Wednesday, August 24, 2016

THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES.....AUGUST 2016

8-24-16 Wednesday 6:59 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - East Central, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

AFTER 10 YEARS....IS THERE A HURRICANE HEADED TO FLORIDA??

We're keeping a close eye on Invest 99L, a growing storm with many tracks pointing to Florida.  10 years is a long time since the last hurricane hit Florida.  

Many new Florida residents have never gone through a Hurricane.  This one just may end the "Hurricane drought".  Here's more on that brewing storm - A STORM HEADED TO FLORIDA

I'm thankful for good forecasting that gives us the opportunity to "batten down the hatches".  

BTW, our hearts are broken for the thousands and thousands of residents in Louisiana who are having to put their lives back together following those epic, record breaking floods.  Our prayers are with you all!!

Just saw that Italy had a devastating earthquake that completely wiped out Amatrice, Italy.  This was a powerful, focused earthquake.   The death-toll is rising.  Here's more - "THE TOWN ISN'T HERE ANYMORE": TOWNS REDUCED TO RUBBLE, DEATH TOLL CLIMBING IN DEADLY ITALY QUAKE 

And while typing this blog, another powerful quake struck Central Myanmar.  Too early to tell of damage or casualties.  Here's the latest on that powerful quake - POWERFUL QUAKE OF 6.8 MAGNITUDE STRIKES CENTRAL MYANMAR

We're THANKFUL to have the Little Donkey back in the air.  We're preparing for what lies ahead.  As I say everyday and mean with all of my heart, THANK YOU for your precious and invaluable prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe  


8-23-16 Tuesday 6:57 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - East Central, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe 

ALL CYLINDERS...REPORTING & BARB...ON THE MOVE 

Paul spent the weekend digging and searching until he found the "little nick" in the wire for the probes on the cylinders that were "not reporting".  

He called and said, "OK, let's take the Little Donkey up to see if they're "all there".  We did and they were.  Good to have Ti Burik back!

Just keeping up with Barb (AKA:  Rambo in the Blue Dress) can take one's breath away.  This lady is always "on the move".

Got that phone call yesterday...."Hey, I'm catching an evening flight & need to get to the airport".  Of course, I got her there...on time.  It's always a blessing to have the "Bar-ba-ra" with us.  She's off on another adventure.

BTW, notice that everything that Barbara has is blue....the suitcase, the back-pack, the purse and of course, the famous dress!

Now, we've got to prioritize our next load to Haiti.  Items have really backed up since we had to "top" that front engine and complete the Annual Inspection.  

Time to get to work and get ready for the "next mission".  As always, THANK YOU for your invaluable prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe


8-22-16 Monday 7:33 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - East Central, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe 

ANOTHER "TEST FLIGHT"

During our initial test flight, Paul and I discovered that 2 cylinders were not "reporting" their data.  In other words, 2 probes were not functioning properly.  After extensive searching Paul found the "breaks" in the circuit.  

Later today, we'll be taking the Little Donkey up again to make sure "ALL" the cylinders are telling us what is going on inside of them.  Before striking out over hundreds of miles of open ocean, this is..."a good thing to know".


We're blessed to still have "The Bar-ba-ra", aka..."Rambo in the Blue Dress" with us.  She's been going from family to family visiting the kids whom she has rescued and the families that love her so much!

Yesterday, she was with the Prussel family.  After church and dinner, they headed to a "shooting range".  Apart from Walmart, this is one of Barb's favorite places!!  

Barb is one of the toughest, most determined missionaries we've ever known when it comes to rescuing children (2000+!!) from very dangerous situations!  We sure do love our Bar-ba-ra!!

 Cindy and I were joined by our dear and faithful friends, Alfred and Lisa Menendez.  They have helped us with our Hospital Chaplaincy for the last 6 years.  

We now have OPEN DOORS into 4 separate units at the Hospital.  This is such a blessing to be able to share the Good News with Adolescents, Acute Care, Adults and Addicts.  PRAISE GOD!!

I'm pleased to say that yesterday, a number of names were written down in the Lamb's Book of Life!! 

So, where does the road lead today?  Our Lord knows.  I'm holding tightly to his hand!!

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



8-21-16 Sunday 6:47 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  

A NICE BEACH PARTY 

A wonderful thing about living in Central Florida is Cocoa Beach...a National Treasure!  

We spent the day celebrating Rhythm Hurston's 10th Birthday and just had a blast.

