What is 9Fruits
9Fruits was a concept God placed in my heart. It actually came to me in a dream, and now this blessing has taken root and continues to humble me every day!
It’s derived from Galatians 5:22-23, which says:
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering [patience], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control. Against such there is no law.”
As part of my love for God’s kingdom, I have high hopes that individuals who are exposed to 9Fruits will also receive and bear witness to the nine fruits of God’s Holy Spirit.
Scroll down to see what 9Fruits is up to!
My Walk 2.0:You can access my spiritual blog, where I share openly and candidly about my own relationship with Christ Jesus.
Community Spotlight– I’m so excited to expand the 9Fruits ministry to include charity and community outreach! A few scriptures came to mind after God pressed the issue of charity into my heart:
She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. ~Proverbs 31:20 (NIV)
If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? ~ 1John 3:17 (NIV)
As noted in Proverbs 31:8-9, we are called to advocate for and defend the rights of the poor and needy. In today’s climate, I believe that advocacy also includes the disadvantaged and poorly represented, such as those who experience mental illnesses.
There are so many local organizations that strive to support and uplift our communities, but oftentimes these wonderful resources go unnoticed and underfunded.
To further celebrate the fruits of the Spirit, 9Fruits will donate a portion of all 9Fruits purchases to local organizations that are committed to supporting and uplifting our communities. Scroll down to learn more about 9Fruits’ current community spotlights!
Also, make sure you stop by the Shop to check out the latest 9Fruits merchandise.
MEMPHIS CRISIS CENTER is a volunteer-powered agency dedicated to providing crisis management 24 hours, 7 days a week. As a local affiliate of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the Memphis Crisis Center directs individuals to the people, services and organizations that can guide them through the immediate crisis situation and then connect those individuals to long-term resources for recovery.
The Memphis Crisis Center, in collaboration with the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network, offers free suicide awareness and prevention workshops. Additional programs/services offered:
- Call4Kids is a hotline where trained volunteers are ready to take calls about children and youth in trouble.
- The Elder Lifeline provides a free confidential resource where elders and those concerned about an elder can get assistance 24 hours a day.
- HIV/AIDS Support– The Memphis Crisis Center is available 24/7 to answer questions about HIV infection, transmission, testing and treatment, and issues related to living with HIV.
For more information, please head over to: www.MemphisCrisisCenter.org.
P.U.R.E. Youth Athletic Alliance is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization in Memphis, TN serving young men ages 13-18. P.U.R.E. provides a full time homeschool, football/athletic wellness program, and a 5 day a week residential program for boys who fell behind in a traditional school setting due to one or more of the following issues: gang involvement, bullying, lack of parental supervision, lack of basic needs, absenteeism, apathy and incarcerated parents. P.U.R.E.’s mentoring/residential program provides a solid foundation, positive role models and a nurturing environment aiding in the development of the competencies necessary to become successful young adults. The objective of the program is to provide a support system and to build confidence, character and social skills while exposing youth to a broader, better community.
For more information, please contact Melvin Cole, Founder and President:
PH: (901) 596-3536
Are You Interested in Making a Contribution to the Community Spotlights?
Please note, 9Fruits is unable to accept donations on behalf of the community spotlights. Please contact each organization directly to see how you can contribute to their mission!