Today, I’m sharing recent blessings that leave me goose-bumpy with joy —
** In the early stages of this journey, a friend offered to help us locate and purchase our airfare. In her search, a one-time offer popped up with an unbelievable price with a short expiration date. This could only be used – drum roll – within the dates of our projected timeline! The price? Pretty much a 2-for-1 deal. Our decision to travel to China…sealed.
** An unexpected check arrived in the mail – affirming our decision. Tears of joy.
** A woman I hadn’t seen in a very, very long time attended a gathering for a mutual friend. As we reconnected, remembering our common interests from years before, she was very curious about our plans for travel in China. She was so full of encouragement and prayed with me right then, and there. Wow.
** A recent meeting with a Perspectives class team involved their curious and interested questions about how things were coming for our trip. They made me feel extremely cared for and prayed with me that night. They went on to share that my husband and I will be presented to this fall class for prayer as we get closer to our departure. Blessed.
** My eldest daughter, who was with me that day at Mission Connexion, asked, “Mom, do you have plans for a gathering to share with others your plans and needs?” Um, hadn’t thought that far. Soon after, she contacted me that she and her sister will be hosting this very gathering in a few weeks. Peace.
Emails, phone calls, random inquiries from those at church and others. This is all new.