Here's a short clip of our celebration party.  OK, bear with this old grandfather carrying on about a grand kid.  Just goes with the territory!  BEACH VID OF RHYTHM'S PARTY

 This morning, Cindy and I are up early preparing our messages for the Chaplain Services at the Hospital in Orlando.  Such a joy to share the GOOD NEWS of JESUS!

We're so appreciative to you for you precious prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe



8-20-16 Saturday 8:37 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  

DRIVING "MISS BARBARA"  

Anytime our beloved Barb (AKA:  "Rambo in the Blue Dress") is in town, it's a whirlwind mission.  

She's usually in a local "Dollar Store" or in Walmart.  She's buying things to fill up her suitcases and bless the kids in Haiti!

Folks who know and love Barb seem to know when she's in the U.S. and her phone rings constantly.  I just patiently drive her from location to location, usually ending up at Walmart.

I chuckle as I hear the phone conversation...."Yeah, I'll be getting a perm in the Titusville Walmart, come and see me there"...or something like that.

This lady has arranged more than 2000 Adoptions and saved more lives than we can count. She uses every ounce of strength that she has to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.  I've seen it first-hand again and again.  It's a blessing to "Drive Miss Barbara"!!  

When I look at our precious Ariana, so full of life and love I can't help but remember when Barb told Joe Prussel and I about this precious little one.  She said, in her blunt way..."if someone doesn't do something about her...she'll die!".  

It was like a fiery, piercing arrow right in mine and Joe's heart.  Well, with Barb's ingenuity and indomitable persistence and a lot of generous folks, we now have the gift of, Ariana!  

This story has been played out literally thousands of times.  God bless Barb!!

One never knows how long Barb will stay.  She, like, on a military deployment, gets a full load of critical stuff and then announces...."I'm catching the afternoon flight...can you give me a ride to the airport?".

Today, she's still with us and we're just happy to have her...for as long as we can have her.  She'll be joining our family at the beach where we'll be celebrating another birthday of one our grand-kids, Rhythm, who is 10.  Barb is truly a "member of our family".

Time to have that delicious 2nd cup of coffee and get on with this beautiful day.  As always, THANK YOU for your precious and truly appreciated prayer, love and support!!

 Air Mobile Joe


8-19-16 Friday 7:37 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

THE "FLYING DONKEY"

After an extensive Annual Inspection and a complete "Top Overhaul" on the front engine, Paul and I successfully ran up and then flew the Little Donkey.  

It was good to pull the little airplane out of the hangar.  It was time to get it into the air.

After conducting the ground run-up , we inspected the engine for oil leaks and any other abnormalities. 

Then came the moment that I've been waiting for....Paul's Clearance to FLY!  
The front engine was smooth and strong.  We climbed to 7500' and set the power at 75% and let those new cylinders break in properly.  Paul carefully monitored all of the engine instruments.

As for me, I simply enjoyed flying the Little Donkey again.  It's been a while!

While Paul and I were inspecting and flying the Little Donkey, Cindy and Barb went to Barb's FAVORITE store....WALMART!

Time to get on with this day, that our Lord has made, and see what adventure lies ahead.

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

Air Mobile Joe



8-18-16 Thursday 6:49 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

A CALL FROM...."THE LADY IN THE BLUE DRESS"

Cindy and I were in a meeting when the cell phone rang.  It was Barb (AKA:  Rambo in the Blue Dress).  She had just landed in Miami from Haiti and was heading our way.  That's the way Barb usually shows up (giving us about an hour advance).

Her mission:  to pick up her ailing (now repaired) computer and some baby formula (she's running low) and....spend a few days with us just "relaxin".  It's always a joy to have Barb with us.

After a delicious dinner at a local Chinese Buffet, we took Barb on a nice "nature trail" ride on a little green golf cart.  Along the way, we spotted a turtle sneaking up on a fawn. 

What a nice break from the heat and smoke and dust and violence in Haiti.

Well, it looks like today is definitely the day that we'll fire up the engines on the Little Donkey and begin our test / break-in flights.  

Paul, our great mechanic, finally rounded up the last of those "pesky gremlins" and soon, we'll have the Little Donkey back in the air.

Time to hit the road and fire up those engines.  As always, THANK YOU for your invaluable prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe



8-17-16 Wednesday 6:47 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

FLOODS / WILDFIRES / & ERRATIC POLLS

We're certainly praying for the hundreds of thousands Louisiana residents that are facing catastrophic flooding and...it's not over!! 

