Friday, February 20, 2015

Faith Builders: The Unexpected

Today’s Faith Builders story took place in the far away land of Cambodia.  For the Creator of the universe, it’s not at all difficult to work things together from opposite ends of the earth. 

Darwin and Doreen Ohlin are very dear friends of ours. During a mission trip with their son and his family in Cambodia, Darwin realized that someone had robbed his wallet. Naturally, the wallet held cash and credit cards to cover the expenses of the trip. Many people from around the world prayed for the recovery of Darwin’s wallet, but that wasn’t God’s plan.  

With a 14 hour time difference it’s not an easy task to call the US from Cambodia. Darwin finally reached a customer service representative for their bank. He explained the situation and began providing his name and account numbers.  

The voice on the other end of the phone line said, “Uncle Darwin? I thought that sounded like you!”  

Darwin’s niece was his customer service representative. In a stressful situation, it was a tremendous relief to hear her familiar, friendly voice. She provided loving care and handled the issue seamlessly even though Darwin and Doreen were a world away from home. 

The Ohlin’s and others prayed for a miracle of one sort, but God did the unexpected. We can choose to see a coincidence, or we can give glory to God who did something that only He could do.  This story builds our faith and reminds us to trust that God is in control over all things - the large as well as the small.

Do you have a Faith Builders story that you’d like to share?  We often tell others about movie recommendations, great sales that we find, or a new restaurant. Why not share what God is doing in your life and help others to build their faith?  To share your story, click here.  I can’t wait!

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Be Strengthened Today, By His Word,
Psalm 119:28


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