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Goodbye PC! Hello Mac! 23rd August, 2011

Posted by Scotty in Blessings, Support.

I finally made the switch!  I’m now officially a MAC MAN!

I’ve spent the day installing software, shifting files, etc so that I can officially close the old Sony Vaio (which you can see hiding behind my new laptop in the pic of my messy desk) and use nothing by my shiny new 13″ MacBook Pro.

I’ve had PCs as long as I can remember.  I’ve gone through a crazy number of laptops that have all served me faithfully and each has died slow and valiant death.  Over the last 10 years I’ve regularly contemplated switching to mac, but each time the issue has been the same:  I could probably eventually save enough money to buy a mac, but I’ve got so much software that is windows only (or expensive software that I only have a windows version for) that if I ever managed to afford the mac, I wouldn’t be able to afford the software too.  A stalemate.

Enter God.

Through some incredible supporters of ours God has blown our minds.  We were given enough money (specifically) to buy new macs for both Mon and I… AND SOFTWARE!

{insert dropped-jaw face}

Can you believe it?  So a couple of weeks ago we launched out and bought our new computers… and the new software.  And just when you think God can’t get any crazier… He connected us with a microsoft rep who got us MASSIVELY discounted microsoft software (letting us both get office, and me get a copy of windows so I can run all my windows only software)… and then adobe were WONDERFUL… and gave me a whopping $600 off the software because I’d bought a windows version before.

We are mindblown.

The money was given to get all the laptop stuff we needed and so with the money saved we did something CRAZY!  Mon took my blackberry… and I got an iPhone?!?!?  I have to say… it is the most amazing tool I’ve ever owned.  In the couple of days that I’ve been playing with it, I’m amazed at it’s functionality… it syncs seamlessly with the mac (of course)… and it has so many free apps that allow it to do amazing things.  I used the blackberry all the time for work, but it really struggles with certain things I have to do online.  Well… not a problem any more.

For the duration of our time back in Scotland we’ve quietly prayed…

“God, our computers are dying and we can’t buy new ones.  I don’t know if we’ll ever be able to get the money together and feel comfortable spending it on technology, even though it is so central to ministry and keeping up with family and supporters.  We don’t need anything special or flashy… just laptops that will work and last.  Move God.  We need you to.”

We’ve prayed that so many times over the last year… and BOOM!  God takes care of it and goes WAY beyond what we’d asked for.  Straight away one of my favourite lines from Paul’s prayers comes to mind…

Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.  (Eph 3:20-21)



1. Sue Swihart Bastiani - 29th August, 2011

Ah so sweet how He loves you and me! Praise God as He provides all you need to grow this ministry for Him. CONGRATULATIONS and God bless those wonderful SAINTS that let Him use them. 🙂 Sue@Seaside

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