St. Petrie’s Gift August, 2016
St. Petrie’s Gift
Give thanks unto the Lord for His mercy endures forever.
Last December, 2015, our organ quit playing just before Christmas. There was no sound coming from it and after checking it by members of the congregation and inquiring into repairs; we found it impossible to find parts to repair an electronic organ 30 years old.
We started to look for a replacement, but we also continued to check on the cost to have a repairman from the company come and look at the existing instrument.Organs are expensive.
Soon after, we received a phone call from a friend.We were told that an AFLC church in our area had closed their doors and sold their building to a denomination that did not use an organ or the chimes in the church.The organ and chimes were to be given away, but we were not the first possible recipients.
In the next few days, after much prayer, several of us went to a meeting to see and hear the organ.It was a full-sized organ and only three years old.The lady that represented the other churches played the organ as well as our organist.It was an excellent instrument.Since we were without an organ totally, she said we should have it.The others at least had an organ.Hallelujah!It was ours.A Gift from the Lord Jesus!
A friend of the congregation even offered to pay to have it moved professionally.Our church in the country has a lovely organ and the chimes are up and awaiting the final main cable.Stop by and visit us and see our miracle from the Lord!
All thanks and praise to our Gracious Heavenly Father
for His Gift!cms/ St Petrie