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Hello, I'm Shonda Ponder. I am a self-employed courier and taxi driver. 

I am a Christian and a Conservative American and native Texan.

My priority is Jesus. My goals are to win souls, to live abundantly and to pay my bills on time, in that order.

I look forward to communicating with you all!

My Story

I had an AWESOME day today!

It didn't go exactly how I would have liked it to, but it was great, none-the-less.

I made up my mind that if I wasn't moving, I wasn't making money; so I was going to work all the apps today. If there were too many drivers then, it wouldn't effect me.

The first thing I did when I went to work today was put another $10 in my gas tank. I had only used a quarter of a tank the day before, so that is all I needed. A point of fact is that I barely used a quarter of a tank of gas today, too.

Then, I parked at the Walmart on Summerhill Road and turned on the Spark App. I used the wait time to log all of yesterday's trips into my Quickbooks app. It's how I keep up with my mileage. I get $0.65 tax deduction per mile, so it is worth it to keep up with my mileage.

Which reminds me: tax time is just around the corner. I'm waiting on all my 1099s.

I got a ping just as I finished logging and Walmart kept me busy until about 5:30. I had made about $77 just doing Spark until then. And, I was hungry, so I went and ate.

Then, I turned on the other apps and got a ping to go to KFC to pick up an order for the ASAP app. When I got there, they said they didn't have that order. So, I released the order and then they found it. I told them I had already released the order, but that another driver should be there shortly to pick up the order. I figured they would find it or it would show up but I didn't want to waste time for it, so instead of calling ASAP, I gave the order away to another driver.

ASAP is bad about delaying orders. Thankfully, not all the time.

Then, I turned on the Uber App. I had already made my lowest goal, so now I was going for the higher one and I wasn't going to stress if I didn't reach it.

I did a few runs, then I got to go pick up someone from the Airport.

As they often do, they asked me all kinds of questions about my work and if I did good...

One conversation led to another and I told him my plans for the future and why I was doing it. That led to me telling about my experience at the shelter back in 2005, and how God had blessed me through all that.

When he got out of the car, he handed me five $20 bills and said I was "inspiring". He had told me earlier how he was part owner of a shelter in Dallas. God is GOOD! ALL THE TIME and RIGHT ON TIME.

I was fixing to go home, but got one more trip. So I made it, then turned the app off. It was 11:30 PM. Time to go home anyway.

Like I told the guy who tipped me, we all have a story to tell. I am determined to tell mine!

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