I have a blogger friend who recently returned from a missions trip. She brought back a bunch of items she’d purchased on her trip and was selling them on her blog to support the ministries she’d visited. I ended up buying way more than I intended to. I am a stay at home Mom, and recently decided to support a Compassion child using my pre-marriage savings and money I earn by selling things on eBay.
I also sent some extra money to my friend as her family had had some unexpected medical bills come their way. As I thought more and more about the money I’d parted with, I started getting nervous. My savings account was very slowly dwindling away and I wanted to be able to continue to support my Compassion child.
The same day the package from my friend arrived, another package arrived. I enter tons of blog giveaways and I’ve actually won quite a few. The second package had baby lotion in it that I had won. I knew it was coming, but what I didn’t expect was the $50 Visa gift card sitting right on top when I opened the box! I checked the original blog post for the giveaway to see if I’d missed that a gift card was part of the prize pack. It was not listed on the giveaway anywhere!
I took this blessing as God encouraging me to continue to be generous with my money and that he’d continue to provide for me in unusual ways.