Shared by Madaleine Helm, AIM Royal Emerald Director, South Africa
AIM was a true godsend for me and my family.
My son was born with many allergies and eczema, and he developed asthma at the age of four. I didn’t know a single thing about nutrition, so I prayed, “Lord, show me what I am doing wrong.” During the next month, He sent me to a new Bible study group, where I was introduced to the AIM products. Very skeptically, I started my son on AIM’s green barley grass powder. After using it for only a couple of weeks, my four-year- old’s asthma started to clear up. I started to read up on health and nutrition and attended a friend’s healthy cooking demonstrations. The year was 1989, and my journey with AIM to better health had started!
This same friend told me about the AIM business opportunity. Being a stay-at-home mom with a struggling marriage, this caught my attention. I told my friend that I want to do this as a business.
The struggles in my marriage propelled me to persevere in becoming financially independent and not give up. Not long after joining AIM, I went through a divorce. Being a single mom with no financial support from my husband, I found myself going through tough times. With the moral support of friends, family, and upline, and with a monthly AIM check, my son and I got our own little two-bedroom place. I started doing more AIM talks and educated myself in health and nutrition. Before long, I was seeing people in my small townhouse, using my little dining room as an AIM office.
We used the products ourselves, but some months I only had enough income to provide my son with only one product— none for myself. We became living testimonies of the benefits of taking AIM BarleyLife® and other AIM products.
AIM has provided me the opportunity to choose my hours. Through working my AIM business, I had the wonderful opportunity to spend afternoons with my son right through primary school, taking him to after-school activities and being there for every match and cultural activity. Sometimes he even went with me to do an AIM talk, sitting in the front row, swinging his legs to and fro with his little arm in the air, saying, “Mommy, may I tell them what BarleyLife did for me?”
Through high school, I was able to be there for him, too—to watch his games, to see him grow up. I always paced myself, trying not to spend too much time on my business and neglect my first priority, which was being a mother.
In this current season of our lives, my son is off to college, turning twenty-one this year, and I am able to spend more time on AIM. I have a goal to enlarge my income and to reach as many people as possible with AIM’s excellent products and business opportunity.
Today I am married to a very kind man who gives me the freedom to do health talks, meetings and training, to travel extensively and to reach those people in need of health.
In looking back, I can truly say that the Lord sent AIM into our lives and that through AIM our lives have changed.
Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.