How 6-Year-Old Anna’s Gift Helped Me Get Two Cars! – By Dee Casper

A precious little girl named Anna gave me a most thoughtful gift.

One day she asked why I didn’t own a car, and I told her that I didn’t have enough money. She thought for a moment. Then she went to her room and returned with paper, a cup full of markers, and some other mysterious items.

She drew a picture, folded the paper, and handed it to me saying, “I want to give this to you.”

I went home and opened it up. Inside was 26 cents. My heart melted. She believed the money would be enough to buy a car.

I was so touched with her gesture that I posted the story on Facebook. Another friend read the story on Facebook and immediately felt impressed to give me her old red 2003 Chevy Cavalier for free, with no strings attached. The car worked wonderfully for me for the two years that I drove it.

However, last summer God convicted me to give the red Cavalier to someone who was in greater need than me. I wrestled initially, since I would be without a car once again, but I believed that God would provide for me.

After I gave away the Cavalier, I considered buying a car, but was still not able to afford it. Once again, I asked Anna to pray. A few months later, the red Cavalier was returned as my friend-in-need had their own transportation miracle occur. However, I couldn’t keep the car as I had yet another friend who was in desperate need of more reliable transportation. So once again, I gave the car away, even though my own needs were still not supplied. Both Anna and I continued to pray.

Finally this summer, God opened the door for me to get an incredible vehicle, at a great price, and the dealership let me pay with the 26 cents that I received from my little friend Anna. Other friends provided $2,000 for a down payment, and still others offered to pay over half of my car payment every month until the car is paid off. I’m still in awe at God’s goodness!

My friend Anna and I have both learned that you can’t out-give God, and that childlike faith moves the hand of God. Anna is almost 10 now, but she cried when I sent her the picture of the key fob with her money on top of the check for the car. I had the privilege of bringing the car over to her house recently to show what God has done (see photos). God is far better than any of us could imagine. He provides for His workers.

Dee Casper is the evangelism director for UnScene Media Group in Illinois.

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  • Margaret Major

    Your testimony flooded my soul with joy as I remembered an experience of mine with two cars. My need was not as desperate or faith filled, however I had decided to move out from my home church (mother church) to help start a church plant while my husband remained at the mother church because of his duties there and he needed the family car. I had been getting lifts from others to attend the church plant about 20 minutes drive away but sometimes I needed to remain afterwards for extra visitation in the community. After some time had passed ministering here the first soul was baptised he had been reclaimed for Jesus from the church plant outreach in the Community, and he became our very capable Head Deacon. He had two cars and said he was going to sell his little Dawoo Matiz, keeping the other larger car. I was interested and told him why. After discussing things with my husband and then the Head Deacon, the latter said give what you think the car is worth to our Evangelist pastor who was soon to head over to Africa for a Mission Trip. He suggested an amount he had been going to try and sell it for about $2,000. We gave that money to the pastor and told him the story and he was amazed at the generosity of the deacon. But the story doesn’t end there a few years later a friend of ours with two little girls had a car that suddenly ‘died’ and she lived a long way away from the school where there was no public transport so we offered her the Daewoo which she accepted with overwhelming joy and delight. Meanwhile I had received a portion of inheritance from my dead mothers estate. My husband wanted me to have a good reliable new car (in case I should be out in the dark in this needy neighbourhood and have car problems). As we handed over the Daewoo our dear friend prayed that God would doubly bless us for this gift and He did indeed. We were soon heading to the car dealers knowing already what make and model of little car we wanted, but we were totally surprised when for no reason other than it had been in the yard a good while, they had a Manager’s special price on it, $5,000 taken off the new price. We rang our friend and praised God that he had answered her prayer for a double blessing in such a short time and wonderful tangible way. I had checked with the deacon first in case he may want the car back (he was now ministering elsewhere) but he was thrilled that the blessings his little car had given were continuing to flow on.

    • mona

      O praise The Lord.

      • Margaret Major

        Yes indeed! Praise the Lord.

    • Desiree

      Praise GOD. Amen.

