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Wonderful News

Just a few hours ago I received a letter from the Kindermissionswerk foundation in Aachen Germany. They write: “We are pleased to inform you that our grant allocation commission sanctioned the funds for the purchase of a veicle for Olbalbal Mission, Archdiocese of Arusha, Tanzania.”

The car will be a long wheel base Toyota Land cruiser hardtop, the model especially built for bush conditions. One interesting aspect of this particular model is that Toyota has retained the pre-computerized version of mostly everything. This means the car can be maintained and repaired by the ordinary mechanic here in East Africa. Different from cars in the states and Europe, it does not have to be hooked up to a computer to diagnose problems. The car will now be ordered from Toyota in Japan and I should have it by the end of the year.

4 Responses to “Wonderful News”

  1. Congrats Ned! ┬áThat’s very exciting. ┬áCan’t wait to see a picture of your new Toyota!

  2. Sharon Marchessault on 20/01/2012 #

    That’s great Ned! Congratulations!! The end of the year sure is a long time… nice Christmas present though.

  3. Ned on 21/01/2012 #

    Yes, it will take time. I do have the car from the Spiritans to use for the interim and that is working well so far.

  4. Ned on 21/01/2012 #

    I’m very pleased. It took over a half a year to get the positive reply, but was worth the wait. The car will bi identical to the one I had in Endulen, but 17 years newer. I will post a picture when I find one.

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