Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Answered Prayer

Finally! The post I've been wanting to finish for a long time! But this is just one of those posts that begs for a few pictures, thus it has been several days in the making. [smile]

As many of you have probably guessed, our amazing answer to prayer involves our previous 'treasure hunt' post. We now have the fourth skirt to complete our new autumn outfits...with yet another testimony of our God's gracious provision:

After what seemed like a hopeless search (even hunting on E-bay left us empty-handed), we crossed into Canada. Discouraged, it looked like it would be a long time before our prayers would be answered. (After all -- they don't even have Christopher & Banks stores in Ontario, do they?!??) We drove to Port Burwell and had our first session of the family seminar.

The next morning during family devotions, Mom specifically prayed that we'd find the missing skirt. "Yeah," we thought, "and have it waiting at the USA border when we return!" [smile]

But to our amazement, that same evening a group of smiling girls walked into the church -- carrying 'the skirt'!!! It turns out these Canadian sisters travel to the states periodically to shop at American stores. They had the missing skirt in their closet and were willing to part with it. Thank you all for your prayers -- and a huge thank you to the Whitney sisters!!!

And we finally finished the younger girls' dresses -- only two minutes before heading out to wear them at a financial banquet. Nothing like sewing 'till the last minute!

"Come and see the works of God;
He is awesome in His doing toward the sons of men...
...Oh, bless our God, you peoples!
And make the voice of His praise to be heard."
Psalm 66:5&8


Goldfish said...


Coeur d'Court said...

YAY! I'm so excited for you guys! What an exciting story of God's goodness. You should always buy your clothes and leave one missing just to see what excitement you can find.:)

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How wonderful! Praise the Lord!

"Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah." Psalm 68:18 :)

I love younger girls dresses!! Really pretty!! :)

Nicole Marie said...

Thanks be to our 'Daddy-God' who cares for even the clothes we wear! :)
Big hug to Him... and you all too!

Stephanie said...

Praise the Lord. He never ceases to amaze me in the way He answers prayer.

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! I'm so glad you finally found it!! :)

By the way, the younger girls' dresses look fabulous!! You girls are so talented!! :)

The Bontrager Family Singers said...

Praise God for His goodness & faithfulness to your family!! We rejoice with you all in His blessing!
The photos are beautiful~I especially love the first one of you older girls. I would be curious to know what setting Bethany used to get that wide, rectangular look. :)
Love to you all!
Chelsy for the Bontragers

Sara N. Smith said...

I just had to say what beautiful dresses the girls have!!! They are gorgeous!
Praise the Lord for His faithfulness and caring for all things both great and small!

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to praise the Lord with you for His marvelous workings on this trip! He is so good!!!!!! Jason 1 Peter 5:7

rehm family said...

Oh! We rejoice with you in the LORD'S marvelous provision! We serve such an awesome GOD!! Just like Jeremiah 10:6
states, "Inasmuch as there is none like You, O LORD, You are great, and Your name is great in might." We praise the name of Jesus with YOU ALL!

Our love and hugs,
The Rehm's

KarenW said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!! I am so happy for you. I saw you had the skirt on the first evening, but I didn't know if that was the needed skirt or one of yours. I was thrilled to hear how God provided it!

God bless you!


Marissa Whitney said...

You all look so lovely in the new outfits. : )

Cheri said...

Here is one on ebay, should you want another one: