Monday, April 02, 2007

Our Provider

God is so good! I opened my Bible to the Psalms tonight, and this verse jumped out at me -- "Say to God, 'How awesome are Your works!" (Ps. 66:3)

In light of the Lord's miraculous protection, direction, and provision over the past 2 months I thought this verse was an appropriate way to begin this chapter of the 'bus story'. He has done exceedingly above what we could ask or think! We have a 'new' bus -- completely debt-free and greater than our biggest hopes!!!

Welcome to our living room on wheels. At 45-foot long and 6 inches wider than our previous bus, we are already enjoying the extra space. Both sofas fold out as beds -- so once we get the extra bunks put in, we'll even have room for company! [smile] As you can tell, the decor is simple but beautiful and 'homey'.

And wood floors were one of our specific answers to prayer. So 'easy-clean' for high traffic areas!

It has a very nice -- full -- bathroom/shower room. And storage space everywhere!!!

Dad and Mom's special room in the back of the bus.

The windows all open (with screens and shades!!!). Yet another specific answer to prayer. Right now it has 6 bunks, so we'll be working out a plan to re-model the middle section and build 3 more sometime this summer. But for now this is very workable for the upcoming trip. (We leave next Tuesday for the West Coast.)

From the Lord's timing to the size, layout, engine (for you mechanical-types, I think it has a Diesel 60-series engine -- getting around 9 mpg), decor, and storage space -- we are so grateful for this bus! Thank you, THANK YOU to all of you who have been praying and/or giving towards our transportation needs specifically. We know much of this story has been covered in prayer from the very beginning. We look forward to sharing hospitality in our new 'home'!

How awesome are the works of our God!!!


Kori said...

WOW!!! The Lord is AWESOME!!! What a beautiful bus He has provided for you! I can't wait to see it! I hope ya'll have a safe and wonderful trip out west in your new bus! :)

Goldfish said...

Ditto to Kori's comment! His works truly are AWESOME!!!! It is so awesome how God answered your specific prayer requests and more!!!!

KarenR said...

PRAISE THE LORD for HIS WONDERFUL works among the children of men! We have been praying for you all. In the Light of his faithfulness and specific answer to prayer in our family's life just recently and hearing of your family's answer to prayer, it makes my heart rejoice in God my Savior! We rejoice with you!


Brittney said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Wow! What WONDERFUL news to find here on your blog :D God is soooo, soooo good and merciful. I'm so excited for you. He answers prayers in the most beautiful way.

Jacob said...

Praise the Lord! It's awesome how He answers out prayers. I'm glad for you guys, and rejoicing in the Lord's goodness.

Peace. --Jacob

Anonymous said...

That's great!! I found your site through one of my friends site, The Kislings. I've enjoyed reading the updates. We sure do serve an AWESOME God!Pauline

Doogie J. said...

Praise God! He always comes through. Thanks for the picutes and allowing us to share in your blessing.

Anonymous said...

We are truly rejoicing with you as we see the answers to prayer come to pass! May the Lord continue to lead. His ways are best!!!
JConner Ps 103:1-2

The Mom said...

So happy for you guys! That bus looks lovely. Landon was really concerned about your old bus and will be glad to know you have a new one. He keeps asking if we can 'go to Mississippi and see the "Wissam's" bus that was smashed.':) The other day we drove past your house and he observed the vehicles that were in your driveway that day... "they don't have a bus anymore," he said, as if realizing your bus was really gone, "just a truck now."

Victoria said...

The Lord IS indeed a wonderful God!

That's a nice bus...first time I ever 'saw' the inside of these kinda buses! :D

Have a good trip!

~AliisaJoy~ said...

So beautiful!! What an answer to prayer.

Anonymous said...

Yes indeed, we serve such an AWESOME God!! Praise be unto His matchless, and holy name!!!

With love,
The Rehm's

Bob said...

Glad to hear that the Lord provided the right bus for you and in his timing. Our God is so Good. God Bless and will continue to pray for you as you travel around. God Bless. Bob Payne