June 7, 2016, 12:00 AM

The Gift Keeps Giving

After we left Suriname and returned to the United States in 2012, a family from the church in Oil City, Louisiana (who did not want their name mentioned) gave us a brand-new 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan. What a surprise and what a blessing! We felt humbled and unworthy of such a gift.

We used the van until just before departing for Suriname in May, 2016, at which time we sold it to friends from the church we attended in the Lufkin, Texas area. With proceeds from the sale of the van, we were able to buy a car for use in our missionary work in Suriname. There is also money left over to help maintain the vehicle. The gift we received keeps giving.

But wait, there's more. Not only did the couple who bought the van get a good vehicle (we hope it serves them as well as it did us), they were excited about the fact that they could use it to take people to church. And so the gift keeps giving.

Thank you, Pastor Kent Rhoads, of Oil City United Pentecostal Church, for releasing people to give into the kingdom. Thank you, dear brother and sister who gave the gift in the first place, for your generosity. Your gift keeps giving.

Click here to see more photos of the vehicle.