I found the following story on the web this evening. It is purportedly a true story, written by Mrs. Caruso herself. I thought I’d share it because of the simple, innocent faith portrayed in the story, some thing I think we all could do with a little more of.
Matthew 21:16 And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?
Beverly Caruso didn’t know how much her prayer principles had shaped her
children until their family was in Hong Kong on a short-term missionary trip.
Because it was an unplanned side trip, no one at home knew where they were.
They had spent the last of their money for a night’s sleep. They sat knee to
knee on the beds in that tiny YWCA room. Fifteen-year-old Dave inquired,
“Have you ever been in this situation before?”
“Just what do you mean?” her husband, Pete, asked.
“In a strange country, with no ministry, no money, and no one knowing where
Discouragement evident in his voice, Pete answered, “Not all at the same
“Well, then, let’s pray,” Dave said. He went on to pray a faith-filled prayer
that astounded both Pete and Beverly.
The next morning they had breakfast at a nearby mission center. They were
introduced to the couple sitting across the table from them. The couple had
just arrived form the missionary base the Carusos had left three months
earlier. When the couple heard their name they expressed confusion. They
told the Carusos they were on their way to Singapore and had been asked to
hand carry a letter addressed to them. To the Caruso’s amazement the letter
was from friends at home and had been mailed several months earlier. It
contained a check – just the amount we needed to get them to their next place