Sunday, October 4, 2009

We Made It!

Okay - enough about what an awesome blog I have - especially since I don't even know how to use it!!! Thank you Jenny for being my blog-setter-upper... I think you could turn this into a home business - setting up blogs for people too tech challenged to do it themselves...

We have so many amazing God stories to tell about our GBA (Great Bentz Adventure) moving from Savage, Minnesota to Conway, Arkansas!

The most recent is - We sold our house on the WAY to AR! Isn't it just like God to show up at just the moment - I'm constantly amazed at his perfect timing. I felt much like the Israelites must have when they were looking at the flooded Jordan River - knowing that God's promises for them where on the other side, but not really "seeing" how they were going to get there to claim them!

Our home in Savage had been on the market for a couple of months, but no offers, my husband was commuting back and forth, I was home alone (relative term - I did have the 8 kids, 2 cats, 2 frogs, and the dog). So, we called the movers, loaded everything on the truck (actually 2 trucks, we ran out of room...) and headed south for our rental home to reunite our family. I really did NOT see how we were going to manage a mortgage and rental, I really did NOT want to leave the wonderful support and family we enjoyed in MN. BUT - I knew that God had directed us to "go and tell" - not to "stay and pray" - That was actually a word from God through Jenny!!

Well, after the frenzy of packing the car, the van and my parents pickup with all the misc. that didn't go with the movers - we put the kiddos in their seats - cats in a cage - dog and frogs with Matt and off we went!

We got the call with the offer, for the house, negoitiated it, and sold the house before we hit the AR state line a mere 11 hours later! Wow- Grace and Mercy in a moving van!! Our God is so good!!!

I promise more installments on the GBA - and even pictures (after Jen teaches me how to do that :-)


  1. OH MY GOODNESS....or I should say "GOD"S GOODNESS"!!! We just read your first post as a family and are praising God for you! What a confirmation! I LOVE reading God-stories both literally..was just reading this morning about Abraham:

    "By FAITH Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going."

    And your GBA of "by faith you went to Arkansas even though you didn't know how it was going to work" and God blessed your move! You made my day!

    Great first post!!! Now hit that little picture icon and share photos with us when you can:-)

    Love ya!

  2. Go God - He is faithful and he can be trusted. I am not a blogger, however I have joined the facebook world. I think I am a slow learner. You will be greatly missed, but God has plans for you down there and the most important thing is to be obedient to the mighty Lord. Thanks for sharing the wonderful story!!!!!