Monday, September 24, 2018

THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES....SEPTEMBER 2018

9-24-18 Monday 6:57 AM (Eastern U.S.)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


BACK TO WORK....


Sitting in my office in Titusville, my "To-Do" list is growing.  


Just coming off back to back to back missions (Haiti - India - North Carolina).... I'm THANKFUL for this precious time at home. 


Later this week, I'll be attending the Memorial for my dear friend, Stan Brock.  I sure do miss Stan!!  


Yahn Gray, a great "Water Mule", is busy building Air Mobile Rescuers for our "Next Mission".  


We're keeping an eye on the Caribbean.  The "Season" is far from over.  




Here's more -  KEEPING AN EYE ON THE ATLANTIC.... 


So, it's time for another cup of coffee and keeping that "To Do" list moving ahead.  


THANK YOU, as always, for your invaluable and truly appreciated prayer, love and support!!!   


Air Mobile Joe



9-23-18 Sunday 7:57 AM (Eastern U.S.)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


HOME SWEET HOME....


Folks, I can't begin to tell you how good it is to be home!  


And how good it is to sleep-in..... just a little bit.


Working together with Dave Walen, my dear friend, brother in the Lord and "Premier Water Mule" was a pleasure.  THANK YOU, DAVE!!  


A very special THANKS goes out to Southern Helicopter who sent their Bell Jet Ranger and excellent pilot, Jason Tugwell, to help us on this mission.  


I can't say enough about Yahn Gray who not only builds our incredible Air Mobile Rescuer, but supports all of our efforts in the "back office".  Yahn, you did a great job on this mission!!


My heart goes out to the people of North & South Carolina.  On our mission there, we found so many people working together and helping one another.


For the most part, people DID evacuate the low-lying areas and are now coming home to clean up the mess....as the water levels drop.  


The Air National Guard did an amazing job of moving people and supplies!! 


We saw so many private organizations rushing to help, along with a strong local infrastructure that brought back electricity and clean water very rapidly to many of the stricken areas. 


BTW, we saw Electrical Teams from around the nation bringing back the power.     


So now that I'm home, we continue with our "Home Mission".  


After church this morning, Cindy, Ari and our Air Mobile Team will be going to the Hospital in Orlando to bring the Good News of Jesus to those who are suffering.  


THANK YOU for being with us with your precious prayer, love and support!!!  


Air Mobile Joe


9-22-18 Saturday 7:47 AM (Eastern U.S.)  -  Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" "On-the-Move" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


WRAPPING UP & COMING HOME  


The Bell Jet Ranger provided to us by Southern Helicopter lifted off and headed back to Baton Rouge.  Our "Mission to North / South Carolina" for now, has been accomplished.  


We give a special THANKS to Southern Helicopter for sending the Jet Ranger and Pilot, Jacob Tugwell, to assist us in this mission!  Jacob is an extraordinary pilot.  


He helped us set up the LZ (Landing Zone) directly across the street from Dave Walen's office.  We staged all of our sorties out of this strategic location.  


I want to offer my deepest respect and appreciation for the folks in North & South Carolina.  They know how to handle disaster.  We saw amazing response and help during this very difficult and challenging time.  Hurricane Florence dished out a tremendous amount of trouble and...it's not over yet.  


We received reports of more severe flooding in South Carolina along the Little PeeDee River. So on our last day there, we flew hour after hour SEARCHING for those that may be in trouble.  We found no one that needed to be RESCUED and for that we are THANKFUL!  


Thanks again to the piloting skills demonstrated by Jacob, we were able to reach into isolated areas along the flooded rivers.  


We're also extremely THANKFUL to Dave Walen (a Premier Water Mule) for opening up his home to our team and assisting us in this SEARCH & RESCUE MISSION.  THANK YOU DAVE!!!  


After Jacob took off for Baton Rouge, Yahn and I hit the road for Home.  We're THANKFUL that we were able to assist in the massive effort to help the folks in North and South Carolina.  



We're also EXTREMELY THANKFUL to you, who support us with your invaluable prayer, love and support!!  


Air Mobile Joe


9-21-18 Friday 6:57 AM (Eastern U.S.)  - Wilmington, NC  - Air Mobile "On-the-Move" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


SEARCH &.......


