Wednesday, April 1, 2015

THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES.....MARCH 2015

4-1-15 Wednesday 7:11AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base  –  Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

HOLY SMOKE....PRAYER REALLY WORKS (I KNEW THAT)


Came across this very interesting and compelling article on the "Power of Prayer".  The remarkable thing this is, just how many categories are listed that are directly effected by prayer, faith and going to church.  Take a moment and read this one - SCIENCE PROVES THE HEALING POWER OF PRAYER

I have often said (many times to myself), "If we really know what happened when we prayed....we'd pray more".  The bottom line is:  we have a loving God who cares for us and listens to our prayer!!


Don't worry, we'll not likely pray too much.  The Bible tells us to...PRAY WITHOUT CEASING.  The more we put our trust in the Lord, the better things will go for us.  It's that simple.

So, with those encouraging words, I hope we all pray more.  Many times, just going through life and being aware of our Lord and knowing that we don't have to face our struggles alone, brings hope when there seems to be no hope.  Yes, PRAYER WORKS!


This morning, I'll be headed to Williston, FL (by road).  Plan to meet Bill to work on the Aztec.  We hope to get the right engine running to check it all out today.  

We'll be beginning the long process of preparing the Aztec for service to our Lord, whichever way that might be.  Again, we PRAY and ask our Lord Jesus to direct our path!

Time to hit the road.  As always, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe


3-31-15 Tuesday 7:03AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base  –  Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

A QUICK FLIGHT - A CLOSER LOOK & A SERIOUS PRAYER FOR WISDOM


Bill flew the extraordinary Velocity up from Vero to pick me up.  What would normally be nearly a 2.5+ hour road trip was done in less than 40 minutes in the very quick Velocity.


We landed at Williston (X60) and taxied right up to the "stricken" Aztec.  This shot shows the unique lines of the Velocity.

What a cool airplane.  Bill has done an amazing job on this great gift to his ministry (airborneministries.org) .

I must tell you also, Bill and I go way back.  He is, in my humble opinion, a GREAT mechanic and pilot.  So glad he's able to assist us with the Aztec.  Yes, here it comes....."Surely, God knows how to deploy His troops!!"
  


Upon first glance at the Aztec, the damage does not appear to be very severe.  But, as one gets closer, the evidence of the heat from the ground fire becomes clear. Thankfully, there were no injuries in the fire.

The main problem is the unknown internal damage done to the wing spar, requiring the replacement of the entire wing.  

Replacement wings are not readily available and when one is located, the cost may exceed the value of the entire airplane.


Bill and I took some time to PRAY right there on the spot and ask our Lord for WISDOM as to how to proceed.

Our next step will be to begin taking the aircraft apart and getting it ready for transport or, to "part-it-out".  Again, we ask you to join together in prayer for our Lord to lead and direct us.

So, looks like our work is cut out for us for the next week or so.  Meanwhile, our other great mechanic, Paul has begun the Annual Inspection on the Little Donkey.  Every year, this is required.  We're not working any major issues and we hope and pray that the Annual will go smoothly.

We truly appreciate your prayer, love and support.  THANK YOU again!!

Air Mobile Joe 

3-30-15 Monday 6:52AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base  –  Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

REMEMBER THE AZTEC?


Air Mobile Ministries was recently donated a Piper Aztec.  You may recall, the Aztec was owned by our late friend and Brother in Christ, Ken Marks.  The aircraft was damaged in an unfortunate "ground" fire, but still has tremendous value.  

My other great friend, Bill (who donated the Little Donkey to Air Mobile) and I will be flying over to Williston, FL to check out the Aztec this morning.  We'll be planning the strategy to take the wings off and "trailer" it back to our hangar.  

There, we'll determine just what to do....repair it or "part it out".  Please pray that we have a safe flight and above all, wisdom as to how to proceed.  Also, THANK YOU, Marks Family for this very generous donation!

I'd like to share a story with you about "Asking for Wisdom".  Yesterday evening, after a long day on little sleep was just lying in bed.  Just before drifting off to sleep, I saw my old tattered Bible on the bedside table.  I just needed a bit of the Word of God...


So, I held it for a moment and then "opened it up".  My eyes fell on I King 3 - where Solomon prayed for Wisdom.  He could have asked the Lord for anything.  But, he asked Him for Wisdom.  What a great story.  


BTW, our Lord really wants to give us His Wisdom.  All we have to do is humbly ASK, as James tell us in Chapter 1:5.

Again, please pray with us that our Lord will lead and guide as to how to proceed with this great donation of the Aztec.


Time to head to the airport.  Bill will be flying over in his very unique Velocity aircraft with the timeless and powerful message on the bottom.

