A growing family needs a growing car

Update (Sept 6): We are 1/3 of the way there to meeting our fundraising goal. Thank you to those who have contributed!! We still have another 2/3s to go so it’s not too late to get in on this faith project… 🙂

We’ve officially begun saving and fundraising for a larger family vehicle. Our hatchback Nissan Pulsar is already bursting at the seams as we grow! After considering it for over a year, we feel the time is right to begin making this need known and asking for your help in making this goal become a reality.

We’re looking at a 7-seater mid-size SUV/crossover such as a Holden Captiva, Ford Territory, or similar. (Right now we’re thinking the Holden would be the best value for the asking price). This will enable us the flexibility of using it as a 5-seater family car for running around town, or to pop up the third row of seats and use it as a people-mover since we often have “extras” with us (staff and students) for events, outreaches, etc. We’d like a new or like-new vehicle that we can depend on for the next 10-15 years as our family expands (we’ll most likely have 3+ kids) and our ministry continues here in Australia. (Oh, and of course I want to be able to be a good “soccer mom” and be able to shuffle around the boys and their friends too.)

Since we live within walking distance to the base we plan to sell or trade in our old car (a 2001 Nissan Pulsar hatchback) while it is still in reasonably good condition so that we can actually get some decent value for it and put that toward the new vehicle as well.

It’s our belief that we are to trust God to help us raise the money to purchase a new vehicle in cash – not to go into debt. Although it seems far-fetched, we believe with your help it’s possible!

Here’s the opportunity:
We’re looking for $1000 supporters to contribute toward a new vehicle. Would you be willing to consider how you can make a donation toward this goal? (It doesn’t have to be the $1000 – it can be more or less – but we wanted to give you something concrete to consider.) Please let us know if you can help. We’d be so grateful!!

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