Life Stories

Brittney’s New Ride

Getting kids to and from school can be difficult, even when both parents are involved. For a single parent, with all the family responsibilities on their shoulders, taking the kids to school is just another added challenge. So Brittney Horn and the other single moms in her neighborhood came up with a carpooling plan to help each other out. As they divided up the responsibilities, the plan was working well.

But some new challenges were about to make things even more difficult for Brittney and her daughter.

Debt had begun to stack up, so last year, Brittney joined Financial Peace University (FPU) in a commitment to better handle her finances. During the class, she decided to sell her brand-new 2017 car and buy a 2004 SUV. Brittney was able to pay off her remaining debt with the cash left over…but in October, the SUV’s air conditioning stopped working.

“It was very humbling. I take two other single moms’ kids to school every morning (it takes a village). I didn’t have heat last winter either so it was very cold most mornings taking them. I’m thankful it’s not a long drive to school.”

With her daughter and the other children in her backseat, Brittney was doing the best she could to make car rides manageable during the winter months. But, in the sweltering Texas heat, she knew summer would be a challenge. How would they survive driving in an oven? It had already been tough, but this challenge seemed impossible.

“Two weeks ago, I looked up cars because I knew we wouldn’t make it through the summer.  I thought even having a small car payment would be hard so I stopped looking. Our goal is to have a house in two years, and I didn’t want to ruin that. So, we drove off without a car, thinking, ‘no, we are committed.’”

In May, Brittney and her daughter began praying for a car and for a better job offer. They had been believing that God would provide…and He did.

On Thursday of the very next week, Brittney received a call that she had been chosen for the job they had been praying for. On the following Monday, our Milestone Missions department called Brittney with some more good news—a car had been donated and it was now hers.

Last Thursday, Brittney and her daughter got to drive home in a car with working air conditioning and heat!

“In the last few weeks, everything, every prayer has worked out! Isn’t that amazing? Even when I was doubting, the Lord still showed up! God is good!”

Through Brittney’s faithfulness to her FPU commitment, her willingness to serve other single moms, and her diligence in prayer, a miracle happened. She was courageous and faithful to do her part and trusted God to do His. 1 John 5:14 says, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” He has heard your prayers, He knows your situation, He sees you in your trial, and He is moving for you.

If you need a breakthrough right now, you’re not alone. The good news is, we serve a God who is still working miracles today!

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  • Faith Wilson
    June 13, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    So happy for you Brittany! Praise God! I love your servants heart for others around you and God is using you and your story for His glory! ??

  • Stacey
    June 14, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    Love you so much, sweet Brittney! So excited about your new ride :).

  • Pastor Tim
    June 18, 2019 at 12:14 am

    Way to go Brittney! I’m so proud of you for sticking with your budget and trusting God. It’s been amazing to see all God has done in your life over the past year!

  • Brandon
    June 18, 2019 at 8:55 am

    Proud of you Brittney. Continue to walk in faith. God Bless

  • Pastor Ron
    June 18, 2019 at 11:03 am

    This is awesome!!! Way to go Brittney:)