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"Blue Cruiser has been with us since day one in Paraguay. In fact, she drove us here without even a flat tire! When we purchased her back in 2002, it was not heard of to buy vehicles online, but it was a great match. We both knew she was the one for us!

We dedicated her to the Lord and the prayer team at church laid hands on her and prayed for her before we departed for our Pan American Adventure. She took us through the rivers of Nicaragua, the mountains of Honduras, the deserts of Peru and and Chilean Andes to arrive in Paraguay 70 days later. Incidentally, it was the same model ('88 Suburban) that broke the world's record of driving the entire PanAmerican highway. God didn't steer us wrong!

Last year, she brought us safely back from an adventure through blockades, broken bridges, narrow, dangerous roads in the Andes and safely back from Arequipa.
She's hauled 16+ work teams, hundreds of Paraguayans and she's been a true blue vehicle for our family. We have so many incredible memories with "Blue" and we thank God for the trusty ministry tool that she's been.
It's almost as if we are selling a member of our family. The only thing is that she has a drinking problem! She is a gas hog and our budget just can't take it any more (one fill up costs us $125!). Would you pray that our Blue Cruiser find a good new home? We are hoping to buy another vehicle to dedicate to the Lord's service soon and we are counting on the money from the sale to help supplement our new purchase.

That brings us to another request: We are in need of a vehicle while we are in the States. If you have a parked car you won't be using this summer, would you consider loaning it to us while we are visiting churches and friends giving reports about what God is doing in Paraguay?


  1. Okay, I know it's wrong to envy but I am SOO jealous of the adventure you had driving here. The thought crossed my mind a trillion times, to drive from South Carolina from Paraguay, but it didn't seem possible. How amazing to find someone who DID IT! Kudos to your brave spirits, and we're praying for a good replacement for Ole Blue.


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