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

Air Mobile Joe








3-29-15 Sunday 9:24AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base  –  Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  

BACK IN FLORIDA

The 13 hour trip from Tennessee to Florida was without incident.  We're thankful for the safe journey.  We pulled into our driveway at 2:30am.....thus this later than usual blog.  Just had to sleep in a bit this morning.


We passed some snow covered mountains in North Carolina.  Winter is just hanging on a bit longer than usual.  

On the drive home, as we rotated drivers between Cindy, Peter and myself, was able to scan the news and check e-mail on my I-Phone at 70 mph in the middle of "no-where".  Just love the technology.

I well remember when a CB Radio, particularly one that was "built-in" was a big thing...."Breaker-Breaker 19"...  How far we've come!


Was also keenly aware of the freedom that we have in America, to be able to move about without "check points"....well, we have them every now and then, but they're not a "way of life" for us....yet.

Now, that we're back in Florida, we'll be gathering up supplies for our next mission to Haiti.


We're also making good progress for the upcoming India Mission (June 4th-14th).  We're eager to get over there and bring clean water to those precious children.  We're just thankful to be able to do this!!

Now, it's time to head over to the Psychiatric Hospital in Orlando and minister with the young and adults who are in this facility.  It's nice to be able to minister "at home and abroad".  

Again, it's good to remember, that which we do so freely and with relative ease, could cost us our life in many countries around the world.  Let us not forget that, and let us remember to PRAY for those who are facing persecution around the world. 

THANK YOU again for your faithful prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe





3-28-15 Saturday 7:57AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - East Tennessee - Air Mobile Retreat Cabin  –  Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

SNOW FLURRIES IN THE SPRING


Woke up to a very brisk 19 degrees this morning in the Retreat Cabin in the mountains of East Tennessee.  We're receiving a light dusting of snow.  Sure doesn't feel like Spring!!  A bunch of cold records are on the line today.  Here's more - TEMPERATURE ROLLER COASTER IN THE NORTHEAST

Oh, we're going to miss this place, but it's time to head back to Florida.  We have a service to conduct in the Orlando Hospital on Sunday and our Kids will be back in school on Monday.

We'll be on the road in a couple of hours.  This last week has been an awesome blessing.  Our Lord promises us...."Seek Me and you will find Me".  We've had a wonderful time of rest and "re-creation" and just seeking the Lord! 

Often, and we've been guilty of this...we just say, "We're too busy to take the time to just seek the Lord".  And, there are times that we just can't "get away" to do that.  But...when we do, He will meet us and meet us in special ways!  While "resting" in the cabin, our Lord did so many wonderful things in our hearts!  So glad we "took the time" to do this!! 


Yesterday, we drove over to Harrogate, TN, the home of Lincoln Memorial University (LMU).  There is a great Museum dedicated to Lincoln.  We really enjoyed it and had our good friends, Richard and Teresa with us.


Ariana enjoyed it and became part of the display.  This was such a good learning time for her.  

Lincoln had, without a doubt, the toughest assignment of any U.S. President.  If you're ever in this area of Tennessee, be sure to check this great Museum out.


After the time at the Museum, we shared a delightful meal with Richard and Teresa. Again, we would not have found the "Retreat Cabin" without their help.  We really love these Guys!!

So, it's time to pack up and "hit the road" for Florida.  THANK YOU again for meandering down this road of life with us.  We so appreciate your prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe

3-27-15 Friday 7:37AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - East Tennessee - Air Mobile Retreat Cabin  –  Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

BETRAYAL!!!


The U.S. Administration "de-classified" Top Secret Information (TSI) regarding the Israeli Nuclear Program.  This move is unprecedented and a clear betrayal of our best Ally in the Middle East.  I'm shocked!  Here's more on this unbelievable move - U.S. DECLASSIFIES DOCUMENT REVEALING ISRAEL'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM  


Israel is fighting for it's very life, it's very existence.  This country is completely surrounded by nations that want nothing but it's complete annihilation and now.... the U.S. has joined them by this inexplicable betrayal.  God help America!  


Just take a look at this map and right in the very middle is a tiny red spot....that is Israel!


And to further bring this to light, take a look at these staggering statistics regarding Israel and her "neighbors"!


And, on top of this latest terrible political move, the U.S. has apparently caved to Iran on this nuclear deal.  This is not the first "bad move", but a continuation of a series that is causing the Mideast to spiral out of control.  

Here's another telling story of what is happening in this extremely volatile region of the world - OBAMA'S MIDEAST "FREE-FALL"  


We can't escape what is happening before our very eyes.  Jesus spoke of this time in Luke 21:20...."and when you see Jerusalem surrounded by enemies...."

We're coming to the end of our little "Retreat" to the cabin in the mountains of East Tennessee.  This is our last day here.  We'll be hitting the road in the morning to head back to Florida.

During this time of peace and rest, we've been able to do a lot of praying, study and research and Folks, believe me, we're living in very, very dangerous times.  Could this be the very hour spoken of by Jesus and so many prophets?

