Sure, Akil Cole was a Christian ... “Yet I was ignorantly following the world’s blueprint of materialism,” she says.
It was a Crown class that totally changed her perspective.
She had graduated from college with student loans, a car loan, and credit card debt.
“Crown showed me through God’s infallible Word that I was in bondage,” Akil says, “and not free to serve God completely.”
She calls it an “abrupt awakening” — and it spurred her to make every effort to get out of debt.
When she achieved this goal, God began speaking to her heart about sharing what she had learned.
Which is why you’ll find her in Panama today.
“A Christian mentor helped me discover my passion in life,” Akil says, “which was to share Crown’s message primarily with historically oppressed people groups. Because I had been incorporating God’s principles of stewardship for many years, I was free, spiritually and financially, to answer His call to Central America to study Spanish. In Panama, I am not only learning Spanish, but also learning about the beautiful Latino culture, which has dark strokes of corruption painted throughout its wonderful colorful landscape. Crown’s message of hope is needed here.”