Our Purple Jesus Mobile by Karen
Our first task was to cover everything with newspaper that we didn't want purple. Thankfully we had lots of help because it was a big task.
Since the rains stayed away, we were able to put the primer on as well as two coats of purple paint before nightfall.
The following day we finished painting the van and also applied a couple coats of a clear protective sealant.
Jack and Anna said that the best part of the whole project was getting to tear off all the newspaper and see the final product.
The next task was to decorate the outside so that our van was a mobile billboard for Jesus. We considered many different options, but ended up using duck tape just like we did in Peru.
As an ex-math teacher who struggles against type-A personality tendencies, one may assume that I would have assessed how many linear feet of tape we had, written out the phrases for each side of the van and then calculated the appropriate sizes for each message, but this isn't at all how it happened. I sat next to the van and said a prayer asking the Lord to be in control. I told Him that I just wanted to be an instrument in His hands and begged that He would help me to be docile. I asked Him what each side of the van was supposed to say and began ripping off little pieces of tape to create those phrases.
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