If you follow along here, you already know that we were in desperate need for a new van. Last year, we started a campaign to try to raise some money to purchase a van that we could use everyday in Mexico City. We were overwhelmed by our friends as they poured on the support of our family. So when we returned from the USA in early December, we started the hunt for our new ride.
After many “downs” and very little luck, we finally found a van that suited our family’s needs. In fact, it is so much more than we could have asked or even imagined. The van is well taken care of, has all of the service receipts, and everything checks out great. Our lawyer friend who was helping us check it all out was extremely enthusiastic about this van. It is perfect.
We always joke when we rent vehicles that it would be nice to have a radio that told you what was playing. That might not be anything new to you, or you might not even consider it a blessing, but as I pulled away in our new van and put on the radio, I realized that God takes care of little things as I could read the artist and song that was playing on the radio at that time.
God takes care of us, and we have seen it time and time again in this journey on the mission field. As one of my friends told me, “See…it was worth the wait.”
Congratulations!! This is really great, and finding one under budget is another testimony to God’s faithfulness to us. Wow! We have been able to pay cash for all of our (previously owned) vehicles and it is certainly a blessing. For readers who might be wishing/needing to upgrade to a larger vehicle with cash, but aren’t able to for whatever reason, there is a brand of carseat that you can fit 3 across in even a compact car. It is the Diono brand. They are considerably more expensive than your standard car-seat, but easier to save for a smaller item than a new car. 🙂 We drive a Buick LeSabre (a “grandpa car”, but with leather seats, low mileage and a “luxury” car, we knew it would fit our needs for several years) and plan to use it until we need room for a 4th car-seat. We currently have 2 girls, one we just upgraded to a Diono, and we need to start saving for when the baby will upgrade to a Diono from her carrier-style seat.