Motorbikes Needed for Myanmar and Thai Ministry
23 April 2012
SIM has a one-time need for the purchase of 4 motorbikes. Our faithful and zealous staff with the Lahu Christian correspondence course travel many hours from village to village in very remote areas of Myanmar and northern Thailand. These mentors introduce and check the lessons, and disciple students. Our staff travel between 3000 to 4000 kilometers per month. With no bus or taxi service, the motorcycle is a basic necessity for ministry.
One of the correspondence course mentors recently shared,
"I was driving the motorbike out to visit one of the students on November 15, 2011. When I had driven about 10km distance the engine stopped and I had to push the motorbike all the way back to my home. The mechanic said that it is too old and difficult to find spare parts to fix it and it is not worth enough to repair. It means I cannot travel and distribute the lessons to them until I replace the motorbike. There are about 100 students waiting for the new lessons. Also, my camera broke too. Please do pray and be concerned for me."
We are thankful that God has now provided him with a motorcycle! However, we still need 4 more—3 for use in Myanmar, each costing US$1000, and one for a new staff member in northern Thailand. The cost in Thailand is about $1600. So, we are in need of 4 motorcycles or $4600.
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