This story began in 1993. Randy Martin of Daleville, Virginia, wanted to educate his daughter, but he had no money. To pay for her education, he decided to sacrifice the most expensive thing he had.
Randy had to sell his beloved 1936 Ford Sedan. He bought it when he was 16. He restored the car himself and also earned prizes at local car shows. Randy’s daughter Stephanie Hamren says she’ll never forget her father’s face when he decided to sell the car for her.
Randy often reminisced about his car with his family and dreamed of finding it. His daughter decided to track down the car and buy it back. In 2014, it was found in New Orleans. Relatives bought the car back and smuggled it back to their home state from her father. When Randy saw the car outside his house, tears came to his eyes.
The daughter handed her father the car keys.
On the key ring was written, “And anyone who leaves houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold and shall inherit eternal life. (Matthew 19:29).
Now Randy and Stephanie are fixing the car. Stephanie created a special page on the GoFundMe platform, and car enthusiasts have already transferred $3,000 for repairs.