In January we excitedly began searching for a vehicle here in Manila. We had a pretty specific set of criteria based on our limited experience here and our need for a vehicle to use in ministry. We were looking for a diesel 4×4 Automatic transmission SUV that would seat as many people or haul as much cargo as possible. We narrowed down our option to two models: An older, imported 80 series land cruiser, or a nissan Patrol. After a few weeks of looking, we found what seemed to be an excellent buy, a 1990 model imported Nissan Patrol that met all of our criteria for under $5000 Dollars! I checked it out as thoroughly as I could, and found a few repairs that were needed. Adding it all up, I figured we would come out with the vehicle in excellent condition for about $8000, which is exactly what we had budgeted for a vehicle. We had almost completed all of the repairs when I found something I was completely not expecting – Rust! I had looked all of the usual places – the frame, wheel wells, body panels, and it seemed to be a remarkable clean truck for it’s age. I just never thought to look under the carpet inside. One day I was cleaning and happened to lift a corner of the carpet up, and there it was. The more carpet I pulled up, the more rust I found. Feeling almost sick, I talked to my mechanic friend here. He seems to feel that the damage is easily repairable, and I would have been comfortable with repairing it except that we are moving in a few short months to Palawan where even canned goods rust from all the salt in the air. Reluctantly we put it back up for sale and almost immediately the Lord brought along a Land Cruiser in good condition for a price we could afford. The problem is that we still have the Patrol and we really need to sell it before we move to Palawan. Please pray with us that the Lord will send a buyer soon, and also that he will provide the finances for shipping our belonging and vehicle to Palawan as well as for my flight checkout starting in October.