Stripped Of All Possessions
Tuesday, July 6th,2010
The morning was rushed. My daughter and my wife were going to see our Grandson and I was to go help a friend from church and then go get Coco's nails trimmed. Coco is our beautiful, 5 year old registered pit-bull.I finished my cup of coffee and headed out. The women were already on their way out to the car. I bid them farewell and jumped into the truck with Coco and we headed our ways.
I arrived at Bob's house to get the truck and trailer and help load some chairs to give to missionaries who had recently returned to the United States. We were just driving away to get the chairs when my cell phone rang. It was my sister-in-law and she was screaming. At first I couldn't understand what she was yelling and then it hit
YOUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE!
I raced across town and when I was about 3 miles from the house I saw smoke. Oh my God! I arrived at the scene and with tears streaming down my face, I watched many firemen running to and fro, ambulance personnel and Red Cross were on the scene. I watched our home and all of our possessions burn up within 1/2 hour- 45 minutes.
It is said that God will never give you more than you can handle. He must think I can handle a lot. Here I sit in this motel. Red Cross and many good people have helped. My daughter and I went out and started cleaning up the mess. We hauled two loads of scrap metal today.
Everything we had is gone. Well, almost everything.
Yes, we were insured, but not nearly enough.
All I can do is trust God, wait for an insurance payoff and trust God.
I have prayed and feel it may be time to leave Lebanon, Missouri. I'm not going to make a "rash" decision just yet.
Please keep us in your prayers.
God gives and God takes away. As long as God's Will is done, all is well.
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