(Unknown to any man any where, the Lord provided funds to build a two storied concrete building 700sft. in all. Unbelievable, yet absolutely true. Praise be to His Holy Name.)
Needs were met most miraculously, almost day by day. During the months when I planned this construction, I made sure that I mentioned this need to nobody in the world. In the month of April when construction was going on, I decided I would send a reply even to those who sent gifts only after the construction was over.
On an average 10 people were working daily for construction. Of course, they all knew how I was managing things daily. One morning mason told me, “Sir, only half a bag of cement is available. By 11 am we need 2 bags more.” I said, “The Lord will provide our needs. Otherwise I will give your wages whether cement is there or not, as I called you for work this day.” Praise be to God. On searching I found we just had Rs.142/- at home. With the amount a laborer went to the cement shop to see that price of one bag cement in that shop that morning was Rs.7l/- exact.
By mid April, the ground floor was over and I needed steel rods for roof the following day. I had no money in hand. But I still went to Kotagiri to find out whether material was available in a shop known to me. It was available. The man in the shop asked me when I needed the material. I said I needed it for the following day’s work. The man replied, “Tomorrow we are on leave. Please take your material to-day itself.” I said, “I did not bring any money with me.” I could not believe his reply. “Sir, what is there in money? Please don’t stop your work due to lack of materials. I will give it you. You bring me money later on.” That man is never known to give any thing on credit to anyone any time. But that day I can not imagine what made him say what he said, except by the Lord. He gave me steel worth of Rs.1400/- on credit without my asking for it. I paid it on a later occasion. That was the only time I took any material on loan for the building!
If steel rods were not made available that day, construction would have stopped and I would not have been able to complete the work in time for me to place the granite inscription on the building.
Four or five times during that month I had to come to Mettupalayam to get either sand or blocks for work for the following day. I would be with workers till 5 pm and start out on our van which was running on a miracle tyre those days. It was amazing to see how the Lord did everything right in time for the building.
In those days we spent around six thousand rupees a month for our maintenance. We never ever had a bank balance any time. But during that month without any human effort or contact or influence what so ever, we spent more than ten to fifteen times our average monthly expenses!! How can one account for it except to believe that God answers prayers. Today that building stands there in the Nigiris as a prayer monument with the inscription on it. Even if Lucifer we to come in person, he cannot deny God answers prayers. May all glory be to God and to God alone. Amen and amen.
During the construction we saw God’s miraculous provision every day without fail. We had direct, tangible, undeniable, unbelievable answers to prayer every single day. How true is the scripture when it calls God “O you who hear prayers!” Ps.65:2.