      • Margaret Major

        Amen. God is amazing.

    • Eunice Downer

      Praise the Lord and bless His Holy name, amen.

      • Margaret Major

        Amen.

      • Margaret Major

        Indeed ALL praise to God.

    • Gloria Mosha-Onchiri

      Praise God for a powerful testimony Margaret.!!

      • Margaret Major

        Glory be to God.

    • Shelzybelzy

      God Bless you Margaret – I randomly clicked on this story loving testimonies and saw yours and then realised you were telling our testimony. I am the delighted and ever grateful recipient of Margaret’s little Daewoo. Here is my side to the testimony: I was driving home from relatives one day and started out of town down the desolate and country road to decide to turn around as I had forgot to pick up something for my husband from the chemist (I was so close to not turning around). Right back in the middle of town at a round about my timing belt went (I later learned it was the timing belt) and I managed by God’s grace to turn and pull the car to a safe stopping spot right near the local Mcdonalds. Within 5 minutes the girls both needed the toilet and so did I, I was praising God constantly for impressing me to turn back to town and that we broke down near a toilet and some food for the kids and it was school holidays. With help I got home and car towed to my dads where it later ended up at the junkyard. Thus began my car woes. We had no money for a new car and didn’t want to loan money we had no way of paying back. So I started looking for a job and sent out an sms prayer request to all my friends and family. A job that seemed good came up and I emailed a few extra people that hadn’t been smsd for extra prayers that I would get this job as I needed a new car because mine died. Margaret and her husband were some of the people I emailed. The job didn’t happen and I just kept praying believing as I knew God would always provide our needs. On the 4th of October, still school holidays and the anniversary of my mums passing, I get a call from Margaret saying that she would like to offer me her Daiwoo for $100, I nearly fainted and I had to recheck, had she said $1000 or $100 and when she confirmed it was $100 I was speechless and thats a big thing for me. Within 5 mins of that offer I got a second offer for another car and I was like , this is crazy! After comparing cars, Margarets was the sensible choice as it had 4 doors. Margaret doesn’t know but after that call I just kept praying as they didn’t know how quickly they could do the swap as she still needed to get her new car and it could take a few weeks. I was praying hard that I would have it not too long as school was going to start. In the end I only had to borrow a car for 1 week and then Margarets gift was available. I thank God all the time for His most wonderful gift.

      • Margaret Major

        Thank you my dear friend for reminding me of the sequence of events and some of the interesting details I had left out or forgotten that made it a more accurate story. So glad the little car is still proving to be a blessing.

  • tsholofelo

    Join the discussion…
    amen. Thank you for such encoraging testimonies. Our God indeed answers prayer. please pray with me. I need God’s guidance as I long to evangelize the part of the city where I stay. there is a lot of physical and emotional needs and people here need the Lord. We intend to start a branch Sabbath school soon. please pray for God’s intervention wisdom to reach this area for Him.

    • Desiree

      Praying for and with you ,so that you too can experience GODs goodness.

    • Erpidia Mercado

      Will keep this in prayer. God will answer. Have a blessed week.

    • Margaret Major

      May the Lord give you wisdom and abundantly bless your efforts as you seek to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of this part of your city where you stay.

    • Letty Kaltonga

      Amen and Amen, Amazing but powerful in Gods service.

    • Gloria Mosha-Onchiri

      Praying God will make a way.

    • Kayreen kufa

      I join you in prayer

    • Margaret Major

      Just wondering how the Branch Sabbath School has been going since you started 4 months ago tsholofelo? What are your prayer needs now?

  • Nkosi

    Amen let’s continue praying God do hear and answers prayer.

  • khethiwe

    Amen faith of a little child moving mountains

  • Gina Geertsma

    Thank you for sharing your amazing story. Our God is an awesome God. He is wonderful, merciful and the source of all our needs. He will provide whatever we need as long as we believe in Him. He never fails.

  • I am so touched by this story. Yes with faith, we can actually move mountains. God bless you for rekindling my faith. I can also get to my aspirations despite the hurdles.