Thanks again to Southern Helicopters and the excellent piloting of Jacob, we flew multiple sorties SEARCHING for isolated areas that would need clean water.  



Before departing, Dave went over the routing that would bring us to the deep flooding areas.

We made a fuel stop in Marion, SC (where the major flooding was happening). Dave explains more on the mission.  


Before departing Marion County Airport, I found this....Precision Bombing in a Hurricane.


We surveyed the PeeDee River in South Carolina and found that most all of the isolated areas along the river basin were completely evacuated.  


We literally flew the Jet Ranger for hours flying down flooded rivers and THANK GOD, no one needed to be RESCUED.


LUNCH TIME.....  


When lunch time rolled around, we found a PILOT truckstop.  We landed and had a Wendy's lunch.  


We then flew back to Wilmington via another fuel stop in Myrtle Beach.  


It was a long day of flying and SEARCHING.


Today, we'll likely wrap up the mission and begin working our way back home.  


We came to help and had water purifiers ready to deploy and had a Jet Ranger to assist us.  


We're THANKFUL that such powerful relief efforts are in place with the local authorities and National Guard and Volunteers from around the nation. 


BTW, in between mission flights, we were able to help Dave lift out some wet rugs and put his home back together. 


PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRAY for the folks in North / South Carolina who are dealing with flooding and long recovery.  


Here's more -  FLORENCE WEARY SOUTH CAROLINA COULD GET MORE FLOODING


I'll be honest folks, I'm ready to get home and be with my Cindy and Ari.  


We recently began with a "Mission to Haiti" in the Cessna Caravan, then the "Mission to India" and now to the Carolina's.  I'm beat!!   


Your prayers and love and support have been VITAL to keep me going.  THANK YOU!!!!


Air Mobile Joe  



9-20-18 Thursday 6:57 AM (Eastern U.S.)  - Wilmington, NC  - Air Mobile "On-the-Move" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


A BIRDS EYE VIEW of WILMINGTON & ....IN SOUTH CAROLINA EVACUATIONS ORDERED!


Thanks to our good friends at Southern Helicopter, was given a spectacular view of all of Wilmington, NC from 300' - 500'.  


Right now, the internet is moving so slowly that I'm unable to post some great aerial footage. 


(Will post videos when internet frees up)


Folks are returning to the Wilmington area as roads are slowly opening, but....THIS disaster is far from over.  


I-95 was open and just closed as rivers in the South Carolina areas are RISING.  


THIS DISASTER IS STILL UNFOLDING!  


"In South Carolina's Marion County, emergency management officials ordered the immediate evacuation of residents living anywhere along the Great Pee Dee and Little Pee Dee rivers. National Guard troops drove house to house as water rose. Transportation officials closed a 20-mile stretch of Interstate 95."


Here is the latest - FLORENCE LATEST: 20 MILES OF I-95 CLOSED / RISING RIVERS FORCE EVACUATIONS!


This morning, we'll be taking the Southern Helicopter Jet Ranger south, toward where the South Carolina disaster is UNFOLDING!  


As always, THANK YOU for your vital prayer, love and support!!!  


Air Mobile Joe


9-19-18 Wednesday 6:27AM (Eastern U.S.)  - Wilmington, NC  - Air Mobile "On-the-Move" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


ARRIVING IN WILMINGTON....VIA THE BACK DOOR  


Yahn Gray and I departed FL bound for Wilmington, NC, a city "cut-off" by flood waters and washouts.  


The drive up I-95 went well, with relatively few slow downs until...the signs saying I-95 was impassable due to flooding.  


We then hit the "back-roads" of South Carolina working our way toward Wilmington.  


Remarkably, our Google Maps GPS gave us "fairly" accurate info telling us where the roads were closed.  



The problem though is, as the water rises, roads that are open close very rapidly and it is hard for the GPS to keep up.


What would normally be an 8 hour drive turned into a harrowing 12 hour drive.  We dodged many deep and dangerous washouts and drove through a lot of water.  


