How God used a quarter and trampoline to strengthen my faith

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  • Philippine Bonita Sammamish, WA
    April 29, 2013 9:39 a.m.

    Where's the "LOVE" button! My mom was ALWAYS losing her keys. We knew all we had to do was pray and they would turn up. They always did.
    When I was about 4or5 years old and my sister was 6or7, we lived in Ridgecrest, CA on the edge of the Mohave Desert. We prayed that it would snow for Christmas and it did!! I think it was the first time in recorded history. There was about 2 inches of snow on the cactus and desert sand.
    I didn't know why my mom was so surprised! We always found the keys, why woukd it snow in the desert if we prayed for it? Good thing she did not discourage us from praying for something that she thought was an impossibility.

  • ksampow Farr West, Utah
    April 24, 2013 10:32 a.m.

    I received an answer to a prayer about my lost wedding ring, and was able to get it back through inspiration and through the help of another person who was very kind.

  • Idaho_Boy Aberdeen, ID
    April 22, 2013 10:05 a.m.

    There is more power in prayer than most of us realize. I know that I'm guilty of trying to work out things myself and only turning to God as a last resort. I do not believe that is the way it is supposed to work. We need to do our part for sure, but having more faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is something that I know myself and many others need to improve upon. We all lack wisdom in decisions that we are making and James 1:5 is for every child of God to realize that God will give us wisdom if we humble ourselves and ask like a child.

    Thank you for this story and for not solving the problem by pulling a quarter out of your pocket and solving this prayer by taking the simple route. The mother's and the son's faith were both increased and it would not have happened if the mother had been too busy to really invest the time in helping with the search or lacked the faith to keep going even when the last quarter was more difficult to find than anticipated.

    April 22, 2013 7:58 a.m.

    I have two very similar stories to this one. Yes, God does answer prayers in his own time and way, and often to teach a lesson of humility!