Sunday, May 1, 2011

Worry is NOT an Option

(Day 9 of 15-day Prayer Challenge)

My education had hit a brick wall, and it was obvious that Missy and I would need to move to North Carolina to pursue further aircraft maintenance training. Doubts crowded in clip_image002[8]anyway.… North Carolina was a long way from Minnesota. We knew no one in the neighborhood of my future school. Missy would need to find a job somehow, but could we find one to provide for our needs? Would she get health insurance benefits? Would we be able to get along with one vehicle? And really…why were we doing this again?

We were obeying the call the Lord had placed in each of our hearts years before—to help the Bibleless people of the world get God’s Word in their own language. So believing that “where God calls, he also provides” we decided to trust the Lord with the details.

We packed up and moved our few belongings to a one bedroom apartment in the small town near the school. After settling in, the first order of business was to open up a checking account at a local bank and then start looking a job for Missy. Unfortunately, we had no idea where to begin.

We picked a bank close to the laundry mat to make errand-running more efficient. While in the process of opening an account, the bank representative asked what brought us to her small town. We ended up sharing our story with her and mentioned that Missy was looking a job.

A few days later I returned to the bank to make a transaction, and one of the employees asked if Missy was still looking for work. I said, “Yes!” and she gave me a job application to take home. Missy quickly filled it out, and within a couple of hours of returning it to the bank, she was called in for an interview. Before the bank closed for the day, she had a position as a teller-trainee.

Not only was her pay sufficient to meet our needs, but her hours allowed us to successfully maneuver our schedules using only one vehicle. And to show us how perfectly God had control over all the little details…. Missy’s health insurance benefits began her first day of clip_image002[10]employment—which was the day after our coverage in Minnesota expired!

God means what he says in Luke 12:29-31:

“And don’t be concerned about what to eat and what to drink. Don’t worry about such things. These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need.” (NLT)

Please pray:
  • That through Bible translation, the Kingdom of God would continue to permeate the areas of the world without God’s Word.
  • That God would prepare hearts to receive the seed of his Word.
  • That God would meet our financial need to his glory and the strengthening of our faith.


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