Thursday, November 17, 2011

House for Rent...Not Anymore!

This is our humble home.  We have celebrated memories here for nearly six years.  However, we were beginning to need more income to live on while we raise support to move onto the mission field.  The small savings we had planned to live on has quickly dwindled over the past few months.

Reid and I knew it was time to place our house on the market to rent.

On Friday, Nov. 11th we took the following pictures to post on Craigslist.  We were scrambling to take them because some of this furniture had been sold and was being picked up that afternoon.  Additionally, some of our furniture has been used to furnish an apartment for missionaries and we were delivering our bed the following day.  We knew the photos would show our home better with furnishings, so we quickly snapped the pictures.

"Is there someone out there looking for a family home?" we wondered.

We posted the "House for Rent" ad on Craigslist on Nov. 11th, but somehow it disappeared into cyberspace!  After several days without calls, we were a bit concerned.  Reid realized our ad was not popping up for searches.  Late in the evening on Nov 16th, Reid reposted the ad.  We were praying for the Lord to bring renters quickly.  We were specifically praying that He would bring someone who would care for our home and someone who would be a blessing for our wonderful neighbors.

In the meantime, a young father of five children was meeting with his Bible Study asking the other men with him to please pray for his family to find a house.  They needed to find a house quickly, but one that would house their family of seven.  On Nov. 16th concerted prayer was lifted for this family to find a home.  The Lord heard all of the prayers - ours and the ones from this men's Bible Study!

That night, this couple found our ad on Craigslist.  Early the next morning, Nov. 17th, they called.  When they came to look at the house, they immediately gave us a security deposit and said they wanted it!  God answered all of the prayers!  What a blessing!  Our home was on the market for less than one week!

We hope this young family will be blessed in our home.  We pray they will have many happy memories.  We are thankful to see them come, and pray they will know the Lord's presence while they live there.

"For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building form God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens."  2 Corinthians 5:1

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