I have a lovely Christian friend from El Salvador named Gloria. Gloria worked at the Lutheran preschool (which was part of the Lutheran Church I used to attend) for about 18 years. It’s the school where I sat on the Board and also DEVELOPED “WEE AMERICANS,” a preschool class that was a huge success for about five years, I’m happy to say. (Please read the link, I know you’ll be happy you did!) The school finally had to close this June…I wish I could give the details but it’s not in me to slam pastors (oh, do NOT get me started...) and so I’ll proceed with the UPLIFTING, WONDERFUL, INSPIRING STORY she told a group of us friends at lunch Friday:
My friend Gloria’s husband hasn’t worked for a while, they’d bought a very modest home about 8 years ago, quite far from work (the preschool) and she has bills and works hard for the pittance she takes home. This closing of the preschool was bad but she had no doubt that GOD WOULD PROVIDE. Here is what happened:
About a month ago, after much prayer and faithful certainty that she would find good work in this field, and just 2 classes from getting her Certificate in Preschool Education, she was in her car when she felt the Lord told her “St. John’s.” She said she heard it unusually plainly. She told us Friday that she couldn’t believe it, she really felt God had put those words in her head. She was worried a little because St. John’s is the big Santa Monica hospital here and she hoped she wasn’t going to get sick or have a loved one end up in there!
A day or two later Gloria, because she’s on a Lutheran Schools email list, got an email saying that a school even closer to her home was looking for help. She emailed and told the woman she wished them very well in their quest for someone. She added that she was 2 classes short of her certificate and clearly couldn’t apply but might when she was ready. The woman emailed back that she wasn’t quite sure they couldn’t make that work and told Gloria she’d email the information needed for her to send in her resume, etc.
The school’s name is ST. JOHN’s. Seriously!
When Gloria had told us that story, she said “I just know the Lord talks to me…” I said “Next time he calls, hand ME the phone before you hang up!” 🙂
Stories like this inspire me, I hope this one inspired you today, too.
Have you any stories like this you’d like to share with us? I sure do…coax me 🙂
“Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” Jeremiah 33:3