Accidents Happen!

Posted: January 30, 2018 by Lenny in Jos Nigeria, Lenny Miles, Miles In Missions, Missionaries, Nigeria, Patrice Miles, Prayer

Wrecked CRV

On New Years Eve, one of former colleagues from Egbe was in Jos to visit. She said she wanted to meet one of her friends just down the road and said she would get a ride in a small taxi called a keke (kay-kay). Patrice said, “No way, just take our car and come back when your done.”

Unfortunately, she made it only about a half mile from the house before she was hit by another driver. The 4-way intersection is unmarked with any stop signs and it is unclear who truly has the right of way, even though our friend was on the larger

“main road”. Thankfully she is OK and had only some bruising and soreness on her left arm from the impact. We are relieved that the side airbag did deploy for her safety.

My Find in Abuja!

Our car suffered the worst. We deemed it a total loss and sold it for parts money. The good news is that SIM has a car insurance group and they are covering most all of the funds for replacement cost of that cars value. The only problem now was buying a car in Nigeria. The last car we bought, we bought from a missionary and we knew the history.

I had to take a short trip to Abuja to car shop and it was quite the experience. Most everything that I could look at had been wrecked and had terrible quality repair jobs. I was a little bummed that I couldn’t find something dependable until we came across the last car that I would l

ook at that day. A British embassy employee was selling her car and it was perfect and well maintained. It was $1,000 more than what the insurance company was giving us but we were just so grateful to even have found something.

Pray along with us that the deal goes through and that this new car will last us a very long time!

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Comments
  1. Hudson, Clare says:

    Love the “new car” and hoping it lends itself to many safely traveled miles!

    Blessings,
    Clare Hudson
    SIM USA
    Member Care Department

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  2. Barnabas David says:

    Hard luck. And have a happy deal.

    On Tue, 30 Jan 2018 at 2:40 PM Miles In Missions wrote:

    > Lenny posted: ” On New Years Eve, one of former colleagues from Egbe was > in Jos to visit. She said she wanted to meet one of her friends just down > the road and said she would get a ride in a small taxi called a keke > (kay-kay). Patrice said, “No way, just take our car a” >

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