This morning's post is an introduction from the newest CARE for AIDS team member, John Flores. Join us in giving John a warm welcome to the team!
First of all, let me just say how honored, humbled, and excited I am to be joining the CARE for AIDS team. As I look back on the last ten years, God’s hand is evidently clear in His leading me to this opportunity and to this organization.
I grew up in Houston, TX. My childhood consisted of one focus - baseball. I played all sports, but baseball was my first love. My second love is Texas A&M Football. Here’s to hoping Jimbo Fisher can end the 79 year drought. I went on to attend Texas A&M and double majored in Economics and Political Science.
In 2007, I had the opportunity to serve on a mission trip in Kenya. This was a major turning point in my life. My experiences altered my paradigm, opened my eyes to poverty and struggle, and planted a calling on my life to do something about it. This would eventually lead me into recognizing God’s specific talents that He had given me to add value in this arena - building a team, developing relationships, casting vision, and raising money. Over the next ten years, that path would lead into overseeing development efforts in the 501c3, for-profit, and political, 501c4 markets. These experiences have led to skills learned and refined, and to a rolodex built that will help accelerate the growth of this organization.
Why CARE for AIDS is a question that I have been asked lately. My response is simply - WHY NOT? The work that God has done and is doing through the organization is phenomenal. The lives that have been changed, both physically and spiritually, over the last ten years is remarkable
What I am most excited about is that there is so much opportunity in front of us. The last ten years at CARE for AIDS have built an incredible foundation and track record of success that will allow us to catapult to the next level, both programmatically and in the area of fundraising. There is so much opportunity in front of us, and I am excited to be a part of an organization that never settles and one that keeps moving forward for Kingdom impact.
The most important part of my story is my family. Aimee and I were married in 2010. We have two daughters (7 and 4), one son (15 months), and another son due in mid-April. When we aren’t busy with ballet recitals or soccer games, I love playing golf when possible. We currently live in Johns Creek.