If anyone of you would like to accompany Vic and Cindy Perger on a distribution to Dominican Republic next February, e-mail Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org. The team will meet in Atlanta.
Speaking of travel, the beloved PET-Kin with whom I live is on a “distribution” to the entire country of Spain with her daughter and grandkids. Last seen they were heading South out of Barcelona. Our Project has a weird situation: All of our welders are either moving, on the road, sick or hiding from me. In almost 7 years, we have never had this kind of situation. I’m praying a couple return to the fold next week. Our PET-Kin painters have been whining or food again so God punished them by delivering 2 loads of wood parts. They are gracious and have done several of the boards all ready. Except for toe boards, our wood racks are full again. Maurice, John and Wayne worked last week to make sure that the order being done for us in Galien, MI has the correct tolerances for our steel parts. They have been forwarded to Ray and comply with the new design from International. Dave tucker will be making a stencil for us to spray paint on the back of the back rest seeking more feedback from the field. The Boeing project threw our logistics so out of balance, we hope Alaskan Sudan Mission sends us some pictures and stories. We have 18 PETs in the container and another 5 to pack on Monday. These next 70 are destined for Wheels for Humanity our of N Hollywood, CA. We still haven’t found a trophy store which will make a small plaque for us to glue onto the PET similar to the ones we brought back from Memphis. We got prices for stainless steel but that is way over budget. If anyone knows where April moved to from her location on N Market, please call me with her number. She has a heart for PET and has helped us in the past. Please pray for Harvey, our upholsterer for years. He is not doing well. Eldon and Carl are working on the 50 seats we received from the Boy Scout in Anchorage. He did not include seat belts so Eldon is doing that. Carl is making back rests from the vinyl they included in the load. One of the jigs we use for building the PETs has a broken “foot” so be careful when moving around it until we get a new foot attached. If you have any bright cheerful colored paints left over from Summer paint projects and don’t mind donating it, please let me know: No old paints, please! We’ve started preliminary work on the new seat design but are still waiting for the final plans.
I’m so grateful God has brought each one of you into this Project. It is a joy to be working for Our Lord as He presents Himself to us as “The least of these”. Thanks to each one for what you bring to making our Rainbow PETs.