Calling All Hinsons

"…that they should seek God…" Acts 17:26-27

Believer in the Back Corner


As we have our family prayer walk in the early mornings our prayer in the back corner of the trailer park has been to form a relationship with someone on that street–because we don’t know anyone in that area. Another prayer we have is that we would meet a believer in Countryside.

Enter, the bike story again.

One day last week we were all outside in the middle of the day fixing Brandon’s bike. Grant had been to Wal Mart where he bought a new tire (thanks to your donations!) and was outside fixing the bike. A older black man in a red car slowed down as he passed our house and asked if we had any tire patches.

We must have a sign outside our house somewhere that says Bike Repair Shop.

Hey, whatever it takes to tell people about Jesus, right??

Anywho, Grant walked up to the car and began talking to the man, John, and guess what? He was our answer to the two consistent prayers.

You see, he lives in the back corner we pray about daily. And he was saved by the blood of Jesus 2 years ago.

He caught wind of what happened to Brandon’s bike because he lives near Robbie. He has two teenage grandsons that live with him and his wife. One grandson’s bike tire was messed up and needed some TLC. Grant told him to bring the bike up and we would look at it.

How cool is it that the bike tragedy has turned into a lot of good!

Reminds me of Joseph and his brothers in the Bible. Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers, but in the end he became Second in Command to Pharoah of Egypt. In Genesis 50:20 Joseph says, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”

Amen and Amen!!

Robbie may have intended this for evil, but God surely has a different plan.

We have seen this ONE incident soften the hearts of 20 kids.

We have seen this ONE incident make us aware of a great need and hurting heart named Robbie.

We have seen this ONE incident introduce us to John, our Believer in the Back Corner.

We hope to see this ONE incident lead Robbie and his whole entire family to Jesus Christ!

And we hope this ONE incident brings to your mind someone to love instead of hate, someone to pray for instead of curse, and someone to serve instead of disregard.


3 thoughts on “Believer in the Back Corner

  1. Just so you know….I walk our son’s dog daily. (He and his wife and 2 year old son are Lutheran Missionaries in La Paz, Bolvia , thus, we have their dog). Anyway, Ethel and I do our early morning walks before the world is awake. On our walk this morning I saw a bicycle parked in a neighbor’s yard and I thought of “Robbie” and immediately prayed for him and your corner of the world, Countryside. I love your stories and you will soon see that we have a connection through Stacey Shafer. Cheers & Blessings on your day.

  2. Amazing how God can use ONE thing to accomplish his work. I love Jesus for always showing himself to us! Love my HINSON FAMILY too.

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