Many of you know that our old 23-seater bus has been out of commission for some time, needing a new gearbox. The bus is needed for specific ministry activities, especially when short term missions teams come from USA, UK or elsewhere, since it is VERY expensive to rent another old one during a team visit. Well, I am happy to let you know that we have now adapted another gearbox, and the bus is up and running again. Of course, it needs 6 new tires since the ones we have are extremely bald, new batteries, and annual tax and government documents need to be brought up to date. But it is a real blessing to see the bus will be back in the dugout ready to play when called upon. God is good!
The plan is to use it very sparingly for ministry purposes only. Previously it was going down to Tete almost every day, an almost five-hour drive in each direction over sometimes rough road, so it was breaking down every 2-3 months. So now we pray that reserving it only for appropriate use, it will last and be very fit for its purpose.
For a small test, the bus was used to take the Sunday School children to the mountain for extended prayer. The bus did fine, but the real blessing was seeing the children and hearing how intently they are seeking Jesus’ face.
Children outside bus - waving at you