Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Answered Prayer

I am really tired tonight and had just about decided not to write a post, but then I remembered the really cool and positive things that have happened today. So, this will be short, but I wanted to share.

Two really cool people have had answered prayer this weekend. First of all, Chrissy and Sean have had answered prayer in that Sean has been offered the job that they want in North Carolina. It was so cool to read her blog and see how she is praising God for this good news.

Then tonight, my daughter Gretchen called. I answered the phone and she said, "I just want to tell you how good God is". I already knew that God is good, but was eager to hear the details. She and her camp buddy have been beating the bushes to raise money so that they can have horses at their camp this summer. I think they had a $1,500 shortfall as of last Friday. By this afternoon, they are only $300 short. They are just flying high. Me too. I never doubted that God would come through, I just wasn't sure how. It is such a blessing that these kids, many of them inner city kids from really sad family situations, will be able to have the experience of not only riding horses, but learning about their care too.

Here are a few pics from last year at camp. The kids had such fun.

I have lots and lots of camp stories, but I'll just share this one. One of the girls in my cabin was not the least bit happy to be there. She told me her Foster Mother tricked her into coming. The first question she asked Gretchen and Karen was, "Can I smoke here?" Karen and Gretch decided not to tell me that right off the bat. Anyway, she was a bit of a tough nut. But the first day of horses, she came to me just brimming with excitement. Not only had she ridden the horse, but Gina had encouraged her to put her finger in the horses mouth and feel his gums. That girl was just blown away. What a joy to be a part of that moment of wonder.

So, tired as I am, I wanted to share the goodness of God. He always answers prayers; He is always good even when the answers aren't what we expect or want, but it is such a joy when the answer is just what we need at that moment.

Sleep well, friends.


Nancy said...

Yes, God is good! I am so glad things are working out so positive for the kids' camp and also for your friend's move to NC.

The pics of the kids with the horses are just heartwarming! We all take so much for granted when there are children and teens in cities and elsewhere who just don't have much of a life and also people living in poverty and going to bed hungry. In a country as rich as ours, this just shouldn't be.

Glad you made the time to share these two happy stories with the rest of us!

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Tracy said...

I love knowing that God puts people in our paths for a reason.
: )

Cheryl Wray said...

Thanks for sharing these stories!! I had already read Chrissy's news, which was WONDERFUL!!! And I loved to hear about the money for the camp coming through. God is good...ALL the time!!!

Mississippi Songbird said...

Yes, God is Awesome and I love the pictures..