Meanwhile, as we were snaking along the back roads, the Southern Helicopter Jet Ranger, piloted by Jacob Tugwell, was working it's way from Baton Rouge to Wilmington International Airport.  


As we were driving on these very narrow roads dodging huge washouts, thunderstorms were brewing along the way and we were rapidly losing light.  


FINALLY, we crossed the bridge into Wilmington!  PRAISE GOD!  And, less than an hour before we arrived, Jacob landed the Jet Ranger at Wilmington International.


After dodging many downed trees and power-lines in Wilmington, we pulled up to David Walen's home / office.  


David phoned a friend, who owned an Irish Pub and arranged a dinner for us....after they were closed. 


THANK YOU, Val & Peggy of the Harp!! 


Up early this morning, ready to assess the needs and get to work.  


As I say every single day and mean with all of my heart, THANK YOU for your precious and invaluable prayer, love and support!!!


Air Mobile Joe 


9-18-18 Tuesday 6:17AM (Eastern U.S.)  - Titusville, FL  - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


ROLLING....TOWARD NORTH CAROLINA  


We're packing the final load and aiming toward North Carolina via I-95.  We've got 5 Air Mobile Rescuers on-board.  


BTW, we're still seeking the funding for those units.  We'll be rolling in about an hour.  


Meanwhile, our dear friends at Southern Helicopter will be launching their Bell Jet Ranger from Baton Rouge to Wilmington.  


It'll take them all day to make this flight with multiple fuel stops along the way.  THANK YOU, BENJIE SEAL!!!  


Our plan is to get as close to Wilmington as we can.  


We will then direct the Jet Ranger to come and pick us up and bring us into Wilmington. 

 




Routes into the city are constantly shifting and changing due to the rising flood waters.  


Our local ABC Affiliate, Channel 9, met us at Space  Coast Regional Airport and did this story....

https://www.wftv.com/video?videoId=836342622&videoVersion=1.0&utm_source=homestream&utm_medium=site_navigation&utm_campaign=homestream_click


PLEASE pray for our Journey to Wilmington, NC.  Also, please pray that all of the funding comes in for the Rescuers.  


As always, THANK YOU for your invaluable and truly appreciate prayer, love and support!!!   


Air Mobile Joe


9-17-18 Monday 6:37AM (Eastern U.S.)  - Titusville, FL  - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe 


DANGER RISING IN NORTH CAROLINA....WILMINGTON CUT OFF! 


The effects of Hurricane Florence are far from over.  Rivers are rising turning  Wilmington, NC into an Island.  And...the rains are still falling!!  


There is NO time for Jet-lag.  Looks like Yahn Gray (Premier Water Mule) and I will heading up to get as close to Wilmington as we can.  


Then...if all goes as planned, we'll be met by my very good friends of Southern Helicopters.  They're sending in a Bell Jet Ranger to assist in our efforts.  PRAISE GOD!!  


We're working like crazy to get some Air Mobile Rescuers ready for deployment where needed.  Having the Chopper available will assist us greatly!!!  


Have been touch with our "Man on the Ground in Wilmington", Dave Walen.  He's giving us up to minute reports on the conditions there.  


In just a few minutes, our local NBC Affiliate, WESH Channel 2, will be interviewing us regarding this mission. 


PLEASE PRAY that the funding for the Rescuers will come in as well as for all of the expenses for this vital outreach.  


As always, THANK YOU for your invaluable prayer, love and support!!!  


Air Mobile Joe


9-16-18 Sunday 7:07AM (Eastern U.S.)  - Titusville, FL  - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe 


HOME....AT LAST!  TRACKING FLORENCE....from WILMINGTON, NC  


38 Hours after heading to the airport in Southern India and landing in Orlando, Mark Polozola and I were home!  What a long and fruitful journey!  


By our Lord's help and grace, we were able to deliver to areas of vast flooding devastation, 4 Air Mobile Rescuers and train 20 Operators on this remarkable machine...that can take filthy, dangerous water and make it pure!  PRAISE GOD!!  


We've hit the ground running and we're looking into going to North Carolina.  


Dave Walen has worked with Air Mobile around the world.  He is a Premier Water Mule and 'On the Ground' in Wilmington, NC.


