By Liz Lowrey
Hi! Liz and Derke Lowrey Here. We know there are amazing “Accelerate stories” all around Pathway, but God is too awesome not to share ours too.
Derek and I had many conversations and prayers about what our monthly giving increase would be for the Accelerate initiative and we finally came up with the number together. We were nervous because of the stretch it would be on our monthly budget, but we were at peace about it. The Sunday we were to turn in our commitment cards, Derek approached me with the idea of not only increasing our monthly giving but also giving a lump sum out of our savings account as well. I was immediately on board.
A month or so later, I was in an accident that totaled my car and we found ourselves in a financial bind. We waited anxiously to find out how much money we would be getting back from our insurance claim so we would know how much money we would have to continue the process of getting a new car. Finally that day came, and I will never forget the call from our insurance agent. She was rattling off a bunch of numbers and she came up with the grand total. The total just so happened to be the same number we had taken out of our savings account for the Accelerate initiative. I started to cry. God provided! We know He provides, but it was so neat to see Him have the numbers match. It was just our reminder, to not worry, He’s watching over us. The money we gave to the church was His anyway, He just blessed us by giving it back for a replacement car.
Thanks for reading this and letting us share with you. God is pretty amazing, and this is only the beginning of His story!