Thursday, November 20, 2014

October Prayer Letter

October 2014

Dear Praying Friends,

Our sending pastor and his wife were visiting with us for a few days and we were all crowded into our Volkswagen, driving to church that Sunday.  We began to see road rally cars parked on the sides of the road and wondered out loud why those off road racing vehicles were on regular roads filled with cars, trucks and buses.

As we drove on down the highway, more and more of these race cars were parked along the shoulders of our road.  I have never seen this in Portugal.  Always before, when there is a rally race or the famous Dakar Race, the police block off certain roads for the racers to use without endangering the public.

Not this Sunday.  As we approached a dirt road, an air born race car flew out onto our road, bounced once and then swerved right into our lane.  I braked and headed for the shoulder, but at the last moment before impact, the race car swerved back into its own lane and roared down the road. 

Needless to say, we all thanked God for His safety that day!  Thank you for your faithful prayers on our behalf!!  None of us know what is around the next corner.  Praise God, our Heavenly Father does!!

Safe in His hands,

Mark Hale