God Protects and Provides


Because of your generosity, this was not catastrophic!


Have you ever known that you just experienced God’s protection and provision?

This past Christmas, we invited you to partner with Jesus in providing a new minivan for our family. Many of you very generously did so. In fact, Jesus provided more than we even imagined that he would. Although Ephesians 3:20 speaks specifically about Jesus’ ability to transform our hearts in light of his love, we experienced this verse to be true in this situation as well. And you were a big part of that.

Our old minivan had hit the 200,000 mile mark a while back. Many little things were going wrong with it. The front passenger wheel began sounding like the CV joint was going bad—again… We began the hunt for a new van in earnest.

We found a few possibilities, but then a decision was forced on us. After looking at a van, Nate and the boys were driving back home when the wheel began to feel really loose. Nate pulled into a parking spot just as the wheel broke off the car and rolled away!

Jesus protected and provided for us in so many ways that day:

  • The wheel broke off in a parking lot, instead of on the highway while heading home at 70 miles per hour.
  • The breakdown occurred just half a mile from a co-worker’s house. Nate and the boys had a place to go while they waited for Kim to get them.
  • Through you, Jesus provided the purchase price of a solid used van, which our mechanic says may last another 150 -200 thousand miles.
  • Insurance provided nearly free towing of our old van.

Thank you so much for partnering with Jesus in changing the lives of people around the world and in providing for our family’s well-being!


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