Friday, May 4, 2012

God did it!!

 We wanted to wait until everything was in and settled before we shared the news that with the support of so many people, we were able to purchase the Wallace family a mobile home about a month ago-along with a lot of other items within the home!  The Lord worked out SO many details-way too many to share-one of which that this mobile home that HE PROVIDED was just a mobile home that happened to be sitting on land that a Huntsville family purchased.  They needed to hurry and get rid of it so they could build a home on the land.  Before they put it up for sale, they completely gutted it, put in new flooring, cabinets, paint on the walls etc, and then because they were in a hurry to get rid of it, put it up for $4,000-which is almost to the dime what we raised in our fundraiser.  NOT a coincidence!  The seller waived the $1,500 moving fee and decided to include the moving costs within the $4,000.   A lot of the $4,000 mobile homes we had looked at were just not acceptable, and we just kept praying for the Lord's provision!

 The seller moved the home onto the original property where the Wallace family lost their home.  The Red Cross was able to provide some living room furniture and a washer/dryer.  They were able to get their utilities turned on and moved in last night.  We went over today to bring them a carload of donations, and couldn't believe how nice everything looked.  Why do we doubt that God will follow through with what he starts??  I guess I had in my mind that I wouldn't put Sadie down while we visited because it would probably be dirty-not sure what I was expecting...but we were amazed at all of the new shiny appliances( oven, microwave, washer and dryer and fridge), crisp couches, new flooring and giant TV all provided by generous people in our area.  Sadie even christened the new carpet by throwing her cup of cheerios all over the place! =) Someone donated giftcards to Home depot, so we were able to buy some of those there, and gave them the leftovers to buy whatever is needed for maintenance, storage, building a deck, landscaping, etc in the future)  Most importantly, the relationship we've formed with them is one of eternal value.  Many conversations have led to Gospel seeds being planted, and both Vicky and Walter today had tears in their eyes of gratitude to the Christians that have reached out to them, and have shown interest in finding a church to plug into nearby.

Thank you for your prayers and generosity throughout this process!  We serve a God that is alive and active among us...what a testimony we have of that now!