It’s 25 days now since we left BC to drive across US. We simply heard God instruct us to do so. We didn’t and still don’t have exact details of what He plans to do. But we have seen His faithfulness as we have obeyed mile after mile. You all know that we are missionaries. We trust God for every provision. Though we are human, we try not to let what our bank account says determine what we do. But by His grace, we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit regardless what financial state we are in at that time.
So, at the beginning of the month, we left BC, having packed up all our belongings into storage. We had less than $600 dollars with us. All 8 of us would need food, a place to sleep, laundry and of course gas. God who was sending us knew that also. Our first stop was in Mt. Vernon, WA where we ministered and never made any mention to anyone about needing money. By the end of our worship service, a few people walked to us telling us how God had told them to give us money. We walked out of that service with close to $400! God is so good!
We have since traveled and ministered in Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and now in Texas. Every where we have been God has provided free and wonderful bedrooms to rest in. He has had various kinds of food prepared for us in abundance. We have had our clothes washed free of charge but above all, we have been warmly welcomed in every state and city with even people we had never met before. All because we have been sent by the King of kings and the One who owns it all. Can I even tell you that God has even provided play mates and toys for our children; wonderful schooling materials and time to homeschool, not to mention beautiful new friendships. We have met and have had fellowship with believers from all kinds of walks:- Baptist; charismatics, CPA, PA, family oriented churches. We have been able to sit with all these and focus on the sacrifice of Jesus, His resurrection; His Word and the need for His Spirit to work in all of us. And everywhere the Lord has built us up and also encouraged those we came across to seek Him and to let His Word become alive in their lives. God can do wonders everywhere if we yield to Him and let Him have His way.
We are currently in Alpine, Texas. We didn’t know our hosts before we came here. We found out about them through a hospitality ministry. We had communicated to them that we planned to only stay for 2 days and 3 night. They agreed and then wrote us again saying that we were welcome to stay with them for as long as God would have us in Alpine. Isn’t God good! We came prepared to only stay for those 2 days. But while here, one of our daughters who hadn’t been feeling well threw up a couple of times and had diarrhea. The night before we could leave, we were up late with her crying with stomach pain. We prayed over her and she eventually went to bed and so did we. We realized that her little body would need much rest to recover. You know what? God had prepared our hosts to host us for a longer period. They said to us, “did you not get our e-mail saying that you can stay as long as God would have you here? We talked and agreed to have you here for as long as you need.” Remember we are 8 of us. That is extra meals, utilities; extra expenses for this family of 3 to host us. But God who knows the beginning from the end had gone before us and prepared them even before we ourselves knew it. So, of course, we offered to contribute on food but they would not have it. So today, a friend of theirs offered to bring dinner tomorrow. And just as I write now, our hostess just entered with hands full of food. A friend sent her home with plenty of food. They are being blessed as they bless us. “Be not deceived, God is not mocked, for whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.” Galatians 6:7
Our hosts also happen to have a christian doctor, for their next door neighbor. Being Canadians, we have no health coverage in US and when we had inquired previous about seeing a doctor. We had been told that it would cost us over $100 just to be seen never mind any other help we would need. Well, their neighbor, David, came over after work at 9:30 pm and to look at our daughter. He gave us much assurance and instructions as to what to do to help her and she is since doing well. He also looked at our newborn doing a checkup on him and of course answering all our questions. He did all this for FREE! And everyday he has called to inquire on how our daughter is doing. God is so good! How he cares for us! His goodness is truly overwhelming.
Maybe you are also in a situation where you are needing to trust Him. We hope you’ve been reminded that our God’s faithfulness reaches to the heavens.
To God be all the glory!
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