By Michele Lawson
Special to Inside The Pew
Shevon Sampson is the founder of Sowers Reap International and the creator/designer of the Christian based board game 2 Sow or Not 2 Sow.
“As a Mother and a Christian I been seeking ways to teach financial responsibility using the spiritual resources I have learned over the years,” Sampson said, “because, let’s face it, whether you are an adult or a child, talking finances is never exciting.”
A business woman who is a successful insurance and retirement consultant, Sampson often saw people struggling with the delicate balance of obtaining financial success, money management, and living a charitable lifestyle according to God’s plan. As Christian adults, Sampson believes that it’s our obligation to work morally, be financially successful, and fiscally responsible so that we can provide for our biological family, church family and community. She will tell you, “By putting my faith in God’s ability to provide and by learning God’s will for me and my family in regards to making, saving, spending and giving money, my life has changed.”
Passionate about helping others change their life when it comes to finances, Sampson believes that you are never too young to learn about finances.
“We teach our children what God’s word says about every other aspect of their life so why not tell them what God says about money matters? They see mom and dad buying groceries, gas, clothing, giving at church and giving to others. It is important that they understand that this is God’s will in action.”
That is the principle behind the conceptualized game 2 Sow or Not 2 Sow. An interactive board game, 2 SOW OR NOT 2 SOW takes its players on an entertaining yet educational journey filled with life lessons, teachings about decision making and consequences and spiritual challenges.
What do others think about the project? Sampson tells us, “Through hands-on research of playing a prototype of the game with people from all walks of life, we have found this to be an excellent game and teaching tool for children, teens, and adults. Players enjoyed earning, budgeting, spending and investing all while learning the Bible’s message about money.”
Michele Lawson, RHIT, is a freelance writer, brand manager, and public speaker who is passionate about helping other succeed in business. Previously trained at the University of Florida, Michele taught communication skills, diversity, professionalism, and effective job searching which included resume building and interviewing skills. Michele now helps others with professional development, social media marketing, and provides one-on-one coaching.