Tho He falls, he shall not be utterly cast down, trust in the Lord with all thine heart, lean not unto thine own understanding, in all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths. Prov. 3:5-6
The new Toshiba of 6 months was overheating and the cooling fan was not working well. Frantically between clinic and meetings, we were trying to back up all powerpoint programs, video clips, and graphics. Time was of the essence for we did not know when it all would freeze up. Another laptop almost identical to ours was loaned to us. It did not have installed the programs we needed to operate powerpoint and operate the DVD. Daily we were praying for God to help in this emergency. There was an urgent notice on the computer that it must be shut off until it could be serviced.
Up in that jungle village in the
Mexico state of Chiapas, there was not even a faint hope of getting service.
Furthermore, we expected not to be able to get things worked on till we could
get home to the United States. We were
instructed by the computer to shut it down till it could be serviced. We prayed
and kept working. Night after night, my 3d artist son looked with anxiety as I
continued to use the much needed equipment. He was afraid all his work would be
cremated. We had reason to believe all our programs would be lost.
After many prayers and keeping on
doing programs in faith, it began to operate without any warnings. Perhaps one
of the sons turned the warning system off. Then it happened. The thing all
computer owners fear. One grinning little child reached out to help the
missionary get set up. While she was finishing eating supper, Dr. Rose saw the
computer whisked away by a little child not much bigger than the bag. The weight
surprised the little one and they tumbled into the street on top of the
computer. Trying not to frighten the child who only wanted to help, I prayed God
would cushion HIS equipment somehow and perform another miracle so we could
operate that night.
I saw both of our laptop computers
fall onto cement street making quite a clatter.
As we started up the equipment
for the presentations, we were thrilled that everything worked correctly.