We are more determined than ever to be just where He wants us to be.  We have the ability to bring folks clean water and demonstrate the love of God and for that we're very thankful.  We have so many that stand with us, including you, in this noble venture.


We did have a good day of doing chores and cleaning up and repairing our little lawn tractor.  Cindy loves mowing the grass around the retreat cabin.  It's therapeutic! 

Today, we'll be meeting with our dear friends, Richard and Teresa.  Teresa helped us find this wonderful Retreat Cabin.  We're looking forward to the fellowship.


Oh, it's really chilly this morning....31 degrees and falling.  Yes, I know, it's all because of "Global Warming".

So, it's time to bundle up and wrap up a few remaining chores before we head back down to, hopefully, sunny and warm Florida.

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

Air Mobile Joe    





3-26-15 Thursday 6:59AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - East Tennessee - Air Mobile Retreat Cabin  –  Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

BREAKING NEWS ON GERMANWINGS FLIGHT 4U9525


Compelling evidence that the tragic crash that killed 150, was a deliberate act at the hands of the Co-Pilot.  This story is breaking as I type this blog.  

There is still much research and investigation to be done, but it does appear that  "smoking gun" evidence has been uncovered in the preliminary stages of this terrible tragedy.  Here's more - PROSECUTOR: GERMAN CO-PILOT APPEARED TO 'WANT TO DESTROY THE PLANE'. INTENTIONALLY SENT IT INTO DESCENT 

We may never know what actually happened.  What we do know is that many lives were suddenly and tragically lost.  Our prayers go out to the families of the victims.  


Yesterday evening, I had the wonderful opportunity to share a message that our Lord has been giving Cindy and me while on our "Retreat" here in the Cabin in the Mountains of East Tennessee. 

The essence of the message is...."Trust God" no matter what happens.  This will give us untold strength and courage for the days ahead.  Oh Lord, please continue to teach this message to me.

While here, in this somewhat isolated and beautiful spot, thanks to a strong internet connection (though the cell coverage is quite spotty), Cindy and I are able to conduct ministry business with relative ease.  We've been in touch with Sam in India who will be hosting our team there this summer.

Been able to reach out to our Brothers in Christ in Pakistan to help bring clean water to suffering Christians there, who are under relentless attack because of their faith in Jesus.  

We're also able to work on securing our next load for Haiti that will include formula, diapers, medicine and much more.  I love this shot of the Little Donkey "loaded" with great supplies for Haiti.  

In so many ways, the internet is a "two-edged" sword.  It can do so much good and also bring much harm.  Like so many things in life, it just depends upon how you use it.  I love the fact, that because of the internet, no matter where you are (as long as you have a signal), you can conduct Kingdom Business for the Glory of God!

Today, we'll be doing some "chores" around the cabin that will include taking a little lawn tractor apart to figure out why the engine dies and spits gas out of the carburetor.  There was also a fair amount of damage from all of the snow that fell recently.  We'll be busy today.

And, though we're several days into Spring, there's a cold wind blowing with thunderstorms in the forecast, and the temperature will fall to near freezing tonight.  So, time to bundle up and get to work.  

Cindy and I so appreciate your faithful prayer, love and support.  Be blessed today!!

Air Mobile Joe   

3-25-15 Wednesday 7:24AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - East Tennessee - Air Mobile Retreat Cabin  –  Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

PONDERING THE 11TH HOUR


How many of us have been delivered at the 11th hour?  Personally, there are too many times for me to name.  Our Lord has come through again and again for me, often in stunning fashion.  

I'm sure, you too can recall times, that He has delivered you when it seemed like there was no possible way out.  He is the God of the Impossible.

But....what about the times, that He seemingly, "did not come through".  The plane crashed...or the person you prayed for died, or the home was lost, etc. etc.  What happened then?

I cannot speak for anyone but myself in these matters. What I can say is that He has walked with me through each and every tragedy and hard time.  Often, it is in those very difficult times that my trust in Him has grown the most.  Just knowing that He is with me and will never leave me or forsake me brings great comfort to my soul, as well as unknown strength to endure.


I can look back on my life and say that He has taken so many bad situations and turned them for good.  The Scripture in Romans 8:28..."All things work together for the good to those who love God...." takes on the most meaning for me.  That Scripture has  sustained me on more than one occasion.

Our Lord wants us to trust Him, no matter what happens in our life.  He is working on me!  I believe that when I more fully grasp this truth, my courage and faith in Him will grow.


So, as Cindy and I have been studying the Word of God and comparing Scriptures to what is happening in this world, one things stands out very clearly.  We need to trust  God through the days that are coming on the earth.  It is in this trust that we grow and receive His direction and guidance. 

