If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! (Matthew 7:11)
In my last post, I shared with you the gracious provision for us by our Heavenly Father. We have settled into our new home, and our hearts still overflow with gratitude. He has indeed taken us from instability to stability. He has set us on a rock, where we can look toward the future with more peace than we have had since November.
Blessings upon blessings
A few days ago, I was sitting in another quiet place in the home for my morning devotions, and realized that this rarely-used space would be perfect to begin recording my lessons again. The recording of lessons came to a screeching halt in November, with the death of my sister.
So I asked our host if it would be possible to use the space to set up my recording studio. He enthusiastically agreed, offering to help me in any way possible to get it set up. He remarked on how hard-working we were and because of that, was willing to help me accomplish my goals.
The funny thing is, that WE think he is one of the most hard-working new immigrants we have ever known. He works 4 jobs to provide for his family and has said that he is working on sponsoring other family members from Africa. One of his jobs is driving for Uber, and he is happy to swap stories with Tim, who is a fellow Uber driver temporarily, and who HE thinks (and I know) is such a hard worker.
Tim has his last Presbytery exam on Friday April 12th. This would probably be our penultimate trip to Pittsburgh for a while. The final trip to the dentist should happen in about a month. After that, we rest on God’s timing for us to be back in Pittsburgh. Please pray for a border guard who actually shows his ordinary human (and humane) side when we cross on Thursday 11th.
Funny border story
When we crossed on April 2nd. we met a border guard who actually had a sense of humour! Yes. It can happen. So this is what happened…
We rolled up to the window and he asked where we were going. Tim told him ‘Pittsburgh’. He asked what’s happening there, and was told that I had a dental appointment. He inquired why that was. I explained that I had started dental work while Tim was a student, that the bridge they put in broke on my return to Canada, that it was being replaced, I had to have surgery, and was going to remove the stitches.
He asked why Tim did not remove them. Tim told him that he had suggested that to me but I didn’t agree. (lol) Tim clarified that his training was in theology and not dentistry. This all happened very quickly, and for good measure, I pulled my lip to the side and showed him my stitches. In return, he pulled his lip to reveal braces, empathizing with me. We all laughed and he waved us through. Just a little indulgence in ‘show and tell’.
Now why can’t they all be human? So please pray for another compassionate guard as we make our way to Pittsburgh again on Thursday 11th April.
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Can’t wait to connect with you again next week. Watch for some interesting Canadian History information!