The Adventure Begins

After a number of hours troubleshooting, replacing sensors, and the transmission fluid, it was decided the transmission is bad. Second, third and fourth gears are totally nonoperational. There is no way to get it fixed. God is good all the time!

It has to be rebuilt versus just ordering in a new or rebuilt one because they don’t stock this old of a model. Uriah’s transmission will be shipped up to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where it will be rebuilt. We are guessing that this will be a two week long process if all goes well.

Dad and John are working on details for transportation in the meantime. The shop will begin pulling the transmission tomorrow morning.

The good thing about problems is that our faith is built as we see how the Lord is faithful in working things out. We are excited to see how the Lord will work everything out. We aren’t worried at all. Nothing is too big for the Lord, and He knows exactly what will happen.

Our conferences are still on schedule. We will have alternate transportation to get us there.

So, the adventure begins.

PS – We have been rejoicing about the baby news, and we’re all excited about having another niece/nephew/granddaughter/grandson. šŸ™‚

“A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps” (Proverbs 16:9).

12 thoughts on “The Adventure Begins”

  1. Wow! This is an adventure. Can’t wait to hear what happens next. I have been following your family’s advise to read my Bible every morning first thing. I’m hoping someday to have the same faith you all have in the midst of trying situations.
    God IS good,

  2. Praise God you all are safe. Looking forward to hearing all of the ways you will see God’s hand at work in and through this.

  3. Oh my!!!! WOW!!! Well, looks like God’s up to something!!!!! It will be exciting to see what that is!!! Enjoy your extra time on the road! Enjoy your extra time together as a family!

    Glad to see your optimism and trust in the Lord! Have you ever noticed that when we choose to trust the Lord, leave it in His hands, and not be angry about it that the turnout is more of a blessing? And also that we find the challenge exciting? Most of the time, anyway!

    Will be praying! Have an enjoyable time waiting on the Lord on this plain of the race!!!!!!!!!! Please keep us updated!!!!

    God bless! Rebecca K.

  4. Life sure is an adventure but God is so good all the time! Praying you all enjoy this new adventure with Uriah and finding alternate transportation. I just know these conferences are going to be absolutely wonderful – God is at work preparing hearts for change!! Praise the Lord!! Blessings!
    P.S. I am so excited about the baby news that you would think that *I* am going to be an Aunt! šŸ™‚ What wonderful news! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. I’m glad that you all are safe and now know what needs to be done-I’m sorry that it wasn’t an easy fix.
    Abba always has a plan and as you all know, sometimes His plan isn’t the way we would do things, but it’s always the best in the end.
    I’ll continue to pray for wisdom and continue traveling mercies.

  6. Wow!!!!!!! This is truly an adventure!!!!! This is a situation in which we have to learn to sit back and watch God at work…..He is greater then transmissions!

    We will pray for you as you enter your adventure……


    Great news about the baby!

  7. Hello!!

    We just left your wonderful company in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. What a blessing all of you have been to us…and we are so thankful that the Lord provided a way for us to attend and what a great message He had for us. Yes, God is good…all the time!! Just got on your blog to see if you all made it to your next destination…to find out of your current situation!! We are burdened by your troubles…and yes, we serve an awesome God!! We will be lifting you all to the Lord…”Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” Joshua 1:9

    We are so thankful for your service unto the Lord!!

    To God be the Glory!!

    Doug and Jessica B
    Knightstown, Indiana

  8. I have been thinking about you all and praying for you all day. I know God has a plan for you and for the hearts in your upcoming conferences. Your trust and faith in God’s hands is such an inspiration for me. I’m excited to learn how it all works out, knowing it will be an amazing act of God.

    Keeping you in prayer.

    Blessings, Mrs. Mari

    I am so excited for Christopher and Anna Marie. i’m ready to make a trip to the yarn shop and begin working on a baby blanket šŸ™‚

  9. Your attitude and faith boost my faith. Thanks for sharing.

    Congratulations to Christopher and Anna Marie!

  10. Glad to hear that the conferences are still able to be done & that you are able to use another mode of transport to get there. I imagine these things have the potential to be very discouraging, especially when others are dependent upon the plans we have made. The LORD can be nothing but faithful, I am encouraged that again He is showing forth His glorious character!! Bless you guys!!

  11. Too bad you aren’t coming with it … we would love to meet you all in person, and we live in Grand Rapids, Michigan! šŸ™‚ We do hope to get to meet you all in person someday. I am currently reading/working through “Sweet Journey” and getting very blessed.

    Rejoicing with Christopher & Anna Marie also over the special blessing God is gifting them with. šŸ™‚

    –The L. Family

  12. I live in Grand Rapids so I’ll go to the fixit shop and make sure they are taking good care of Uriah’s transmission LOL!

    Congratulations to Christopher and Anna Marie!

    Blessed be the name of the Lord!

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