Did you know Auto Mission is still accepting car donations?
Running or not your car is valuable to us.
The following is the story of van that was donated a few years ago. . .
It all started one quiet afternoon in February 2007. It was still early in the day before school was out and the kids started coming for community service. It was back a few years ago when we were still in 'barn building' when we received a phone call from a sweet lady. She was almost embarrassed to offer her vehicle and said "I was just wondering it is really old but we thought you might could use." Terry listened as she continued her story. "We've just been praying that it would keep running." Her husband had recently passed away and they had prayed for a long time that the vehicle would last. . And it was old! Here's a photo . . .
Yes it has a few years on it. The paint job is faded. The families prayers had been answered because it was still running. But it did need a new engine. The family wasn't sure if they should call to see if we would want the van because of it's age and it's shape. But, we assured her that God had a plan for it. We knew that there had to be someone somewhere that needed this van.
Because there was something very special about this van.
We knew when we were asked if we would take it as a donation that there must be a family somewhere that was praying for a wheel chair van.
As we looked it over we say more than faded paint. We say worn seats. Some worn completely through where you could see the floor underneath. We saw dirty stained carpets from years of wear.
But we also saw fairly decent tires. A current inspection sticker and license. And we saw a working wheel chair lift.
And we thought about how long it would take to get it ready for it's next owner.
Stay tuned for part two of the van story. We will publish more photo's and the rest of the story on Sunday.