When Lucy meets seminary student Luke Goodson at a church service, she knows she’s met the man she is going to marry, and the next May, they exchange vows. Four years later, with their two-year-old son at her side, a very pregnant Lucy proudly watches Luke obtain his seminary degree, enabling him to pursue his calling as a pastor.
Shortly after their daughter’s birth, Luke accepts a position to pastor a rural community’s mission church. The small congregation meets in a quaint clapboard schoolhouse, and they will be able to live in the old schoolmaster’s cottage next door. Excited to begin this new chapter of their lives, Lucy and Luke set out for Dawson, Texas . . . and are met by an unwelcome surprise.
The cottage is filthy, derelict from disuse. With two small children, no indoor plumbing, and only a rancid cistern from which to get water, Lucy despairs, wondering how she will care for her children’s needs or help Luke serve his new congregation. But God has bigger plans than she can see, and even in these circumstances, her little family will not fall from his hand.
Based on a true story, Perils and Promises of a Parson’s Family invokes a sense of nostalgia alongside the reminder that God provides for his children in all circumstances—and that miracles still happen every day.
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