October 1. When I had not one penny in hand for the needs of this day, ten shillings were brought to me for the orphans. The enclosed note read: ‘Your heavenly Father knows that you need these things. Trust in the Lord.’ This word of our Lord is to me more valuable than many bank notes.
October 29. The Lord has again given us this day our daily bread, although in the morning there was not the least prospect of obtaining supplies. We are trusting in God day by day. He meets our needs faithfully in so many ways as we wait patiently upon Him. Our needs are great, but His help is also great.
November 28. This is perhaps the most remarkable day as yet! When I was in prayer this morning, I firmly believed that the Lord would send help, although all seemed dark to natural appearances. At twelve o’clock I met as usual with the brothers and sisters for prayer. Only one shilling had come in, and all but twopence had already been spent. I found that we had everything necessary for the dinner in the three houses, but neither in the Infant’s nor in the Boy’s Orphan House was there enough bread for tea or money to buy milk. We united in prayer, leaving the situation in the hands of the Lord. While we prayed, there was a knock at the door, and one of the sisters went out. After the two brethren and I had prayed aloud, we continued for a while silently in prayer… At last we rose from our knees. I said, “God will surely send help.” The words had not quite passed over my lips when I saw a letter lying on the table, which had been brought while we were in prayer. It contained ten pounds for the orphans.