By Bethaney Butler
After a few sputters, the engine died and there I sat in PBT’s Toyota Hi-Ace, in the middle of a humongous pothole, while smoke filled the interior of the van and raindrops pelted the outside. “Just another day in paradise,” I thought.
I was only a few hundred feet from my destination. I had a van full of cargo that needed to get on the plane, which had already landed. I had passengers who arrived on the flight and were awaiting pickup. Plane days generally boil down to one word in my mind: chaos.
The commotion had begun earlier that day. I received a short notice call from MAF letting me know that the plane would be there shortly, so I needed to make my way to the airport. I had planned on loading all the cargo into the back of the Toyota Hilux, PBT’s most reliable vehicle. Just before I was to start loading it began to rain, I quickly switched plans, taking our most unreliable vehicle, but the only one that could get all of the cargo there dry.
I eventually managed to make it to the airport but only after two other cars came to my aid—one to transport the cargo and then another to tow the van.
Living in Papua New Guinea, there are already a number of challenges that we face in our days, having unreliable vehicles only adds to the frustration. The PNG Branch is in need of some new vehicles. Vehicles that are trustworthy and reliable. Vehicles that make those challenging days, just a tad easier.
Would you consider giving to the replacement of one of our vehicles? If you would like to donate, you can do so online or by check.
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Select category: Within Our Reach Campaign
Select sub category: PNG Vehicle
Give by check:
PBT Finance Office
PO Box 380820
Duncanville, TX 75138-0820
Note: PNG Project—Vehicle Replacement Fund
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Bethaney serves through logistics and leans heavily on a vehicle daily for her job responsibilities.