HOW WE STARTED
"A VISION OF LOVE & UNITY"
"It was truly a vision from God!" -Debbie Niblet.
About a year prior: Hassan, Debbie, Hassan II, Isaiah, Xavier, and Emmanuel Niblet all sat at a family lunch in tears because they knew they each wanted to leave a legacy. Frustrated, they couldn't quite figure out what they wanted to do, what their purpose was, or what they would leave for future generations. It was in that moment where God saw their willingness to make a change, they just had to shuffle their ideas & reservations...to allow him to cultivate something that was about to truly be special.
Months passed & the conversation wasn't brought up again. Then one night God struck a vision deep into Debbie Niblet's heart that she couldn't hold onto any longer. As she shared the vision... the family immediately knew, God was moving, and God was about to send them on a journey that would lovingly force love, peace, and FORGIVENESS back to the forefront of the world. The scripture that was connected to the vision was simple...
MATTHEW 18: 21-22
"Then Peter came to him and asked, "Lord how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?"
"No, not seven times," Jesus replied, "but seventy times seven"
"Love is the seed that roots each of our hearts to God's." -Hassan Niblet II.
On a warm July afternoon, in 2016, you could find a family of 6... in their hometown giving back to a place,that had poured so much into them.
"We just saw a need in our community, and wanted to be agents for change," Isaiah Niblet said.
This step, coupled with a vision from God helped to track the momentum to create a brand that is transforming hearts across the world today.
During the 2014 Fiscal Year 61.3 percent of Bartow County's 14,200 students received free, or reduced lunch. Knowing this staggering statistic, the Niblet family knew they had to do whatever it took to bridge the gap to help ease the financial & emotional burdens of parents & students alike, across their county.
As a result they created the "LXX•VII Back to School Bash" ...a way to bring students out in a fun, family-oriented environment. Each student would receive a back pack full of free school supplies, a home cooked meal, and seeds of greatness as they prepared for the new school year.
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive hate; only love can do that." -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
With a vision in hand, and the Back To School Bash quickly approaching, The Niblet family wanted to look unified throughout the event. From there they had six shirts made with their vision represented on them. (LXX•VII, which stands for Seventy Times Seven, just in the roman numeral form.) "I wanted to create something tangible, that would change the heart, the moment someone laid their eyes on it," Xavier Niblet said.
Although the event had nothing to do with them, people couldn't help but ask what their shirts meant. After the event The Niblet family went to social media to share what the shirts meant & people LOVED THE VISION. About 80-85 pre-orders preceded & now thousands of shirts have been purchased not only the U.S., but across the world. "Now its like I see it everywhere, and it's like, 'It's by God," Hassan Niblet said.
"I'm grateful for the conversation we had at the lunch table way back in 2015, it's truly changing our lives!" -Hassan Niblet II
"We're going to show the world that through Forgiveness, you can walk in the levels of love that God called us to walk in" -Emmanuel Niblet
"And we definitely want to thank anyone that's bought a shirt, that's liked us on facebook, on instagram, or anything like that, we really appreciate you guys, you are that driving force." -Isaiah Niblet