Monday, July 21, 2008

Stranded in Peoria - Part 2

Dear Family and Friends,

Thought we’d give you a quick update on what’s happened as of last night. We received a call from the mechanic this morning and I just kept hearing Dan saying “wonderful”, “wonderful” which was a good indication to me that it was good news. Dan said that it was only our water pump that was damaged and that it would cost only $150.00 to fix it! I still can hardly believe it. We were told that if we would have driven it any further, we would have blown a gasket which I am assuming would do more significant damage to our engine. We were also concerned last night, because we were at the mercy of the mechanic, that there was a chance that we could be taken advantage of. However, Dan said this guy was “a really nice guy” and even made sure he fixed our van first thing this morning.

So, we are again in awe this morning about how He worked in and through these circumstances to teach us more about how He is so intimately involved in our lives. There was also a storm that went through here last night with tornados south of us and a big tree now laying flat in the parking lot of the hotel (it didn’t hit any cars!). So, for this - we thank Him for His protection as well.

Thank you again for your prayers. We never say this lightly. Thank you.

Peace to you,

Lisa (for Dan, Rebekah, and Will)