And now, 82,000 Californians are being emergency evacuated due to raging wild fires.  Life can certainly come at you quickly and dramatically!  Take a look at this "MONSTER"!! - 'IMMINENT THREAT' TO PUBLIC SAFETY AS CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE EXPLODES IN SIZE - 82,000 EVACUATED!!

In the midst of all of these cataclysmic events, we see the U.S. Presidential Polls "wildly swinging".  Seems like just yesterday, Hillary Clinton was leading Trump by 14-15 points and now....there's a 1 point difference.  Hmmm, what is one to believe???

Cindy and I are just holding tightly onto Jesus' Hand and living a day at a time and not getting too emotionally tied to polls.  

We simply want to be where our Lord wants us to be when He wants us there.

Paul is still running out a few "Gremlins" on the Little Donkey.  Hope to test fly soon!

As always, THANK YOU for your precious and truly appreciated prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe





8-16-16 Tuesday 7:27 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

NIGHTMARE IN LOUISIANA

Our hearts break for those in Louisiana and Mississippi.  Just heard that the levee broke south of Baton Rouge and THOUSANDS of homes & businesses in Ascension Parrish are flooded.  

This disaster is continuing on and those south of Ascension are next.  Here's more - LATEST ON MAJOR DISASTER: WATER SPILLS OVER LEVEE IN LOUISIANA; 15,000 HOMES / BUSINESSES FLOODED IN ASCENSION PARRISH ALONE!!

This disaster will affect hundreds of thousands for years to come.  PLEASE PRAY for those in Louisiana & Mississippi who are facing this catastrophic disaster!

Folks must work and pray together to get back on their feet.  The clean-up will be massive.  

In the meantime, we're doing all we can to get ready for the "next mission".  We're still running out a few "squawks" (a pesky Oxygen Leak) on the Little Donkey and may be firing up that newly "topped" front engine today.

Time to head back to the airport and check on the Little Donkey.  THANK YOU, as always, for your precious prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe



8-15-16 Monday 6:47 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

I FELT HELPLESS....UNTIL...

As the images of unprecedented flooding in Louisiana (where I grew up) played across the screen, a feeling of helplessness overwhelmed me.  What can we do to help??

I have swum and fished in those same rivers and played along the little beaches.  The rapid and relentless rise of flood waters to record shattering levels just broke my heart.  Then it hit me....reach out to some folks who know what's happening on the "front lines".

The problem:  AT&T is down.  How could I get through?  A few "Landlines" were still operational.  I called my good friend, Ben Seal of Southern Helicopters.  I knew that Ben would be flying and doing all he could to rescue folks.

In the meantime, between our home Church service and conducting 4 separate services at the hospital, I had arranged for 5 Air Mobile Rescuers to be ready to go to Louisiana on a moments notice. 

When I first got through on that "landline", Ben was flying a relief mission.  As soon as he landed, he called.  My simple question:  "Ben, what is the drinking water situation?  Can the Air Mobile Rescuer be of help?" 

Ben's simple answer:  "Drinking water does not appear to be a problem at this time."  I asked him to call me IF it became a problem and we'd be right there.

In addition to reaching out to Ben, I spoke multiple times to my dear friend, Dan.  Dan was gathering as much info as he could to determine if Air Mobile Rescuers could be of use.  Dan's assessment was the same as Ben's.  Praise God for good information.

At this hour, we're on STAND-BY and monitoring the unfolding situation very closely.  

We could launch in a moment with Rescuers in hand.  For now, we PRAY & WAIT.  Over 20,000 have been rescued and the crisis is still ongoing!  It's still raining!!  Here's the latest - DEATH TOLL RISING / 20,000 RESCUED IN HISTORIC LOUISIANA FLOODING

Of course, PRAYER is always needed and is powerful and is the thing that each and every one of us can do.  I urge you to take a moment and PRAY for those who have lost so much and still very much in HARMS WAY!! 

BTW, there are a lot of snakes and gators in the flood waters!!

This morning, I'm headed to the airport.  Paul and I will be running up the engines on the Little Donkey and hopefully beginning our test / break-in flights.  

We need the Little Donkey to be ready for....THE NEXT MISSION!!

As always, THANK YOU for your precious and truly appreciated prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe





8-14-16 Sunday 6:57 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

PLEASE PRAY FOR LOUISIANA!!

