A Truck for Thai Village

For: Thai Village, Inc.
Cincinnati, OH
Organizer: Katie Lehman
A Truck for Thai Village (Thai Village, Inc.)
$27,000
of $27,000 goal.
Raised by 107 donors
100% Complete

The Story

248,577 miles, 400,018 km

This faithful truck has been in commission for 20 years, serving the WELS Thailand mission team, WELS Kingdom Workers, and Thai Village artisans and staff.  It is now on its last legs. It breaks down regularly. The cost to maintain it is draining money that could be used for direct outreach. We urgently need a new truck!

THE HISTORY OF THIS TRUCK:

With over 240,000 miles (400,000 km), this truck has seen countless trips to the rural countryside and villages of northern Thailand. It was first used in 1997 as a family vehicle for a former missionary, then for regular outreach trips and for transporting Bible students from their villages to Chiang Mai city (900km roundtrip). These students are now grown with families of their own and some continue to work with Thai Village to provide work and income generation for their people. 

The truck was used throughout the years for:
1. Village teaching/preaching trips
2. Bible student transport
3. Picking up orphans for Sunday service
4. Outreach events/volunteer English teaching trips 

If the wheels could talk and tell the stories of all of the people that have been served by its 4 door cab and 2 bench carrier,  they would tell you about the villages they have visited, people they have carried, and products they have delivered.   

THE NEED:

The number of villages the truck has served has multiplied and the need for a reliable truck to venture across the rural roads of Thailand has increased. It's vital that we have a truck for:

1. Home visitation 
2. Outreach events
3. Market trips
4. Product displays
5. Order fulfillment
6. Hospital visitation 

JOIN US:

Join hands with us in supporting this important ministry. Join hands with us in creating opportunities to build relationships with artisans. Join hands with us in building up village communities.

Help Thai Village raise $27,000 to fund a new reliable truck.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on September 11, 2017

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Posted on September 11, 2017

WOW!! WE DID IT!! In less than 40 days, we reached our $27,000 goal for the truck fundraiser! And we couldn't have done it without all of you! Thanks to the 107 people who donated and to countless others who shared and prayed.  We are actively shopping for a truck this week and are so excited that we can buy it with all of your help! God bless you all!

Posted on August 22, 2017

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Posted on August 22, 2017

As of today, we have received $20,689in donations for the truck fund. THANK YOU so much to all of you who donated so far! We are truly humbled by your generosity and kindness!
We have determined that we need to purchase a truck with 4-wheel drive so that we can travel the muddy dirt roads that access remote village areas, and we also need a double cab with a topper on the back with benches for more capacity to move things and people. This type of truck will cost 920,000 baht, almost exactly $27,000 USD. 
We would love to meet our new goal of $27,000by the end of this month so we can start the process of purchasing that new truck. If you haven't donated yet, please consider donating now. WE ARE SO CLOSE TO OUR GOAL! All donations are tax-deductible.  
Thank you!

Posted on August 1, 2017

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Posted on August 1, 2017

WOW!! Thank you all so much for your generous response to our need for a truck for Thai Village!  Within 24 hours we have reached over $2000 - 20% of our goal to raise before matching.  We rely on our truck to regularly visit our artisans around northern Thailand, but lately we can't rely on it to go much farther than around the city.  With a new truck we will be able to confidently make the trip to visit our more rural artisans and travel to support them for weddings, funerals, and encouragement.  Thank you for helping make this possible and supporting Thai Village! 

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