Oh please hang onto your seat belts everyone because things are happening fast! This is very good news!
A TRUCK – A TRUCK, very soon we will have a new truck!!
I just had to send my love to you all today! And even though it is late for me here, I simply must tell you about today!! It is October 28, 2014 and I shall always remember this date.
Tucker and I had travelled to MaeSot yesterday because in our search for a truck, I had contacted a lot of people both in Chaing Mai and Bangkok, and needed a quiet place to use the computer and phone. I did not want to miss anything. BletJaw, Tucker and I had been praying earnestly every day for God to direct us to the truck He had planned for us. I know others in Thailand have spent weeks and months locating a good truck, so I thought I may have to wait quite a while.
Today I caught up my web page with the 4 latest stories, then I fell on my knees once again to tell the Lord that this process of getting a truck could be a very long one, and I felt so helpless because the Thai people cannot speak English and it was so hard to go through other people. It seemed so impossible to actually make such a big transaction in this country. Also, if I could afford to put off road stuff on it, how would I go about doing that? … and where? “Oh please make this easy on me Lord, I cried. Because I do not know anything, and it seems so impossible!”
I so much wanted to get back to BYT to do God’s work. I told the Lord that I knew He could give me the right truck in a very short time if it was His will.
I spoke to BletJaw on the phone and he said that something so big and important should not be rushed. We decided that Tucker and I would wait here in MaeSot another 2 days and if nothing showed up in that time we would go back to BYT and try again in another 2 weeks.
WELL! It was 2:00 in the afternoon. I had just written the sentence on my webpage that was a comment from Kelly Bolton in NewYork. She has worked unceasingly and untiringly for our work in BYT. She said:
“You have a great team working with you all around the globe, so you’ll surely get what you need!”
How right she was, because just then my cell phone rang. My missionary friends in Bangkok had contacted their acquaintances, Danny and Sheany Pung. Danny was telling me they found a truck for us. Not a one or two year old truck at all, NO, -but a brand new one!! It is black!
A lady who is a dealer is giving us a new truck with her employee discount taken off! This means my truck is $3500 cheaper and it is a 2015 Toyota Viga, 3.0 engine, smart cab, diesel, manual, 4WD off road truck! It also has all the navigator blue tooth, touch screen computer dash, (Which I know nothing about, but Tucker does)! Some other discount was added until the actual price of this truck is cheaper for me than some of the same factory stock trucks that are 5 or 6 years old!!
I will travel to Khan Kaen next week and take care of all the paperwork and drive home in something awesome!! Khan Kaen is near the Laos border in North Thailand.
To make things even better, these people are SDA’s. They speak English, they treat me like family and have spent a long time helping me. They are so nice! They will pick us up at the bus station and help us. They seem delighted to do this.
I am not finished yet, there is more besides! These people own a car parts shop. They have all the off road stuff that my truck needs. They also have mechanics that put the stuff on and they will discount that stuff!
I am a perfect stranger to them. Now tell me something, is this a great big miracle from God or what?!!!! Nobody could have a shadow of a doubt that God has opened to us the windows of heaven, and poured us out a blessing that there is not room enough to receive it!! And don’t let’s forget that the first part of that verse is asking for all the tithes to be brought into the storehouse.
I often used to wondered what missionaries do about tithe, because to me my tithe in America seemed to go to places just like this to help people just like who I am helping. Other missionaries told me that they pay tithe only on the money they use for themselves.
Well I hardly buy anything for myself and as money comes in, I am in the habit of giving 10% on every penny of it! It is wonderful because that money goes into Burma and builds churches! Burma is worse off than Thailand for the Karen people. I need the joy of paying my tithe too. I notice all the time that the windows of heaven really do open up!!!!! God has thousands of ways to reward us for faithful service!
Praise the Lord! Again and Again! Over and Over!
Let’s serve Him with all of our hearts, and all of our souls and all of our might!
This picture is not our specific truck, but is just like it!!
All my love,