Nope, not dreaming. There really is a 2010 Hyundai Elantra in the driveway. And I have the keys to it!
car to replace the 1995 Pontiac Bonneville which was given to me in 2011 after my leased Honda Civic was totaled when I hit a deer and a semi hit me.
On April 25, 2013, Michael and Gail sent out an email with the subject line “Kim Needs a Set of Wheels.” I am stunned by what has happened since then: the family of God in three churches and twenty seven other friends have generously given enough funds for me to purchase the car that now sits in my driveway. See, I told you, I have the best friends in the world!
“Then you’ll want to meet our sales manager, Dumitru," Alan smiled. "He’s from Romania.”
Don’t you just love how God orchestrates such things? I mean, what are the odds?
So this afternoon in Concord, North Carolina, I sat across from my new Romanian friend, Dumitru, and signed all the paperwork required when purchasing an automobile—or in this case, a Friend-Mobile. It took quite a while, but it had nothing to do with the amount of signatures. What took so long was listening to Dimitru brag on God, sharing story after amazing story of God's goodness. He eventually had to stop and help another customer, but I’m hoping it won’t be the last time Dimitru and I swap God-stories.
July 23, 2013, my friends bought me a wonderful vehicle: low mileage, great warranty, well-kept, high safety rating, good MPG, plenty of room for carrying Elder Orphan Care displays and donations, and all for the right price, thanks to the team at Modern Hyundai.
It’s not a dream. I just checked the driveway and the Friend-Mobile is still there. But not for long, because I can’t wait to hit the road!
“God, teach me lessons for living so I can stay the course. Give me insight so I can do what you tell me—my whole life one long, obedient response. Guide me down the road of your commandments; I love traveling this freeway!” (Psalm 119:33-35 MSG)
(Click HERE to read a story about my car accident entitled "Thank You, Dear Deer.")