These stories are used with permission from Signs Publishing Company. More of these stories can be found in these collections: Ordinary People—Extraordinary God, Ordinary People—Faithful God, and Ordinary People—Generous God
After a refreshing night, we were on our way to the first appointment in one of Manila's famous yellow taxis. Reaching our destination, luggage was quickly unloaded and the taxi disappeared into seething traffic, leaving us to put our luggage into temporary storage.
Oh, we helped a little--"You girls can sew on your own buttons and make your buttonholes"--this when Mum was making our new shirts for school uniforms. How we hurried with our chores, for it was fun to watch how Mother controlled that treadle machine so it did just what she wanted it to.
Ordinary People--Faithful God elders were not only committed to supporting an evangelistic program but were also keen to run evangelistic programs of their own. They planned to work with me during the first six months, following which they would each run a program of their own in a nearby coastal community.
It had become necessary for my youngest child to change to a different school, some distance from where I worked and where we lived in a campus house. The buses that came to our school did not return to the other school, and it seemed I would have to leave work to take her to and from school.