That happened fast.

Clearly it doesn’t always happen like this. Often times we spend a lifetime praying to hear God answer over and over with a “wait.”

Sometime God even answers a big fat “no” and He transforms us through failure.

Sometimes we don’t even ask for prayer because it feels silly or unnecessary.

And we’ve all found ourselves in the place in life where we begin to doubt prayer itself.

Raise your hand if any or all of these describe your journey with prayer and faith in a God who asks us to offer our requests before him!

(My hand is up)

But then sometimes God answers big and quick. We asked for prayer just a couple days ago because Old World Timber needed God’s favor. Favor not only in order for our Brown family to be able to escape and disconnect for a few days vacation, but we are still in a tough spot as a young company. All four of us Brown siblings are connected to this small yet global enterprise and times are good but still very very difficult.

And in order for us to be able to survive an entire week without focusing on selling God had to do something special. AND JUST TODAY HE DID.

Anyone remember us asking for prayer a few months ago for two huge potential customers? One was Menard’s. After losing Menard’s we have her back on the hook and it looks like it might happen down the road. But today I’m reporting on the other big customer.

A huge customer who our team has been working on for many many months just sent us a purchase order today. This purchase order is literally the biggest one time purchase that OWT has ever received.

I was sitting next to my brother today as we were processing this huge order and I saw what looked like months of pressure and exhaustion and disappointment begin to fall off like scales. He told my sister, “I’m gonna be able to sleep on vacation.”

Nearly makes me want to cry. This order is like God bending down once again and whispering the reminder in our ears, “I’ve got this.”

Thank you for praying. Today God has shown unique favor to OWT and this small little Brown team.

OWT is God’s business. We are trying to steward her well. But at the end of each day she is God’s to give or take away. And we have God’s saints like each of you to thank for pleading on her behalf!

God is good all the time!

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5 thoughts on “That happened fast.

  1. Eva Tsang

    WOOHOO!!! 🤗👏🙏
    HE LOVES Y’ALL!!!!!! ♥️🙏♥️

  2. Beth Shipe

    Such a great answer to do many prayers! Happy vacation!

  3. Troyer, Mark

    Awesome Stevie! Thanks again for hanging with the Troyer’s for a bit on the 4th. Love you guys. Keep doing good kingdom and family work.


    Mark Troyer, PhD
    VP Institutional Advancement
    and Strategic Partnerships
    Asbury University

  4. Can I put my hand down now? 😊 So glad we can see Yahweh’s hand in this provision. love and prayers, c.a. and anita

  5. Hi Jenny and Stevie… This is Kathy Vandenbergh. Allison and the girls stopped on their way back to Georgia and said that was so wonderful to see you! Just to let you know we pray for you often and it was great to hear how well things are going.

    She said that a Barnabas team is coming in to do a retreat for you. Excited to hear that. Do you happen to know the names of the people that are coming… We’d just like to know if you have them handy. We pray it will be a great time for all of you.

    Blessings as you celebrate with family before going back. Thanks for letting us know. Kathy, for Dave, too!

    Sent from my iPhone


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