PRAISE THE LORD $120.00 has been given toward getting a washer for Sis. Alba. If anyone else feels it on their heart to give to this worthy cause; Gifts can be sent to our support address in Ohio and marked "to help buy a washer." If the anything extra comes in, it will be given to help those in need here.
Maineville, OH 45039
Thank y'all and may God RICHLY bless!
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Back in 2004 when we felt that God was calling us to go to Colombia as missionaries we had 2 GIGANTIC yard sales and sold nearly all we owned. Now, I'm not asking you to feel sorry for us, but SELLING OUR STUFF was one of the hardest things I've had to do.
(SIDE NOTE: I personally would recommend to any new missionary to sell the things you don't really care about, but THINK HARD and SAVE/STORE the things that mean a lot like some wedding gifts, antiques, etc.) We did store some things, but sold others that I WISH we would have kept.
Anyways, during that process, one of the HARDEST things for me to sell was our PRECIOUS, GORGEOUS, Amish built, 9 1/2' table, with 12 matching chairs, and a matching deacons bench to seat 2/3 people. It was VERY HARD for me to sell that for as you know I have company over A LOT, and I treasured my table and chairs which Jesus had created a miracle to give us. But, I knew I couldn't get it back to Ohio to preserve it and in the dry heat of AZ it wouldn't have been a good idea to store it, so we sold it. I remember telling Phillip that I was trusting Jesus to get us another table and chairs some time down the road.
Well, last week my sister called and left a message on my phone wanting to know if I had opened my "Christmas in July?" I couldn't imagine what she was talking about. So, I went to check my email to see if there were a message from her. There was!!!! She had received a text from someone wanting to know if she knew of anyone who needed a dinning room table. She said that YES she did! (She needed one and she knew that I needed one!) When they got the table they put it in their dinning room. This table had been in that family for years and in order to strengthen it, they had screwed all of the 4 leaves into place. So since the leaves couldn't come out, the table was too long for Laura's dinning room. =( (I'm praying that Jesus provides another table for Laura and her family!)
So, she and her family
Laura said that it's as if this table was JUST MADE for our dinning room. =) =) =)
~So...here's the beautiful table that Jesus has provided for us...and ~
Here's my sweet sister Laura with our new table. Laura has eaten at this table and said that it will seat 15 or more people.
I thought y'all would enjoy hearing the story of how God gave us another table that's just RIGHT for our dinning room He just provided in 2010 too! =)
It PAYS to serve Jesus...not just in material things He provides...but MAINLY in the PEACE that He gives in our hearts, once we have surrendered EVERYTHING to Him! Isn't JESUS AWESOME?!!~