Project Guagua

Project Guagua

The Goal: Replace our vehicle in 2 weeks!!

The death of our guagua (van) is imminent! It has gone beyond small repairs and is becoming a hindrance to our ministry here on a weekly basis.  We need your help!!!  We are asking for 1000 people to give $10 or for 100 people to spread the word by getting 10 friends to donate $10 each. This vehicle will give us the ability to reach more people with the gospel, as well as offer practical help to missionaries all over the island.  Unfortunately, cars are not cheap here.  They run 2 to 3 times what they are in the States. We desire to have something that is reliable and economical.  We have consulted with a local mechanic who has worked on the island for years.  He has given us a list of what he thinks are the most reliable, economical (gas is over $5 a gallon), and inexpensive vehicles to repair in the DR. When we think of the cost as a whole and all the logistics it is overwhelming, but we are trusting God and His plan for us in all things.

$10 x 1000 = 100 people asking 10 of their friends to donate $10 = Reliable vehicle used to bring glory to God wherever it goes!!!! (Click here to print the flyer out – PDF of Vehicle Fundraiser)


The Dying Guagua

Possible Replacement Van


To Give: Tax Deductible donations can be made to Alliance Bible Chapel with a note in the memo “Oliveria Vehicle Fund”

Mail to: Oliveria Family
c/o Tiffani Ghiglieri
1462 Beekman Ave.
Medford Or 97501

Donations can also be received through PayPal (donations through PayPal are not tax-deductible) on the Support page

PDF of vehicle fundraiser



The Oliveria family, missionaries serving in the Dominican Republic.

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4 thoughts on “Project Guagua
  1. Shawn

    Thank you too all who have been supporting the efforts so far. It has been 2 days and we have been encouraged by those who are stepping out to spread the word. We don’t have any tally to pass on at this time and we are looking for more who want to add to the efforts and find 10 who can give $10.

    Praying we will meet the goal in 2 weeks!

    Thank you!

  2. Shawn

    We are getting reports and some PayPal deposits, we don’t have any official total to date, but we know of about $1,000 given so far.

    Thank you to those who have given or who are finding those who are giving. It is encouraging to see the body of Christ at work when a need arises.

  3. Shawn

    Some checks have arrived at my sister’s house and the responses have been positive. We are about 15% funded so far! Thank you.

    So the Guagua has found out about the fundraiser and has been in the shop 3 times in the last week. Yesterday was just for a bolt that fell out of the alternator.

  4. Shawn

    We are up to 25% of the goal!

    Please continue to pray that all the funds needed arrive before the guagua has another failure.

    Also, we can still use a few more volunteers who want to go out to find 10 who are willing to give $10.