JG pushed and pushed and I finally gave in--we got a car! It really was time, JG is gone a lot more often these days and we were on the verge of 2 kids, but I was resistant. It's not like we live somewhere where folks don't have cars, most everyone we know and everyone we live near has a car, or 2--so we're not living "above" those around us. I don't know, something inside of me always resisted it-I was just worried we were buying out of convenience instead of TRUE necessity. And the reality--it is just a convenience, we don't "need" it to live. However, over my almost 6 years in missions, I have also come to realize that I just need to receive gifts from the Lord as a blessing and make sure my heart remains free from feelings or thoughts of "deserving" as well as consistently laying down my rights. It's not my "right" to have this car just because I've/we've given up things to come here....I don't deserve this car anymore than anyone else. But, the Lord really did move and provided this car for us and I will receive His blessing, His provision.