Founders David and Bianca Lisonbee recently returned from serving a three-year mission for their church in Salvador, Brazil. We’re thrilled to have them back at 4Life® Global Headquarters! Read to learn more about their mission and plans for the future.
What was your daily life like in Brazil?
We spent a few days each week at the mission office, reviewing the status of our missionaries in each area. We also spent time training the missionaries who worked in the office on receiving new missionaries and getting others ready to go home. The office missionaries oversaw the travel, rental, and upkeep of apartments, finances, and well-being of over 160 missionaries. The skills that the office missionaries learn serve them well throughout their lives. We spent other days visiting areas throughout our mission, some as far away as 800 miles. We spent a lot of time on the road, meeting local people and missionaries, and providing assistance.
“Don’t ever give up on your dreams. Your vision is a powerful force to help you reach your goals.”
What was your favorite aspect of your experiences in Brazil?
We served with young people 18–21 years old. It was wonderful to watch them grow and change. Most of them arrived feeling timid and inexperienced. It was amazing to watch them shift focus from themselves and their girlfriends or boyfriends back home, and find joy in serving others. Their task was not easy, but they matured as they learned to do hard things. We also loved getting to know the wonderful people of Brazil. They have a very warm and loving culture.
What are you most excited to do now that you’re home?
David: I’m excited to play with our grandkids, get back into day-to-day operations at 4Life®, and go golfing.
Bianca: I’m eager to spend time with our grandkids, immerse myself in 4Life, and shop at my favorite stores.
What are your thoughts about the future of 4Life®?
We have never been more excited about 4Life! We’re eager to work full-time at Global Headquarters again and help the company reach a new level of success. We truly feel like 4Life is on the verge of explosive growth, and we’re anxious to put into place ideas that can help us achieve it.
After living in two countries outside of the United States (Italy in 2009–2010 and now Brazil) we have an even stronger conviction that all of us, no matter where we live, want to enjoy meaningful relationships, financial security, and great health. Now more than ever, we believe that 4Life is the best way to help people achieve these things.*
What are three things you’d like to share with 4Life distributors?
- Appreciate every moment of every day. While it’s important to plan for the future and learn from the past, it’s also critical to live in the present. It’s only in the present that we can make things happen!
- Don’t ever give up on your dreams. While it may be necessary to adjust your course, never give up on what you want to accomplish. Your vision is a powerful force to help you reach your goals.
- Relationships are the most important thing in this life. When you focus on loving and serving others, everything else falls into place.