Have been in touch with my sister, Gail, who lives in Greenwell Springs (a suburb) of Baton Rouge.  Her neighborhood is completely blocked in by flood waters.  Thousands have been rescued.  

Have also been in constant touch with my friend of many years, Dan Andrews, who lives in Baton Rouge.  The situation in Louisiana is on-going and waters are still rising.

Dan sent me this dramatic video of a rescue of a woman and her dog as her car sank.  It's GRIPPING! 

PLEASE PRAY for those in Louisiana and Mississippi.  Many are in life threatening situations.  Many have lost everything.

We'll continue to monitor the situation and most important, PRAY about what we can do to help.  

Again, rain is still falling and many records have been shattered!  Here's more on what is going on - LATEST NEWS ON HISTORIC / CATASTROPHIC FLOODING IN LOUISIANA

I share this story with you because the media is barely covering this dramatic and tragic story.  

We're heading out to church this morning and will be urging our home church to pray.   Then, it'll be off to the hospital.  PLEASE remember to PRAY and ask our Lord what He would have you to do to help those in such urgent and immediate need!

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

Air Mobile Joe


8-13-16 Saturday 7:37 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

RECORD RAINS SWAMP LOUISIANA

I'm watching my "Hometown", Baton Rouge, being ravaged by relentless rains and major flooding.  Records are being shattered as I type.  

Evacuations are taking place, folks have already lost their lives and the rain is yet to stop.  We PRAY for those in the path of the floods!!  


Been in touch with some of my family in the affected areas.  They're OK for now, but are mainly "trapped" in their neighborhoods due to flooded roads everywhere.  It's a good time to be sure to be stocked up.  

Folks in Louisiana knew rains were coming, but many didn't know that THIS MUCH RAIN would be coming. And....IT'S STILL RAINING!!  

Things can come at you quickly!!  Think about it; in just a matter of hours so many records are being shattered & folks are being wiped out!  

Again, I urge you to pray for those in the paths of these terrible floods!  We're following this developing story very closely.

Today, I have a great friend, Randy West, coming by.  Randy and I go way back and he's joined me on a number of Air Mobile Missions.  Lately, he's really gotten into drones and we'll be doing some "Aerial Photography" today.  Looking forward to that, should be fun.

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





8-12-16 Friday 6:47 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

IN BETWEEN.... 

I met with Paul, our mechanic, yesterday and looks like we'll crank up the engines on the Little Donkey on Monday and hopefully begin our test / break-in flights.  He's running out a few other minor squawks.  We're getting close!!

It's been a joy being home (In Between Missions).  Of course, the "Mission field" is right here and beyond. 

 Just read that Louisiana is in a "State of Emergency" due to very heavy rainfall.  And from the Gulf of Mexico to the Northeast, significant rainfall is expected with the potential of major flooding.  

We're keeping a close eye on this unfolding situation.  Here's more - "STATE OF EMERGENCY" NEAR NEW ORLEANS AS GULF COAST FLOODING HITS MISSISSIPPI , LOUISIANA & BEYOND

 Regarding the turbulent and extraordinary U.S. Election, Cindy and I are just praying for our Lord's will to be done.

I did come across this interesting story about "Trump's Spiritual Adviser" and thought I'd share it with you.  It  gives another view of this man - TRUMP'S SPIRITUAL ADVISOR SAYS THE CANDIDATE "LOVES GOD" & IS "HUNGRY FOR GOD IN HIS HEART"

Well, we certainly hope (and PRAY) so.  The Office of the President is one of the most serious positions on the planet and we truly want a person in there who loves God and is seeking God's Direction!!

Time to head out into this beautiful day and see where our Lord leads.  As always, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe


8-11-16 Thursday 6:57 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

IN THE SWIRL OF POLITICAL STATEMENTS & ACCUSATIONS....LIES THE TRUTH

Just watching the Political Drama unfolding here in America, one can get quite confused regarding....finding the truth and what's really going on.

I DO NOT claim to have a "Franchise on Truth", but....I know Who does!!  

Therefore, I find myself PRAYING for wisdom and guidance as never before.  I am reminded of the Scripture...."You shall know the truth and truth shall set you free"! 

BTW, every single country in the world faces this same problem.  If you find yourself a bit perplexed by all of the political wrangling and smoke screens, I urge you to join me in prayer and ask our Lord (Who knows what the real scoop is) to have His Way!  And that's what sets us free!  

