I believe God is restoring to Cora and I all of what we have lost and is multiplying it many times over. It is not a dollar for dollar exchange. It is an exchange of what we thought was valuable for things that are of much more value. It seems God is putting us on a fast track in valuable relationship building. David and Jo have been super heroes of faithfulness and risk takers in our lives when it might not have been the safest thing to do.
Last year, I took an ugly house in the country and reinvented it into a beautiful large country home on acreage. It was the house of my dreams. I advised Jeff to invest in it. It seemed like a safe thing to do since as a worse case if it did not sell at a profit, I could move into it and cover his risk. At the time my real estate investment companies were going strong and I didn’t see the downside. But then there was the proverbial train wreck. The business collapsed.
We moved into the country house and attempted to make the house payments. We quickly lost all sources of income and could not cover the payment. We lived too far from town to get a real job. We needed to move into town to find work. This left Jeff with a house, big payment and no help from dad. I still feel rotten at how things have turned out. But, I believe God is not finished. He has a plan and will reveal it in His perfect timing. Thank you Jeff and April for believing and being faithful in the midst of a storm you didn’t create.
With the collapse of the real estate investment companies, we needed a place to live close to work and church, yet a safe place away from the storm. Tony and Julie heard of our need and graciously provided us with a beautiful house to live in rent free until we got on our feet. It was an incredible blessing. I am use to giving, but not so accustomed to receiving. God has done a wonderful thing in all our lives. This is a God thing that will not be forgotten.
Jeff and April graciously allowed us to move out of their ‘investment’ house while owing them rent and blessed us with encouragement. We still look to God to see how he works out the details of the future of us all and how the needs of Clover Court are met. I pray frequently for God’s grace on the situation.
“Job lived on another 140 years, living to see his children and grandchildren—four generations of them! Then he died—an old man, a full life”.