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God's Protection

Have you ever felt too much action going on in your life? This week we had to take some guests back to the bus station an hour away. Their bus left at midnight on a Saturday night, which is a very dangerous time to be out on the road in Paraguay due to the amount of drunk drivers. We prayed for protection before we left the house and we made it safely to the station. Our friends wanted to pray for us again before we headed home.

Not five minutes out of town, we saw a major car/motorcycle accident. It was horrible. Then, ten minutes later we saw a car coming at us from the opposite direction that was rapidly advancing right for us in our lane. I was driving and I slowed way down just in time for him to swerve off the road, flip in the air and land upside down and backwards right in front of a house. It was like watching a James Bond movie. It was totally surreal to hear their radio blasting under a totaled wreck of metal.

Norb ran outside and checked the automobile, a white Mercedes, for damages. He helped the couple struggle to make their way out, but amazingly, they didn't have any major cuts or breaks. The driver was totally smashed and his girl, about half his age, was in shock. Hubby called 911 and the cops and firemen arrived within five minutes. Impressive for Paraguayan standards!

The owner of the home came out screaming because the driver nearly plowed into the bedroom where their children were sleeping. Thank God for saving those little kids' lives! I waited with sleeping Timmy on the other side of the road, watching the entire spectacle. Suddenly, a short, fat man in a brand new white van with no windows and with no license place pulled up in front of me and said, "Greetings, sister." and shook my hand. I had never met the man in my life.

He said, "Looks like God gave this couple a second chance."

"Yes," I replied, "I hope they take it."

He responded, "Well, I'm glad God kept you safe." and drove away.

Almost makes me think it was an angel. Who knows... We're just thankful that God continues to keep us safe. We appreciate your continued prayers for us.


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