Today is day two of the fundraiser and already we've seen so many generous gifts pour in, so thank you to all who have contributed. We realized starting the campaign that raising $40,000 peer-to-peer is no small feat. In the past, we've raised thousands for mission trips to Zambia, the main house and many other projects. But nothing has been to this scale.
So why shoot so high?
This vehicle is crucial to our ministry and since it broke down, we've felt its loss severely. Without it, we've had to rent vehicles or taxis to get around and we quickly realized that it's just too expensive. It's also not a reliable solution.
Overtime, if we keep it up, we'll be spending more money on renting cars and taxies than it would cost to buy the truck. And we want to use the donations we're stewarding to impact the communities, not pay for taxies.
For those of you that have been with us for a long time, you might remember another truck fundraiser we did several years ago. We had been in the same boat- our previous vehicle had broken down and we were without transportation. Only then, we didn't have to raise so much.
Now, inflation has raked up all the prices in Zambia and the price of trucks has skyrocketed with it. Since the truck broke down, Aaron has been sending us pictures and information on different vehicles for sale around him and it's the same everywhere. The price is high.
So we chose an average of the price we've seen listed. We don't just want to buy the cheapest truck we see. We want to hand pick one that will be sustainable- so low milage and somewhat new. Every penny we raise will go to Zambia to purchase this truck.
But we can't do this on our own. $40,000 might feel unattainable, but we trust in a good and gracious God and with your support, we truly believe we can raise this much.
Another way to further this campaign is to share it with your friends. There are only so many people that our emails and outreaches can reach, so we would like to ask you to help us expand into different circles.
If you could prayerfully set aside 10 minutes to compose an email and write a personal note on why this they should support our ministry, that would go a LONG way in helping us expand our reach over 10-20x more than what we have the ability to on our own.
Thank you so much for your generous support!