The Gospel Truth May 2022

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Lady Esther Johnson’s Y.E.S. Academy helps community create financial success

Dear God, Dear God,

Sandy Walker, Publisher

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Dan Kenneth, vocalist, performer, up and coming author and film creator, and Grammy nominated contemporary Gospel/R&B recording artist, hails from Wilmington DE. He began singing quickly after embracing his relationship with God at the tender age of five, in his grandmother’s kitchen. Soon he began singing in local churches and as he grew older he began leading music services for his and other prominent churches in the area. He would go on to form a group, as a young adult, singing at churches, festivals, and just about any event they could get their hands on as they began to build a sizable following. However this would not hold him as he felt like what was called by the music industry, “contemporary Gospel” was becoming a predictable and watered down sound including instrumentation, harmonic vocabulary, and even lyrics. He had producers and label executives who wanted him to add, “church,” chords and instrumental sounds to his music. Growing up listening to the popular music of the day he found “Gospel” music to be lacking. So he embarked on a career bringing the styles of pop, R&B, deep house, rock, and other genres to his music. In his thinking, “So many people are afraid of the Bible and the Gospel, so why not put it in a package that those who are afraid will listen and consider.” This is why he is not afraid to step not only in to concert environments but also clubs

where most people would not expect to hear the message, but he will bring it to them in a way that is not threatening but is also uncompromising. “The Caterpillar Song,” the first single from Dan Kenneth’s sophomore album release, “Didn’t I Tell You,” is growing in streams especially on Spotify by the thousands. As a result, several live performances for this breakout contemporary Gospel performer are now being scheduled to begin mid summer in Charleston SC, Dallas TX, Nashville TN, Chicago IL, and Detroit MI to name a few. And now his single is beginning to cross over and climb not just the Gospel streaming chart but the Country crossover streaming charts as well. Dan also recently appeared on and served as a guest host of a special edition of, “The Rebirth,” a radio and internet talk show originally broadcast from 95.3 Jams in Philadelphia PA. We highly recommend you check out the sounds of Dan Kenneth. Call Rod Clemmons of Verdict Records at 302-354-8654 for more information on Dan Kenneth and his inspiring music.

A Financial Planner’s Advice About Saving For College: JUST DO IT! More Floridians are saving in Florida 529 Savings Plans than ever before. In December 2017, there were just over 66,000 accounts; now, that number now is nearly 119,000 — almost double in the past five years! Why the increase?

nience of keeping all of their investments in one location.

We asked Mari Adam, a certified financial planner at Mercer Advisors in Boca Raton, to weigh in. Over her 31 years in the industry, she has talked to hundreds of Florida clients about saving for college. She said 529 savings plans are “a happy contagion,” with people spreading good news by word of mouth and opening accounts for each new grandchild. She also said that when Florida Prepaid repositioned its 529 Savings Plans to reduce fees and increase investment options three years ago, people took notice.

Just do it. About half of all people are still saving for college using a savings account. “It’s good to save, but that is really not the optimal way, just because of the growth and tax advantages you’re missing out on,” Adam said. “529s are clearly the Rolls Royce of the saving-for-college world.”

“It’s really now best in class,” she said. “We look out for a couple things when recommending a 529, and one of them is fees. This is one of the very lowest-cost plans out there. And they put in some really attractive investment options, with very appropriate age-based solutions and the option to choose your own investments. The simple solution is there; the sophisticated solution is there. Most do not offer that flexibility.” Parents who also buy a Florida Prepaid Plan — like she did for her two children — enjoy the bonus conve-

Feeling inspired to open an account? Adam has several pieces of advice to help you get started and be successful.

“The mere act of opening a 529 account and saving for college means you will end up saving twice as much for college as someone who does not plan ahead. And end up with 47% less student debt. And your kids or grandkids are over four times more likely to graduate,” she said. Don’t delay. While it’s never too late to start, the earlier you start, the better. “For my kids, I started when they were just like under one year old,” she said. “And that’s really the key: Get the money in there as early as possible. Let it compound, let it grow.”

