Thursday, November 4, 2010

30 Day Giving Challenge ~ Day 3

30-Day Giving Challenge

if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
Rom. 12:8

I really like and enjoy our two youngest son's best friend. They had all met back in sixth grade and have been best friends ever since. They are always doing almost everything together. They go to the beach, skate boarding, to the mall, Starbucks to hang out for awhile and they also spend a lot of time hanging out in our garage. Normally that is what you do with your best friends, right? And normally your sons best friends are guys, right? Well, I guess my boys aren't normal, their best friend is one of the sweetest, caring, and fun young lady (who we call Missy) one could ever meet. She will do what she can to help with whatever you need help with. She had always have been there whenever my boys had a crisis (mainly girl), needed help with homework, needed someone to go to a dance with... whatever it was, she has always been there and vise versa with my boys.

Well when the bottom fell out on the economy, so did everything else in her and her families life (just like so many others). Her mom had become sick and could not work. Her father has continued to work, but without mom's income, they fell behind on payments and loans. They ended up losing their home and since then, they have been renting, they have just found out that mom now has cancer and will require immediate surgery. On top of everything else, Missy needed tire, not just one but all four! She had no idea how she was going to get new tire because any money she had left over from her pay checks were going to help out with groceries (minimum wage/part time). She was terrified to drive her car when it rained, but had no choice, she has to work.

So, I had mentioned to one of my daycare child's father the story of her needing tires and that she had just found out about her mom. Well, God immediately worked on his heart because he said he had four practically brand new tires sitting on the side of his home and that they have been sitting there for the past four or five years. He said he wanted her to have them but that she would need to go pick them up. I told her about them and we called my daycare dad, he told her she could pick them up right away. she went and picked them up with her father and when her father asked how much he needed to pay, daycare dad said, these are a gift. I have no use for them but Missy does. Missy's dad was so grateful and thankful that he began to tear up. Well daycare dad told him that he felt blessed that he could help them out.

I saw Missy today when she came over and she said she feels safe now. She said that she won't be afraid to drive now and especially when the rain starts. God's glory certainly had shown through to Missy and her father yesterday.

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