Wednesday, March 28, 2012
He Still Answers Prayer: Update on Jordon!
We visited with Jordon today.
I asked if he had checked his email, and he said his son had a lot of homework, so he had not checked it yet.
I told him how I had shared his situation, and many people from around the world were praying for him. I told him some of the stories you have shared with me about how he has helped you, how his calligraphy hangs in your homes. If you've met him, you can envision his look of surprise, and then his smile. He reached for my hand.
He hugged my neck.
And said, "People were praying around the world? Let me tell you what happened. I asked the owner of the building if I could sit on the sidewalk and continue to do calligraphy for the American families. I guess he thought I was crazy. He asked me if I would like to rent the 5th floor, and he would put in an elevator." I had chills! We praise the LORD together on the sidewalk.
Jordon continued, "So, I start asking the American families...if I go up to the 5th floor, would you still visit me if there was an elevator? All of the Americans I asked, said yes, so I am going to rent the 5th floor where there was a restaurant before."
I told him he should be sure to check his email, becuase so many of you have shared that you emailed him. With excitement he said, "So, when I go home tonight, I will see these emails?"
As we talked, Jordon said he didn't know how long he would be allowed to stay where he is, and how long he might have to close before he can open up on the 5th floor. But, he said, "Tell everyone I will be here on the sidewalk doing calligraphy for the adoptive families. I love them. I will be right here."
Of course, we had to buy a few more things. The girls chose parasols, and Jordan painted their names on them. He walked outside with them to help them pose for a photograph.
When we were ready to leave the island, we went back to see Jordon to ask where he would suggest was the best place to catch a taxi back to The Garden. First, he pointed towards Lucy's. He gave detailed explanations as is his nature. Then he asked, "Are you ready to leave now?"
When I told him we were, he said, "You get your babies in the stroller and I will get the taxi for you."
And, when I thanked him, can't you hear him saying, as ran down the sidewalk, "My pleasure!"
Oh what a blessing to have been a small part of his life, to have been there in person to hear how God has answered the prayers of many!
To Him be the glory!