Replacing the Clemison's car

Together we did it!

Thank you to everyone who donated towards our fund to replace our car. I'm pleased to say that we have managed to replace our car.

OK, so it's not a new one, but it's in much better condition that our last car and should be much more reliable (the last one began breaking down on us in not-so-good places, so made us nervous driving it at night and in ministry areas.
In our line of work, we go in and out of areas that can be dangerous, if you break down. Often, Becky is called to be somewhere late in the night or the early hours of the morning. Therefore, having a reliable, reasonable car is essential.

Three years ago, when we first came out here, friends from St Michael's Church, Warfield kindly helped us to buy our first car. Their donation of £1,500 (€1,800) at the time, helped us to buy an old, but very well looked after Mazda 323. It was 11 years old at the time and had done over 230,000 km (130,000 miles). We work hard to keep and maintain the car and so far it has been very reliable. However, it had reached over 260,000 km, before we sold it. The timing for changing the car was good, as another missionary family left and gave us a good deal on their car, so we were able to sell our car before it gave up (being honest with the new buyer of the work that needs to doing to it).

Secondhand cars in South Africa are expensive, so to have a new-ish car is such a blessing. Having a car is essential to our ministry, we would not be able to do what we do without it.

Our car is also important to the smooth running of the S-Cape home. Only two other members of staff have a car and therefore Becky is often called upon to pick up the girls, take them to the hospital or other important locations and give volunteers lifts to and from the safe house.

Thank you so much for your kind donations and gifts which has enabled us to achieve this goal.

Thank you!

Peter and Becky
Hannah and Joshua xx

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