Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Missions Trip Part Four - An Unusual Bible

For those of you just checking in, I'm presently writing part four.  You may want to scroll down and begin at part one so you have some idea of what I'm talking about!  And for the rest of you...
Today I must tell you about something wonderful.  The first day in, I met Maylene, a young lady whom I had befriended the last time we went down.  It was SO GOOD to see her!  We had enjoyed each other the last time, and simply picked up where we left off.  She’s a flutist as well, so we sat together.  Maylene is a strong Christian, and a beautiful young lady. 

During one of the practices, she told me that she had a friend who was going to the university to study German.  Maylene was hoping to be able to give her a Bible and asked if I had one for her.

While  preparing for the trip, I packed a bunch of Spanish Bibles to give away.  Then I considered which of my own to take, for my own personal use.  Well, I didn’t want my study Bible – too heavy.  I was already waaay over the airline’s weight limit.  Didn’t want my King James – much too precious.  So, I chose my Bible with three translations – English, Italian and German.  Didn’t know why I chose that particular one – I never travel with it; I like it in my own home, where it belongs.  It would have been too hard to replace.  But for THIS trip, that’s the one I chose.
When Maylene asked me for a Bible for her friend studying German, I was delighted!  I told her I ‘just happened to have…’ and we cried together in delight.  Because our eyes were swimming in tears, we missed practicing a good part of one song with the orchestra.  Our joy was overflowing!

No, it was no mistake that I ‘just happened to bring’ that particular Bible.  And for those of you who have been following the Lord for some time, not even a surprise, because you’ve all seen this happen as well.  No mistakes.  Simply joy in following Jesus, and delight in watching to see what He will do next!


  1. LOVE this story!!! Thanks so much for sharing it! It NEVER ceases to amaze me how when God leads, He always has a plan & a purpose - even if we don't understand at the time! (Prov. 3:5-6)
    ~Karin H

  2. I know - it's awesome! I have NEVER even considered traveling with that Bible! God just prompted me to take that particular one.