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Nursing a Need

2002 - a year of stock market ups and downs that forced many people to put their plans on hold. In August, Debbie Grabowski, wife and mother of four, felt God was leading her to a new career.
 

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2002 - a year of stock market ups and downs that forced many people to put their plans on hold. In August, Debbie Grabowski, wife and mother of four, felt God was leading her to a new career. "The Lord made it clear to me that I needed to be involved in becoming a nurse to be involved with the people because that's my strong point." So Debbie took a job as a crossing guard and sold homemade soaps and lotions to save for nursing school. Debbie's husband Joe worked at a car dealership -- an industry hit hard by the sluggish economy. Slow sales and a cut in pay prompted Joe to find another job. But by then their finances were in trouble. "The change was a really bad for 5 months of the beginning of 2002, and it got us behind. In this world it's hard to catch up." By year's end they had used all of Debbie's college money to pay bills. But Debbie knew in her heart that God had a plan. And just before Thanksgiving, he confirmed it - through a word of knowledge on The 700 Club. "Someone is praying for money for nursing school. God wants you to know that when that money comes it's from Him." "I couldn't believe it," Debbie remembers. "It just hit me in the heart, and I just dropped to my knees and cried. I was so thankful, so thankful because I knew that it was confirmation that this was the way God wanted me to go. He wanted me to be a nurse." Two weeks later, they received an unexpected check in the mail. "It was a dividend check, and it was more than enough to cover the cost of my tuition and my books" Debbie recalls. "It helped us get caught up on our bills, and made for a nice Christmas too. I just praised God." Joe agrees. "It truly felt like 100 pounds had been lifted off my shoulders. It was a feeling of joy. It was one of the best days we had had in a long, long time." It may seem like that money came out of the blue. But Joe and Debbie had used a different investment strategy. "We knew if we gave God would give back to us," Debbie says, "whether blessings in other ways or financially. He has truly blessed us." It's called the Law of Reciprocity. As CBN partners, Debbie and Joe knew that if they continued giving to God's kingdom - even when finances were at their worst - that God would take care of the rest." "Somehow the blessing always, always, always comes," Joe adds, "that what we need is provided for. Whether it's last minute, a week ahead, or a month ahead, it's always there." "I paid for my tuition in full and we bought the books. We brought them home and I knew, I knew that this was the beginning," says Debbie. "I felt how fortunate I am to have a loving God, who points me in the direction I need to go and provides for me so I can do His work." Join the 700 Club and be a part of what God is doing around the world. For 65 cents a day -- $20 a month -- you will help broadcast a message of hope through The 700 Club, as well as minister medical and humanitarian aid to those who are in desperate need. Please join today!

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