Problem: The houses we are moving into in Menya are a 45 minute walk from the airstrip. So every time we come and go and every time we get groceries and supplies flown in, we have an hour and half round trip, plus too much cargo to carry.

Solution: Along with the Walkers and Chappells, we bought a 4-wheeler from another missionary.

We need to be able to carry medium sized cardboard boxes full of groceries, so we had to modify the rack. Here is Dave grinding off a protrusion that was in our way:

And here is the completed box mounted on the rear rack:

As you can see from the video below, this is exclusively a work vehicle.

  1. Terri

    This is great! Ah, the stories of missionary life these kids will tell one day. 🙂
    P.S. Thanks SO MUCH for sending the new posts via email.

  2. Matt Gaymon

    Awesome. Now you just need to modify your shorts to have handles on the them. Glad to see the Arctic Cat is handling the PNG November weather.

    • Joseph

      We use special motor oil.

  3. Samuel

    Love this.

  4. Kelly K

    I love this post so much. I love watching the joy on each of the kids faces. I love Lucy waving to people as she goes. I love seeing them grab onto Joseph and I love Joseph’s face, knowing how much fun his kids are having. I can’t believe it’s almost time for the BIG move! Wondering how the 4-wheeler will fit on the plane?

    • Joseph

      I’ll try to remember to take a picture.

  5. Kelley Haff

    And this will fit on the airplane with you?

    • Joseph

      Not with us, but it will fit.

  6. Chris McGowan

    Awesome. Just don’t teach the kids to play tag on 4-wheelers…loads of fun, but you may end up breaking your ankle pretty good. Oh wait, maybe I’m the only one that dumb.

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