A Bump in the Road
The end of August we took a trip to Spokane to visit Beka and Cody (Amy’s sister and brother-in-law), and to share with their small groups about what God is doing in Mexico. September 3rd we loaded up the van, said our goodbyes and headed back towards Haines, Oregon: our home base for this time of partnership development. We were excited to jump into a couple weeks of planning and preparation as we look forward to this time of sharing about Mexico with churches and individuals. We were going to kick things off over dinner with some dear friends and supporters, but two hours into our drive back, the van just started slowing down and wouldn’t accelerate.
Praise the Lord, we were able to safely pull onto the shoulder. Even while the labor day traffic whizzed by, we were able to safely get a tow truck and taxi to get us and the van to the city. Yay for AAA and free 100 miles of towing! God also provided a McDonalds with a great playground, friends to come and help get us situated after the van was dropped off at the shop, and a wonderful brother-in-law, Cody, who drove the two hours to come get us and take us back to his house, where we can stay until we get things figured out.
Since the shop was so busy they weren’t able to look at the van until today, so this afternoon we received the update call with bad news. The van has transmission and engine damage, and the repairs would cost more then the value of the van. So…
now we look to the Lord for wisdom in what to do with the van.
Please pray for:
-financial provision for a replacement vehicle
-help in knowing what vehicle to get, when, and where.
Some questions on our minds right now are: Do we get a vehicle now that we can use in Mexico (4-wheel drive, able to haul a trailer and handle the roads to remote locations)? Or do we buy a cheaper in-between vehicle and wait until we are able to save up more money?
We really appreciate your prayers during this time. We are so thankful for you and for your prayers, encouragement, and care. Our Father is so faithful to care for us. He kept us safe and sane during a crazy day, and He will provide the vehicle we need.
Hector, Amy, Judah, Ben and Elena Flores