We're in close communication with Dave and getting vital information to determine if we should deploy. 


The rain is still falling, water is rising and the situation is increasingly dangerous.  


Please join us in prayer for wisdom and direction as we proceed forward.


After landing in Orlando yesterday, I was joined by Peter, Christian and kids to watch the incredible game between LSU & Auburn.  


LSU won with 2 seconds left on the clock.  


GEAUX TIGERS! 


It's time to head to Church and then to the Hospital where we're Chaplains.  THANK YOU for your faithful prayer, love and support!!!   


Air Mobile Joe


9-15-18 Saturday 12:09AM (Dubai Time)  - Dubai International Airport, UAE - Air Mobile "On the Move" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


SLEEPING IN A "POD"  


Mark & I landed in Dubai.  What MAGNIFICENT airport. 


We have a 12 hour layover before boarding the Non-Stop 14 hour flight to Orlando.  


I was beat from the busy deployments in South India (Back Waters of Kerala) and fighting off a cold-type thing.  


So..., we found these cute, efficient little "Sleeping Pods".  


Oh, just what the "doctor" ordered.  I crawled in and slept like a baby for nearly 6 hours.  


Mark spent the afternoon touring Dubai while I slept.  What a stunning city!!!

 



We just met again at the "Shake Shack" and enjoyed a delicious, old fashioned American hamburger.  We'll be boarding that 777 shortly for Orlando.  


We've been following Hurricane Florence.  Major flooding and the waters are rising as I'm typing.  WE PRAY!!   


Here's more - NEW BERN NC TO 150 STRANDED RESIDENTS..."WE'RE COMING TO GET YOU"!-  









Our great friend and brother and premier "Water Mule", Dave Walen, is on the ground in Wilmington and sending me first-hand, "Live" reports.  

So far, he's safe with little damage and only lacking power.  PRAISE GOD!!  


We're about to board for that final 14 hour flight back home.  


THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support.  You help us to bring help and hope and love to the suffering.  God bless!!!  


Air Mobile Joe


9-14-18 Friday 3:09AM (India Time)  - Kottayam, India - Air Mobile "On the Move" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


EMBARKING ON THE LONG JOURNEY HOME - 4 RESCUERS DEPLOYED - MISSION (for the moment) ACCOMPLISHED 


We're up early, about to hit the road for the 3 hour trip to the airport.


 Then....it'll be about 30+ hours before we land in Orlando.  


I'd like to report that I'm feeling much better.  The rest has done a lot of good.  THANK YOU for your prayers!  


I'm pleased to say that we trained 20 operators.  The 4 Rescuers will be moving from location to location depending upon the needs.  PRAISE GOD for the ability to bring CLEAN WATER where needed!!  


There is much more that I could say right now, but...it's time to get on the road.  I may add some more to this blog once we land in Dubai.  


We've been following Hurricane Florence very closely and yes, we're eager to get home and see if we can help there.   THANK YOU, as always for your precious prayer, love and support!!!



Air Mobile Joe 


9-13-18 Thursday 6:37AM (India Time)  - Kottayam, India - Air Mobile "On the Move" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


SPENDING TIME WITH A MAN OF GOD & TRACKING FLORENCE...A VERY DANGEROUS HURRICANE!  


Sometimes....I just run out of gas.  Began to feel a bit ill yesterday and decided to spend the day in rest and "EmergenC".  


Praise God, I'm feeling much better today, thanks to prayer and rest and heavy dosages of Vitamin C.  


This also afforded the opportunity to spend time with my dear Brother, Pastor Thampy.   WHAT A MAN OF GOD!!! 


He and his wife have planted literally thousands of churches throughout India and the world.  


It was just wonderful to sit with him over a cup of coffee and hear him tell stories of his "Street Preaching".  He loves doing that more than anything else.  A true Evangelist for our Lord Jesus.  


His favorite "tool" is the simple Bull Horn.  He told us how he likes to climb up high in a Coconut tree and begin preaching.  



The "audience" has no idea where he is.  It's sort of like a "Message from Heaven".  After his tree-born message, he'd climb down and lead them to Christ. What a story!!!  


Mark and I were truly blessed and challenged by hearing the stories of God's Amazing Grace flowing through this precious Man of God!!  


