SELLING THE 15 PASSENGER VAN
David was so excited about how the Lord answered prayer to bring an early inheritance to someone to help provide for the newer 12 passenger van, that he then offered another request. "Lord, find just the right buyer for our van so that we can get the extra funds for the insurance and extra expenses and that it will be a blessing to someone else who really needs it".
David listed the van on Friday night in Facebook marketplace and some other online listings. Late Saturday afternoon, he got a call from someone who sounded a little weary as if this might be his last "ditch effort" of finding what they were looking for.
He had a family of 14 and they lived in Pennsylvania. Just last week, their van (almost identical to the one we listed) was hit and totaled. His wife used it to drive the kids back and forth to school and other errands. Needless to say, it became very difficult without that van because her husband's SUV only fit 8. He happened to work for a dealership and was a mechanic. WOW!
This seemed like it could be an answer to prayer. They traveled from PA and were in New Jersey looking at vehicles, specifically one that they were excited about. But when they got there, it wasn't anything like the listing and they were very disheartened and disappointed. Not having a lot of funds and traveling with 7 of the young children, they were ready to give up and go home when the wife looked on Facebook Marketplace one more time and saw our ad. She immediately called and ask if they could come and look. It was night time and dark and we explained that it would be hard to see underneath the van and the issue with rusting but they could come if they wanted.
It wasn't long after they arrived, that the woman asked if they could use the bathroom. One by one, all 7 kids came out of the SUV and we brought them into the house to use the bathroom and find relief from riding in a car all day. And they both were so excited because it was very similar to their old van and they were more than able to make the repairs needed. He had dealer plates with him, we negotiated a fair price which they paid in cash, and they drove back to Pennsylvania very satisfied that their time, effort, and waiting was well worth it for them.