My eldest son Zeke was not enjoying his new year of school after being moved away from his friends. He also had a desire to take more control over his curriculum so as a family we began to explore the idea of a new school experience for him. After checking out schools, we found one where his best friend attended so we went to see if he could enroll!
Sadly, we heard there was a waiting list of two for his class. We knew that he would take this hard, and he did. When Taff, my wife, picked him up from his current school, there were some tears, then I had to drive him 90 minutes to get his braces adjusted and the whole drive he was slumped in the back seat dead quiet. He was disappointed at what seemed like a huge barrier in front of his dream.
After encouraging him, I felt to call a friend of mine, Kewyn (the INCREASE App developer), to have him share his similar testimony of getting into a prestigious private school in Australia when he was 11 years old. On the car audio system Kewyn shared his school miracle and Zeke began to pray.
Later that night he asked me, “Dad, why does God sometimes not answer prayers?” I could see him wrestling with whether or not he could trust that God would fulfill his dream. That night we prayed together that he would get into the school he wanted. Taff also got some of our friends to pray.
The next day it got worse! Taff and I arrived at the school and found out the waiting list had grown to over five! However on the way home we were filled with faith and we declared that the waiting list would clear and our son would get into the school.
After getting back to work, within one hour my wife received a call that everyone on the list had left and Zeke had been accepted. He would be able to start the very next day!
It was amazing to see God do it again through Kewyn’s testimony, my son believing, and a community praying!