God has been working miracles at Siloam Missionary Homes since its beginning over 19 years ago. But, when thinking about miracles that I have seen since becoming a part of Siloam Missionary Homes, my first thought focused on the Lord’s provision of a house for Betty and me. We wanted to find a house within about a five-mile radius of Siloam and Linda Hagood, our Real Estate Agent, patiently showed us quite a few! But just as the time for finding one was becoming critical, the Lord provided a house only three-tenths of a mile from Siloam’s driveway. Although we knew it would require a great amount of renovation, it was the one we had wanted from the beginning, a foreclosure, but could not get a price quote. Not only was it across the road from where we would be working, but we were able to purchase the house and three acres of land for a little more than half the amount owed the mortgage company! Amazing! God’s work!
I have seen the Lord work in many miraculous ways at Siloam, both in supplying the needs for the SMH ministry as well as for the missionary families. I saw several miracles take place in just one family who lived here for a year. I witnessed the Lord provide a van to fit their size family, a gift from someone who came forward at just the right time. Then, as the time came for them to return to their field of service, they were able to sell the van, which enabled them to purchase a car for their daughter who remained in the states to attend college. I saw the college allow her to register as an in-state student, although she had lived in the state for only 11 of the required 12 months. The Lord also graced the daughter with a wonderful Christian family to welcome her to live in their home and who treats her like a daughter. God also provided the funds for tickets for the rest of the family to return to the field, including the payment to check their bags! (In the words of the late Jerry Clower, “Ain’t God Good?!”)
These are just a “sampling” of how God is working everyday. Perhaps all of us will see more of the miraculous movement and provisions of God when we keep our physical eyes open and our spiritual eyes focused on Him every day.
H. Milton Wilder
Missionary Pastoral Care