April.24.14 (shared from Bethel website - link is on our connections page)
I wanted to share how God provided for me in a miraculous way. I wanted to go to Bethel for two years but didn't get accepted because I didn't have the money.
People came from Germany to Bethel for two years and imparted a lot to me, so I thought it was God's way of blessing me through them. But a week after Easter 2013, a friend of mine said, "Come over. We have something to share with you. We have a deep impression that we have to give you all the money you need to go to Bethel for a year."
I laughed and cried. I wasn't sure if it was the right time to go. Five years ago, I gave up everything to go to DTS, and it was hard when I went back home and had to start over. I said, "God, I can't do it this way again. I have three conditions. I don't want to quit my job, give up my flat or go alone."
Someone came up to me to rent my flat the next day. My boss offered to keep my job for me. And I am here with six friends from my church.
I did not know what the budget would be. My friends are not rich but had received an inheritance. I prayed about it, and God asked me, "How much do you want?" I said an amount that is really high: 20,000 euros. Then my friend came up and told me how much they wanted to give me, and it wasn't that much, but that was OK. A few weeks before I left, my aunt told me, "I want to give you some money" that she had from an insurance settlement.
It turns out that I have exactly the amount of money that I had asked God for! He was so faithful.