Last week if you’ll remember we ended our email with a some prayer requests. One for our financial support, the other for a vehicle. We want to thank you for your emails and prayers for us. As we have seen them first hand. I didn’t really mention that finding cars here is very difficult especially one that it taken care of, and one that is priced properly.
Since we wrote we have found one that is a really good option. Yesterday a friend called and said there was a nice looking car for sale close to another friend’s house. So today we went and looked at it, drove it, scrutinized it, talked about it, even prayed about it. It is a good fair price as far as prices here are concerned. In fact it is priced only a little higher than current prices in our previous location. Which tells us that they are not trying to rip us off. (That’s kind of equivalent of looking in the blue book).
They are asking 85 million rupiah. Which sounds bigger than it is. It translates to $9300 with the current exchange rate. So here it is. We would like to purchase that car but we just don’t have that kind of cash up front, and credit is not an option here. So we are asking you and the Lord, that if this is what HE has for us, that He will provide the money we need. We don’t know how, if he will use one of you, many of you, or someone completely new. All we can do is make the need known. We shared with the owner our situation. She offered that if we where able to raise the money for it, she would allow us to make a downpayment that would hold it until we received the funds from the states (It can take a month or two sometimes before we get our funds). But she is only willing if we know we can get her the money.
If you would like to help out with this or would like more info from us, you can email us at Jim_abbott@ntm.org or call us 517-879-0837. That is a local Jackson, MI number that will direct your phone call through the internet to our computer! But remember we are 13 hours ahead of Michigan time, so its best to catch us between 7pm and 10pm local Michigan time. Thats our morning here. We want to thank you in advance for seeking the Lord on this and your consideration. (Anything given for this please add a note that its for the Car, so we know where to use it!
We hope you had a WONDERFUL 4th of July. We sure did. Its the first time we hosted something like this. But we had a BYOM BBQ (Bring Your Own Meat). We got the grill fired up and brought a wonderful taste of Home to our adopted home. To top it all off we found so ‘big boom’ fireworks at the market in town. Everyone loved them! We had about 30+ people show up! It really made it feel like home!
Serving the King together with you, Jim, Joy, Arika and Linc