure to look up to, my Aunt told me that my Dad’s death was never confirmed. That struck me. So when I graduated and went off to college I began my own search with the help of my boyfriend David (who would later become my Husband). I never found anything. No Birth certificate, no death certificate, nothing. So, I gave up.
Three weeks into the Prosperity Plus I class, I received a Facebook message from a young woman named Mary who had the same last name as my maiden name. She asked me if I had a younger brother named Tom, which of course I did. I immediately knew that something amazing had happened. I said, “Oh My God!” so loud after reading her message that my Husband thought something was wrong! I immediately responded. I said, “I do have a brother named Tom. I couldn’t help but notice your last name. Do you know my father, Daniel Kenneth Lassen?” She responded, “Yes, he’s my father.” I could hardly believe it!! I sent another message, “So, you’re my sister?! That’s amazing! Is our Dad still alive? I was told he died.” I’ll never forget the words that followed. I still get chills every time I think about it. She said, “He’s very much alive Heidi, and he’s been looking for you.” In that moment I felt like I had won the lottery! I’ve never experienced that kind of pure, emotional, happiness. I fell to my knees crying and repeating, “ Thank you God! Thank you God! Thank you God”. I realized that my life-long prayer had just been answered!
I sent Mary my number so we could talk on the phone. In the conversations that followed I learned that I had not just one more sister, but three more sisters! I asked her to have my Dad call me so I could talk to him. She said he was nervous to talk to me because he didn’t know what I had been told. When My Dad called me that night, David answered the phone and noticed how shaky his voice sounded. David said, “Trust me, you’re going to want to talk to her. She doesn’t hold grudges and wants nothing more than to know you.” Hearing my Dad’s voice for the first time was an incredible blessing. I was able to tell him that I had fallen in love, and had been married for eight years, and that I had three children, so he was a Grandpa and didn’t even know it!
When I hung up the phone, I told David how much I wished that I could go see my family. David’s dream during Prosperity Plus was to find his next right and perfect job. He had just been inspired to leave his job of eleven years. We found out the week before that he had received a severance package from it. It suddenly dawned on us that we had a free schedule and extra money!! That’s when we realized that the stars had literally aligned for us to go meet them. My Dad still lived in California, which was only an 18-hour drive from us!
I called my Brother to tell him the news. I said, “Tom, you’re not going to believe this, but I found our Dad. He’s alive, and we have three more sisters!” He was silent for a moment, and then he said, “You mean to tell me that I have six F*#@ing sisters?!” We both laughed in our amazement. I invited him to drive down to California with us to meet all of them and he agreed.
We piled in my little Subaru. David and I decided to leave our two boys (the older of our three kids) with his Mother, and to bring our two-year old daughter with us. David, Tom, my Daughter Aleta and I drove down and met our family the very next week! When I saw my sister Mary for the first time, it blew me away! We are so much alike it is scary! I fell in love with all three of my sisters, but meeting my Dad was the most magical experience ever! We hugged for the longest time. I introduced him to my daughter, who as the universe would have it, was the exact same age I was the last time he saw me! He was so blown away at how much we look alike! He said it felt like he was being given a second chance!
Over the last three years, I’ve watched my three California Sisters grow. Mary had a baby girl two years ago, and because she found me, I was blessed to be there to welcome my niece into the world. In the summers since meeting them, I’ve flown each of them up to spend time with my family and I, and to get to know us. Tom and I lost our mother to heart disease about a year after reuniting with our father. It was such a gift for us to be able to reconcile that part of our lives and to receive some closure. When I think about how “scared” I was to commit to tithe 10% of what comes to me, it makes me laugh! I will use this program for the rest of my life knowing that the “doors and windows of heaven” truly do open when I do.
Prosperity Plus put me on the path to receive the greatest gift I have ever asked for. Because of my incredible experiences with this program, I have taken both Prosperity plus I, and Prosperity Plus II many times. This year however, I am stepping up my commitment. This year I have committed to teach Prosperity Plus for the first time! Thank God, and thank you Mary Morrissey!