Saturday, September 17, 2016

Driving a......

We have been in Nepal for 2.5 years now. For the last two years I was dead set against buying a scooter and especially bringing the family on one.

And then Luke bought a motorcycle. I began riding with him almost everyday to our language class and after the first few weeks I got used to the way the traffic moves and flows on a bike.

I started to really enjoy the freedom of not relying on a taxi. At our old house the area is more concentrated  so you could easily walk anywhere you needed to go in a matter of minutes.

We made the decision to move and I quickly found it was much more difficult to get around. To go to simple places it would cost us $7 each direction. I started considering a scooter more and more.

I spent a lot of time in prayer and consulting with others who have scooters. God gave Luke peace about he situation and the Lord showed me a verse that brought peace.

"The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the Lord."
Proverbs 21:31

I could prepare all I wanted to, but safety is ultimately up to God.

We bought the scooter. I've had it for about 6 weeks now, and find myself absolutely loving it.

I love the ease of it, the convenience and the freedom it gives.

I never thought I would say it, but I love having it.

Now that we are teaching 3 days a week at the college, I figured out what it would have cost us in taxis to go back and forth each day and Luke and I separately since our classes aren't always at the same time.

We go back and forth 18 times to the area where the church is and where the college is in a week. It's anywhere from $2-$3 to take a taxi one way. Luke goes to his art school for our visa twice a week and that would cost $10 there and back easily. So not including grocery trip, post office, visiting friends, or just going out to eat, we are already at $56-$74 a week depending on who our taxi driver is and what price they give.

So having these vehicles has been a huge blessing and will quickly pay for themselves.

But it's not without the downside....This was from one drive from my house to my friends and back. It took just over an hour of driving, and my skirt was clean when I left. Now you know why I wear the face mask!


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