Here is mine:
Ten years ago this month I was the resource speaker for a “Single Again” retreat at Wyldewood Christian Camp near Searcy, Arkansas. During one of my presentations I mentioned how I was part of a group planning to begin a Christian camp in the former communist country of Lithuania that summer (July 1998).
After that presentation I was approached by Carol Bailey, an attendee of the retreat, expressing her interest to go with us. We had only one need and that was for an arts and crafts person. Turns out that she had years of doing just that at Wyldewood. So Carol joins our team and God blesses us with a fantastic first-ever session of Lithuania Christian Camp.
Fast foward to January of the next year. Our camp team is gathering in Oxford, MS for a planning session for the 1999 camp. Carol calls before the meeting asking if her friend from her singles group can tag along. She is interested in possibly going with us. No problem I say, bring her.
She comes with Carol, meets everyone, likes what she sees and wants to join our effort. Carol asks me what I think about her and I reply something like- nice girl, sure she can come, looking forward to getting to know her better.
Carol apparently picks up something in the way I answered and quickly replied to me, “Don’t even think about it. You do not have a chance!”
Fast foward to September 23, 2000 in Melbourne, Arkansas when this young woman, Terri Dale, becomes my wife.
Only God could have worked all these circumstances out.
Do you have a God-story to share?