As of April 30, we had $19,000 in our truck fund, as of May 1, we have all $30,000! We had an anonymous donor in Georgia who very generously donated the remaining funds. We are so thankful to everyone who gave, shared, prayed, and anything else that you did to help us reach our goal. I know we have mentioned it before, but this was hugely important for All Things New. Our other vehicles have really been struggling a lot lately, and it is not a good feeling to have 2 babies and 21 other children without reliable transportation (emergencies, food, etc.). Not to mention how difficult it would be to do ministry here without any way to get get places.
With all of that said, our next truck update will hopefully include a picture of our new truck sitting out in the driveway!
We already have plans to take the kids to the beach for the first time in a while, transport a couple of June teams, and to take our chefs (the leaders in the kids’ house) to the market for an outing. You can see a picture of the truck (we are pretty sure it is going to be blue) at the top of this page, and we will be taking more pictures as soon as we pick it up.
There are a few things that we still have to do prior to purchasing the truck. Getting all of the correct paperwork and making sure the money wiring process is easy will be our next steps. But if all goes as planned, we will be driving a new truck home as early as next week and then getting everything else done (the cover and extra seating in the back as well as a couple of other things) soon after. Thanks again for giving, praying, and sharing and please continue to pray that the rest of the process is easy!