Back in July, when meeting with Destiny Rescue, we mentioned possibly selling our house to fund the trip. We didn’t want to sell, but we weren’t sure if it was financially possible to pay a mortgage plus our travel expenses. Realistically, it’s not. However, Christian suggested we consider the renting option as our house is essentially our kids inheritance. I do love our little house, it is our home and holds precious memories. When chatting about it, Tim remembered a dream he had about renting our house to a Christian band, so perhaps it was something we should seriously consider. We also wanted to be able to bless someone else if we could, so we had a chat with God and told Him our desires.
The next day, two of our great friends got engaged! YAY, so exciting and joyful… wait a minute… I wonder… When they asked if they could drop around, we said yes and then quickly discussed if we should ask them about their future housing plans. You never know… maybe God’s making a way… let’s do it!
We had a wonderful lunch together chatting about the engagement and listening to their wedding plans. When the topic of housing came up, they said they didn’t have any plans, but were nervous about finding a place. Really? Hmmmm. Oh so casually, Tim mentioned that we were thinking of moving next year and asked if they might be interested in renting our place, no pressure of course. The response? “Yes, we’re very interested!”
As I sat there watching this all unfold, I couldn’t help but think, ‘Is this real?’ My goodness, everything was kind of coming together. Not only did it look like we might be able to keep our house, but on top of that, God heard our desire to bless someone and He responded with an amazing couple. I almost rang my brother right then and there so we could laugh about how good God is.
Still, is it possible for us to pay a mortgage and finance this trip? Nope, but that’s ok, because faith without risk isn’t faith.
Love Jess xxoo