Rescued from the Alberta Mud!

As we pulled into the parking lot, our front tires glided over the seemingly firm gravel driveway, but sadly as Uriah climbed the slight hill, it’s back tires started slipping on the mud. Dad tried backing up (He’s an excellent driver and has gotten us out of so many “tuff” situations!), and pretty soon we noticed our back tires disappearing into the mud. The tires quit disappearing when it reached a slick layer of ice underneath! Reality = there was no getting out until there was some assistance! We all started praying. John started to work trying different ways to help us get out, but to no avail. A friendly neighbor noticed our distress and came over with his Yukon and tow rope to see if that would help us get out.

They got everything all hooked up, but as soon as the Yukon started to pull, the rope broke! At that point, we knew that we were going need something much bigger to pull us out. A tow truck was soon to be called, but our coordinator’s husband worked at a truck dealership and offered to bring out a truck to pull out the bus. It was reported that he was on his way, and we were very grateful that we didn’t have to call a tow truck. Meanwhile, we started focusing on getting setup for the conference. Just a little later, a truck pulled up whom Dad thought was the coordinator’s husband.

We all heard that the bus was going to get pulled out now, so we gathered outside to watch. The man got his truck into position and hooked the sling to the bus. We were all so excited when he pulled the bus out! Only afterward, did Dad realize that it was not the coordinator’s husband but a passerby that had kindly stopped to lend a hand. Are these Canadians ever so kind? Eh?

The coordinator’s husband didn’t have a cell phone, so we couldn’t tell him that we were out of the mud hole! He showed up a little later with a truck, and we were so grateful for the effort that he made to come help us!





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“He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.” (Psalms 145:19)

2 thoughts on “Rescued from the Alberta Mud!”

  1. Praise the Lord!!! God is so good! You’re right! The Canadians you’ve met up with are so kind and hospitable!!!!

    Praying for you all and thinking of you! God bless! Rebecca K.

  2. Hello, Glad to hear you were rescued from the Alberta mud!

    A funny thing happened to me today: I was driving down the highway when I noticed a very large bus in front of me. Boy, was I surprised to see the website on the back of it! Sure enough it was your vehicle I was following!

    I got so excited that you were driving through my city (Calgary) that my girls in the back seat (age 2 & 4) were wondering what the fuss was about! My husband and I really enjoyed your book about Redeeming the Time and we are definitely fans of your family’s ministry. I wish you were making a stop in Calgary, we would have enjoyed hearing you speak.

    This was right around 11:30 this morning. I was trying to think of a way to flag you down and invite you over for lunch, but alas, I guess that will have to happen next time!

    That IS amazing! Thank you for sharing. It would have been great to have seen you! There were several families who wanted us to come and do a conference in Calgary, and we had a date saved for them, but they couldn’t find a location.

    Thank you for your note!

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