Jon is going to China for Aric and Rachel's wedding!!
Did you hear me? Jon is going to China for Aric and Rachel's wedding!!
Alright, you are probably wondering how this happened, so here are some details. This past Christmas when Rachel told us she was engaged Jon and I had decided that it would be next to impossible for us to go to her wedding in China. Don't get me wrong...we wanted to, but financially we could not afford another trip to China. We were planning to attend one of the receptions they were having in the states in August.
A couple weeks ago, after attending our friend's wedding I really began praying that Jon would be able to go to his sister's wedding. I knew that we could never pay for both of us to go, but maybe we could swing something for Jon. So I prayed and prayed and begged God to some how let Jon go to his sister's wedding. This is a once in a lifetime event that I did not want him to miss out on.
One afternoon as I was cleaning and found some cash in an envelope in our closet. I really did not think anything of it, because I thought that it could not be more than $20.00. I was so wrong!
Jon had emailed his Uncle Gary to find out how much it would cost to fly to China with one of his companion passes. Jon told me that Gary said it would be $700 for Jon to fly from Dallas, TX to Bejing, China.
As we were discussing how we would come up with this kind of money I remember the envelope that I had found the day before. I ran to our room to count how much was in there. To our surprise it was $680!! That is just $20 shy of what we needed for Jon's ticket!! WOW GOD!!
On top of all of this, Jon was able to get time off from his new job to attend his sister's wedding.
We still have to pay for tickets from Bejing to Chengdu, but I believe that God will continue to provide the money we need for Jon's trip. We are so thankful to Jon's Uncle Gary who has been generous enough to share his companion passes with Jon.
I am so happy that Jon will be able to go and be in his sister's wedding! We are humbled by how God continues to provide for us financially.
We need your prayers for Jon as he travels. In one week, Jon is flying standby to get to China. This means that he does not have a guaranteed seat on the plane. Please pray that he is able to make all his connections in time to attend the wedding. Thank you for praying!
Just for fun I added here are some recent pictures of Aric and Rachel.