Here are a few of our specific prayers which God has answered…
- I needed some new sippy cups. I wanted to buy some, but Ben reminded me we should pray about it. I needed some with soft spouts for the twins. I got a $5 coupon at the grocery store, and the sippy cups are $5.49. We were also given a soft spout sippy in a gift basket from a church where we had a meeting. “Ironically”, this basket had been packed with someone else in mind – we were filling in for friends who had a baby. But God knew we would be the ones receiving it!
- Elaine has been praying for rain boots. I tried to find some on sale. I asked Grandma. No boots. Then my friend Maggy asked if Elaine needed any boots, because her daughter had three pairs. Praise the Lord – and Havilah even gave Elaine the boots that matched her rain coat. I have an excited little girl!
- Ben’s air compressor broke just before he finished a job on Friday. We tried to find one on Craigslist, but the cheapest one was quite a distance away. We settled for buying a new one at Home Depot, but Ben prayed that it would be on sale – and it was! “Amazingly” it was the same price as the used on on Craigslist!
- My glasses broke a couple of weeks ago. It drives me nuts when my glasses aren’t fitting “just right”, so I was really dreading the two week wait for a new pair. And, we didn’t really have the money for new glasses right now. (I wear progressive lenses so they are never covered by insurance). I decided to get an eye exam since mine was a couple of years old. During the exam the eye doctor noted that I no longer needed the progressive lenses, and that I could try going back to a single vision lens “if I wanted to.” I sure did! Those ones are free with my insurance! (And the broken glasses hardly bothered me during these last two weeks).
- During our last deputation meeting the video would not play. We continued singing favorites while the sound crew worked on the problem. I was praying! The song leader stopped and prayed for the situation with the entire congregation. The video worked!
- We purchased a Windows tablet to use on deputation, but soon discovered that we really needed a laptop. A friend is getting us a used one from work. This was a big answer to prayer!