We received a donation this morning of $22 in addition to a $3 ride from an individual who expressed their concern about helping others. We assured them that the funds will go to someone in need with either a free ride, free food, or some other need. There has been times past that we have forgiven a taxi bill, given a free ride and even purchased food for someone which came out of our own pocket. So, this donation is in keeping with our taxi ministry mission. Visit our ministry website for more information: CLICK HERE
Recently we gave a ride to a customer who knows of our mission to pay-it-forward to those in desperate need. They decided to pay an extra $18 for a $12 fare and asked if we could help the next person. Strangely enough, while this person was riding with us and just after pledging the extra cash we received a call from two particularly needy persons who needed a ride home from work and that we have helped in past rides. We told the rider that this couple could use a little help and so after letting the rider off at their home we went to pick the couple up and told them of the rider who paid it forward. We gave the couple a free ride and $10 in cash. They tearfully accepted.
Let it be known that there are still some good people in our community. A family member of Debbie’s was gracious enough to loan us the money for repair of our vehicle. It is running much better now and this gives us added confidence when traveling the busy streets and highways of McDowell County. Debbie likes to run the air conditioner and fan for our customers so she has been placed in charge of climate control. She also entertains with video playback on her smart phone. We are looking forward to further serving the residents in our county.
We are grateful to God that we paid off our car this month but now we need some help on getting some repairs done. There is a miss in the engine due to a bad spark plug and to get it fixed requires some extensive work to get to the bad plug. It is recommended to replace all the plugs. The cost will range between $150 to $200 and will require 2 to 3 hours work time. If anyone can find it in their heart to give any amount to this taxi ministry they will be assured that the funds will go toward this repair. Dennis and Debbie has been running the taxi for over a year now working to help persons with rides and food and we pray it will continue.
We no longer need the help on this project due to a simple repair and this was the Lord Jesus working on our behalf.