God Went With Us
To The Car Dealers
Back in the 60s when the children were beginning school we needed a second car. One day Gene came home with a good deal from his boss. The man worked on cars and sold them as a hobby. He had this real good car for Gene. I always took everything to God in prayer for counsel first because the Book of Mormon prophets said it is what God would have us do. We did.
That night I had a dream that we bought a second car, and without anyone driving it, it began to lunge forward into a wall and back up into things until it had totally wrecked itself. I awoke believing Gods counsel was that this good deal of a car was a wreck.
Gene turned down the deal, and within two days his boss was out on the highway driving this car when the transmission fell out. It was a wreck just like God described it.
Car Dealer Number Two Thirty Years Later
Gene felt it was time to purchase a new car and had been running this around in his mind for some time. One afternoon the family got in our Olds and went looking. It was, Im ashamed to say, on the Sabbath, but God still honored it, for if it had been any other time, the testimony would have been nullified.
Because it was the Sabbath, the car dealers were closed. We didnt want to be bothered by any of them anyway, and thus went when no one was there. We went to the first lot and I wasnt impressed with anything I saw. The second was Sonny Hills lot. We drove in, and across the way I spotted a tan Buick. Thats the first car Ive ever cared enough to look at more than once. Cars arent my thing; however, this one intrigued me. I pointed it out, but the others had a Yeah, mom, thats nice attitude and walked clear to the back of the lot. On wandering to the front, I walked over to this car and looked in. There were the keys and the door was unlocked. Well, Satan get behind me!
After jabbering over this unusual situation for a bit, we took the car keys and locked it up. We figured someone else might just take it for a ride and not return it. (Not us, of course!) We were going to have some fun come Monday morning. Id already made up my mind that I wanted that car. Gene hadnt.
Early Monday morning he returned the keys, and they were very grateful, however, not grateful enough in the pocketbook for my idea. We decided to pray about it. That night Debbie had a dream.
Her father was in his car backing out the driveway to go get the new car. She wanted one too, but he said for her to wait and see.
We knew the counsel was to go get ours. Gene then called another dealer and got a fantastic price for the same car. Sonny Hill wasnt to be outdone. They called back, but this time I went with Gene. The boss and I discussed exactly how grateful they were that we didnt steal the car. He said many are stolen and never seen again. Imagine that! We bought the car for factory list price.
Now this wasnt all. We were trading in our son-in-laws old car for a set amount. When we took it in, we didnt know it was worthless (a rod was ready to blow). The boss told the mechanic that they were going to give us what he promised anyway. We could just see David out on the highway in a wreck. Thats why the counsel was to get it now, we believed, because David and Judy were inheriting our Olds which was in good shape. God wanted him out of that car.
Debbie still wanted a new car. Her counsel was to wait and see. She kept trying to make that meango get one now! Shortly afterwards she was in a wreck (not her fault). The insurance fixed hers up like a new car. She was delighted. She got her new one too, because she waited on the Lord. And it didnt cost her a dime. Praise The Lord!