Very simply, this "dream" was developed out of a deep desire to use the creative gifts that God has given me, both physical and spiritual, to further His kingdom. As a professional interior designer and a mother of two, God began to show me that the creative talents I have are gifts from Him, and that they can be used to change people's lives. Through extensive prayer, God has led me to turn this dream into a reality by forming a non-profit organization - Kingdom Design Ministries.
The main goal of this ministry is to uplift the name of Jesus Christ. The "room makeovers" are simply the platform that allows us to bring the spirit of God into people's homes. This opportunity offers more than just a pretty new room for the receiving family. Through this service we bring families closer together in Christ, they receive hope. We strive to help the individual child realize that they are valuable in God's eyes. To assure them that despite their circumstances, He has a purpose, a plan for their lives. They can make a difference in the world because "all things are possible to him that believes" Mark 9:23
Most of all, if anyone in the family has never accepted Jesus Christ as their personal savior, we pray that this ministry will open the door to that opportunity. Our job is to be obedient to the call God has placed on our lives...then, leave the results up to Him!
In Christ,
Missy Johnson


Thursday, March 25, 2010

2010 Room Makeover

Hello everyone! It has been some time since our last post....the past several months have been an extremely busy time for KDM! Fundraiser, planning meeting, etc...have dominated the schedule! Today's post is about our latest room makeover for a boy in East Tennessee name Jimmy Munds! I ask Missy to give us a little background about this precious boy so here is her take:

Jimmy was to be born a twin, but when a premature emergency delivery had to be performed his unborn brother did not make it! Jimmy made it out of the womb but had suffered a stroke in the process which left him with Cerebral Palsy. He spent four months in the hospital and just one week before his first birthday he received a kidney transplant from a special donor - his own mother!

The first time we visited Jimmy's family, his mother gave us a tiny glimpse into the broken world of a parent with a special needs child. With tears rolling down her sweet face she explained, "Jimmy doesn't have any of the qualities that our world values...he isn't rich, he isn't smart, he isn't beautiful, and he isn't an athlete! He's a little boy that is different."

Oh, but then he smiles....and it's a smile that can melt your heart! It's an amazing feeling to see a human life that spreads such a degree of warmth that you intuitively KNOW this life is held softly and securely in the hands of the almighty God!

From that very first meeting this verse of scripture came to me and stayed in my heart throughout this project, "But many who are the greatest now will be the least important then, and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then." Matthew 19:30
Praise God that He has eternal eyes and He sees so much more than we do!

So today, here is just a small glimpse of the room makeover in progress...Please come back tomorrow to see more photos, the finished room, and all the volunteers who helped make this room possible! Happy Thursday!

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Missy Johnson - Director & Interior Designer

Donna H. Baumann - Project Coordinator & Interior Designer

Commited Volunteers - Ellen Barker, Shae Loveday, Eddie Huff, Emma McCollum, & Gerome Sparks

Andrea Carpenter, President
Tammi Ford, Secretary
Danez Black, Vice President, Fundraising Chair
Paul Monroe, Treasurer

Additional Mentors
We do have Business 'mentors' who help advise us as-needed in areas such as finances, marketing, business management, budgeting, etc... Once the need for a Board is established we feel very strongly that these two men will be members.

Carroll Trentham - Business Owner, Seymour TN

Tony Murrell - Business Owner, Maryville TN


In submission of our name to the state of Tennessee on June 2008, we are now recognized as "KINGDOM DESIGN MINISTRIES, Inc."

Our secretary of state control ID number is #0581561

Kingdom Design Ministries is a 501 (c)3 organization as of October, 2011