Friday, October 08, 2010

Our New to Us Van

Sunday our van kept overheating on the way home from church. Long story short it was a blown head gasket. When Drew took it in they hooked up the diagnostics machine to the transmission they found it was on its way out too. Drew checked Craigslist Tuesday, I think, and found a 1997 8 passenger Dodge Ram Wagon for $995. Drew did an internet search to see if he could find out any information about the guy selling it. When he did it brought up His picture on facebook and since I was logged in, it brought up my account. It showed we had one friend in common. So I called my friend and she told me of this man's godly character. How he raised three daughters that love the Lord. She worked with him at her church on a musical worship team. Anyway, Drew and Jacob went to have a mechanic check it out today. The mechanic said there was 950$ worth of immediate work to make it safe. Then another like 450$ of optional work. So when they got back to the man's house he said he was curious to look at the list. Drew said he was a super nice sincere guy. The man told Drew "you have a pained look on your face, you will not insult me, make an offer." Drew proceeded to offer him $600 and he said how about $500! Drew drove away less $500 with the gain of a title and bill of sale. So we hope to drop the van off in the morning at the mechanics and soon be driving around in style, well if you consider a 1997 with a bit of rust - style! hee hee. I sure am thanking the Lord!!

To see a picture of the vehicle go to the link below and scroll down to Tuesday.
http://thetribetalk.blogspot.com/2010/11/snapshot-summary-17.html


4 comments:

your friend from Iowa said...

Whoo Hoo! You're gonna love it!!
God's awesome provision for you!

Tonya said...

very cool, praise God

Heidi said...

Incredible how the Lord can orchestrate events in our favor. Praise Him!

~Lisa, Scot, and Timmy said...

I guess you do need a van like that for your brood...lol. Luv ya bunches!

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