Rollin' In A Vehicle
March 15, 2011
As I was drafting this morning's update, I felt a gentle rocking of the chair in which I was sitting. I looked over my right shoulder, expecting to see Pam having some early morning fun with me ... but, no one was there. As the rocking continued I realized I was experiencing an earthquake. What an amazing sensation; rather eerie actually. Turns out Uganda had a 5.0 earthquake at 6:30 am.
What a dramatic reminder of the illusion that I'm in control of so much. Life can take a 90 degree turn in a second and result in a whole new existence.
I loved the experience and took it as a snapshot of the desperate need Justin, Don, Trent, Abdu, Peter and I would have today as we shopped for a van in Kampala. Some amazing people from Oklahoma donated a sizable amount of money to Next Generation Ministries for a van in Uganda. We have kept quiet about it until today.
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We found one we liked ... 2000 Toyota with 103,000 miles ... motor sounded tight and not over driven (but who knows) ... it was clean and looked like it had been maintained (actually had a manual and maintenance record in the glove box ... although writing in Japanese!). Compared to the others we looked at today in Kampala and the ones we looked at earlier in Jinja, it was by far the best.
So, now we turn the negotiations over to our lawyer, Elijah, and get even more serious about this transaction to not let us get destroyed by an vehicle buying earthquake. It is a slippery and precarious task. Would you please pray with us that God will provide His choice of a vehicle for us and we will be compliant partners with Him?
Read more details about our day's activities here.