Monday, June 29, 2015


Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you so very much for all your donations and prayers..  I still can't believe that you are so kind to give me so much for my car repairs.   They are so greatly appreciated, more than you know.  I also thank Elmer and Michael for doing what I told them not to do.  Thank you seems, so small.  I have been thanking and Praising the Lord.

This all started when the fule pump went on the car.  The garage man and I were talking about the car getting repaired.  It is 18 years old and I didn't have the money.  Elmer, hearing about my car, said I should ask on New York State of Mind to which I said I couldn't do that.   The garage man and I got to a point we were even talking about junking the car. But looking at the price of used cars today, I had to save this car. Of course working on the car, they ran into other problems do to the cars age. Bill came to over $1,000.00. A friend of mine and her husband loaned me $500.00 to get the repaired car back from the garage, but I still own the garage $500.00 more.  The garage man told me my car needed a new tie rod, which he hadn't put on because he didn't want to run up the bill.

When the starter went, that really got me upset.  Back to the garage.  I also asked when the tie rod would go and garage man said it could last for a while - it could go tomorrow, so I had a new one put on.  Bill for everything, this time, over $600.00 and he wants $300.00 before I can have the car.

From the start with the first car problems, I am praying asking the Lord what to do.  How was I going to pay the bill much less get the car out.  Elmer said to ask on New York State of Mind.  I said no.  You gave so much when Jean asked for gas money last year, which by the way I still have some of, and I couldn't ask again.

Elmer and I went back and forth.  Elmer said to put it in the Lord's hands.  I said I had.  He said no I hadn't or I would put in on New York State of Mind.  To make a long story short, we went around on this.  I know we have messages back and forth.  You come and see our posts, but you don't know me.  We haven't all met in person.    We feel like family and we've know each other but still ....  I came up with all sorts.  Elmer kept telling me trust.  If God wants me to have the money He will give it to me,, if He doesn't He won't, but I have to ask first and trust.  I would get a blessing and the people that gave would get blessings.  Still I said no.

My panic attack got so bad, I thought I would have to go to the hospital.  I called Jean and asked her if I could tell Michael how to get to New York State of Mind if I went in the hospital so you would know I wouldn't be putting posts on.  After checking with Bishop Joseph, she said okay.  I gave it to Michael who promised never to use it except in emergency.  Michael is the only one in their family who it not baptized and knows how to use a computer.

I didn't go to the hospital, but some how Elmer found out Michael could get on here.  Elmer, Anna, Jean, David and Michael got together and decided to put on Elmer's Friday letter without telling me until it was on.  They checked with Bishop Eli and Bishop Joseph to make sure it was all right.  Elmer told Michael what to say and he put it on the computer.  Then Elmer called me up and told me to get on New York State of Mind and trust the Lord.  He hung up.  So that is how this all happened.

So again, I thank you all so much.  You are all in my prayers.  You are an answer to my prayers.

Blessings to you and yours,


I also thank you all for your prayers and donations on Marilyn's car.  I told her trust and when she did the Lord came through all of you either prayer wise or financial wise or both.  When I found out Michael knew how to get on here, I considered Marilyn's problem an emergency.  As Marilyn said, you can see who we spoke to before we did it.

The total in Marilyn's Pay Pal is $384.00 which is over what I asked for.  Between the two bills for car repairs, the total is $1,600. to which she is paying both the garage and her friends she owes the money, too.  If, after praying, you would like to make a donation Marilyn's Pay Pal is  Please do not give money that you need for your own needs, or would cut your short or you can not afford it.  Do not feel bad if you can not contribute, your prayers are more important than money.

Trust God's Wisdom,


Again both Marilyn and I thank you for prayers and financial help.  Of course, we thank and praise the Lord.

The garage said he will send her a bill this week showing the bills, what we paid and the balance.  But here is our records.  The balance she owned the garage was $1070.21.  When she went to get the car she paid $400.00 which if we figured right, should leave a balance of $670.21.  Someone sent a check which Marilyn deposited in her checking account until tomorrow.

So to make a long story short, we have a balance in  PayPal and the check for a total of $159.12.  When the bill comes, we are going to give it to Edward to make sure the garage calculations and our calculations are correct and match.  Edward does taxes and keeps books now along with the family farming.

Also Marilyn borrowed from a friend to get her car out of the garage the first time.  This too has to be paid back.

Also, Marilyn, checked with the garage on the 12 1/2 per cent interest.  It is not monthly as I previous said.  He said if he did that, no one would come to his service station.  It is 12 1/2 per cent interest per annum.  I do not keep the books at our house, Anna does.

So again, we thank you so very much and Praise the Lord.
Trust God's Wisdom,

UPDATE: June 29 4:28 PM
First of all, I again want to thank you from my heart.  I really appreciate all your prayers and finances.  It has taken a load off my mind.  It is so kind of all of you. I thank and praise God for all He has given me.  Elmer said to leave my Pay Pal on in case others want to donate, but if they do, I think they can look on today's and Elmer's previous post to get it.  I don't want to ask too much.

