Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Detours

Sometime plans change. Our scheduled departure for the West Coast was noon today. If you'd take a peek into our guest room just now you'd see our typical 'to go' stacks -- food, clothes, shoes, school, and other items deemed necessary for a month on the road.

But there has been a halt to the loading. Last night Dad and the boys found an oil leak on the bus that led to the discovery of a bearing about to go out. (Again, for those of you with a mechanical bent, please pardon my vague details!) Thankfully, they discovered it now instead of on a mountain road somewhere!

Lord-willing, we'll have the bus back to load on Thursday, giving us time to make our first Los Angeles service on Saturday. Please pray with us for a quick and simple repair!

"A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps."
Psalm 16:9

7 comments:

David Kent said...

Please pray with us for a quick and simple repair!

Will do. :-)

I have a question(s)...(no hurry to answer, anytime in the next year or two)...do you carry all the food you need for your extended trips with you? or do you stock up every now and then? or buy prepared food occasionally?

Kris said...

I will definately keep you in my prayers. It is really good that you found it now and not later! One time my family and I were driving through Montana in the middle of the summer, and the air conditioning broke on the car! It was a miserable trip home. Anyway I hope that you have a safe trip with the new bus! God Bless

rehm family said...

We've been praying, and will continue to do so. Praise the Lord that it was now, and not while rolling down the road! May He supply all your needs, according to His riches in glory!!

Savor the extra 2 days at home! :)

Love and hugs,
The Rehm clan

Anonymous said...

God is good! ALL the time!
will be praying for you all! tiff

Kori said...

oh no! I'm glad you caught it now before you were out on the road!!! God is so good! I'll keep praying!

~AliisaJoy~ said...

The Lord's timing is much better than ours!!

Will be praying for quick repairs!

Chris said...

"A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps."
Psalm 16:9

This is so very true! It is what we learned the hard way when our bus caught fire in KY, and we ended up spending an extra month there!

I am reminded of this as well:
"Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby." Hebrews 12:11

"chastening"- 2a) instruction which aims at increasing virtue.


We're hoping and praying you will be on the road safely soon.