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A Debt Only God Could Fix

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Dennis Dixon has been fascinated with electronics ever since childhood. It all started when his mother gave him a walkie-talkie. He remembers, “I broke it on my birthday, and I was like, 'Ah, man, I can't tell her I broke it.' So I was like, 'I'm gonna try to fix it.' And I didn't know how to fix it. But I opened it up and I saw the inside and it just caught me. And I've always been interested with electronics since then.”

Soon he became the “go-to” person for friends and family with broken electronics. His father began to notice Dennis’s talent.

Dennis says, “And he was like, ‘You know, you could do something with this.’ So, he was like, ‘Let's post an ad and see what happens.’ And the phone just kept ringing. People kept calling and I'd fix one phone, then two phones, then they would tell their friends.” 

Dennis felt God prompting him to open a full-time business, but he took a job in sales instead and fixed phones for extra income. His dad taught him the importance of tithing on his income.

“Tithing is you trusting God with what He's given you and honoring Him, you know, 10% of the 100% that He gives us every day," says Dennis. “Setting aside money for God for His kingdom and for His purpose and learning how to trust God with everything you have including finances.” 

That trust was put to the test when the large electronics store he worked for went bankrupt. Dennis and his mother lost their jobs at the same time. Soon after, they lost their car and then, their house.

Dennis says, “I think from that moment I realized that faith wasn't just a feeling, but it was a reaction. Like how am I gonna choose to respond to this? Am I gonna panic or am I gonna continue to trust God? And I chose to continue to trust God. I chose to continue tithing and praying. Believing that He was gonna take care of us. And I would actually go above and give offerings just believing for God to, you know, do a miracle. I wasn't gonna allow my circumstances to destroy my faith.”

Dennis remembered God’s prompting to start his business full-time but didn’t think he was ready. He says, “My response was, ‘If that's what You want for me, make it to where that's the only option I have.'"

While out looking for a job, Dennis noticed a retail space for rent.  When he spoke with the owner she offered him a lease that gave him free rent for several months for his 'fix it' shop idea. “Man, I mean, it's all laid out for me. I just chose to do what God had been telling me to the whole time. Like He opened the door,” he says. 

Soon his ‘fix it’ business was up and thriving. He says, “Since I've been tithing, I've just seen like a ridiculous favor that just doesn't make sense. Like miracles would just happen. I would just see God provide in ways that I could–I know that in my wisdom or in my knowledge, I couldn't have made it happen by myself. And it's just favor.”

Dennis tithes to his church and also became a CBN Partner. “I count it an honor to be able to support an organization that is spreading the love of God to people in places that I can't necessarily be at, as a business owner. You know, they're on the front lines in ministry, meeting the needs of people all across the world. And that's a privilege to me,” says Dennis.

His business continues to grow and bless him beyond what he ever thought possible. He says, “God restored everything we lost and then some, a hundredfold. Like I never would have thought that I'd end up here, running my own company, making six figures, every day it's a blessing. And I'm just grateful and thankful for it.”

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Rob Hull

Rob Hull has been writing, shooting and producing stories for CBN since 2008. His love of sharing redemptive, Christ centered stories began with video productions at his local church in Bellingham Washington before moving to Nashville to join the CBN staff. He loves the process of creating emotionally moving images that help tell the story of God’s love for people.