We also realized that the gas bill on the house had not been paid for long and soon, it would be cut off leaving us with no heat in the Ontario winter. The manager the owners had left behind was of no help. We got desperate and cried out to God. Pitana stayed all night praying. As we both prayed, God gave us separately a name of a dear sister we had just met. We obeyed and called her as the Lord had instructed us. We told her that we didn’t know why but we felt we were to share with her our situation. She told us that she was going to pray and then proceed as God leads her. She promised she would be getting back to us that day. By evening, we got the call. She had shared our situation with her homeschooling group. There were 3 people saying that they had furnished homes that we could use. One of those ladies called us. Her mother travels for the winter and has a big house that we could use! She explained that the house was big enough for all of our family. The house also came with a clubhouse which has an indoor swimming pool, gym and a games room! I asked her how much they wanted to rent it and she replied “IT’S FOR FREE!!!” Wow, am I hearing correctly? I asked again how much it would be and she assured me that they just wanted to give it to us for free to use to rest. Free including all utilities too! Praise be to God. Only He can do such a thing!
The house is in Collingwood, ON; a 2 hr drive from where we were in Mississauga. We moved into the house the next day. What a night and day change it was from where we were just coming from. We shouted, danced and cried as we thanked our faithful God. Oh, He is so good. The amazing thing is that those 2 dear ladies have never met. They only knew each other via e-mail!
The house was beyond anything we had imagined. Everyone of us’ desires, including our nanny’s, had been fulfilled. The house was beautifully decorated. Very organized and clean. Such thoughtfulness in every detail. There was Pitana and I’s room (more like a suite); the girls room, the boys room (King size bed) and Sarah, our nanny, had her own “apartment” downstairs- which she so appreciated. There was play room/ game and theater room downstairs with a ping pong table, lots of games, toys and large space with plenty of couches to host a party! There was a craft room- oh my, we had never seen such before, it was like being in a craft store- all kinds of papers, stamps etc. Perfect for a homeschooling family! Lots of room to host friends and family who would need to spend the night when they visited. It was just so perfect for us. A perfect place to rest. Did I mention that it was off the Georgian bay? The club house was free for us to use as well. We just simply enjoyed our vacation and time alone as a family. What a good boss we serve!
We were able to visit renown places such as Blue Mountain and Wasaga Beach (longest fresh water beach in the world) which were just a few minutes drive from the house.
We of course continued our homeschooling after resting a bit. We took our classroom out and went to see the “it’s an honour” travel exhibit put on by the office of the Governor General, David Johnson. While learning all we could learn about the Canadian honor awards, we were told that Canada’s most honored man was just on the way to the exhibit. He arrived to find a few of us there and he took time to answer our family’s questions before taking off in a few minutes. General Richard Rohmer, that is his name, is said to be “the most decorated Canadian,” The list of his awards go on and on. We took a picture with him for our keepsake and the photographer on the exhibit took one too. Little did we know that we would be in the local newspaper!!!
I hope you are encouraged as you read of how God turned our trying time into something beautiful beyond what we had imagined. He hears you too. Whatever difficult situation you are facing, please don’t give up. Let’s keep calling unto him.
“O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.” Plsalm 65:2.
To God be the glory both now and forevermore in Jesus’ name. Amen
N.B: If you would like to partner with us please click here to give!