The new WRE bus is here! A big praise you Lord and thanks, to all who have contributed in making
the acquisition of the new bus possible. It was quite a process. It started with Glen Haskell making calls to different bus dealers and schools, checking what was available. Twin Lakes School Corp had three they were going to trade and would sell one of them to us. We looked, but decided to go for a newer bus, hoping that it will serve us longer and have less maintenance problems. A cold day in Kankakee was spent at Midwest Transit, one of the country's largest used bus dealers. We scrutinized twelve different buses, finally deciding on a 2007 IH 72 passenger.
Now the second phase will begin. Ripping out the seats, installing cabinets, heat, carpet and painting. A prayer request is locating a warm place to perform the refurbishing of the bus this winter. If we are unable to locate a place, the project will probably have to wait until spring. A second prayer request is for a person who might take the lead or oversight in completing the second phase.
We are grateful and thankful again, for all the good that has transpired to date. WRE is excited about putting the new mobile classroom to use. Please continue to lift up the students and ministry of WRE.