by Patti Morris
I’m from Tennessee and joined Premier two years ago on the invitation of my daughter, Corrie Zoetewey. She was pregnant with my first grandchild at the time, and I wanted some extra money to travel to Oklahoma to see them. And I knew I’d want extra money to spend on my new granddaughter!
I first found a lump in my left breast in August of 2012, and it was cancer. I was disappointed, but my biggest fear was for my daughter. My mother had breast cancer so we had a family history of the disease. My mantra was “Trust God,” and this simple phrase strengthened me. I knew I would have to rely on the prayers of everyone I knew. After 5 months of chemo to shrink the size of the lump, I had a lumpectomy followed by radiation. My lumpectomy was in the spring and I joined Premier in August.Read More »
“Don’t worry about anything, instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
– Philippians 4:6-7
My name is Jennifer Roberts, and I’m a West Texas girl from El Paso. I moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth area in September of 1997 and started at Premier the following month. I’ve been an associate with Premier for 18 years. It’s not just a job—it has been a blessing to my family and life! I am in awe by all the lives that have been touched around the world and I am humbled by Premier’s giving.
My husband Mark and I have been married for 17 years. We have 3 great kids; our youngest daughter Sarah is 12, our son Luke is 15, and our daughter Brooke is 27 and married with two girls, Cadence (4-years-old) and Mila (2-years-old).Read More »
My name is Lisa Center, and I’m from Kansas. My story involved my real mom (pictured right) and my jewelry mom. I met Tanya Burk (my jewelry mom) through another friend at her jewelry party in 2012 and agreed to host a show. At that time, my mother had just been diagnosed with breast cancer, and I was raising money to do the Susan G. Komen 60-mile walk. When I talked to Tanya, she agreed to have my show be a fundraiser and donated a portion of her profits to my cause. She was great, and that was my first show with her. I did many years of many shows with her after that, and then I finally became a Jeweler myself in July 2015.
My mom was diagnosed in 2011, and she had a mastectomy later that year. My thoughts and feelings at the time were all over the place. I thought I was going to lose my mom, and I had no idea what the future had in store for us. My dad was diagnosed with bladder cancer at the end of the same year, and I just thought I was going to lose both of them at the same time.Read More »
My strength comes from the Lord
by Sonja Perry a Jeweler in South Carolina
When we moved to South Carolina, I knew something was wrong with my right breast, but brushed it off as a cyst. For the next six months to a year, I continued to ignore it. God put several people in my path, and ignored His gentle nudges as well. One day, He threw someone right in my face. I could no longer ignore the problem, and called the doctor the young lady had recommended. My family and I moved to Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina in June of 2013. I started Premier in October of 2007 because we needed extra money, and I didn’t want to get a second job, which would require me to have yet another work schedule. I already worked full time in an insurance agency.Read More »