I Chronicles 29:11 "Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty:for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all."

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Goodness of the Lord

I have two new blessing to report today.

1. We bought a car yesterday. It was a car the Prince had been shown two weeks ago, but didn't want to make a quick decision about, because that's just how he rolls. SO- we waited. We prayed. We asked others to pray. And when we found out yesterday that they were still waiting on parts for our car and hadn't even STARTED to fix it yet, we decided to get a rental car from another place. Because Avis is not cheap, and who knows how long we'd need it?

This lead us to call the place where the car was for sale. (Which is also a rental place.) Jimmy decided that if the car was still there we would have a look and see. If the price was right, and it was in good shape, he'd make a decision. (Which, finding a car for a good price that is also in good shape? Not so easy here. Old cars still sell for 10,000 USD.)

Here's the car:

Can you guess what year it is? I'll give 20,000 points to the first person (who hasn't already been told) who can guess the right year.

This is the kids' not-so-favorite-part:

Me? Love the plaid. So cool. It is cool, right?

So needless to say, the Lord held the car for us for two weeks, and when the man found out we were missionaries, he took the price down. Then he replaced two tires because they were bald, and had the brakes, etc. checked out. And while we were in the office, several calls came through to look at the car. Too bad! Already sold!

AND WE DROVE IT HOME FOUR HOURS LATER. Unheard of here. Normally it's a long and drawn out process and paperwork problems, etc. But not yesterday!

You may be wondering why we can't take public transportation. Well, taxis here are like run- down Libyan terrorist buses, and white people just don't ride in them. It isn't safe. Especially if you're a foreigner. An American foreigner. There used to be a little thing here called apartheid, (maybe you've heard of it.) People are still a little upset about it, ya know?

SO: public transportation ain't happening.

2. Our sweet friend Cyndi Lilya missed her flight home to the States (from Zambia) and was stranded at the airport here in Joberg. We were MORE THAN HAPPY to go and pick her up. And today we are going to have a tea party and all that fun girly stuff. Yeah, we're pretty excited. Last time we only had a couple hours with her, and today she gets to stay during the day time!!

Praise the Lord for His goodness.


  • Aunt Bossy

    Yay for your new car! Totally get how the Prince shops--UB and he are peas in a pod...

    You know, if you really don't like the plaid, I can have Grandma sew you some cheetah print seat covers. Just say the word & I'll see if we can make a trip to Walmart... :-)

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