There are a lot of things to pray over, and I will be happy to share specifics with anyone interested. But, to be honest, we just have such a perfect peace about God working out the tiniest and grandest of details! The main reason I want to share the requests right now is so that I can share the answers as they come, because I know they are going to be awesome! We already have a few answers that I want to share with you...
- We have been praying that, above all, God would be glorified in whatever happens with our house upon our move. It has been on the market for over three weeks, but no one has even shown an interest. We have recently discovered a possible opportunity to greatly minister to a family by renting the house to them until they can actually buy it! It's a dependable family Doug knows, and they need a place to live mid-July - hmmm...about the time a certain other family is moving out of this house! :-)
- Doug's tuition reimbursement from UPS has been repeatedly denied, despite the pre-approval before he began his courses last summer. But, UPS recently updated their computer programming that processes the applications, and suddenly his application has been approved! There is a catch - the application is supposed to be filed within 60 days of course completion, and Doug's completion date was January 12. But, he has records of his application attempts and rejections as well as a letter stating the situation. So, there still is a need to pray that it will get the final approval, but the fact that we've made it to this new level of approval is already a HUGE answer to prayer!
- We have been praying for financial provision since our savings will run out when I pay bills tonight. We've also been praying individually (we just now discovered we were BOTH thinking about it!) about whether to move Doug's truck or try to sell it. Well, one of Doug's coworkers out of the blue asked Doug today what he'd sell his truck for! She's been looking for something for her son. So, Doug asked for the amount we'd need for our next set of bills between now and the move, which she considered a good price. She's going to talk to her son and husband about it and give Doug a call tonight. God knows!
(Okay, so the update wasn't quite so quick, but I hope it was worth the reading!)