Paid in Full
It's the most expensive time of the year, brothers and sisters! Today, we're sharing a money miracle from Brother Tim Scolaro, and we hope it brings you joy.
When my family was younger, like many other families with small children relying almost completely on a single income, we were struggling to make ends meet and trying to financially support the needs of The Church at the same time.
We live in Arizona, so the semi-annual trip to conference involves plane fare, rental car, hotel, vacation days, etc. When my brother, Peter, was called to be an apostle, I had a great desire to attend his ordination but knew we could not afford to pay for the trip. The job I had at that time did not involve any travel whatsoever — all of my projects were local, so they never sent me anywhere by plane.
I knew God was intervening as things unfolded in the following way.
I was assigned to a federally funded project, and my employer asked me to attend a review in Washington D.C. the Thursday before conference. At that time, many of the airlines offered lower fares if the trip involved a stay on a Saturday night, so the company asked me to leave on Sunday, even though my meetings would be completed by Thursday afternoon. They offered to give me Friday off without docking my vacation time as well as paying my expenses for hotel and meals the extra days I was in Washington D.C.
The hotel they booked for me was fairly expensive, so the extended stay would have cost the office quite a bit. I requested permission to use the money they would have spent for my extra days to offset the cost of alternate travel plans, which included a short flight from Washington to Pittsburgh. I even had money left to offset the cost of a hotel near Greensburg.
As it turned out, I was able to enjoy the whole conference weekend including the ordination — a great blessing I thought I would miss out on. Thank God, I was able to do it without using my own money or a single vacation day.
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