I have the most amazing church family.
During the summer, when our normal school year programs are not running, we have prayer meetings during that time. Last night we had some missionaries from Kosovo that were going to be sharing their ministry with us.
When Andrew and I got to church and got out of the car, we noticed that one of our tires was flat; on the rim flat. That's just what you want to deal with at church, right?
It's hard to see, but, trust me, this is one seriously flat tire!
We decided to deal with it after the meeting. Andrew grabbed a couple of the other deacons (being a deacon himself he knows who to grab) and we headed out. One of the guys that helped happens to be a bit of a mechanic and was extremely helpful.
He found this in our tire...
It took some trial and error to get the hole plugged. He ended up running home (he lives right near by) and getting some proper tools.
Finally, we had it all plugged and ready to go. Until Andrew heard the distinct sound of air escaping. After a thorough examination that didn't yield any results they resorted to spraying the tire down with soapy water and watching for bubbles.
Sure enough, they found a split in the interior sidewall. How that happened, we don't really know, but it resulted in a dead tire. We ended up putting the donut on, filling her up with air, and heading home. Andrew went and got a new tire this morning and she is as good as new.
I am so thankful that we have so many amazing guys at church that don't hesitate to drop what they are doing to help you out. We have an amazing church family!