Here is a picture of the truck splashing through a mud puddle on our survey. Every now and again we are VERY thankful for our truck and its off-road abilities. Several times on our survey and on the way home to the village we were thankful for having such an able vehicle. On the way home we had to drive through a 40km stretch that was almost impassable. Because of the heavy rains we found 30+ trucks stuck in the mud awaiting a lone tractor that was working overtime to pull them through the muck. We were worried about getting around them all, but praise the Lord we made it (praying all the way!). It is not often we need the wide tires and the 4×4 and the limited-slip differentials but this last two weeks we have been very thankful for them.
With the rough roads the truck has taken a beating and we are hoping to be able to afford to have some major work done to it while we are on home assignment. Praise the Lord with us that we were able to buy 4 new springs for it (our partners just brought them up for us from South Africa) but it still needs a lot of work. Pray with us that it will keep working well until the work can be done.