Was at the airport yesterday and it looks like the Little Donkey is "almost there".  We'll be running up that newly "Topped" front engine soon and will get that sweet little bird back in the air!

Ariana is in her 2nd day of school and loves her new teacher and is reunited with all of her friends from last year.  We're so proud of our little Princess!

Time to head out into this day that our Lord has made.  As always, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe







8-10-16 Wednesday 6:44 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

AN L-5 COMING ALIVE & ARI'S FIRST DAY....AS A 5TH GRADER

Love "hanging around" an airport.  Been doing it since I was  4!  One can meet some very interesting people and see some wonderful things.

My neighbor, Marvin, has been painstakingly putting a WWII aircraft, an L-5 Recon, back together from the ground up.  He started out with a "pile of new wood" and a broken down frame with a lot of rotten wood and a set of plans.

It's been over 5 years and yesterday, he and Paul put the prop on the beautiful "old bird".  What a joy watching the resurrection of this classic.  This particular L-5 served in Burma in 1944-1945.   

Marvin, who rarely ever poses for pictures, finally agreed for me to take this shot of him with his "nearly complete" L-5.

BTW, this is what Marvin's L-5 will soon look like.  He has done an amazing job and it's been fun watching this project from the "ground up"!  Bravo Marvin!!  

After helping Marvin hang the prop, Paul, our great mechanic, returned to putting the final touches on the front engine of the Little Donkey.  We hope to be doing ground run-ups and engine break-in flights later this week.

After running to a dozen places yesterday, I drove over to Longwood, FL and had dinner with my best friend of all time, Joe Polozola.  

It was no accident that Joe and I met in the 10th Grade in Geometry Class at Baton Rouge High.  Surely, our Lord arranged our paths to cross. 

Joe introduced me to Jesus 45 years ago.  I was a "tough" case, but Joe, who is very "hard-headed & determined" didn't stop until I surrendered to Jesus (best decision I've ever made!).  THANK YOU, JOE!!

Today, our Ariana is beginning her first day of school as a 5th Grader.  Wow, she's growing into such a lovely young lady.  Cindy and I are so blessed to have Ari as our daughter!!

Just about to have that 2nd cup of coffee.  Did you read the article yesterday on the "many benefits" of coffee? 

Here it is again if you missed it. YOUR JAVA JOLT IS HEALTHIER THAN EVER!!  

I've always known that coffee was good, but frankly, I'm amazed at just how good coffee is for you.  Coffee is a GIFT FROM GOD!  Enjoy that cup today!!  

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

Air Mobile Joe  

8-9-16 Tuesday 7:07 AM (Eastern U.S. 
Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

A CUP OF JAVA & THE WORD OF GOD

Happened across this article on the benefits of coffee and thought I'd share it with you.  Apparently, it's good to drink coffee beyond breakfast.  

I KNEW IT!!  Just take a look at how many things coffee helps!  It's truly amazing.  So, have another cup on me and you'll live better!!


In addition to a good cup of coffee, I've been needing God's Word more than ever.  Have been taking advantage of the wonderful APP - "YouVersion".

Now, I assure you, I'm not being "paid" by YouVersion.  I just love the APP. Since my son Christian, told me about it and I downloaded it, have used it everyday and often throughout the night and in the early morning.

This is just an amazing tool to bring the Word of God to you in so many ways.  I love putting on my earbuds in the night and just letting the Bible flow through me.  During times of anxiety and discouragement, this is an ever present help.  

If you'd like to download it, here's the link.  It's easy.  My favorite is, listening to the ESV (English Standard Version).  YouVersion Link

Just listening to the Word of God brings incredible peace and joy to my heart.  I so encourage you to enjoy God's Word.

Now, it's time to head out into this day and see where He leads.  May His will be done in my life today!

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

Air Mobile Joe

 

8-8-16 Monday 7:57 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

POLLS & HEADLINES.....DON'T BELIEVE EM!

Even though the U.S. Presidential Election is still months away, POLLS can really do a number on your emotions.  BEWARE THE POLLS!!

The thing about Polls & Headlines is that they change...almost hourly.  Therefore, just hold steady and read between the lines and PRAY.  

Certain News sources will emphasize one poll and leave another one behind.  There is tremendous manipulation with this data. Even then, the ultimate Poll will be on Election day.

Cindy and I are PRAYING for God's Will to be done.  He has given us a free will and we can still make very bad decisions all on our own.  We just PRAY that on Election Day, America gets the best Candidate to lead this country!

