Thursday, August 27, 2009

God's Gift to Ryan

Since Ryan did not get to leave last week, we have been praying about what to do. He wanted to go back to Michigan and live with my parents--but none of the job possibilities he had hoped for, worked out.

His truck needed some parts, so he looked up the nearest junkyard and headed out with the GPS. He arrived at the spot, but there were two businesses and he wasn't sure which one to enter. He went in to ask and as he was starting to head out, the guy said, "Do you need a job?"

I KID YOU NOT.

Startled, Ryan replied that yes, he needed a job and the guy told him that he needed help in his shop--which ended up being a car body shop. Then he asked if Ryan had done any farm work, or knew anything about horses! He has a small farm with some horses and goats and needed help there, too. Well, Ryan spent the last two years of high school in a vocational agriculture course, which included a working farm. He was the farm manager for a year, so he definitely has experience.

So, let me get this straight. Ryan walks into a random shop, and gets offered a job out of the blue. The job happens to be a combination of his favorite things--the career he plans to pursue in the mil*tary, and the only thing he has experience doing. He will get paid above minimum wage, and will have about 40 hours of work per week. He started work tonight at the farm tonight and reports for a full day tomorrow.

Um...yeah. This kind of thing doesn't 'just happen.' It has GOD written all over it! I don't know yet why God wanted Ryan here for the next five months, but He obviously has a PLAN. He always does.

11 comments:

Lori said...

WOW!!! You are right, that doesn't 'just happen.' Especially in this economy!! Just think of all the money he can save up in 5 months working 40 hours a week!!

That is incredible!!

Holly said...

Amazing God.
Start thinking about how to fit that in your new Memorial Box!!

Kimberlie said...

So awesome!!! I love when God shows our children that he cares for them too.

:)

Cari Bacon said...

Praise God!! That's so great to hear!!

Yes...God always has a plan and nothing takes Him by surprise...even when my boiler/furnace breaks, family computer dies, 4 yr old has to go to pediatric dentist for 2 cavities (no dental insurance) and husband is told that his job work week could go to only 4 paid days a week for the fall/winter months if sales doesn't make 70% of budget each month. All this in the last two weeks!!

But I KNOW God has a plan and I WILL someday see it.

trustandobey said...

So fun to see God work like that!He's amazing:)
Lisa

Adeye said...

Oh no, my friend--these thing never just 'happen'. The Almighty Father--isn't He just amazing? Ryan gets a job--and you get to have him home for a little while longer. Perfect!

Angie said...

Oooooh! Goosebumps! Can't wait to see what God's doing in this. "Do you need a job" is not something one hears much today...

Sharon said...

I am so happy for Ryan! Your God stories just blow me away!!! God is so good!

Shonni said...

That is so wonderful! And Ryan is getting to see himself that God is directing and leading him. What a story!

Kim K. said...

I have chills. This is just amazing. I'm so happy for Ryan.

sara said...

that is so cool!!!