Lady Esther Johnson’s Y.E.S. Academy helps community create financial success By Zach Rinkins

A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. - Proverbs 13:22 King James Version

A recent survey from Pew Research Center reveals that most Black Americans say they can meet only their basic financial needs with little money left for extras. Data from Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research notes the average Black household approaching retirement had 46 percent of the retirement wealth of the typical white household. These crushing realities, plus a financially painful childhood, inspired Esther Johnson to create Young Excellent Scholar (YES) Academy, LLC, to help people create wealth for themselves, their families, and their futures. “When I was a teacher, I would eventually share lessons about finances, economics, and business with my students,” says Johnson, owner of YES Academy, a platform that provides free financial education to underserved communities. “Eventually, some of their parents would call asking about the same financial lessons they heard from their children. Many did not know how to complete business incorporation forms or start investment accounts.” Johnson created Y.E.S. Academy to fill the need and spread the message of financial empowerment to underserved and marginalized communities, including shelters for homeless populations and battered families. Workshops cover credit restoration, real estate, investing, and financial literacy topics. She knows what it takes to transition from living in the projects and enjoying prosperity. Johnson says she grew up surrounded by poverty. She remembers her family struggling financially and emotionally. She even says she witnessed numerous deaths and destructive behavior throughout her community. A desire to break this debilitating cycle led her to pursue

a deeper relationship with God and to take control of her finances.

Street Community Baptist Church. Her husband has led the dynamic and growing ministry as the senior pastor. With nearly 30 years of perspective, Lady Johnson is intentional about taking care of herself, her family, and then the church, in that order.

“There is a tremendous benefit in improving your finances. Once you understand the importance of investing and saving, you gain the opportunity to position your family for financial success,” Johnson shares. “That allows you to build a legacy “Mental health is critical. My chilwhere your children don’t have to dren are young adults now. So, my live survival mode.” primary responsibility is to take care of myself. I did not realize I was not The investor and entrepreneur says taking care of myself properly, and I she purchased her first home before paid a heavy price for that,” Johnson the tinder age of 23. She believes asserts. “Taking care of myself first financial success begins with finan- allows me to take care of my huscial literacy and real estate. One band and serve the people of God transaction more than 30-years ago properly.” Johnson admits her porttransformed her life forever. folio is dominated by real estate and includes a small offering of equities. “I met my husband, Carl Johnson, She advises prospective investors through real estate,” she reveals. “I to be patient, diversify their investsold him his first home. And, I’ve ments, and monitor their portfolio’s encouraged and empowered him performance. to expand our portfolio.” Lady Esther Johnson’s Y.E.S. Academy helps “Don’t dive into the market. Do your community create financial success research and learn about the market. Then create a plan,” she advises. In addition to managing her acad- “You can start purchasing investemy and investments, Lady John- ments through Robinhood, Charles son serves as the first lady of 93rd Schwab, and Vanguard.” She says

there are many benefits to maintaining different types of investments. “Diversification is important because you don’t want to put all of your eggs in one basket,” she adds. “Consider stocks, bonds, real estate, and life insurance.” Finally, she says to be patient and make sure your investments help you reach your goals. “All investors are taking a risk. But, we must invest for the long term to accomplish our goals,” she advises. “Prices are going up all around us. Inflation is ridiculously high. Investing in the right things can help you fight inflation.” Ultimately, Johnson wants to see more families experience financial success. She is pleased to report that all of her children are blessed to be homeowners. She remains committed to sharing the tools of prosperity with as many children and adults as possible. Log on to for more information about Y.E.S. Academy

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Young adults who struggle to afford food face an increased risk of diabetes later in life, possibly due to the long-term effects of eating cheaper, less nutritious food. That’s the conclusion of researchers who analyzed data on nearly 4,000 people from the U.S. National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health. Between the ages of 32 and 42, diabetes rates were higher among those who reported food insecurity at ages 24 to 32 than those who had no food struggles at those younger ages, the study found. “When we look at the data 10 years later, we do see this separation in prevalence of diabetes: those that experienced risk of food insecurity at young adulthood are more likely to have diabetes in middle adulthood,” said lead study author Cassandra Nguyen. She is an assistant professor in the Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health at Washington State University. Previous research has linked food insecurity with a number of health issues — such as diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure — but this study showed a connection over time, suggesting a causal relationship, the researchers noted.

