The Jeffrey Sloe Story
The reason for sharing my story is…
…not to sell you anything, or to promote my business. This is strictly the story of my life and how I’ve become what I am today!
I hope my story will reveal God’s true Glory, and how He can forgive even the most wretched sinners. I pray that God will open your heart to accept His free gift of salvation.
The Younger Years
I was brought up in a conservative church going household. Our family moved several times but we never left the Cleveland area. I’m the fourth of twelve children. Our first move, or the move I first remember, was because of the growth of our family. We needed a larger house so we moved from the Westside of Cleveland to Bay Village, a beautiful community on the shores of Lake Erie.
After settling in our “new home”, my father’s place of employment decided to build a new plant in Eastlake, some 30 miles from Bay Village. Once the plant was finished my father commuted sixty miles each day to support his family. The drive was long and eventually it started to wear on my father’s nerves. With that in mind, my parent’s started to look for a house on the Eastside of Cleveland.
After several months and a lot of trips to the Eastside, my parents found a house in Highland Heights, only 15 minutes from my father’s plant. It was March 28, 1968 that we moved to Highland Heights, which seemed like the other side of the world.
It wasn’t until my senior year in high school that things started to change, not for the better, but actually slowly going downhill. I had become an independent, selfish and self-righteous individual. I did what I wanted and when I wanted to do it. Not really caring what others thought or whose feet I stepped on. At the time, I thought I was just chasing after my dream, but looking back today, I was not very kind, compassionate, or loving.
Negative Influences or Selfish Acts?
I’m sure there were a lot of influences, most likely negative, in my life that shaped the person that I had become. Although as time progressed, I was proud of the person I had become, an independent entrepreneur.
On January 6, 1979 I started a business. I was a mechanic with several years of experience working on autos and trucks. In my own mine, I thought I was intelligent enough to have a business, besides, I was working in a shop that was not meeting my needs. I needed to change and take control of my future. Working for myself seemed to be the best choice at the time.
Without boring you with all the details, I did remain (through a lot of hardship and struggles) in business for 21 years. Throughout those years I made some good decisions and really bad decisions, and I believe it was the bad decisions that started to control my life. With that in mind, I needed to make a change in my life.
Was there more to life? Click on My Testimony to learn more.
Choices Shape Our Lives!
The choices we make throughout our lives shape, not only our personality, but also our character. It’s those choices that determine where we want our life to go, and if our lives go spinning out of control, chances are, we are NOT making the right choices.
Some of the bad choices I made were the people I hung around with. My sphere of influence, the people that most influenced my life, were not, let’s say, the best choices I could have made. But, I was having a lot of fun and doing what I wanted to do. I was clearly my choice!
I have been there, on top of the world, or at least it seemed that way, and I have done that, doing my own thing and burning bridges with relationships, and affecting other people’s lives as I went. Let me tell you, that is not fair to the other people, and it’s not fair to the God that created us. I was not the person I wanted to be. I was overtaken by sin and the teachings of the world. I was NOT who I wanted to be.
I needed to make a change, and that change could only come from one place…from within. I first had to realize that I needed to change. That was the easy part. Then I had to accept the fact that I could not do it on my own. That was the hard part.
My Vision and Current Work
As I’ve mentioned earlier, I’m not here to sell you anything. However, the tabs above explain what I have done in my life and what I continue to do to earn money. Those links are used to provide for me and my family, and support my local church, along with their ministries around the world. The main goal is to go out and spread the Good News about Jesus.
If we are going to save lives, we need to tell people about Jesus and help people that are less fortune than ourselves.
I have recently retired from Total ID Solutions, Inc, where I worked for the past 14 as a support technician. Total ID Solutions, Inc. is a full service photo identification company, and a reseller of direct to plastic card printers. I’m also an Internet Marketing Advisor, search engine optimization specialist, web designer, handyman, and an Uber and Lyft driver.
Helping individuals in-need, not only with their life problems, but also with their businesses, has always been a passion of mine, and will remain that way, until the Lord calls me home!
Thank you for reading my story!