Late on Saturday I received a phone call from Monroe telling me one of their warehouses in Illinois caught fire and he was on his way to assess the damage.
Yesterday I heard from him again - major damage! This means he will not be able to get here this week so Don's is delayed until next week. With all the rain over the past couple of days I imagine Don is nearly floating in his family room and hopefully the weather will cooperate for a couple of days late next week and we can get the Amish here and a new roof -- and then start inside! Please keep this entire situation and all the people involved in your prayers.
As for Michael's -- we have rounded the bend!!! There is light at the end of the tunnel! The heat is working and on and there is sheetrock inside and today Michael and a couple of his family plan on starting to hang the ceilings! It's the bend we've been waiting for. Now the closing up can begin, it starts to look more and more like a house and the excitement builds! This Saturday we will be hanging sheetrock all over the place -- thanks to enough funding that just came to us today at Bible study!! God is providing exactly what we need right when we need it -- nothing ahead of time. All the more reason we are standing on pure faith every step of the way! And it's awesome! The smile on Michael's face this morning was priceless and was evidence of the true joy of the Lord!
I am also in the process of putting together our Christmas newsletter. If you are not already on our mailing list and would like to be -- please leave a comment with your address (I will not publish personal information that comes as a comment -- all comments come to me first -- I have the choice to publish or not -- and I will be happy to send you one.
Until next time . . . what are you standing in faith and believing for? Susan and Monty