When Lonnie and Belinda Riley return to live in their hometown of Lynch, Kentucky, on a cold March night in 1999, they arrive with no job, no income, and no clue about what to do next. But they do arrive with one certainty: God has called them to leave a comfortable, "make-it-happen" kind of life to live totally dependent on Him to show them how to serve the people in the heart of Appalachia-and that is all they need. As the Rileys learn to live the faith-life, miracle after miracle occurs as God provides in ways that only He can and as He does things only He can do.
As word spreads about what is happening, over the next ten years more than 30,000 short- and long-term volunteers come to minister alongside the Rileys in the more than twenty ministries they begin, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in goods and services are donated through Meridzo Center Ministries, Inc. Story after story emerges of how God provides sometimes after a need is known and sometimes before a need is known.
Miracle in the Mountains chronicles more than fifty-seven of the hundreds of stories that have emerged as well as many of the biblical principles that the Rileys have learned about how to live the faith-life. These principles are applicable in the life of any reader who is willing to follow God without reservation.
"You will be inspired and encouraged as you read the stories," writes Claude V. King, coauthor with Henry Blackaby of Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God. "Th e practical principles Lonnie and Belinda have learned and shared will help you in your own walk of faith. You'll be hungry for more."