“Eating according to the dietary guidelines tends to cost more money, and it may cost more time,” Nguyen said in a university news release. “It’s not always accessible to households that have limitations such as transportation to sources of lower cost, nutritionally dense food.” Nguyen also pointed out that food insecurity may create a negative reinforcing cycle: food insecurity can result in a diet that contributes to disease risk, leading to additional health care expenses that further stress a household’s financial struggles and cause worse food insecurity. While the researchers found racial/ethnic differences, the number of minorities in the study may be too low to prove a pattern. “It’s really important to ensure that individuals who are experiencing food insecurity are able to be identified and that they have resources made available to them to be able to break the cycle,” Nguyen concluded. (Reprinted from webmd)


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JUNETEENTH 2022 In 1863, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared more than three million slaves living in the Confederate states free. It was not until Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, when slaves learned that under the Emancipation Proclamation they had been freed. The name “Juneteenth” references the date of the holiday, combining the words “June” and “Nineteenth”. June 19th is now “Juneteenth National Independence Day”, a U.S. Federal holiday, commemorating the official end of slavery in the United States.

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CATCHING zzzz’s BENEFITS YOUR BRAIN AND BODY Sleep is a fundamental part of life. And while it’s not entirely understood by scientists, we know it has a huge effect on how we function during the day. Dream up ways to make it a priority, because powering down for the night recharges your health.

pens to children and adults alike. Stress, anxiety, narcolepsy and sleep apnea can all cause sleep deprivation. And that can lead to other problems. Some of the less-obvious effects of poor sleep? Obesity, an increased sense of pain and a weaker response to vaccines.

When you’re getting enough sleep, you benefit in so many ways:

Chronic sleep deprivation may also increase your risk of cognitive decline and dementia.

Unleash your brain power Getting a good night’s rest helps your brain work at maximum capacity. That raises your productivity, your ability to concentrate and your emotional and social intelligence. If you’re well rested, you’ll be more empathetic. You won’t be yawning as your friend bemoans a breakup. And you’ll find the right words to encourage an overworked colleague.

“Sleep deprivation and poor sleep quality can have a direct impact on performance and behavior at school in children,” says Dr. Gilyadov. “Poor sleep quality includes frequent nighttime awakenings.”

Bonus: Getting enough sleep has the added perks of sharpening your memory and problem-solving skills, no matter your age.

Set a routine. Get up and go to bed at the same time daily. Even on weekends.

Revitalize your body Hitting the gym? Sleeping well can improve the quality of your workouts. “From lifting weights to running faster, sleep means your muscles can fully rest and recover so you won’t drag your feet at the gym,” says Dr. Boris Gilyadov, sleep medicine specialist and family medicine physician at Geisinger Mount Pocono. With enough sleep, you’ll lower your risk of heart disease, heart attack, stroke, depression and inflammation. You even enhance your immune system, so you’ll be in top form for fighting off viruses and bacteria. What are the effects of not getting enough sleep? Sleep deficiency doesn’t target one age group — it hap-

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So, how can you sleep better? Hack your sleep and wake up refreshed with a few tweaks:

Get up and at ’em. While you’re awake, add movement to your day. “Spending time outside and exercising are great ways to get a better night’s rest,” says Dr. Gilyadov. Both activities help lower stress levels, which directly impacts your quality of sleep. Don’t sleep too much. If you’ve had enough sleep, don’t sleep more — because oversleeping isn’t good for you, either. It can raise your risk for diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Stick to that sleep schedule mentioned above. Turn off your phone. Put the phone away at least an hour before bed. Exposure to blue light can shorten your slumber. Have a medical issue interfering with your sleep? Talk to your doctor. They’ll help you find the best treatment to improve your Zzzs.

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10:30 AM

Sunday Evening Worship 7:00 PM Rev. Jacques F. Saint-Louis, Pastor

Tuesday Bible Study Friday Prayer Meeting

7:00PM 8:00 PM