This is how I was saved today from making a dastardly mistake of getting my payment cut, thanks to amazing people and God’s work. So back in December 2021, my dear friend Germaine accepted a job through me: A low-budget video job from an NGO for RM1000 or $250 to make simple cuts for 14 videos. However, by March, they only sent her 9 out of 14 videos to complete, but I advanced the full payment to Germaine since I promised to pay her in March and would request the organization to pay me after all 14 videos were done. By June, since there was no progress and I was in need, I sent a proforma invoice for the NGO to pay me on 25th June… but only RM642 or $160, since only 9 videos were done, causing me to lose almost RM400 or $90. I acted too fast and didn’t think it was important, and it seemed too late for that since they said it was sent for processing, so I accepted the loss. Nevertheless, I sought advice on what to do about it from Brandon (Germaine’s best friend at that time) who then gave Germaine good advice and she encouraged me the next day, 26 June, to request the full amount due to the workload being worth that & other reasons. But I was so occupied that I didn’t talk to the NGO until 8 July. I thought the payment had been processed already but apparently it hadn’t, and so I caught up with the staff, from which I then requested for the original amount, if possible. She couldn’t promise, but then on 12 July she said they would follow my original quotation for the full amount, and today 18 July my bank processed the full amount of RM1000 instead of RM642, and the funds will go toward bringing my mom here to Brazil. If they had processed my later invoice (from June 2022), instead of the earlier quotation (from December 2021), I would have lost almost RM400, so thank you Germaine, Brandon, the staff, the boss, and God for restoring my original payment and saving me from loss.
You who have made me see many troubles and calamities will revive me again; from the depths of the earth you will bring me up again. You will increase my greatness and comfort me again.Psalm 71:20-21