Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Old Tortoise Needs a Little Push

Hey friends, meet "La Tortuga," one of the ministry vans that Hope and Healing for the Nations inherited with the donated campus we operate out of now. There seems to be a bit of a mechanical plague going around because all of the ministry vehicles are limping in one way or another, and this  van won the "most-likely-to-make-it-there-and-back" title, in spite of its current condition. 

Two weeks ago we were scheduled to be in a remote rural village, but had to postpone because there wasn't a vehicle capable of making the trip. As a team, we decided to go ahead and take this van tomorrow --  (by faith) -- because people have been waiting for us to come, and we need to do what God has laid on our hearts to do.

Since we've been given privilege to use this vehicle for anything related to our specific ministry department tasks, ministry activities and the outreaches we are part of, we want to help raise funds for the estimated $2500 in repairs and maintenance desperately needed. We don't have a personal vehicle on the field, and it has been a tremendous blessing to have this available to do the work we've been called here to do. We have put a couple hundred dollars into repairs already, but the pre-existing needs are beyond what we can do.

So ... Will you help us keep the tortoise in the race?
Thank you for prayerfully asking God how you can help ministry continue moving forward here in the Petén, Guatemala.

A list of needed repairs and estimated repair costs:
Replace rear axle seal ($200)
Install new brakes ($200)
Install new shocks ($200)
Repair throw-out bearing and u-joints in drive train ($200)
New set of tires (very expensive here - estimated $1000-$1200)
Adjust clutch, replace air filter, repair battery carrier, repair headlamps & turn signals ($300)
A/C system repair ($300-$400)

Donations can be sent to:

Crescent Lake Christian Center
1250 St. Louis Ave.
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024

Note a memo for: Guatemala: ministry van repair

Simply Serving,
Rod & De Ishmael
Petén, Guatemala