About Four Winds Agency

  • Mission

    There is a growing movement happening in the culture today which is focused on making the world a better place. Thousands of nonprofit (as well as for profit) organizations are focused on helping people, seeking justice, correcting oppression, defending the fatherless, pleading the widow鈥檚 cause and so much more. We believe that through their efforts, and Jesus鈥檚 strength, the world will become a better place.
  • Vision

    Our vision is to come alongside these organizations and help them help others. We will bring our gifts of design for creating print and online promotional collateral with our marketing and promotional skills. We can help present your organization as a professional, well established and effective organization. One that evokes confidence from potential donors, volunteers and communities, better equipping you to fulfill your calling, and more time to focus on your organization/ministry.
  • Purpose

    We believe you are unique. You are 1 of a kind and should stand out from the crowd. We create online strategies to make sure you have a great 1st impression on the web. We offer full agency resources and experience to help you raise more awareness, support and donations. The goal and purpose of Four Winds Agency is to spread your message to the four corners of the Earth.

How this agency got started...

So, I went on a serving trip to India with a group of new friends from Discovery Church Orlando. On the first day of the trip, during a layover in Dubai, I received an email from a friend at my previous company. He was letting me know that the company I was working for (at the time) had just sent out a voluntary separation offer. I had been with the company since 1997, and had been expecting to be let go at any time because of the changes in the newspaper industry. Although the workload of my team had been slowing down considerably over the past couple of months, I was still surprised by the reality of the email. I wrestled with my impending choice for the first day or two while in Kolkata. Then one morning, during our serving team devotional period, we were asked if there were any situations back home that were distracting us from being able to 鈥榖e in the moment鈥 and serving. As I shared my news, the words 鈥淚 really want to take it鈥 came out of my mouth. It wasn鈥檛 until that moment I realized that I really did want to take the package. So, in my mind, the wrestling was over. The only question now was; what do I do next?

I did wonder for a little while, but while talking to a team member I realized that God has always given me what I needed to know, when I needed to know it. Because of that, for the next day or so, I didn鈥檛 give it much thought. I just concentrated on what we were busy doing while in Kolkata. On Monday morning (Oct 12th, 2015),

I woke from a good night rest with 鈥榯he idea鈥.
It was an idea I was given years ago, but never acted upon it. As far as I know, there is no other organization doing this, which causes me to wonder about the feasibility of it.
To create an agency that would be able to service and help small nonprofit organizations with their marketing and promotional materials.
That morning I decided to fast (for a couple of reasons, and this being one of them) for the rest of the day so that I might have clarity and better communication with God on this idea. As the day carried on, thoughts, reasons and possible problems concerning the structure of the design agency would come to mind. And as soon as I had a question, an answer was there. I took notes on my phone throughout the day, and by the end of the day I had a rough draft of the vision statement, mission statement, resources, plans for growth and a fuller view of the idea, which was becoming a vision.

The next day we visited an organization (Freeset) that operated as a for profit maker of shirts, bags, backpacks and more. They positioned themselves on the edge of one of the worst Red Light districts in the city in order to help give the people in the area a way out of, or an alternative from the brothels. Then they talked about the other part of their organization that I thought was very moving. They had started a foundation that could take care of their employees if they were not able to make it in to work (usually because they had been abused by a relative or close member of the family). In this way they were able to both give them work (dignity) and help (compassion) when it was needed. I found their organization structure very inspiring. The rest of the day the vision continued to grow into a global vision.

The vision culminated on the evening of the third day,
while traveling across a waterway between a couple of the Sundarban Islands on the edge of the Bengal Sea. I was on the front of a small wooden boat, loaded with our team members, as its little engine putted us across the 10-15 minute journey to the other shore. The sun had just set and the glow of it still lit the sky in a bright pale blue. The approaching treelined shore was silhouetted in darkness as a towering three headed thundercloud dominated the horizon. The water was still, the breeze was refreshing, the soft blue glow of the fading sunset backlit the thundercloud and kept details of the scene I was experiencing well lit. I felt an overwhelming sense that God was showing me an illustration of the rest of my life: I am traveling to a land I don鈥檛 know, to experiences I have not imagined, as I am moving closer to Him, He has me covered. During those moments I was alone with Him. There were no thoughts of the other people on the boat, or anywhere else for that matter. I felt a blanket of peace and an air of excitement in my being as I thought about the vision He had given me. I was soaked in this visual representation He was showing me. As we approached the other shore, I slowly came out of the vision and became aware of the bustle of the team as they prepared to disembark, as well as those on the shore coming to greet the boat. My focus started to narrow as I watched the stone steps on the shore, leading out of the water, get closer. And as my focus became extremely narrow while I was stepping from the boat onto the steps (so that I wouldn鈥檛 slip), I felt the words
鈥淎nd now, you work!鈥
go through my head. It was so strong and clear, I knew it was from God. And everything in my being responded with enthusiasm: Yes Sir!

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  • Heritage Sandy Springs Museum & Park

    Four Winds Agency is amazing. I鈥檝e had the pleasure of working with both Richard and Greg on several design projects including a digital and print magazine. Both designers are open to suggestions and corrections, and they tailor everything to suit your individual themes and tastes. Both are quick to respond (even when the deadline is right around the corner), and the finished project is always what you want and more. Will always recommend Four Winds and its designers for any project!

    Keith L. Moore, M.A. |

  • Simmons Jewelers

    We recently have had several occasions to work with Richard Blount II. We were thoroughly impressed with his skill as a photographer and felt that he was actually working with us, as a partner would do. He was able to take our vague ideas and turn them into the perfect photograph and the perfect ad layout. He exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend him to anyone else who is in need of “creative genius”.

    Robert W. Simmons |

  • Charity Auction Training

    You have done a phenomenal job and been most patient and accommodating with us. We are confident our website will be a huge benefit to our business, and we are most grateful to you for your amazing work.

    Cindy |

  • AC Cover Guard

    Richard is a talented and dedicated media specialist who has successfully assisted our companies to gain a successful online presence. He was able to update our current systems without a full overhaul. His valuable knowledge of available tools and resources has saved us time and money. We believe Four Winds Agency is determined to help us succeed and we highly recommend their services.

    Ken Lyons, VP of Business Development |

  • Wings of Hope

    I am more than satisfied with our website. Four Winds Agency is extremely responsive to all our needs by providing creative solutions and ideas for best ways to market our organization and completes everything in a timely manner – even in those “quick-turnaround” times. I highly recommend Four Winds for their talents and skills for web design but also because of their integrity, honesty and concern for others in our community and the world. They are a blessing to us and all who come in contact with them.

    Kathy |

  • Shelley Dawson

    Four Winds Agency is my go to source for everything marketing. I feel confident that their wealth of experience will guide me in the right direction when it comes to branding myself. The recent Direct Mail piece that Four Winds designed for me is timeless and continues to drive results. I find working with this agency to be easy both in communication and delivery of final product. Very pleased with this partnership!

    Shelley |