In order to remain in our host home in Cleardale and not have to move to a big-city hotel, we needed to locate high-speed Internet. With Melanie in the hospital on bed rest for her pregnancy, Sarah has to download orders and get them to Grandma at home to ship. The conference coordinator had secured permission from the local public school for Christopher and Sarah to use the library, but that didnâ€™t work out. The coordinator then began searching for other alternatives and finally a business about twenty minutes away was located that would allow Christopher and Sarah to use their satellite Internet connection.
(We were able to get Internet Access!)
A truck garage near to our host home allowed Steve to bring the bus into one of their inside bays to do the necessary wheel rim work. The garage was just a few minutes from where we were staying, an amazing provision so far away from larger cities. Securing the additional parts that were needed to put the new rim on required a morningsâ€™ worth of phone calls and a four-hour round trip drive. Tuesday two brothers-in-the-Lord replaced the studs (bolts that hold the wheels on) that were discovered to be broken when the rim had been replaced on Friday.
(Replacing the studs Tuesday morning.)
The time in Cleardale allowed me to get our laundry done, do some school work, and tour the farm. John loved time with the sons in the family helping with farm chores early in the morning and in the afternoons. We were able to spend an evening with the conference coordinatorâ€™s family, whom we had met when we were in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, two years ago.
As we left Cleardale on Wednesday morning, Steve thought it would be good to have the wheels torqued.Â The place where we found the needed rim was on the road we were on as we headed toward Red Deer. When we pulled in the brother who had helped find the rim, was preparing to head out for his dayâ€™s work. His boss let him torque the bus wheels and wanted no payment.
(Getting the wheel torqued on our way out Wednesday morning.)
Godâ€™s continual provision in difficult situations gives us many opportunities to look to Him and rest in His solutions rather than our own ideas.
Trusting in Jesus,