Washing Machine for Missionaries
My husband and I are working as full time missionaries in Bolivia. One of the things that we noticed is the need to support, not only the ministry, but the volunteers as well.
Who will benefit from this campaign?
The hard-working missionaries.
One way of supporting them is to make their lives less difficult by having clean and dry clothes when they need them, especially during rainy season.
Why the campaign?
First, there is only one (1) washing machine available for 50 missionaries to use. Since we are all working whole day during the week days, we are usually tired, hungry, and no time to wash clothes at the end of the day.
Sunday is laundry day and everybody needs to wash their clothes. That means that some need to wake up so early and put their names on the time slots on the white board what time they would be available to wash their clothes (photo below). I myself had to wait for an available time slot, and by the time it's available, it was already dark. Poor washing machine, it needs to work hard all day. :-(
Second, appliances are expensive here in Bolivia. Most of us are self-supporting, so we don't have spare cash to buy a washing machine.
After praying about it, I decided to raise funds to buy another washing machine for the missionaries to use.
How would it benefit the missionaries?
That would enable more people to do their laundry before night time when there is no sun to dry them. It will also give them more time to work without worrying whether they have clean clothes to wear or have to wear the same dirty clothes again the next day. Plus, it will lessen the load for the one, and only washing machine we have. :-)
Would they be grateful?
Definitely! We would all be grateful for this simple gift and would definitely ensure that the missionaries will have clean and dry clothes to wear everyday.
We believe that we are ambassadors for Christ and we are His representatives. It would be a shame to represent the Majesty of Heaven by wearing smelly, dirty and unwashed clothes! :-)
How would I know if my donation goes to where it is intended to?
You can always contact me and I will show you pictures, even videos, of the washing machine when it is purchased and being use by the missionaries. :-)
Thank you and May God bless your kind hearts!