We’ve got much to be thankful for. First for you if you are reading this and praying for us, we thank God for you! I have experienced a bit of God’s jaw dropping provision the last week or so.
We’ve asked you to pray for our dear friends and partners in mission Corey and Leann Boyd and in particular for their house to sell. They moved to NYC with gutsy faith that their house would sell, without which, they probably could not remain in NYC for any significant length of time. God loves when His children trust Him. In the eleventh hour it was not looking real good for the sell of the house and the Boyd’s were wrestling with what that meant for them. Did I mention that Leann has been in Clarksville for the last three or four weeks with Ezra teaching school to maintain their health insurance and to have their baby Elias. Well, while we were thinking it was the 11th hour, the LORD was calmly orchestrating his sovereign will, knowing He His timing is always right. So, just over a week ago Corey told me that the school that he was teaching at offered him and Leann a studio apartment in the building for $300 a month. Absolutely jaw dropping! It is hard to even fathom that apartments like this exist. Everyone that lives in NY that has heard about this has had the same response…jaw dropped. Perhaps a bigger jaw drop is in order @ Leann’s willingness to live in the studio. Granted it has an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline (the school and the apartment are in Queens), but it will be urban living to the max. I typically read missionary biographies for inspiration, but here lately, I simply watch my brother and sister in Christ in action. Please pray for Corey and Leann as they continue to be away from one another for another couple of weeks and for the delivery of little Elias, and for their transition back into their studio apartment. Now you may be wondering, what about their house in TN, we’ve been praying for it to sell. Well, just today, Corey told me that they have an offer on their house that they are accepting! So not only do they have the cheapest (nice and clean) studio apartment in NYC, but now they have sold their house, which positions them for focused ministry here in NYC for some significant amount of time. All quite amazing. It has been such an awesome journey to watch Corey and Leann’s faith and their faithful Father’s provision, every step of the way, at just the right times. Our worship has been fueled! A few minutes after getting off the phone with Corey, the doctor’s office called and told me that they were able to negotiate with our insurance company and Jack’s surgery will be completely covered by insurance. I had to search back through the blog to see if we’ve even talked about that on here and to my surprise we had not. So I will be giving details on all of that very soon! I’ll also update in the next few days with an update about Paul Ramey and his family. Till then, revel in gratitude with us in God’s jaw dropping provision. I guess if our faith wasn’t so small, our jaws would not be so dropped. He is who He says He is.