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The New Vehicles Are Great Blessings!

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Thank YOu donors for helping us buy new vehicles!

Ingrid, Silvia and Brayan check out the new van.For us at Dorie’s Promise, the safety of our children, along with their happiness and health, is one of the most important needs we meet. Every day we need to transport them to the school, appointments, or different outings, and it feels really good to know that the vehicles in which they are transported are nice, safe, and comfortable.

When we first talked with Heather about the need to upgrade the vehicles to carry our children and to transport the mission teams, we thought it was going to be a long-term goal. It was truly a surprise and a blessing to see how many people wanted to donate and help us reach that goal — in just a few months, we had enough funds to start looking for the best options.

“Buying new cars for Dorie’s Promise was seen as a challenge, but we trusted in God to make it happen,” says Alej, the director of Dorie’s Promise Guatemala.

When we knew the fundraising was complete, the first thing that came to mind was, “This is a miracle, a gift from God, a dream come true!” God provided for us! What a lesson for all of us working for Forever Changed International and for the children at our home.

The process was exciting: we got quotes in several places, thanks to the Internet, to find the best price, while comparing the options for quality, safety, and security — all very important factors when you decide to purchase a vehicle.

The new van is already hard at work transporting our children.Seeing the happiness in the children’s faces when they got into the new vehicles the first time is beyond comparison. They were really excited — everybody wanted to get in at the same time. They are pleased that they won’t be riding in the old cars to school and on outings. The new vehicles feel so comfortable — and they have air-conditioning!

One of the children, Jennifer, told us, “I am happy with the new cars; we will no longer feel hot because it is air-conditioned, and we are very comfortable without it being such a tight fit for us all.”

We can now feel proud to give our children and visiting missionaries good, safe transportation in a comfortable ride.

We are so blessed to know that many people believe in what we do every day at Dorie’s Promise — even being so far away, they take care of our children by helping us give them the best!

We Met Our Goal!! All Because Of You!

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

We Met our Goal!!  All because of you!

Since August 2014, we have been asking our friends and supporters to help us buy a new microbus to transport our children. If you’ve been to Guatemala, you have seen firsthand that our current vehicles are no longer safe and secure to transport our children.

We actually needed a Microbus for our children and a van to effectively transport our guests as well. Our plan was to raise money for the Microbus in 2014 and start raising money for the van in early 2015.

Well, we have some exciting news!

Since August 2014, we have been asking our friends and supporters to help us buy a new microbus to help transport our children. Because of your overwhelming support, enough money came in through December 31, 2014 to allow us to buy both vehicles! Late last week, we ordered a 12-passenger Hyundai H1 van and a 30-passenger Hyundai County Microbus. We decided to go with Hyundai because we were able to get an extended warranty and bigger vehicles for our money.

The total amount raised for this need, as of today, is $87,300. I think you will agree: that’s amazing! The cost of the 12-passenger Hyundai H1 van was $28,500. The 30-passenger Hyundai County Bus was $59,000.

We expect the Microbus and van to be delivered to Dories Promise within the next few weeks. We will update you with pictures and video of our Children seeing the new vehicles for the first time.

To everyone who gave to help us buy these vehicles: Thank you! Your support and love have been astounding. Our children are blessed to have such a compassionate, generous family looking out for them.

Help Us Get A New Bus Before The New Year

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Help us get a new bus before the new year!

Toyota microbusWe first wrote to you in June about our vehicles needing to be replaced. We started a fundraising campaign to purchase a new 16-passenger Microbus.

Thanks to many generous donors and their faithful support of this ministry, we have raised $45,700 of the $55,000 needed to make the purchase.

We want to remind you how pressing this need is for our orphanage. The vehicle we are using to transport the children is seeing its last days.  We have repaired it, patched it up, and made do for as long as possible, but it’s definitely time to replace it. We are praying that the funds will all be raised by year’s end. This will provide reliability and more space for our growing children for years to come.

Will you please consider making a donation for this cause? Any amount matters when it’s a group effort. Your donation of $20 or $50 or even $100 will add together with donations from other supporters and a couple of matching grants we’ve secured to get us to the end of our goal. We have seen God do amazing things in the past when we pooled our resources. We know it can be done!

The children start school again in January, so let’s make sure they have reliable transportation by that time.

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