The most amazing thing just happened and I need to share it with you. From the very beginning, we learned (from the Coles) that God already has all our support prepared for us, and He will prompt the hearts of those who are to give towards our journey. All we need to do is walk in obedience to His calling.
Today, we traveled, once again, to the eastern part of our state. On our way home, we stopped at an exit in Edenton to eat at a Pizza Hut there. As always, there were people who stared at our large family as we came in to sit down.
I never know what they are thinking when we come in, but I always hope that by the time they leave, they will be impressed with our family and not distressed by their behavior.
As this elderly couple got up to leave tonight, they stopped by our table to congratulate us on our 5 kids and shared with us that they had 5 themselves, now ranging in age from 45 to 50. They had both been widowed leaving them with two children each. They married and had one of their own and now they have 12 grandchildren.
After a few moments talking, I gave them a prayer card, (which I don't often do with strangers) and we shared with them a little of where we are going and about the ministry in Pavia. We said our goodbyes and they left.
Then the most amazing thing happened! Almost 10 minutes later, the elderly gentleman walked back in and up to our table. He asked us a few more questions about what Venezuela was like and the safety of being there.
He then shook Scott's hand and said "God Bless You" and he left, leaving a $100 bill in Scott's hand.
As tears filled our eyes, we were reminded once again, that God has this journey all mapped out for us, preparing hearts, even in a Pizza Hut in Edenton to give to His ministry. Just another little bit of encouragement along the way.
Oh How He Loves Us So!!!