Parked. At a Detroit Diesel-Allison Shop.

We have totally seen the Lord’s Hand. Let me explain.

1. When the tire alarm was going off, we had to find an exit to pull off on. We ended up being about three miles from an exit, and upon taking it, we saw signs that said “accident ahead” on the highway, and brake lights. Wow!
2. As we pulled into the Petro, the transmission light strangely came on. The tires ended up not having any problems, but the transmission light continued to stay on. If the tire alarm hadn’t gone off (which it turned out was for no reason), we wouldn’t have stopped, and we would have been stuck in the traffic back up, with a transmission problem, and likely have been stranded right there.
3. The transmission was heating up just parked, so Dad and John decided we needed to get back on the road. The interstate was now closed, and the only option was a back road. So, we took it.
4. We hit rain on the two lane road, but we were fine.
5. I found a Detroit Diesel shop which was about 30 miles away. We were already driving that direction.
6. We were grateful the transmission was stuck in third and not first.
7. We got to the shop, and we reset something on the transmission. It popped out of third, and we wondered if it was fixed.
8. As we began to drive to see if it was working, it popped into first. Wow! That made us even more grateful that we were in third before. Those thirty miles would have gone very slowly.
9. Dad talked to the service guy, and he had an idea for what might be the problem. It is possibly as simple as a speed sensor that went bad. They said they can look at it right away in the morning when they open at 7:30 a.m.
10. We are just praising the Lord. Truly, we rest in His hands. We didn’t have any conferences scheduled until Friday, so it’s all fine.
11. We would appreciate prayer that it would get fixed easily and quickly in the morning.
12. And, we have a great place to park and all the amenities we need right here (beds, food, air conditioning via the generator). What more could you want?!


The guys partially unloaded a bay to get into the panel area.

“I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye” (Psalms 32:8).

8 thoughts on “Parked. At a Detroit Diesel-Allison Shop.”

  1. I will pray that you will all get a good nights sleep and not lay awake worrying about the problem.
    Thank you. A good night of sleep, well except for the couple of hours of pounding rain. We are at peace with no worries.
    God bless.

  2. Glad to know you all are safely off the road and will be able to get help right away.
    I’ll be praying that the speed sensor solves the problem and you can be on your way again quickly.

  3. WOW!!!!!!!! As it says in the Bible, and as Dad says so many times,”The Lord knows what we have need of before we even ask”!

  4. Oh, yes! Glad to see the fruit of praying! Sometimes we pray for people, whether we feel like it or not. Sometimes we pray but think things are going pretty smoothly. It’s good to hear feedback about prayers!

    Praying! God bless! Rebecca K.

  5. Thanking the Lord that you are safe and that He knows the way we should take. Praying that Uriah will be a quick fix. God bless you all.

  6. You all have more adventures with Uriah, and always the Lord is listening to prayers and answering.

    Psalm 32:8 touches my heart.

    Blessings, Mrs. Mari

  7. It’s 7:20am and I want you all to know that I am praying it is fixed quickly and you are on your way. On January 30, 2007 at a conference you held for our homeschooling group at First Baptist Sweetwater changed the entire direction of our family. You will never know how many lives you have changed with your ministry.
    Bless you Shannon. That is very encouraging and it is the desire of our hearts to see families changed.
    Thank you.
    Steve for all.

  8. Thanks so much for encouraging others in the midst of different and somewhat uncertain circumstances!! Your Peace in God and His Will and Timing is such a wonderful testimony for me!!

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