It looks like the middle of June for our next shipment. We’re about 20 short of our goal of 70 PETs ready for shipment. The whole team has been extremely active including Bill Murray who is in Guatemala on a distribution with the PET-Kin from Kansas. I’m hoping to have an informal gathering here to let him have some time to tell his stories. Stay tuned as there will be short notice. Time is tight as a lot of the PET-Kin are traveling including myself. We welcome John Vander Beek back from his home building mission work. Our PET-Kin in Woodinville are asking about how to ship parts to us. That means they have been stirring up saw dust pretty regularly. Mike and Harold, our wood cutters, did a great job with their recent assignments. Our painters are “knee” deep in wood and paint. One load has already been brought to the PET Shop and another load is on the drying lines. That may be brought to the shop on Thursday. Our builders and packers have been turning out Rainbow PETs at about 2.5 a day. I hope everyone who needs a key for the new locks on the PET Shop has one. After 6.4 years, it was a good time to replace keys since the lock broke anyway. We’re still working to get our load of 1800 steel parts (760#) from Michigan. We are short welders right now. Larry had eye surgery on Monday. Greg is about to travel. I’m hoping his team finishes up frames before they leave. Bill is gone. One retired last week.
We have a load of tires in route and Earl picked up another load of fork parts yesterday from Haskins Steel and delivered chain guards to Apex for painting. This ministry has become a huge effort but it is a joy to work with you and to realize how our work changes lives. Make sure you read that last half of Mel’s “State of PET” address. It has some motivating insights. Thanks.
George Weisbarth, from Newport, is taking a Rainbow PET to The Dalles where it will be stabled for use in that area by Deb Allen, a pastor, who knows our ministry well.