Friday, November 13, 2009

Car Update: Welcome to the Wonderful Journey of Faith

Thank you all for praying for God's provision of the right car for our deputation travels! God has answered prayer in ways only He could. Our faith was stretched during this time and strengthened as we saw the Lord provide in amazing and unfathomable ways!

In the last post, I mentioned that the man that was selling us his car offered to only charge the $1500 instead of the full $2600, and if the Lord provided the rest, then we could pay the rest. We were so thankful for his generosity and graciousness! We happened to have $40 more than the needed $1500, so we took that as a direct open door from God and thanked Him for His provision.

The next day, Jim received a phone call. An anonymous donor wanted to gift us another $1500 for the car! That meant that we wouldn't have to move all the photography money from outfit and passage to pay for the car. $440 of the photography money could stay! And we were able to pay the seller the FULL $2600! Praise the Lord!

And this all happened in such a timely fashion (and we're not surprised as God was in control)! Our friend, the seller, was going to be in the area that week, so we were able to spend time in fellowship with him and his family (his wife happens to be a good friend of mine), make the transaction in person and thank God for His blessings in our lives together. Isn't it a beautiful thing that the Lord allows us to share in His blessings...oh, the unity of the Body!

We were thrilled to see how the Lord blessed his faith and provided the full amount when he was willing to charge nearly half that much! We were also amazed to see how God blessed our faith in Him as well, for choosing not to buy a car and have to make payments. The Lord is good...and this journey of Faith is truly...wonderful.

I'll be posting pictures of the car soon!

And again, thank you for joining us on this journey with your prayers and support!

Continue to pray as we:

*work on the house.
*have meetings in Colorado on Nov. 29 and Dec. 6.
*schedule more meetings for next year (remember - pray specifically that we'll be up to 50% maybe even 60% by the end of the year!)

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