Looks like we'll get that front engine up and running this week.  It'll be good to get the Little Donkey back in the air!  Looking forward to that.

We're so grateful for the ministry that our Lord has given us at the Hospital in Orlando.  

Our Air Mobile team did 3 services yesterday afternoon and souls were saved in each one.  Praise God for "Fields white unto harvest"!

So, on this beautiful Monday morning, it's time to head out and see what our Lord has in store for us.  As always, THANK YOU for your invaluable and truly appreciated prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe


8-7-16 Sunday 7:17 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

EASY GOING

We found a lovely nature trail here in Florida and just meandered down it in an old golf cart.  What a nice way to spend a Saturday.

There was an inviting pool close by and had access to it, so....we took a dip or two.  Nothing special today, just kind of hanging around and relaxing.

Most important, spent a minimum amount of time on the "Computer".  Sometimes, things can pretty cluttered and emotional, particularly when it comes to Politics in the U.S.

However, when I sat down with a delicious afternoon cup of coffee, Cindy forwarded this story to me.  As I read it, had to post it on my Facebook page and had an "explosion" of responses.  


Cindy and I have personally seen many of these disturbing "stories" up close and personal.  I'm just glad that the truth is coming out and those parties be held responsible.

OK, enough said.  If you read the story all the way to the end, you'll see why Haitians are Protesting & Angry!

Now, we'll shift gears and get ready for Church and then Chapel Service at the Hospital in Orlando.  God's Grace is Sufficient!!

As always, THANK YOU for your precious and truly appreciated prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe   

8-6-16 Saturday 7:59 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

MY PASTOR'S QUESTION 

Let me ask you a question.  Have you ever fallen asleep while praying?  I certainly have, and suspect that you have also.  Have you suddenly awakened and felt guilty?  Yes, me too.

Yesterday evening, our Pastor, Gary, and his family came over for dinner.  

He asked me that question.  We all have done that.  Then...he gave me a simple illustration.  Have you ever had a baby fall asleep in your arms?  What a lovely picture!  

So, next time you fall asleep while praying, don't feel guilty.  Feel blessed by our Heavenly Father's great love for us!  Had to share that with you.

Do you know what we're going to do today?  Nothing special.  Just going to relax and enjoy the day.  We may even explore a nature trail on an old golf cart. We'll see how that works out.

As always, THANK YOU for your precious and truly appreciated prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe
  

8-5-16 Friday 7:33 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  

WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT??  

In this crazy "Political Season", the ride is getting wilder and wilder.  I must admit, never seen anything like this.  

Polls are swinging and political intrigue is rising.  It's very difficult to predict just what's going to happen next.

At any rate, the thing to do is "remain calm" and PRAY for our country.  Let us STOPPRAY for our Lord's will to be done with America!

Yesterday morning, had a wonderful meeting with fellow aviators who want to encourage young people to consider Mission Aviation.

We'll be cooperating in a Mission Conference at Calvary Chapel, Merritt Island (October 1st).  We laid out the basic itinerary and will be offering a lot of free airplane rides with a good mix of Aviation stories about the wonder of Mission Aviation.  We're all looking forward to that!

From that meeting, headed to the hangar to get a good "engine report".  Looks like Paul has the Cylinders mounted and torqued down, as well as the intake and exhaust.  Next will be the engine baffles and then....ground run ups.  Yea!!

One of the greatest things about being home is getting together with the grand kids (and their wonderful parents!) at a park for a picnic.  Am so blessed to have such an awesome family!!! 

So, today, as I go about knocking down that ever present "To Do List", I'll be praying for God to have His way with America....and me!

The older I get, the more I realize just how much I need the Lord in my life every single day...and every hour of every day.

I pray that you're blessed today and as always, THANK YOU for your invaluable prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe  


8-4-16 Thursday 6:32 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

PASSING THE BATON

As time passes, one realizes that at some point, the "Baton" must be passed.  This is particularly true with pilots.  Simply put, there comes a time when a pilot can't fly anymore.

I HAVE NOT REACHED THAT POINT....thank God!  However, when local Chapters of "Pilots for Christ" and "Servant Air Ministries" contacted me and asked if I'd like to participate in a "Recruiting Day" for young missionary pilots, I quickly agreed.

This morning, a group of Mission Aviators will be meeting for breakfast to discuss this upcoming event.  We'll begin laying out the agenda for the day and who will be doing what.  

