My name is Nicole Zintzun.
Here is my story. (Simply put)
To start, I am a 20-year-old, married, Christian. I grew up in an unbelieving household. My parents got divorced in high school. I grew up in a higher social class, then when the recession hit in 2008, everything hit rock bottom for me and my family. Finances. Friends. Health. Direction. Family. It all went south. I went from having it all to having nothing.
All my plans of going to amazing schools and having awesome high school and college memories just went down the drain overnight. There are a lot more details that I just can’t share. But let me just say this. Things were bad. I felt like my reality was taken away from me. It was almost like I had just woken up from a really awesome dream to then realize my real life had just started. It seemed like a nightmare.
I started seeking all the wrong things. I’m sure you can imagine the typical things a young girl living in a broken home would seek. I don’t even need to name them. I think you get the idea.
I was broken and desperate for guidance.
I needed Jesus.
Next thing you know Jesus was calling my name in every season of life.
Calling me into His love.
Calling me to deny myself and my life and truly follow Him.
Calling me into His grace and Mercy
Calling me into His unconditional Love.
Next thing you know…
Guess what happens!!
I decided to follow Jesus! To choose Him all the days of my life. To have the most meaningful relationship anyone could ever have.
Since then He has delivered me and made me an ENTIRELY new creation. My life and heart have truly changed for the better. All glory to God.
And you know what the CRAZY PART IS…..
I wouldn’t take all the hardship back for a second. Because of all the hardship, I now have a relationship with Jesus. I get to encounter His love, peace, guidance, and grace every day! Priceless.
A Relationship with the true and living God.
All those nights of tears and fears brought me to a place where there is no other I’d prefer to be. In a peaceful relationship with God.
With that being said…
That gets me to Found 72.
To make this simple, Psalm 72: 12-14 totally touched my heart.
Psalm 72:12-14 English Standard Version (ESV)
12 For he delivers the needy when he calls,
the poor and him who has no helper.
13 He has pity on the weak and the needy,
and saves the lives of the needy.
14 From oppression and violence he redeems their life,
and precious is their blood in his sight.
English Standard Version (ESV)
The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
There was a certain season of my life where I felt totally in need. I needed someone to help me and put my paths straight. I needed my life to be redeemed. This scripture spoke to my soul.
Jesus redeemed my life. I am so thankful.
I now have a similar passion, “to help the helpless and him who has no helper.” I am studying at Liberty University Online to pursue a BA degree that will help me further my career. I am studying to become a social worker. My major is social work and my minor is criminal justice.
As far as a career path, I am interested in the prevention/education/awareness of the Human Sex Trafficking Industry.
Anything justice related I’m in.
I want to encourage women in the Lord. I know I am young, so please give me grace. I am also human and make mistakes. I too am learning. I am not perfect. But know that my heart in creating Found 72 is founded on the fundamental idea of helping others.
That is why I have decided to combine my passion for helping others and writing by creating devotionals.
I create Bible growth magazines with different topics. They come in an Ebook form as well as a physical copy. They are filled with a lot of awesome scriptures with questions that help deepen the study and personal application of the scripture. The magazines are filled with a lot of room for journaling and note-taking. Each magazine has 30 scriptures for an average of 30 days a month. It’s almost like a fun 30-day challenge every time you decide to do one of the studies. It’s not overwhelming, and its fun.
I happen to really enjoy devotionals. If one of my bible growth magazines helps even just a few women grow and stay encouraged that makes me happy.
All Glory to God! Forever and Amen.