Stories -God, The RV, and Me
About 10 years ago Mark went through a divorce while living in Arizona. His ex-wife and son moved back to Oregon to be with family. Mark thought he could maintain his relationship with his son, but after about a year he realized it wasn’t working. He found Silverton by jumping on google and googling RV parks. He liquidated everything and walked away from his life there. He moved to Silverton to the Silver Spur RV park. After about his second week he was walking and saw the sandwich board for SCF services and felt drawn to come in. “The welcome was so warm and genuine and so real that I knew this was the place God wanted me to be.”
But that wasn’t the end of it. Later on Dick Stonex spent a lot of time with me trying to get me to go to the Men’s Retreat. Eventually he relented and went to the retreat and while there another man came up to him and shared a word with him – he said God has stuff for you to do, but he knows that you’re going to have a hard time getting there, He wants you to feel comfort from knowing that there’s a lot of people here pulling for you. At that point Mark didn’t really understand it and pretty much said whatever.
God spoke to Mark during the 18 months he was in his RV and brought him back to life, and also through the fellowship with others at SCF. “It is so good to be where I’m at now, as opposed to where I was 10 years ago, but the journey needed to happen, he needed to bring me back in that way.” Mark is excited about where he’s at right now and for the future “I just love being here and being back with God.”
The welcome was so warm and genuine and so real that I knew this was the place God wanted me to be.