How It All Began
In 1979, Judy and Ron Blue sensed that God wanted them to take a different vocational direction with their lives. On a hot August day in Atlanta, they sat down in a Farrell’s Ice Cream Shop and explored the question, “What do we want to do with the rest of our lives?” Not having any paper to write on, they sketched their personal goals and options on three napkins – Judy wrote one, Ron wrote one, and they completed one together.
Ron and Judy had several goals, which included:
- Making a spiritual impact with their lives.
- Maximizing their time, talents, and treasures.
- Having a lifestyle that would give them time as a family, allow their children to receive a good education, and enable them to pass on important family values to their kids.
They were considering going to Africa to work with Campus Crusade for Christ, staying in Atlanta with Ron’s current ministry, returning to Indianapolis to manage Blue & Company (the CPA firm he started), or starting a new business. Like the growth of the mustard seed in the biblical parables, Judy and Ron did not realize that their personal discussion in an ice cream shop on a hot summer day would set in motion a vision bigger than themselves.
Listen to Judy and Ron Blue talk about how they listened to God in their decision-making process of starting the company.