It seems small but I’m very thankful to have a vehicle. When living abroad, using public transportation is just part of life, especially in Lugansk.
That means you have to plan for the walk to the bus stop, waiting on the bus, riding 20-50+ minutes with lots of people, smelling bus smells like smoke, B.O., fish, etc., getting off the bus & walking 5-25 minutes to your destination. [The above picture is a snowy bus stop in Kiev.]
It’s all fine for in-city transportation. Sometimes I actually enjoyed it. I’d pray, read, listen to music or books or just people watch & feel okay about it. But the times you need to go get supplies for the orphanage or actually take people or supplies somewhere – that’s when you need a vehicle.
As we are driving back from the beach I’m just really thankful to have a vehicle to drive. We are really praying that we use ours wisely & in the most effective way possible over the next few years.