Between road-blocks and school holidays Rene and Jairo have finally had a full week of work in the Sucre area.
The vehicle project has finally come to completion. We thought that in order to find a good vehicle to serve the next phase of the work, we would have to pay between $15,000 to $20,000 US. Well as it turned out we only received $2,400 CAD. And $1,000 US from Chaco Mission in Paraguay. So that left us with about $10,000 US for a vehicle.
Henry Jansen has helped for days looking for a vehicle. And the last day Isaac Hildebrandt helped as well. So we came across this 1996 Toyota Hilux that had arrived the day before, being freshly transformed from left hand driving to right hand driving. Priced at $10,500 US. But came down to $9,800 US.
This vehicle is immaculate. Wherever I look it is like new, even under the floor mats. It has no rust or dents. With only 143,000 km. Plus it has a radio, CD, television and a DVD player. We will be able to use the DVD player to show the Jesus film when we can buy another projector.
I should not be so surprised because we have all prayed for finding the right vehicle, but I can’t help but be overwhelmed at this vehicle being eleven years old in that kind of condition, for that kind of money.
The verse that comes to mind is in Eph. 3:20, “Now unto Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we could ask or think, according to the power that works in us, unto Him be glory…”
What we need now is another helper, another projector and transformer that will invert 12 volts to 220 volts.
Thank you very much for your prayer and financial support, this work cannot go forward without your involvement. May God bless you richly. Gus, on behalf of Next Generation Ministries, Bolivia.
Ps. Yesterday morning while having a meeting at Peter Friesens, the spare got stolen. And it was a new tire with an original wheel, about $250.00 US. This was in broad daylight, and the lock system didn’t mean anything.