Testimony of God's Faithfulness
It was VISA renewal time. I went to Greece
while Joan and a friend of ours, Mary Rewers, went to Cyprus. I
wanted to go to Athens because there was a Benny Hinn Crusade being held
there on Sunday Sept. 24th and I believe the Lord has told me I will be
getting my miracle at one of his crusades, so I keep trying when
Thankfully our flights left the same time so we were able to go to
the airport together, which made things easier. After using my
credit cards to pay for the flight and hotel, I only had 33 Euro to
travel with. I packed food for the 3 day stay, so I was really
only concerned about taxi fare. Mary gave me a little more, which
Upon arriving at the Athens airport, I was able to get a
bus ride for FREE to Piraeus Port where my hotel was located. My
first thought was thank you Lord, that helps with the taxi money.
When I arrived at Piraeus Port, I proceeded to start wheeling myself to
find the hotel. That's when the Lord really intervened for me
again when this sweet young lady, named Christiana Alatsi saw me headed
for an incline and asked me if I wanted some help which I quickly
accepted. She is an American of Greek decent, recently married and
now living in Greece. She was waiting for a friend, Lisa, to do
some witnessing for their faith, the Jehovah Witnesses. Together
they wheeled me over the bumpy and uneven roads until we finally reached
my hotel. I had picked this hotel because it had advertised having
a lift, so I thought all was ok, but not to be. My wheelchair
didn't fit into the lift! After much discussion, Christiana and
Lisa, went out into the streets in search of another hotel that did have
a lift that I could use. They found one just right around the
corner, so after some uncomfortable moments with the receptionist, off
we went. Although of a different faith, I praise the Lord
for how God used these two young ladies to come to my aid right when I
really needed it.
next day, I went to the Benny Hinn Crusade. That's when the
Lord helped out again. I had to leave the Crusade early to get my 2:20 AM flight to
be at the airport the required 3 hours early, or so I thought.
Jude (wearing the tie) came to my assistance and wheeled me out
to find a taxi on the main highway. We tried for over an
hour, but with no success. That was after having tried
acting in faith by walking and claiming my miracle, all to no
avail. I didn't get my miracle and now I wasn't getting a
taxi. Was there a reason for all of this? Jude,
bless him, really tried to comfort me with words of
encouragement but I was still hurting. Finally I decided
we needed to go back to the stadium and find a phone where I
could call for a taxi, but by now it was closing up. Jude
had to leave because his family was waiting for him.
Finally, I found someone who had a cell phone and after getting
the taxi phone number from a nearby policeman, I was able to
make the call.
This is when the Lord really undertook for me.
While I was waiting, another young man, Jeremy (I think that's
his name?), who had been working for the Crusade came, also
looking for a taxi. Since his hotel was on the way to the
airport, we were able to share. That's when he offered to
pay for my ride as well. All this time I had been worrying
about not having enough to get to the airport, even to the point
of almost not giving in the offering. But now, was I ever
glad I had given! Not only did he bless me with paying for
my fare but as Jeremy was leaving, he handed me some more money,
so I left Athens with almost 3 times more then I came with!
I honestly believe that had I not been obedient to give an
offering, I would not have been blessed back. He had also
felt led of the Lord to give me a word as to something I need to
deal with before the Lord can indeed give me the miracle.
By this time, I was ready for any word that could give me a
decent answer as to why I still haven't received it yet.
God knew I needed some answer because I really wasn't feeling
very loved at that time. If I had gotten a taxi
earlier, I would have missed out on not only getting my fare
paid for, the blessing of extra money but also the word in
season that has helped. I no longer could question if God
loved me, He was showing me that by waiting and trusting, that
indeed He did. I could relate that not only to the taxi
ride but to waiting on Him for my miracle too! How awesome
He is, knowing just what we need and when. What a
testimony to God's faithfulness.