I plan on putting on some yard sales and getting rid of some of the things in my apartment  There is so much in here I don't use and don't need.  What is the saying: One man's junk is another man's treasure.  That should bring in some money to pay the rest of the bills - if it ever stops raining on Saturday here.

Tomorrow will be a different post.  Wednesday is Jean's recipe.  Jean and I were trying to decide if it is one we had on before or not.  I am not sure if I will have something on every day as I don't have a lot of pictures.  Jean or Elmer or Anna will be on Friday.  They haven't decided which one, yet.  I will have something on Saturday for the 4th of July.

God Bless You,


Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Marilyn. Sometimes, those around us see much better than we do. We are so focused on day to day survival, we forget that others are here to love and help us.

God is good and does great things.

Please thank everyone for taking the steps to ask for help.

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Angela,
You are so right and I did not stop to realize so worried in my problems. The people that come to New York State of Mind do love and help, if I ask.

God is good and does great things.

Blessings to you and yours,

littlemancat said...

Elmer is a man of action! Glad that he,Anna,Jean,David, and Michael made the decision that they did.
Hope more folks decide to help - it is a personal decision, for sure. And I so hope you're feeling better.

Countryside Reflections said...

I'm just catching up on reading all of the great post by Elmer, Anna, and Jean, seeing the lovely pictures by Marilyn, and making note of all the recipes.

I'm sorry you're not feeling well Marilyn, and hope you're on the road to recovery. I'm very happy to help.

My life has been very busy (in a good way), but I'll try to be better at keeping up with the wonderful posts on NYS of Mind. I really appreciate the generous writings of everyone who contributes.


Anonymous said...

Dear Marilyn, and all of your "extended" Plain family, PRAISE THE LORD! As a hymn says "Trust and obey, for there's no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey." God is faithful. Nothing is too big or too small as we come before Him and ask according to His will.
Remember the Scripture I've given you before: "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." Phil 4:6+7. With the love of Christ, Carol

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New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Everyone,
I still can't believe what Elmer did and all that you have given. It is over double what he asked for. Elmer is a man of action. This has made me so humble and thankful.

Carol, Phil 4:6-7 is the quote Elmer kept saying to me. I have been thanking and praising the Lord. I never expected so much.

Blessings to you all,

Rosemary said...

I am just so happy Elmer and Michael were able to let us know how things were for you, Marilyn. You do so much for us here, it is nice when we can pray and help out when possible.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Rosemary,

I am so thankful for all of you that helped so much. I pray for all of you. I am so grateful for all of you and the Lord. Thank you seems so small to all of you.

Blessings to you and yours,

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Folks,
I got the car back !!!! I am on the road again !!! When I called Elmer he said when this raining stops in the next few days, I better get out and take some pictures.

The bill isn't all paid, but they let me have the car for paying for the cost of the parts for the car, if that makes sense.

I am so grateful to you all and the Lord.

Blessings to you all,

kymber said...

Marilyn - Elmer, in discussion with his family and Bishops, saw your situation as an emergency and he was correct to jump to action. the world is full of caring people, who, when given the opportunity, love nothing more than to help. think of yourself - you help your neighbours get their groceries and take them to appointments and you have maintained New York State of Mind so that Elmer and all of the others have a place to share their lives of living with The Lord, and we can all come from thousands of miles away to read and learn. i think Elmer knew in his heart that your readers would want to help and he trusted that The Lord would help us help you.

i am very glad that Elmer let us know. and i wanted to mention that i got a good chuckle out of the part of his post about knowing what paypal was - teehee. he sure is funny!

your friend,

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Kymber,
Thank you so much. I know Elmer wanted to do this earlier, but I wouldn't let him. In fact I didn't let him when he did it. You are right, he knew how generous you all would be. He said letting New State of Mind know would be putting it in God's hands. If God wanted me to have it, people would give and would give the amount He wanted them to give. But in my hands, I was getting no place. I am glad Elmer did what he did. It has been a great help and a load off my mind. You people have been o generous and helped so much. I am so thankful to Elmer and all of you.

Yes, it is funny the way he said he knew what Pay Pal was.

Blessings to you and yours,

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Vickie said...

I am so glad you have the car back now Marilyn. I am praying for you and your car! :D Are you better?

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Vickie,

Oh, I am so glad I have my car back, too. The first thing I did when I got in it was pray that the Lord would watch over it and keep it especially so I wouldn't have it back to the garage for more repairs. Thank you so much for your prayers, I greatly appreciate them. The attacks come and go now - they are not continuous all the time which helps. Anna feels it is ending. Just driving around on the country roads, seems to ease up the most.

Hugs to Mable and Henry,
Marilyn and Pierre