BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - The holiday season usually gives stores the opportunity to give discounts or giveaways to show customers appreciation, but one Green Country small business is putting their money where their mouth is.
When the red and green signs go up and the Christmas lights shine through the windows, The Vintage Phoenix customers know it's time.
"We use this to minister to people," said Co-owner Brandon Zambalis.
The brick and mortar houses smaller stores selling jewelry, clothes, even soaps, each one a ministry.
"Brick and mortar is about experience, it isn't about the convenience of things," he said.
And from the stores inception Brandon and his wife have been giving not only an experience, but money.
"But we started making it a thing when we realized that pouring into our customers was more important than advertising the products."
In fact, recently giving one woman $500.
"It's literally about shaking your hand, knowing who you are and evaluating where can I impact your life?"
Most times are random, but their faith says ever decision is intentional.
"They just go out of their way to make sure that you have what you need, and that you don't miss out on anything that's good," said customer Amber Singleton.
“It’s, you know, a Christian thing to do," said vendor and customer Patty Wylie.
While their work is never done, they hope others will join in on God's.
“I think it’d be wonderful to see other businesses... look directly at a person and say I’m going to bless you today.”
Living by the words that greet each guest.
“There’s something that you can’t put into words when you look into another person’s eyes and realized you’ve changed their life.”
Changing their community's future one ministry, one blessing at a time.
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