Enthusiasm was high and money started pouring in. But in the end, we were a measly twenty dollars short. The temptation to ignore the tiny shortfall was enormous. But the deal was off! The property owner couldn’t comprehend such picayune business dealings. Yet the wisdom of following God’s leading soon became evident: within the year the septic system failed and the state required a million dollar replacement! Worse, California entered a period of drought and the snow failed to fall. Nearby ski resorts lost millions of dollars, and the demand for winter retreats ceased. Christian Encounter was saved from financial ruin! Praise God!
Marion Parker, Former Staff