We'll be heading back to the U.S. soon.  We're tracking Hurricane Florence very closely.  


Here's more on this deadly storm - HURRICANE FLORENCE WILL SLOW DOWN AND HAMMNER CAROLINAS & APPALACHIA FOR DAYS WITH CATASTROPHIC FLOODING / DESTRUCTIVE WINDS  


We're already "gearing up" to lend help as needed.  As I say every single day and mean with all of my heart, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!!!  


Air Mobile Joe


9-12-18 Wednesday 6:27AM (India Time)  - Kottayam, India - Air Mobile "On the Move" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


GOING DEEP INTO THE "BACK WATERS of KERALA"  & HERE COMES "FLORENCE THE FURIOUS" 

 


We hit the ground running yesterday and headed to the "Back Waters of Kerala", the absolute 'Ground Zero' of the worst flooding in over 100 years. 


Meeting the local Pastor was a joy.  He'll do a very good job of getting clean water where needed.  



Our first location was an excellent distribution point for the community.  They had a well with acceptable salt levels, though extremely contaminated by the flood waters.  


We trained an excellent team and Pastor Thumby prayed for our Lord to bless and bring a lot of clean water and living water to the community!!! 


It was then off to our next location, another isolated community in great need.  We passed through a lot of flood waters and crossed some narrow bridges.  


Mark Polozola did a superb job of training the local Pastors on the operation of the Air Mobile Rescuer.  Mark is turning into an amazing "Water Mule"!  


Sam also did an excellent job of training.  He's truly turning into a great "Water Mule"!!  


I love to take the "First Drink".  This gives strong confidence in the quality of the Rescuer Water!  


After a long day in the Kerala Back Waters, we stopped at Pastor Thampy's Birthplace.  It is a little slice of tranquility and peace. You would never know that there was 4+ feet of water over the entire property.  


Folks, there is so much suffering and loss, yet we witnessed such courage and tenacity to simply put their lives back together and move on.  


After the long and fruitful day, we returned to the New India Church of God Headquarters and collapsed.  Between jet lag and long hours, we were beat!  


And...upon our return to the U.S. we may be heading to where Hurricane Florence strikes!  


Here's more on this "Monster"- HURRICANE FLORENCE....STORM OF A LIFETIME - EXTREMELY DANGEROUS!!!  


Folks, we already have someone on the ground in Wilmington, NC with an Air Mobile Rescuer.  Please PRAY for protection!!  


So, as I say every single day and mean with all of my heart, THANK YOU for your invaluable prayer, love and support!!!  


Air Mobile Joe


9-11-18 Tuesday 7:47AM (India Time)  - Kottayam, India - Air Mobile "On the Move" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  


 AFTER THE STRIKE...TRAINING GOES ON & TRACKING HURRICANE FLORENCE FROM INDIA  


Yesterday, a STRIKE occurred in India and we just stayed at a local hotel and rested.  


But, once the strike ended at 6:00pm, we headed to the New India Church of God Headquarters and did a training session on the Air Mobile Rescuer.  


We had an excellent group to train and Sam and Mark did a good job of leading the training session.  


Today, we're going to an area of major destruction and will be bringing in a Rescuer to provide clean water where desperately needed.  


Meanwhile, we're tracking Hurricane Florence. 


This is a DEADLY STORM!  Over 1 million are evacuating.  A good plan!  


Here's more - FLORENCE NOW A MAJOR CATAGORY 4 HURRICANE; DESTRUCTIVE STRIKE LIKELY ON SOUTHEAST COAST  


We're PRAYING for all in the path of this deadly storm!  


It's time to hit the road on this India Mission.  As always, THANK YOU for your invaluable prayer, love and support!!  


Air Mobile Joe  



And on this day.....







9-10-18 Monday 5:57AM (India Time)  - Kottayam, India - Air Mobile "On the Move" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  


A STRIKE IN INDIA & AN AMAZING COUPLE FOR GOD! 


In the middle of our "Mission to India", there is a State-Wide (Kerala) STRIKE.  


It has been strongly recommended to not be on the road during the strike hours.  


