Tanya and I just wanted to drop you a short note to give you an update on the situation with the car. Throughout the months, many of you have asked us to keep you in the loop, and so we wanted to share with you the latest news.
First of all - some background information for those who might not remember. In October 2012 we received papers from a local court in Moscow that basically informed us that we were being sued as co-defendant in a lawsuit against the previous owner of the car, who had never paid pack the loan she took to purchase the car. The car had been purchased in November 2009 at a dealership, and we had been assured in writing that the title of the car was clear.
In December 2012 the court in Moscow decided in favor of the plaintiff.
In March we filed a lawsuit against the dealership. We were hoping to get this situation sorted out before the summer, because we were going to need a vehicle to handle the summer classes. Unfortunately nothing happened and, upon returning to Moscow from General Assembly, in July, we proceeded to purchase another vehicle with the hope that at least part of the cost would be covered by the dealership's court-ordered refund.
Things dragged along for another four months, and finally, at the end of November, we did get a refund from the dealership that covered about half of the cost of the new vehicle we purchased in July. Although we did not get all that we asked for, we are grateful things ended this way, as this could have turned out much less favorably for us.
So we are grateful for God's protection and provision, and we are also grateful for all of you, your interest, and your prayers throughout this long, and not-at-all-enjoyable process.
Please, keep us in your prayers as our Christmas activities unfold. We are planning some outreach events this month to reach out to the community around Moscow 1st. We'd love to give you a good report when we are together in January.
May this Advent and Christmas season whet your appetite for the great things the Lord continues to have in store and in mind for His people.
Much love from Moscow,
Davide and Tanya