What is Furlough Ministries?
Furlough Ministries, Inc., is a nondenominational, Bible-based missionary support organization the purpose of which is to supply mechanically sound and good-looking vehicles to missionaries who are back in the United States on furlough or home assignment.
Furlough Ministries was started by David and Kenneth Enneper, (owners of Enneper Garage and Body Shop, Inc., located at 417 West Ryan Street in Brillion, WI) and friend, Troy Ribble, currently of Wrightstown, WI.
Furlough Ministries was incorporated on March 24, 2014, and received its non-profit 501(c)(3) status on October 23, 2014.
Where are we now?
There was a fast start to the organization as the first car was sent out on April 13, 2014, followed by two vans, one at the end of June and the other in early July. We have a small fleet of four vehicles, one car and three Chrysler/Dodge minivans. We are targeting the 2006 and 2007 Chrysler/Dodge minivan body style at this time. These vehicles meet the transportation needs of the missionaries well and allow us to get very familiar with their specific repair needs. Also, most repair facilities are able to handle repairs if there are breakdowns on the road.
What are we doing?
Furlough Ministries currently owns, maintains and insures four vehicles. We ask the missionaries to do the general maintenance (oil changes and tire rotations) while they are using them. Their use is restricted to the lower forty eight states and are not to be used in Canada or Mexico. It is not uncommon for fifteen thousand miles to be put on these vehicles in as little as four to six months. Furlough Ministries handles the major repairs such as tires, brakes, shocks, engine, and transmission repairs.