Want to Hear Drew’s Story?
When my oldest son Drew was 14, he was such a challenge
to educate that I gave him to the Lord. I said, "Dear
Lord, if You don't educate him, he just won't get an education.
He's too... different."
He spent the next month in Idaho with Chris Verhaegh,
a Christian entrepreneur friend of ours, and came home
The concepts of entrepreneurial thinking he had learned
expanded his vision.
We had just left society to move to a huge log house
in the middle of 44 acres in the country so we had
plenty of space
for him to pursue his projects. We moved there because
I wanted all my children to have room to run, trees
and creeks to explore.
At first, he raised animals - which he called "Passive
Income." We even had a water buffalo, but he
didn't behave properly so we sold him to the neighbors.
During those years we got a lot of experience buying,
feeding, caring for, and burying animals. The biggest
thing that happened,
though, is that Drew learned to take initiative,
make decisions quickly and solve problems when
That gave him the foundation for handling his own
So when we purchased our first rental property,
he just changed his focus from animals to houses.
instead of managing
a pasture full of interesting creatures, he
managed renters. He's also bought and sold a few other
houses - about
26 in all.
Then he discovered he could sell houses on eBay so now
he teaches real estate investors how to create passive
income by selling houses on eBay.
In the beginning, either my husband or I escorted
him to professional conferences where he learned more than
was in standard textbooks. We studied real estate, negotiating,
and Internet marketing. He got a practical education
that most young people his age can’t even imagine.
In 2006, he decided it was time to leave home and go
out on his own so he turned the real estate empire over
his dad to manage and he moved to town about an hour
us. He said, “If I did it once, I can do it again.”
We promptly have him a house and an F-250 truck that
he customized as a work truck and even installed flood
in the bed.
As parents, we feel it is our duty to help our sons start
off with something in life.
Well, it didn’t take him long to tear the house apart
(he called it remodeling) and before he even finished it,
he fell in love. So instead of finishing it, he sold it “as
is” on eBay and married the love of his life, Carol,
Now, he is managing a new construction project. He, his
carpenter dad, and his little brother are building a
new house on one
of his vacant lots.
I love to see them work together! It’s a dream come
true for me!