Sunday 5 December 2010
My car broke down whilst returning from work in Southampton on the evening of Wednesday 24th November. The Clutch had broken and due to the age and condition of the car and the price involved for a new Clutch, the car was scrapped.
We didn’t have any money to buy another car and what with it being close to Christmas, the weather having turned particularly cold and me working in Southampton (30 miles away) we were going to need a replacement car pretty quickly, especially as Teresa also needs a car for her work.
A request was sent out to the fellowship asking if they would pray for a little Miracle.
A few days later we were given a gift of some money to buy a new car…this was such a blessing! We were overwhelmed, touched and moved by the generosity and love that was shown. God had indeed provided a miracle.
However that was not the end of the story …..After searching through a few car dealerships and makes/models of car we had planned to go and look at a car in Portsmouth. I had arranged to take a day off work but when we woke up that morning there was thick snow on the ground and people were advised not to travel unless really necessary so we decided look closer to home and came across a car online that was new into a garage in Christchurch.
Oddly enough the price was one of the lowest we’d seen, there was no photo yet available & the garages’ computer had entered a less-popular engine size in the advertisement, we found this out when we rang to check if it was still for sale. All this plus the ice and snow made for no competition in the market place. The Car was in perfect condition, the mileage was low plus the garage also offered to give us a new MOT and 6 months road tax, some petrol and a warranty all included in the price.
So not only did God give us a little miracle but actually far exceeded it.
“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the Glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever Amen”
Many thanks to God, we are eternally grateful, Andy and Teresa