It'll be a good day to rest & pray.  Our team is settled in, safe and comfortable.  We'll resume our Air Mobile Rescuer training and deployments tomorrow. 


Yesterday, Mark, Sam and I had the distinct privilege to meet Pastor and Mariamma Thampy.  


This incredible couple founded the New India Church of God!  Oh, I could write volumes about them!  They have founded over 5000 churches in India.


Their grace and humility and deep love for God was so evident.  


Mark and I were invited to speak at their Church service yesterday.  


Even as I approached the pulpit to speak, I could sense the presence of God in an awesome way!!  What a blessing!!!  


The worship was so sweet!!! 


When we resume our deployments, we'll be placing 2 Air Mobile Rescuers in strategic locations for the New India Church of God Mission.  


Here's more about this wonderful ministry - NEW INDIA CHURCH OF GOD WEBSITE  


I must be honest.... I LOVE MY JOB!!  


We're tracking Hurricane Florence.  This is an EXTREMELY DANGEROUS STORM!  


Now is the time to get prepared.  We, at Air Mobile are getting Air Mobile Rescuers ready if needed.  


We PRAY for all in the path of this deadly storm!  


Here's more -  HURRICANE FLORENCE EXPECTED TO RAPIDLY INTENSIFY INTO A MAJOR HURRICANE AND COULD POSE A SERIOUS THREAT TO U.S. EAST COAST LATER THIS WEEK


And, I'm so grateful to have you on-board with us.  Your prayer, love and support is invaluable to our mission.  THANK YOU!!!  


Air Mobile Joe


9-9-18 Sunday 6:11AM (India Time)  - Thiruvalla, India - Air Mobile "On the Move" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  


AN ORPHANAGE....AT GROUND ZERO 


There are many things that I admire about the Indian people.  But one thing truly stands out and that is:  Their ability to pick up the pieces and get on with their lives!  


Such was the case at the orphanage started by Gene and Arlene.  What a JOY to bring them clean water.  


And....not only clean water for the orphanage but for their neighbors as well.  What a marvelous way to demonstrate the love of JESUS! 


The orphanage has good sources of water but...it's not clean water.  Praise God for the Air Mobile Rescuer.  


The training went extremely well and we're confident that the Air Mobile Rescuers will perform very well for them.  


What a pure joy to present 2 Air Mobile Rescuers to this wonderful orphanage!!  Today, we'll be going deeper into "Ground Zero". 




THANK YOU for joining us on this "Mission to India".  We were so blessed by the sweet children and loving care by the directors of this orphanage.  


Meanwhile, we're keeping a very close eye on Hurricane Florence.  This is a bad hurricane heading for the East Coast.  


We'll likely be just getting back to the U.S. when Florence hits. 


 We're already gearing up with more Air Mobile Rescuers if needed.  


Here's more on Hurricane Florence - FLORENCE LIKELY TO STRIKE U.S. EAST COAST AS STRONG HURRICANE  


Well, it's time to get ready to hit road and go deeper into this area that has been devastated by the worst flooding in the last 100 years.  THANK YOU again for your faithful prayer, love and support!!!  


Air Mobile Joe


9-8-18 Saturday 7:42AM (India Time)  - Thiruvalla, India - Air Mobile "On the Move" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


APPROACHING...GROUND ZERO  


After a good, sweet rest, our Team is heading directly toward "Ground Zero" where the epic flooding in Southern India struck.  


We are extremely THANKFUL to be able to travel there and bring relief with CLEAN WATER!  


Upon return to our Base of Operations this evening, I'll write more.  


Meanwhile, we're keeping a close eye on Hurricane Florence.  The Danger Zone is from Cape Cod to Daytona Beach.  


Here's more on Florence - FLORENCE MAY TRACK NEAR BERMUDA / U.S. EAST COAST WHILE IT RE-STRENGTHENS IN THE ATLANTIC  


I know that I tell you this everyday, but THANK YOU for your faithful and kind prayer, love and support!  


Air Mobile Joe


9-7-18 Friday 6:19 PM (India Time)  - Thiruvalla, India - Air Mobile "On the Move" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe


GRACE...FAVOR & A SMOOTH JOURNEY  


Mark & I arrived in Trivandrum, India right on time.  


