1667. Occurrence given to Raymond Aguilera on 18 December 2001.
Dari had written an e-mail about helping the ministry and as I drove to the Western Union office I was listening to a Christian radio station, but thinking about Dari and his help. For some unknown reason the Christian radio station I was listening to totally turned me off. So I said to my self, "Turn to another radio station and see where the Lord leads you". So I turned the radio knob three times and to my surprise it stopped at another Christian radio station that was reading the Bible. As I listened to Bible reading I had the spiritual sense that these scriptures were for Dari. So I sent him the following e-mail. The Lord seems to always surprise me in so many different ways.
> > Hello,
> > I unexpectedly received some money and would like to help you with a little donation (again using the Western union money transfer). This will be at Monday, because there are no offices in my home town. Please mail if you will be able to pick that money at that time.
> > bye,
> > dari
Subject: Re: help
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 15:14:06 -0800
From: Raymond Aguilera <email@example.com>
While I was driving to the Western Union office and thinking of you, I changed my radio station blindly wondering where it would stop. To my surprise it stopped on a Christian radio station and they were reading the Bible in Philippians 4:10-23. I believe these Bible verses are for you. God bless.
Phil 4:10 I rejoice greatly in the Lord that at last you have renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you have been concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it.
Phil 4:11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.
Phil 4:12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
Phil 4:13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
Phil 4:14 Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles.
Phil 4:15 Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only;
Phil 4:16 for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid again and again when I was in need.
Phil 4:17 Not that I am looking for a gift, but I am looking for what may be credited to your account.
Phil 4:18 I have received full payment and even more; I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.
Phil 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:20 To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Phil 4:21 Greet all the saints in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me send greetings.
Phil 4:22 All the saints send you greetings, especially those who belong to Caesar's household.
Phil 4:23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
yours in Christ,
PS: Everything went well with Western Union.