If you follow my blog you know that several weeks ago I wrote a blog about how much I needed a conversion van. Lifting Lynn in and out of our Impala is extremely difficult and there have been many times that I only managed to move him safely with God’s help through prayer. I had received a lot of encouragement to look into purchasing a van. As you know, there are really no resources for getting a handicap accessible vehicle. There are some scholarships or discounts but the cost of converting a van is very expensive. Therefore, those discounts only go so far in helping.
We knew we could not afford a new vehicle that we converted ourselves. The cost of a new car plus the $15-$25,000 just to adapt it was too much. Therefore, we went to our church to ask if anyone in the congregation knew of anyone who was selling one. We wanted someone reliable that someone we trusted also trusted.
Someone did. Someone I didn’t even know personally from our congretation who had read my email request but she took the time to make contact and let us know about her neighbor. The van was listed on Craig’s List and it was very reasonably priced for a conversion van. It was also in very good condition. The owner has been so accommodating, bringing us the car to check out, getting it inspected and brakes changed, keeping us informed and answering every question we had. I feel very comfortable with him and the vehicle. If anything goes wrong with it after we buy it, I feel certain he would not have known it was a possibility.
After I sent out the request for help, I just knew in my heart God would send us something… and he did, in only about a week. By this time next week, we should have a vehicle that I can take Lynn out in without the trauma to me or him.
I feel very blessed today and very hopeful. I often write about the challenges in our lives but I wanted to share a triumph this time. This was truly an answer to prayer.