Monday, March 12, 2012

The Beast lives!

1995-1998 Ford Explorer photographed in USA. C...
Image via Wikipedia
Not really our Beast.
Ours has been around
the block a few more times! :)
Yesterday we left church... or tried to, but the truck (Beast) wouldn't start.

{"Beast" isn't a derrogatory nick-name... It's a '95 Ford Explorer. Two tone, only because the tailgate was from a different vehicle and the truck was never repainted. It's a tough, big beast. It's a wonderful vehicle. :) }

Three guys from church (including one of the pastors) and my husband were all under the hood. Turns out the fuel pump wasn't working. However, the upside was that they all felt if we fixed the fuel pump (for about $500), the truck would last another year. We totally thought it would fail inspection, and we were going to have to use our tax return to get another vehicle. Not having to buy a new vehicle would be wonderful!!

We arranged today to have the truck towed to a garage to have the fuel pump replaced and an inspection done. When the tow truck driver got there, he said Fords have a switch that turns off the fuel system in the case of an accident. As the trucks get older, the switch gets sensitive and a bump can wiggle it off. Sure enough, he reset the switch, and the truck started. The Beast lives!

Thank you, faithful Jesus! Not only do we not have to buy another vehicle this year, but we don't have to pay $500 for a new fuel pump!

Philippians 4:19-20
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

This story will be going in our Memorial Photo Album. When we need a reminder that God provides, we can read the story and remember.

Jump over to A Place Called Simplicity by clicking the picture below to read other Memorial Box Monday stories...

"For what You have done I will always praise you in the presence of Your faithful people. And I will hope in Your name, for Your name is good."
Psalm 52:9

Read my blog-friend, Linny's, explanation of the Memorial Box

Blessings in your Adventure,

Enhanced by Zemanta


  1. Awesome!!! What a great story!!! God is so faithful!!

  2. Wonderful! I love it when the "fix" is so simple AND cost effective!
    Keep up the God work.

  3. What a huge blessing! We've been in that place before, where unplanned car troubles arrive at a not so opportune time. Love to see His faithfulness, either to provide for our need, or to find some other way to take the need away. He is so good!

  4. Oh I love how God meets the needs so beautifully! Thank you Mindy for sharing! You rock girl - you rock!


Thank you for stopping by and saying hi!

Is your dog cool?