(Taken from an email to Director Joseph Summers by Intake 2013 Missionary David Quinn)
Thanks you for your prayers and the verse from the Bible. You’re right …Sirach 2 was a perfect message for me. I also heard it on the radio later that night after I had done some therapeutic mopping 🙂 “Kiss your crosses often” (-St. Ignatius I believe). Looking back I can really see that although it didn’t look it at the time, God was with me. And I have checked several times since that night and the shower does not leak. Thank You Jesus!
The house is officially on the market as of yesterday. Please pray for a quick sale. I am so anxious to be rid of the things that tie me to this world and move onto the kingdom of God.
My wife and I read tonight Matthew 6, 31-33: Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘what shall we eat?’ or ‘what shall we drink?’ or ‘what shall we wear?’ for the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.
I am at peace and know that God will sell our house. The verse hit me because although I have considered myself a faithful Catholic my whole life I have never taken this verse to heart. I think I can finally start to see what this verse is saying for Andrea and I.
I have always told myself I need to be responsible, I need to be take care of myself and my family…get the good job…make a lot of money…provide a nice house for my family…a nice retirement…use all the money I made for good. I never stopped along the way and realized that the more money I made the less I gave away. Now with every passing day I am more content, more excited, more motivated to do what God has in store for me. I also know that it will be inconceivably more than what I had planned for myself.
I ask for your prayers that God will bring this to fruition. The devil tempts me to think that if God doesn’t sell our house we will have to go next year. Although I am open to whatever God wants, I can’t bear the thought of waiting another year. And pray that I may have ever increasing faith in what God has in store for me and my family.
I thank God that he has brought you, FMC and all of you into our lives. We will never be the same!
You are in my prayers,
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