I’m re-posting this article from September 13, 2014, originally called, “My Strange Dream,” because today, I realized, the dream came true. See the postscript at the bottom of the post.
I have a new Pentecostal friend who has proven to me that he walks with the Lord.
I met Amalio a few weeks ago when I was searching for a contractor to help put in new flooring in our church building due to a flood from a neighboring business. Also, I needed some minor remodeling done.
The first contractor I met gave me a quote of $12,000.00, a bit more than I could afford. The second man surveyed the space, wrote down some figures but never got back to me. The third also had a quote that was too high.
I did not know what to do so I called a former congregant who was a handyman and he suggested Amalio. When I met him he made me an offer I couldn’t refuse: He would provide me with two days’ free labor if I purchased the materials at Home Depot.
“But why would you do this, Amalio, you don’t even know me!”
He looked at the walls of Hope Chapel Hill Country, smiled, and said, “It’s for God’s Kingdom!”
“Let me pay you, though; what is your daily rate?”
“No, I can’t,” Amalio insisted, “I believe God wants me to do this for free.” Continue Reading