“Ears to Hear.” That’s the inspiration that Jerry Hudgins received about two years ago. He didn’t act on it right away, though.
“The timing was not right,” he said.
So he waited.
Now, he says, in a world that seems to get crazier by the day, “One thing stays true: GOD is still in control.”
Hudgins, along with his wife Becky, has now launched the Ears to Hear Collection of Christian apparel to spread that message.
“We design our own items, and new ones are added monthly,” he said. “And 10% of the proceeds goes to Life 88.5 FM – so that you can hear that right song at the right time!”
The new company’s logo is unique also.
“Throughout the Bible, Jesus used references to sheep or the shepherd,” Hudgins said. “Leaving the 99 for the one, the sheep hear my voice, and many more. So we chose the sheep as our logo, and use a sheep in many of our designs.”
For the last several years, Hudgins has been operating another ministry called Sole Reason. Basically, they buy new sneakers – via sponsors and other fundraising – and distribute them to kids in the greater Topeka area. Up to 1000 pairs are given out to needy children each year.
“It’s all about sneakers and smiles!” remarked Hudgins.
As if Sole Reason didn’t keep Hudgins busy enough – along with a full-time job – now he has another item on his plate with the Ears to Hear Collection.
“Right now we have t-shirts, hoodies, long-sleeved shirts and kids apparel, but we’ll soon be adding hats, baby items and more,” Hudgins said.
All the fun and creative images and designs are original, he said. Each item has a message to go along with the design, and Christmas items are available now also.
Many items are available now at earstohearcollection.com.
For more information about Sole Reason, visit www.solereason.net.
–Lee Hartman | Metro Voice