When God called us to go to Ireland we knew immediately that we would need to go debt free. This meant that we had to pay off Katy's school loan from graduate school...a little over $35,000. We had no idea how we would pay off this much by the time we wanted to leave for Ireland (January 2012).
We formulated a plan and stuck to it with the utmost diligence, but the numbers still didn't work. The Lord began to provide in miraculous ways.
- Katy was blessed with a job working as a nurse practitioner which helped us make larger payments.
- Family, friends, and strangers gave us checks we were able to throw at the loan. (They had no idea about the loan!)
- We received, what seemed to be, random checks in the mail.
It's been under 2 years since we began this journey. Through miracles and open doors, God provided the funds to pay off the loan completely! Not only that, this is yet ANOTHER confirmation that He wants us to be in Ireland by January.
I hope this short testimony encourages you to trust God to provide. I also pray that it challenges you to step out in faith when He calls.
It's cheezy but it's true...where God guides, He provides!