  • mona

    Thanks to all of you who are praying for Ronnie.He is out of ICU and is responding to physical therapy slowly,he can walk about 3steps at a time ,and will surely continue to recover. To God be the glory.

    • Eunice Downer

      Praise God for His mercies and healing touch. Will continue to pray for Ronnie’s recovery.

    • Margaret Major

      My heart was touched as I read your report above Mona, that Ronnie is our of ICU (he has obviously been very ill or injured). As I do not regularly view this page I was unaware of prayer needs for Ronnie but I will add my prayers to the others and pray for a recovery of complete health and strength again according to God’s timing. May He keep you strong too.

  • Derek Morris

    THE FAITH OF A LITTLE CHILD
    Lord, grant us the faith of a little child, willing to trust you with all of our hearts and follow wherever You lead.
    This is my prayer today, in Jesus’ name.

    PS Please pray for our Hope Sabbath School team today and tomorrow. We will be filming seven 1-hour programs on the Holy Spirit. This is a powerful series of studies for 1st quarter 2017. http://www.hopesabbathschool.tv

    • Margaret Major

      This is a vital topic and so relevant for these times. Praying now. Looking forward with great expectation to viewing this series next year (2017) on http://www.hopesabbathschool.tv

  • Desiree

    What a MIGHTY and AWESOME GOD we serve,so true is the bible and the text which states that ” my GOD shall supply all our needs………,GOD is willing and waiting for us to put our trust in HIM today. Praise HIS Holy Name.

  • Beverley Joseph

    Thank you for this beautiful story. It reminds us that little becomes much in the Saviour’s hands.

  • This is such an incredible story about the awesome power of answered prayer and the God we serve. It made my day and reinforced my faith that all things are possible with God. Let’s keep praying friends. God STILL answers prayers.

  • D.V.B.

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow!! Praise Him all creatures here below. Praise Him above the heavenly host. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Amen.
    Our God is still a prayer hearing and a prayer answering God.

  • Patricia Renderos

    Wow Amen. God is awesome Praise His Holy name

  • Saul Muyiggwa

    Praise the Lord for this testimony. It has encouraged me. Just before I read it, I had asked my children to pray about a need in the family. My girl of 8 years led the prayers. I was amazed to find the testimony moments later. I trust that the Lord is in control

  • Trevor Machimbidza

    We should all have such faith to GOD sometimes we deal with our problems as if we forget that with GOD all things are possible.This is an encouraging testimony,l like the fact that when the time comes GOD always delivers we should always trust in him.

  • Oline Solomon

    I am really blessed when I read the story about the 26 cents car. I wanna praise God for His providence to us all.

  • SOLANI MTHETHWA

    To God be the glory. He is able, we just have to believe and have faith.

  • Mthokozisi Ngwenya

    Mrg my beloved of the Lord, I am kindly asking you to pray with me the whole of this week as I’m going to be preaching this week,I need strength,humbleness and wisdom from above as I’m going to be standing before the holy church of God.thanks in advance for joining hands with me in prayer.

  • Gloria Mosha-Onchiri

    Amen what a powerful testimony!!. I am believing God for a better can and I have been praying for years.This testimony has encouraged me so much that our God will provide a car for me at the appointed time until then I will keep on praying and thanking him for the current car which is old but it still keeps going I know without a shadow of doubt God is keeping it otherwise it would have broken down.Please remember us in your prayers.

  • Natasha

    Such a beautiful heart tugging testimony! Praise the Lord! Thanks for sharing!
    Lord grant me a child like faith so unhindered that I may receive my vehicle and home as well, in Jesus name I believe amen.

  • shannon robinson-pitkin

    A little child shall lead the way, what a demonstration of faith!! No wonder Jesus tells us that unless we become as little children, we cannot see the kingdom.

  • Naa

    will pray for you.

  • Roberto Lopez

    I don’t own a car. And i have never owned one. I’m compelled to use the public transport for i have no other choice. With or without faith i have to conform to that reality. 😕

  • Wojtek Janiuk

    Amen