Musings From the Road
We are sad to report that our beloved FPM boat, The Indiana, was busted beyond repair in a storm. She saved countless lives over her many years of service, acting as a mobile clinic and ambulance transporting medicines, medical professionals, and patients to towns and villages along the river (especially during cholera outbreaks), delivering construction materials to numerous clinics and congregations, and offering clergy and lay leaders safe and affordable transport to annual conference and other important gatherings.
While she is gone, the need for sturdy and well-managed riverboats in the Tanganyika and North Katanga Conferences (DR Congo) continues. Please consider helping FPM buy a new boat by making a financial contribution and/or spreading the word. By salvaging what we still can from The Indiana, we are looking at around a $4,000 project.