BTW, this has been on my mind and heart for some time.  I'm particularly happy that Peter, our son, has expressed such an interest in aviation.  

Brian, our friend and excellent CFI (Certified Flight Instructor) has been training Peter. 

Peter is studying Aviation Management at F.I.T. (Florida Institute of Technology) and doing quite well.

At this upc0ming event, we'll have prospective aviation students from all over Central Florida.  We're all very excited about this OPEN DOOR to encourage young people to FLY FOR THE LORD!

So, it's time to head over for an early breakfast and planning meeting with a group of "seasoned" aviators and lay out a plan to encourage young people to FLY FOR JESUS!

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

Air Mobile Joe


8-3-16 Wednesday 6:59 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

ONE OF MY FAVORITE PROVERBS!

On this 3rd of August, I read Proverbs 3....one of my all time favorites!  Lean not to your own understanding, in all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths!  Yes, Lord!!

As I've been sharing with you, in this "chaotic world" with so many voices and promises and accusations and threats, etc., etc., it's difficult to know "which way to go".


By reading His Word every day, our lives can be filled with His peace and His direction.  Now, I'm preaching to myself here because....often, I fail to do it myself and I certainly feel the consequences of that.

As I encourage you, I'm certainly encouraging myself to do the same.  Back to Proverbs 3 for a moment.  This particular Proverb has been such a blessing to me, in so many ways over the years.  Here's a link to it for you - PROVERBS 3 NKJV


In between our "International Missions", there is mundane work to be done....like doing our taxes (yes, we got an extension) and gathering supplies and getting the Little Donkey back in the air and overall, "streamlining" our lives.

So, as I launch into this day, I'll remember the Words....Trust in the Lord with all my heart and He shall direct my path!

Thank you, as always, for your invaluable prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe



8-2-16 Tuesday 6:57 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

IN A SWIRL OF "POLITICAL BATTLES" ....WE NEED HIS PEACE

I find it difficult to read the headlines.  TRUTH seems to be in short supply.  What are we to believe?  

That is the reason Cindy and I endeavor to keep the Word of God, the Bible, in the front and center of our lives.  This helps us to "discern" what is really going on.  

Now, I must admit that there are times that I'm short on the "Word" and long on the "News".  That's when things get "out of balance".

The truth is....we're busy.  Often up early and to bed late.  Sometimes, it's difficult to "squeeze" in time to read or study God's Word.

But you know, when I begin to get irritable and feel overwhelmed and just discouraged...I know, it's time to spend more time in the Word.  God's Word brings PEACE!

 So...if you're "Suffering" from some of the same "Symptoms", may I encourage you to "crack open the Book" and have a look.  Even if you pick the "Proverb of the Day".

Today, being the 2nd, I read Proverbs 2 and WOW!  What a Word for the Day.

Now, Proverb 2 has 22 verses.  It will only take about 5 minutes to read (if you read it slowly), but what a difference it makes.  

The Wisdom of God gives us understanding...and direction and peace and joy, etc. etc.  Here's the link....PROVERBS 2 ESV  

Having girded my heart with His Word, I can now head out into this day.  So glad that I could share this with you today!!

I PRAY that you have a blessed day and....THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe 


8-1-16 Monday 7:37 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

WHERE TO??

 It is such a joy to minister in the Hospital in Orlando.  Yesterday, our Air Mobile team conducted 3 services and in each one, souls turned to Jesus for salvation.  Wow, what a blessing!

As we await our "next assignment", it's good to know that the fields are "white unto harvest" right here at home.  One doesn't need to travel to another country to see our Lord move in the lives of those who need Him (we ALL need the Lord!).

After our services at the Hospital, Cindy, Ari and I visited our good friends, Aaron and Lara.  Dr. Aaron has joined us on numerous missions to the Philippines and Nepal.  He's a true trooper and it's good having a great Doc travel with you!!

Just noticed a massive storm forming right over Haiti.  It will likely become a Tropical Storm and slam into Mexico.  

The folks in Haiti are getting much needed rain, but we pray that they don't get too much rain!  Glad I'm not flying to Haiti today.

So, as we enter into this Monday, we PRAY for our Lord to direct our path and lead us exactly where He wants us to go.  

We'll likely be taking the Little Donkey up for engine break-in flights later this week.  Time to head out into this day. 

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


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Air Mobile Joe