These past few months, I was blessed to be part of an organizing committee for a 2-mile walk to bring awareness of human trafficking to the community. As life would have it, the Tuesday before the walk, my truck would not start. I was without a vehicle until Friday — pay day. Fortunately, Kim, another member of the organizing committee, had offered for me to spend the night at her house and we could then carpool the 35 minute drive to Mt Holly Baptist Church where the walk would be held. She even offered to pick me up which was a blessing because I didn’t have to worry about a ride there if the mechanic wouldn’t be able to fix my truck in one day.
I was told about a month ago that I would need new spark plugs but had been putting it off after I heard it would be $300 to replace them. When I went to pick up my truck, the mechanic showed me the bill of $64! I was pleasantly surprised followed with an “Oh no, did they not change the spark plugs?” The mechanic then told me that the spark plugs were fine and they just had to reprogram a fuel lockout system. Well, I was glad and I went on my way.
That night I went to Kims house and before I laid my head on the pillow, I decided to check my email. A few days prior I had started a fundraiser to finish my private pilot license feeling prompted that it was time. That night, I received a donation of $1000! I was SO BLESSED and felt confirmation from the Lord that it was indeed time to finish this long awaited goal.
The walk that morning was wonderful! 97 people were in attendance and the crowd of people walking, all in black with most having their mouths covered to symbolize our being a voice for those being held in silence, was gripping. It brought tears to my eyes as I listened to a podcast of 3 victims whose lives have been restored through the ministry of A21. It was good to be reminded of the faces behind my call–the reason to persevere.
While I was at the walk greeting incoming walkers, I was sharing my $1000 blessing with another greeter. We continued to talk and before she left that day, she asked how she could donate to my training. I was so surprised and thankful. When others give, it is an extremely humbling experience. It is amazing that God would use me and prompt others to be a part of what He has called me to do. I don’t deserve His grace but boy, am I thankful! After the walk, Kim and I went to a diner for lunch and then proceeded back to her house. I went to leave and…you guessed it, my truck wouldn’t start. Sovereignly, about a month before my mechanic told me about needing new spark plugs, I had purchased some due to a recommendation from a co-worker. So, I thought, I have them, why don’t I replace them and see if my truck will start. Luckily, Kim’s husband had all the tools that I needed and 2 hrs later “viola”! My truck started! The Lord was with me the whole time and everything went so smoothly. It was such a special blessing for me.
Wednesday, I took the day off to receive my medical evaluation from the military. I had to be there at 5am. It wasn’t the most pleasant experience but it is over. I could certainly use your prayers as I enter this process of re-enlisting. There are some significant moral/spiritual hurdles that I am seeking Gods strength to overcome. This road is hard for me but I know God is working out something beautiful in my life. I have one more step to accomplish with the military and then I will be able to swear in. My guess is that it will be another month before I am actually enlisted.
Well, I don’t want to keep you any longer. Thank you for reading. It really does mean a lot. You are very welcome to leave a little comment below 🙂 Have a blessed weekend and it would be great to see each of you!
p.s. I forgot to mention you can go to this link to donate to my training. Feel free to share this link on facebook or any other platform. Thanks friends! http://www.faithlauncher.com/projects/3223-flymissions-private-pilot.