As things progress with our ministry and mission here in Cusco, we are finding some areas where we need some help. As many of you know, we are faith based missionaries. What that means is that we are living here in a foreign country and mission field on faith that God will provide through His people. We have been so blessed to have so many of you supporting us throughout the past 3 and a half years.
We have a couple of specific needs that would be helpful to our ministry and family. One of those is transportation. We have been talking about it for a while, but it is now really coming to a point where it is a necessity and not just a desire. With the girls in school and our new living location near the school, it puts a strain on time. We can use public transportation and taxis but they are not always available, not so reliable, and often quite expensive as we are quite a ways out from the center of town, where The Meeting Place is located.
We have many needs that a vehicle would fill. One, it can be used to bring people to ministry sites where we currently use taxis. There are also lots of needs for a car as we are constantly picking up supplies from many locations around town either for the café, the language school, the guest house, as well as Motomission. This racks up the taxi fares and we are limited to what we can carry in our hands. We also have a need for a good vehicle that can be used for MotoMission. We need a durable and reliable 4WD and have space for 6 or more passengers. This vehicle will be used as a support vehicle to carry passengers, provide first aid supplies, food, fuel, and recover clients and equipment that may not be able to continue..
Needless to say, a good vehicle would be a huge blessing for our family and for our ministry. We are currently starting a campaign to raise the necessary funds to purchase the right vehicle for our needs. Our goal is to raise $14,000 for this vehicle. This will allow us to purchase a 1996-2002 Toyota Landcruiser or comparable Mitsubishi or Hyundai that fits our needs.
We need your help! Please consider how you can participate in the raising of this ministry need. Consider your social circles, Sunday school classes, bible study groups, business groups for possible options of raising this need. We look forward to the blessing and freedom that a vehicle would provide. Here is how you can help:
Tax deductable donations can be made by sending a check made out to Commission to Every Nation and sent to PO Box 291307 Kerrville, TX 78029-1307. Make sure you note that the donation is for the Englund family in Peru. If you would like to contact CTEN by phone, you can reach them at (800) 872-5404. You can do an instant donation over the phone as this option is pretty fail proof.
The other option is to make an on line donation by clicking on this link: http://tinyurl.com/cuscoscott . You will be directed to the donation page at CTEN.
If you desire to make a donation directly to our family(no tax deduction), you can send a check made out to Scott and Teri Englund and mail it to 275 Palermo Drive, Oroville, CA 95966.
We anxiously await God’s provision…
The Englund Family
Scott Teri, Kayle, and Emma