Thursday, March 20, 2014

Yeah, but...


It seemed like a good idea, but I had no idea how to make it happen. The builder for our new high ropes course tower was suggesting that I try contacting some local businesses to arrange for the delivery and installation of the 60-foot utility poles.

“I can make the arrangements myself,” he explained, “but if you contact somebody local, you might get a better deal since you’re a non-profit.”

It made sense, of course, but I didn’t know of anyone who could do a job like this. Then I remembered that camp founder O.A. Fish knew someone who worked with Duke Power. I asked O.A. for the number, jotted it down on a scrap of paper, and gave the man a call.
 
“Well, Duke can’t do it for you,” he said, “but you should call Pike Electric.”
 
He gave me a contact at Pike, so I wrote that number down and called him.
 
“I can’t do a job like that,” he said, “but you should try C.F. Reese.”

 
He gave me the number for Reese, and I called.
 
“I don’t have a source for poles,” he explained, “but I know somebody who might be able to help.”

At this point I looked down at the scrap of paper upon which I’d been scribbling all these numbers. God is in this, I realized. I wrote out this fourth phone number with more confidence. I knew this was no rabbit trail. God was leading me somewhere.
 
I dialed the number with high expectations.
 
I can’t help you,” was the response, “but you should try Camp Electric.”
 
Undeterred, I dialed the number he provided.
 
“Sure, I can do that job,” Jason Camp explained. “Can you send me the exact specifications?”
 
A few emails were exchanged, and within a few days, I had a quote for purchase, delivery, and installation.

When I passed the quote along to our ropes course builder, he called me almost immediately.
 
“This is remarkable,” he said. “I was expecting twice this amount. It is really a blessing to be a part of a project like this.”
 
I couldn’t have said it better myself. It is a blessing to be a part of what God is doing at South Mountain Christian Camp, and it’s so exciting to see how He brings about His plan.
 
For the back story on the ropes course project, read Taking Action. To see how you can help, visit our website.

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