The “refining fire” I mentioned earlier this week has lessened thanks to the generosity of our church family. We had an unexpected bill from our auto insurance company, who had decided that we were a credit risk and put us on a six month plan instead of a monthly payment! I learned later from our elder, who is also an insurance agent for a different company, that they shouldn’t have done that to a 10-year + loyal customer. Well, I paid the bill out of fear and was left very short for the month.
What to do?? I’ve never been in this position before…having to seek help outside of my family. The whole situation tumbled out of a tearful me at a dinner gathering of our Bible study group on Thursday night. By Friday afternoon, we were approved for an amount from the church’s benevolence fund to tide us over until our next pay check! I was flabbergasted.
To top it off, our dear friend and goat-milk lady Paula, offered to barter milk for a couple head scarves! Jeff said that is what Christians do: We practice charity.