THANKSGIVING NOTE 2020
This month I am not sending out any pictures, because I really want you who care about me, to see my heart as I write to you.
A few months ago, one of you who has been supporting me since I moved here in 2002, who knew I was having more maintenance on the Cadillac Deville I was given just 3 years ago, wrote what is copied below. *****But after you read this, please keep reading as I have a much more pressing need right now….and if you have an extra RELIABLE vehicle, I would be happy to come get it!
“My thoughts is basically two-fold. I think it might be easier for people to embrace the need for transportation freedom in our American world. There could be people that might not typically donate on a regular basis for monthly living expenses, but definitely see the need for good, reliable transportation. We could prayerfully target a specific amount that would yield the purchase of a good car, like $20,000. Some person might offer a reliable set of wheels that say wholesale Blue Book’s for $15,000. We could then try to raise the funds from you supporters to purchase, etc. Anyway, I think there are very viable options to take a burden off your mind. I don’t believe what we are discussing is a WANT, rather it is a NEED – at least here in AMERICA. I am thinking that having reliable transportation for those being supported in their full-time service for the LORD is rather basic. You calling is to be “on your knees” before the LORD instead of “on your knees” trying to have your car fixed. Obviously this thinking is wrong if the LORD is trying to teach you something through the car repair process. But for the most part, your effort is to be in IHOP 24 hour prayer room. Secondly, a $15,000+ car is not an outlandish, luxurious request. You would want the newest, least miles and best repair vehicle. For example, my wife has an 2008 Toyota 4 Runner and it only has 85,000 miles on it. We bought it brand new and the only costs have been regular maintenance – nothing unusual, and I suspect it will run at least another 10 years with minimal repairs. Blue Book retail price is $11,000 and probably another $1,000 could be added for low mileage.” The only thing I change in his words was to remove his wife’s name for their privacy.
I had no idea new cars cost so much! I have never had to buy one. In 2009 a family gave me a 2008 PTCrusier that lasted me until November 2017 when another friend gave me this 2003 DeVille….and the summer of 2018 he was going to exchange it for another one, but he died….
Anyway, I have charged close to $6,000 due to repairs and replacements, and I have just paid off all those charges. I am thankful I have such good credit because I always pay my cards off early, and now I am about to charge almost the same amount for urgently needed home repairs.
****THIS IS MY CURRENT MAIN REQUEST….AND AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO BE BLESSED, BY BLESSING ME. I REALLY DO BELIEVE THIS STATEMENT OF RECIPROCITY IS TRUE****
Most of you (although I am sending this out blindly to everyone I have an email for) know when my basement flooded a few years ago, I lost almost everything that was down in that apartment. It is still totally stripped and unfinished and at times even leaking just a little now! A contractor who was asked to come look at doing the repairs on the basement said to my supporter, my house was a piece of junk and not worth repairing….well I love it and its perfect for David not having to move again! ***Anyway, The washer and dryer were moved upstairs into one bedroom, and David lost his finished off garage bedroom because the few things that I was able to salvage were put in there. He has been sleeping on the sofa ever since.
I have finally found a team of three who can move the washer and dryer into part of the finished off garage and do the plumbing and electrical and drywall work, so there will still be a small bedroom in there as well, and David can have the bigger bedroom where the washer and dryer have been. They are scheduled to begin on Thursday, and I can charge this with my credit card, but I have been helping people remain debt free since I was in Virginian using the Burkett envelope method, and hope to pay it off SOON with your help.
Please pray, and PLEASE HELP IF YOU ARE WILLING because I know everyone is able to help to some degree. I am eternally grateful for the handful who have been supporting me on a regular basis since I moved here, your reward is noted in heaven. I am very thankful for many of you who have generously shown your support also over the years when you could. Every gift has come in perfect timing! God bless you each and every one.
I do believe this note will be heard in your hearts as an appeal from not just my heart, but as an invitation from heaven, for yours!