Our trek half way around the world began in Orlando, FL on Wednesday afternoon and ended in Southern India Friday morning (India Time).  


All flights were right on time and without incident....I love those kind of flights!!


Our next phase through Immigration and Customs went "smooth as silk"....PRAISE GOD!!  


The 4 Air Mobile Rescuers arrived in Southern, India and were immediately cleared.  We never take that for granted!  Our contact, Pastor Bliss, was there to greet us.  


Our good friend and associate, Sam from Ongole landed an hour later.  


Sam will be joining us on this outreach.  We then hit the road toward our destination mission....where the worst flooding in over 100 years has devastated the region.  The need for clean water is paramount!!!  


We found a comfortable hotel in Thiruvalla, India where Mark & I could "collapse".  We'd been up for nearly 2 days with very, very little sleep.  I must admit, was staggering around a bit delirious from exhaustion. 



So, here I am, with a good cup of coffee in hand and writing this rambling blog....after sleeping the afternoon away.  Oh, good sleep is a gift from God!!




We'll continue our journey tomorrow morning with 4 Air Mobile Rescuers....ready for action...turning DIRTY WATER into CLEAN WATER!!  


THANK YOU for joining on this journey.  Your prayer, love and support is invaluable!!!  


Air Mobile Joe


9-6-18 Thursday 1:49 PM (Dubai, UAE Time)  - Dubai International Airport - Air Mobile "On the Move" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


14 HOURS LATER....THE JOURNEY CONTINUES


Mark Polozola and I arrived at Orlando International with 4 Air Mobile Rescuers....bound for Southern India.  


These 4 machines will provide thousands with CLEAN WATER every day for years!  PRAISE GOD!  


The first leg of our long journey was to Dubai, UAE.  The 14 hour flight was flawless and now we have an 8 hour layover.


We'll go find a place to stretch out and nap until our evening flight to India.


There are times that I get overwhelmed by the Grace of God!  HE is so good to give us the privilege to go and bring thirsty people CLEAN WATER.  


Our Lord Jesus tells us in Matthew 25:35...."I was thirsty and you gave ME to drink...."  


Jesus goes on to tell us...."...When you've done it unto the least of these, My brethren, you've done it unto Me".  


Southern India has had the worst flooding in over 100 years.  The need for CLEAN WATER is paramount.  The need is so great.  We're THANKFUL that we can help!  


And, I'm grateful to you, for your faithful prayer, love and support!!!   


Air Mobile Joe



9-5-18 Wednesday 5:57 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


ALL ABOARD....


This morning, Mark Polozola and I will board an aircraft that will....eventually, take us to Southern India.  


BTW, Mark's Dad, Joe, introduced me to Jesus 47 years ago, for which I'm eternally grateful!  I've known Mark since the day he came into this world.  It'll be a pure joy to travel with Mark on this mission of mercy.  


We're bringing in CLEAN WATER where the worst flooding in over 100 years has left hundreds of thousands homeless and thirsty.  


The lack of clean drinking water is a major problem causing disease to spread rapidly.


Meanwhile, Gordon has made landfall on the Mississippi / Alabama border and is bringing heavy rain, flooding and winds.  Gordon is weakening on it's northwest track.  


We're PRAYING for all in the path and trail of Gordon.  


And, as Mark and I travel half way around the world, PLEASE remember to PRAY for us to have a safe and uneventful journey to Southern India.  It will take us nearly 2 days to get there.  


The "rambling, daily blog" may be posted at odd times as we deal with a 12 hour time difference and very long flight legs.  So, it's time to head to the airport for the long journey to Southern India.  


As I say every single day and mean with all of my heart, THANK YOU for your precious and invaluable prayer, love and support!!!   


Air Mobile Joe


9-4-18 Tuesday 5:47 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  


HERE COMES HURRICANE GORDON....


Tropical Storm Gordon is soon to become HURRICANE GORDON.  This FAST moving storm is aiming for the Mississippi / Alabama Coast.  




Dangerous Storm Surge and Flooding are the main dangers with this storm. 


 Gordon is RAPIDLY growing in strength and should be watched very closely.


