After Pastor Mathew Ker from the Warrnambool Lutheran Parish sent out an SOS for second-hand vehicles for FRM, one of their members (Neil Mirtschin) responded by offering to give away and deliver his low milage, 2011 Mazda 4WD tray top vehicle to FRM, just perfect for the bush work that our workers often travel.
“I’m more than happy to assist in making this come together,” said Pastor Ker. “I’m really pleased Neil has found a way to support the church. My only concern is that Neil’s health may not be able to handle such a trip.”
This is where two fellow members, Graeme and Heather Uebergang, volunteered to drive Neil’s vehicle to Alice Springs. Neil even provided a 200 litre drum of fuel for the trip – another amazingly generous offer.
FRM handled all of the transfer of ownership and provided accommodation for Graeme and his wife, who had a short holiday while up here in Alice Springs.
Like Neil, Graeme didn’t want a lot of attention drawn to his voluntary service. It’s truly amazing when calls for help are sent out to our fellow congregations in the LCA and they are answered in such amazing ways. Praise God!
If you have a second hand vehicle you would like to donate to help the work of the FRM, please contact Wayne Beven on 0889524666, 0448 336 128 or firstname.lastname@example.org