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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.

Big Transportation Need

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Our current trasportation for Dorie's Promise Guatemala

By Heather Radu –

Did you know that here in the US the average family has 2 cars and 2 children? It almost seems like a necessity, considering the fact that families here have so many activities scheduled. Imagine then what kind of need we have with 30 children or more living at our home! Each of our children have school, doctor’s appointments, activities, and more.

After many years of use, however, our current vehicles are in need of replacement. “It’s notable the bad condition that our vehicles are in,” says staff member MJ Zelya. The truth is, we don’t know how long they will last. We are praying that God will keep them running, but we don’t know if that means for another week, month, etc. Our driver Able adds, “The kids are growing up, and it’s complicated to set up the car safety seats for so many different children. We would like to fit them in one car where they can feel comfortable and secure.”

After researching the available options, we have decided that we need to buy a 16 passenger Microbus. This Microbus will fill our need for safety, space for passengers (many of whom are getting older and taller), and to optimize our resources in fuel savings.

Toyota microbusWe’ve added the Toyota Microbus to our gift registry, and we hope you will help us by giving toward this project. The Microbus costs a total of $54,624.11. This is obviously a lot of money, and we cannot do it on our own. We have seen God do amazing things in the past, though, so if we pool our resources we know it can be done. Perhaps your group or church would like to take it on as a special project.

It is vital for us to provide safe transportation for our children to school, church, appointments, and outings. It’s also important for us to provide transportation for the missions groups, to and from the airport and to the communities we serve. Please pray and ask God to show you if and what he wants you to give, whether $50, $250, or even more.

Together I know we can meet this need.

PS – If you’re thinking of taking this on as a church project we have a flyer that you can download to take to your missions committee or leadership team. Dorie’s Promise Mini Bus Proposal (PDF)