Here's more - TROPICAL STORM GORDON TO LANDFALL AS HURRICANE TONIGHT / STORM SURGE WARNINGS ISSUED...BEWARE!  


BTW, here's a good picture of just how dangerous STORM SURGE can be.  


That's why we're keeping such a close eye on Tropical Storm & soon to be Hurricane Gordon.  STORM SURGE...A HURRICANE'S BIGGEST THREAT  


Meanwhile, we're still preparing for our upcoming "Mission to India".  May our Lord lead us each step of the way!  


So, as I say every single day, THANK YOU for your invaluable prayer, love and support!!!  


Air Mobile Joe


9-3-18 Monday 7:17 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  


STORMY MONDAY  


As we approach the "Peak" of Hurricane Season, Tropical Storm Gordon is aiming for the Gulf of Mexico.  


The season has been relatively quiet up until now.  We're keeping a very close eye on Gordon.  


Here's more -  TROPICAL STORM GORDON FORMS NEAR SOUTH FLORIDA AIMING FOR NORTH GULF OF MEXICO


And....speaking of Hurricanes, I'm pleased to say that our beloved LSU Tigers beat the Miami Hurricanes 33-17 last night.  


Peter and I joined our dear friends (Brian and Jason), the owner and manager of "Dogs-R-Us for this great game.  


Today, we'll  be packing and preparing for our upcoming "Mission to India".  


The need for CLEAN WATER is critical and we're blessed to be able to help.  


We're so THANKFUL for your prayer, love and support as we launch into our "Next Mission".  


Air Mobile Joe  


9-2-18 Sunday 6:37 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base"Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  


A QUIET SUNDAY....


Having delivered critical medical supplies to Haiti for the RAM (Remote Area Medical) Medical Team, it's time for some good rest before....heading to India.  


BTW, I'm so THANKFUL to RAM for allowing me to train on the flight to Haiti in the Cessna Caravan.  What an amazing airplane!!  




I was able to log nearly 16 hours of intense training, flying in the left seat.  Ron Adams, Chief Pilot for RAM, is a patient and thorough instructor.  THANKS RON!!  


So, on this beautiful Sunday, Cindy and I and our Air Mobile Team will head to the hospital, as we've done for the last 21 years and bring the Good News of Jesus to those who are suffering.  


We're also keeping an eye on the tropics.  We may have some stormy weather ahead.  




Ron and I actually flew by that weather on our way back from Haiti.  We could see it building and again, our Lord made a way for us....around it.  


Here's more on those "disturbances" - TROPICAL DISTURBANCE IN BAHAMAS TO BE MONITORED IN EARLY WEEK - TROPICAL STORM FLORENCE TRACKING FROM CAPE VERDE  


Time to head to church and then to the Hospital.  THANK YOU, as always, for your invaluable prayer, love and support!!!  


Air Mobile Joe


9-1-18 Saturday 7:07 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  


MISSION (TO HAITI) ACCOMPLISHED...


With our Lord's help and grace, Ron Adams and I were able to deliver critical medical supplies and equipment to Haiti....in advance of a Remote Area Medical (RAM)  Team.  


The RAM Cessna Caravan flew beautifully and Ron did a great job of teaching me the systems on this great bird.  







Yesterday morning, we fueled the Caravan and flew back to the U.S.


The flight (and training) went beautifully.  After flying nearly 16 hours and making multiple take-off & landings, I realize just what a wonderful aircraft the Cessna Caravan is.   


Had some weather to work around, with the usual afternoon build-ups, but again, our Lord made a beautiful way for us back to Florida.  


Ron dropped me in Titusville and flew the Caravan back to the RAM home base in Knoxville.  


Regarding this phase of the RAM Medical Outreach to Haiti, we can say....MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!  


Now that I'm back in the U.S., it's time to continue the planning for our "Next Mission....to India".  


THANK YOU, as always, for your precious prayer, love and support!!!!  


Air Mobile Joe  


 PS - If you're new to this "rambling blog" and want to see how we've gotten to this "juncture of the journey", just click on "Older Posts" (below) and you'll see how we've gotten here.  God bless and WELCOME ABOARD!  Joe