Blown away, but then not really….that’s our God! And this is just the beginning for you all 🙂 Blessings on the remainder of this year. I pray that “God does exceedingly above & beyond what you will ever think, dream, or imagine!”
Random Buddhist in airport gives $20k to racers
As we were in the LA airport for our layover all night, I
looked for a place that got good internet and plopped down by one of my
teammates. Right after that this random guy came over and asked us if
we wanted free internet, and , who doesn’t want free internet when the
internet in the LA airport is 8 bucks.. so we gladly agreed, and he sat
down and typed in his password. We struck up a conversation with him and
he explained to us that he had been stuck in the airport for two days
because his flight kept getting delayed due to weather.. and to make
matters worse on his previous flight his wallet had gotten stolen so he
hadn’t eaten since then. We felt bad and offered to buy him some food
when McDonald’s opened.
then told him about the world race, and what we were doing and he
seemed really interested. He asked us how much support we needed to
raise, and we told him and then he said, ” well, i don’t have my wallet,
but I do have my bank account info, and I think it’s really cool that
you guys left your home to do this for your faith. Go get some of your
other teammates because I want to give around $20,000.”
right.. TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS! He explained to us that he had
inherited a large sum of money when he was 18 and really felt prompted
to give to us. So I ran down and woke up the squad and explained to
them that there was this 22 year old that wanted to donate $20k.
couldn’t believe their ears, but they followed me back up the stairs and
then he had us type in the site and he donated! He fully funded some
people, and brought other peoples numbers way up! We were in shock…
Here was this kid that’s younger than some of us, that has money, but
chose to bless us with it. When does that ever happen?!?! When God wants
to bless His children!
bought him McDonald’s.. it was the least we could do..lol, and then he
hung out with us for the rest of our layover. As we were leaving he
began to tear up and told us that he really saw something different in
us and he could feel the presence of God around us. We got to pray with
him and asked God to continue to open up his heart to the Truth and to
His love. He wasn’t a Christian, he told us that he was a Buddhist, but
didn’t practice it.. But there was a seed planted that night!
God loves to give good gifts to His kids, even when they least expect it!
Yep, I’d have to say that God is pretty awesome!! Amen!
I absolutely loved this story. Thank you for sharing it.
Josh and Briana,
If you read this, I want to let you know that you encouraged me so much today. I am a high school teacher/coach and lead mission trips to the slums of Manila. This year I am taking my wife and 3 of our children with us for a total of 23. I have to admit that at times I get a bit nervous of raising support for 5 of us!
God used you two today. I’m very tickled for you all! If he cares for the little birds, surely he cares for little ol’ us!
God bless you guys real good!
Thank you Daddy…you are so good to your children!
I’m a cryin mess reading this. So great, so Dad.
Awesome! I love how the Lord works and uses non-Christians as a method of showing his grace and love! Amazing!
I originally mis-read this and thought it said $20.00 and was still wowed by it!
Then, when I saw it was actually $20,000 my eyes bugged out and I froze. I’m getting teary and busted up over this Buddhist guy. Someone made in the image of God, with Christ-like qualities who has Rahab’s wisdom!!! I am praying for him and hope that his path is inundated with Gods love, truth and peace. Hoping that his generosity is returned with indescribable faith.
Miracles do happen when you least expect them. I am so happy for you. May God bless you always on your journeys. Be safe.
That is awesome!!!
Just love this. I too had to re-read, missed the K at first, well, saw it and thought really? I mean really? Oh me of little faith…
What a great story.
This is great Miracle.I am really blessed daddy.May God bless you always daddy and all your mission work.
that’s amazing!! Go, God :-). He is so faithful and creative….
God is so good and Im thankful that He led me to your site to see a living manifestation of HIS glory…Stay Blessed!
God we pray for this young man to become a follower of Jesus and that the drawing he felt to the WR kids will lead him right into your arms. In Jesus name.
Who doesn’t love God moments like this? Dear Lord, may this young chap be found in your arms when this story really ends.IJN!