“Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.” ~ Psalm 68:19 ~
“Remember to turn the fuel switch off whenever you are stopped.” was the advice given to us after spending more than 50USD getting our little Suzuki scooter “fixed” only to find it worse than before.
If you’ve been here for any period of time you’ve more than likely made the acquaintance of the ‘good ol’ suzuki’ which has been our much appreciated, yet often hospitalized transport. Despite breaking down and running out of fuel more often than not, this motorbike has made getting around for us (and other volunteers) possible over the last seven years and we are very thankful for its faithful service
We took the matter to God in prayer, as we do with every difficulty we face here at HoofTrek.. especially if it involves money! Then, out of the blue, we received an email telling us that there was a donation coming in that was specifically for the purpose of buying a motorbike. Praise God!
We are extra thankful to the very kind and generous person who has made it possible for us to purchase a bigger and more reliable means of transport. We love our Yamaha YTR 250 very much and it has already taken us on a few adventures! Not only does it take the “if” out of making it to our destination and makes overtaking a breeze, it is a lot of fun to drive. And potholes, what potholes?
Thanks again to our wonderful donor! Also a big thank you to Seyha and Caleb H for helping us find the bike, and to Maria and Remi, the lovely couple who sold it to us. And we praise and thank God most of all who made it possible in the first place!
Caleb H arrived in February; young, tall, energetic, and with a strong desire to eat as many mangoes as possible; and he has been most helpful to everyone here, especially us at HoofTrek. Luckily for us he likes building things. He innocently asked if there was anything he could do… and we had a list a page long!
First he (along with the dorm boys) built us an extremely strong horse crush. Then he set about gathering posts for us to extend one of our paddocks.
Next he built us a verandah all along the front of our little house – I love it so much! No more swollen, hard to open/close front door due to the rains, and a place to hang hammocks, and eat outside even if it is raining! He also made a wooden bench for us. Everything was made out of recycled materials… very affordable for us!
Being quite an avid horseman he was also able to help us with training and exercising our horses. His help with Starr and Khzak has made things for us so much easier.
He returned to Australia last Thursday, and we are very sad to see him leave, but look forward to his return later in the year, God willing.
Thank you Caleb, for letting God use you to bless others. Thank you to our donor for the motorbike, to White Salmon Church, and to other donors and supporters whose gifts and prayers enable us to keep serving here. May God bless you all.
“They shall abundantly utter the memory of Thy great goodness, and shall sing of Thy righteousness” ~ Ps 145:7 ~