The other day I had lunch with my friend and event planner to continue confirming plans to celebrate the release of my first book, ‘Dramas of a Bald Head Queen’I told her how this whole process feels similar to the energy and process of planning my wedding. I also shared with her the story about how the Lord literally handed me $1150 cash just weeks before my wedding day.
I was living in a dormitory on campus at Hampton University where I was then working as a residence hall director. Since I didn’t sign up to work that summer, I was off but my building was still being used to house special groups for weeks at a time during the summer.
We still had to buy last minute odds and ends, pay the caterer and pay the Magnolia House Inn where we had arranged to stay our wedding night. Raphael and I remained prayerful and relaxed trusting that we had done everything we knew to do. We are both tithers/givers and in doing so, stand EXPECTING God to do what His Word says. We stood trusting that He would do as He said He would and did a pretty good job at not doubting.
So, three weeks before the wedding a group of 50 or so youth and 6-8 Chaperones from the Eastern Shore of Virginia came to stay in my building. Things were quiet the four days they were there and after they turned in keys and departed, I simply had to go through and do a sweep of the building, opening the doors of the rooms they occupied so that housekeeping could come in to clean.
After getting to the third closed door, I use my master key to unlock it, briefly glancing in the room when I noticed something on one of the beds. I entered the room to find…sitting there, neatly and untouched in the middle of the bed, a stack of money. Ten $100 bills and three $50.
I quickly put the money in my pocket and headed back to my apartment to call Raphael. I knew that no one had been in the building since the group left so we decided to hold on to the money so none of the housekeepers could try to claim it as theirs. Thinking that one of the adults maybe left the money by accident (in no envelop, in an EMPTY room…?) I put a sign on my office door “If you were with *group name* and left anything behind, please call me at…”
No one ever came. No one ever called.
I contacted the special events office on campus to inquire as to whether anyone from the group contacted them to report anything lost. Nothing.
We waited a full seven days deciding to pay our tithes and keep it moving! Lol
$1150 CASH. Seemingly out of the blue.
That was just four short years ago and although I don’t expect God to move in the exact same way, I have no doubt that He will bring the vision for this event to pass, just as He did with my wedding!