Interview and Discussion

Peter and Family on the road in various RV Communities

Peter Rondeau is a friend and Kingdom unity catalyst hailing from New Hampshire. We met through a New England Alliance young leaders retreat several years ago. Peter is also an entrepreneur, having created a school textbook business from the ground up listening to the Lord.

Here Peter’s background :

In 2008, Lord gave me a textbook business that as I listened to him and did what he showed me. It rapidly increased as the market decreased. Did this until 2013 when the Lord invited me to “follow Him” and I left the business and followed Him. First destination was NH where I served a youth focused traveling discipleship ministry. After that the Lord sent me to Iris Leaders school in California for 9 months. After school I returned to NH and served in the house of prayer in Manchester while also connecting believers in the region.

Soon after got married to Greta and started a family as well as a residential remodeling business. This business allowed us to buy a rundown house, renovate it and sell it after enjoying it for 2 years.

He then led us as a family to “follow him” and we moved into an RV and followed where He led us! We started with one child and have added two more children since being “on the road”.

We’re being led towards starting more businesses that will fund the Kingdom and the things on His heart for the coming years!

Our family’s favorite song is “into the unknown” because the Father has proven Himself faithful over and over again as we orient our lives to carry out His plans here.

Family retreat center idea NH

Areas of Refuge Vision

God has him and his family on a unique RV journey throughout the country. Here is a vision he had recently which will be the basis of our discussion :

One night, after the kids were asleep, we joined together to praise the Lord and pray. I entered into a vision and appeared before me were communities of refuge all along I-81. This interstate highway runs all the way from Eastern, TN all the way to Canada! I saw them as necessary hubs, holistic communities that provided housing, food, training and care for a later to be known future need. I sensed there would be need for medical care and spiritual care. I sensed there would be need for these communities to be self-sustaining with income/business options, farms and food, an abundance of housing options and meeting spaces. I sensed that there was some type of upcoming event (even nuclear) on the east coast and this was the place where much of the eastern seaboard would run to for refuge.

Laying the Right Foundations

Peter and I have been having great conversations about humility and selflessness. Business opportunities given by God are more open-architecture green houses than “keep-it-secret and corner the market” kind of thing. The former is Kingdom and the latter is the way of worldly business thinking. This is the New Breed of Business.

Likewise, Peter says:

We’ve learned that community for the sake of doing community is also inherently selfish. It has to be laid-down love that looks like surrender and sacrifice. Aka Jesus. Do we want eternal foundations? Or Hype? (social media etc.)

Here is something he also pasted on FB

I see the Lord, raising up a countless number of home and parent type scenarios around the world that are being made ready to welcome the hurting and broken. So many that no one person or group can take credit for this move of God. These ones are being trained to come out of tradition and religion (which has a focus on form and function). They are being drawn to come back to learning Gods ways of love and family. Taking spiritual elitism, tradition and language out and replacing it with Gods original design of conversational talk leading to a (super)natural enjoyable life of surrender. One that starts in the Spirit and flows to the natural. I see these parents and families being ready to welcome a large number of children home and these children carry inside of them the blueprints and plans on the heart of the Father for his thoughts (glory) to cover the earth in the next season. Habakkuk 2:14. These children and plans will come disguised as broken vessels, often offensive to the religious. The parents job is to help them learn how to obey everything The Father has commanded, showing them who they are in Jesus first, then releasing and encouraging them to follow His commands and walk out the vision He has placed in their hearts! Currently we feel led to “relationally connect” these groups to create a larger “net” so nobody gets missed whom God has called home. These separate groups or “networks”, move and live as if they are one as we are One Body, the body of Christ. Nothing is their own, homes, land, wealth, etc.

Peter shares what they have tried to help create with their community there in the Greenville, South Carolina area…

Kingdom Wealth Transfer

The other dimension of our discussion is Kingdom wealth. Here are some thoughts from Peter on that…

The transfer of wealth from the wicked to righteous. I know we have an ever evolving understanding of the ways of the Lord, but I wanted to share an insight The Lord has given me about one way it can work and is playing out currently in our lives.

From 2008 to about 2013 I had a college textbook business. I would buy college textbooks from college professors that publishers had sent them for free as junk mail type marketing material in hopes that the professor will adopt their book and therefore would have X amount of books sales at usually around $200 a book.  It’s no secret that the publishing industry is certainly overpriced and arguably greedy. So because of this giant, standing up, if you will, perhaps, could even be referred to as the prostitute of Babylon. She created a shadow market that allowed us to come in and provide a win-win situation for everyone else, but the wicked. We provided a recycling source for these un-asked for books, which put cash in the hands of professors, then we sold them to another Christian owned company who employed many believers, who then sold them back to students at a reduced price. Our market would not have existed if the book was not originally priced at +/- $200. Therefore, it allowed us to accumulate the wealth that the evil created until that market no longer existed or shifted as it has.

In my own personal story, this is what enabled me to be a missionary to New Hampshire for the years, leaving South Carolina, and before I got married. The Lord in His wisdom allowed me the freedom to just serve him from the fruits of serving Him in the business that He had given me.

Fast forward to today, I see the same thing happening in the solar and lithium industry.

Just a few days ago, the Lord connected me with a source with a consistent supply of larger sized lithium batteries that still have about three years left on their service life. My guess (hunch) is they probably have 2 to 3 times what the manufacturer state is left in them. The industry that they came from would take no chances in a battery failing so, they probably de-rated their life from the manufacturer and then the end user also did the same.

My hunch is that the US probably won’t get to the place where we ever get the production up to the current (inflated) demand, because the industry will likely shift with political powers, etc. so it seems like a window of time (~5 years) for this opportunity. Other battery types are more sustainable and less destructive to the earth, but not widely manufactured yet.

The southeast is becoming the auto manufacturing center of the US and with the shift to EV stuff, battery recycling companies are setting up plants near these auto manufacturers.

The other side of this is used solar panels! Many industries have panels piling up and don’t have a way to discard them, there are already some companies selling used panels. I have access to these also.

Looking into it now to ponder which business model best reflects the fathers heart, so that we can make this a community business that can support his kingdom, I am eyeballing a “benefit corporation” but not set on anything.