Thankful for the overwhelming generosity of God's people!
I always marvel at the specific way and perfect timing of God's provision.
We had our consultation at Passport Heath in Prov. scheduled for last Thursday and they called to postpone because of snow.
The person who rescheduled it to Monday 3/9 said it was up to us if we wanted to also get all the shots right then in there. So we prayed and asked the Lord, to provide what we needed, when we needed it and thanked him that we had the $95 for the consultation.
That morning I got this from a concerned friend:
Well, I saw the wisdom in her advice and saw God's hand in postponing our appointment and was glad we did not yet have any money to pay for the shots, so there was not a chance that we could run ahead of Him.
Later, that day, I went to our PO Box and we had an unexpected gift which was not only large, but huge b/c it's timing is right after we rescheduled and heard from Carin... and it was only enough to pay for "some" of our immunizations.
Anyone going to South Sudan has to get Yellow Fever... they won't let you travel there with out that vaccine. That alone for the 3 of us is over $500. I don't suppose there is a buy 2 get one free deal ;)
We have to get Hep B immediately as the booster is a month later before we leave... so as far as I can see the gift that was sent is exactly what we need for those 2 essential ones... no more or no less!!
Then we can schedule the others: Typhoid & Hep A in subsequent weeks and acquire malaria prevention just before we go. There is a natural spray called Dermal 200 (I think) that is from Australia, so we are debating about going with that, which is what Jon is using for malaria and yet he still got a mild case of it... no malaria prevention is 100% fool proof.
But God uses ALL things for good and Jon really receives from the Lord in those times of trial in ways that bless him as he wrestles with his tendency to rely so heavily on his own strength.