Many times in the past 10 years, we have thought how wonderful it would be to have a van. It would be used weekly serving the different churches. And it would be used by teams (2 are coming this summer!). This past winter, I raised the question again with a close friend who knows quite a bit about our life and ministry. I didn’t hear back for a while but then one day, he called and said his church had considered this need and would like to contribute $10,000 towards buying a van. I was stunned, and am still stunned! Since then, we have shared this need with some and as of this writing, we have raised $18,000! Praise the Lord!
Along with this friend and few others, we have been researching the idea. We have created a van policy. The van policy includes things like that it would be a ministry vehicle that would be used by United World Mission’s ministries and also directs that it’s maintenance would be paid for by those who use the van.
We would like to buy either a Nissan Urvan or a Toyota Hiace. Pictured is the kind of van we are looking at. It is a 2011 Nissan Urvan and holds 15 passengers. To purchase this van, we need $21,000. For reference, new they are $49,000.
It has 4 rows, 15 passengers (Note the seats are covered with a worn covers which are beat up but they protected the original cloth material while the van was used by its owner. This is common)
Whether you are able to help or not, please pray for this. And thank you for all your support through the years. Becky and I feel honored that you would support us and we are so thankful for your friendship! I can’t say thank you enough!
¡Vaya con Dios! (Go with God!)
(This blog entree has been updated to the current need)