We're in touch with Believers who are in Pakistan.  They are facing "death sentences" every day because they love and serve Jesus.  We're working to help bring clean water to the persecuted believers in Pakistan as well as in other countries where believing in Jesus can cost ones life.  There are many details that I cannot share on this blog.
  
Just thought I'd share these "ponderings" with you today.  Please remember those who are being persecuted for their faith around the world.


Yesterday, we were walking along when we came across a very large paw print.  Mmmm, what could it be?  We came back and brought a tape measure and took a shot.  We think this was a big canine of some sort.  We've been hearing a lot Coyotes but this print was big for even them.


We brought our very own "Canine" expert to examine the paw print.  Sammy, our Chihuahua, was impressed with the size.


After our excursion out and our little "walk about", it was back to Rummy and Apple Pie.  Cindy baked 2 on Monday and we enjoyed the second one yesterday.

This evening, Cindy and I will be speaking at our Tennessee Church.  We love these folks and look forward to sharing the things that our Lord has been showing us.


I'd like to leave you with this thought today.  No matter what you may be going through or facing, TRUST GOD!  He loves you and will "Never leave you nor forsake you"!

So, on this brisk morning in the mountains of East Tennessee, I say THANK YOU for your faithful prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe


3-24-15 Tuesday 7:11AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - East Tennessee - Air Mobile Retreat Cabin  –  Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

YOUTUBE & APPLE PIE


YouTube is a wonderful tool...if one has a little time.  Cindy and I eased through yesterday doing some very cool research on the End Times and used YouTube a lot.  

Now, one has to "sort" through a lot of stuff to find quality info, but what a nice way to spend the day.  Good coffee, a balmy 65 degrees and a quiet cabin.


We particularly focused on ones that had current news and a lot of scriptural references.  Folks, when one takes a bit time and lays out the evidence....whoa, we're in very compelling times!


I'm reminded of Jesus rebuking the Scribes and Pharisees for being able to forecast weather quite accurately but couldn't discern the "Signs of the Times".  We don't want to be guilty of that!


Then, my Cindy gathered a bunch of beautiful apples.  She had a plan.


Then, she gathered some special ingredients to "transform" those apples into something even more delicious.


Next, she invited Peter to join her.  Figured it was time for him to learn how to make an apple pie.


Then, after a little over an hour, out came the most delicious apple pie that I can remember eating.  

We four, Cindy, Peter, Ariana and I demolished that Apple Pie in one sitting.  Now, that's a nice way to spend a day in the mountains.

Well, it's hard to beat yesterday, with the good study of the Word and taking the time to really study the world events and good coffee and apple pie, but....we're going to try today to beat yesterday!

While sitting in the cabin, I saw a missed call on my cell phone.  Didn't recognize the number.  My phone was hanging onto about half a bar of signal.  I listened to the voice mail.  

The voice was that of "Billionaire" that wants to do some philanthropic work in Haiti.  Of course, I called him back and we talked for nearly 30 minutes.  Can't give any details at this time, other than to ask you to pray that our Lord will direct this gentleman in his noble quest to help others.


You know, that phone call reminds me of the Scripture...."Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you".  

When we made the trek up here to the cabin, it was mainly to "Seek the Lord" and His direction.  Then the phone rang.  Could our Lord have directed that gentleman to call?  I suspect so. 

Today, we'll be doing the same thing.  Mmmm, wonder what idea Cindy will have regarding what we eat....I'm sure it will be delicious!

THANK YOU for wandering down this winding road of life with us.  And above all, THANK YOU for your vital and wonderful prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe 



3-23-15 Monday 6:47AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - East Tennessee - Air Mobile Retreat Cabin  –  Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

REFLECTING ON THE "TIMES"

One of the goals of coming to the Cabin in the Mountains of East Tennessee is to slow down and just reflect on the "Signs of the Times".  This pursuit began in earnest yesterday.  

First, we headed to our "Home Church" here in Tennessee.  Pastor Dan had Peter lead music.  Oh, it was so sweet and the anointing of God was strong.  Peter is a blessing and using his musical gifts for the Glory of God!  We're so thankful!!

Pastor Dan delivered an extremely thought-provoking message on..."Is God a respecter of persons?".  I'm still pondering that great message.

Furthermore, he asked if I'd speak on Wednesday evening.  What an honor and blessing.  We do love these folks and we're so appreciative to the Lord for directing us to this 'neck of the woods...& mountains'.

After Church, it was a lazy day of napping, playing Rummy and watching movies.  Then, I began just googling in "End Time" articles.  Wow!!  "Prophetic News" appears to be unfolding before our eyes!  

All that's going on between the U.S. and Israel with the "Nuclear Talks" with Iran and ISIS and Russia.  The 4 Blood Moons and Solar Eclipse with the Super Moons and the Spring Equinox.  

Folks, things are happening so fast.  Glad that I'm able to slow down a bit and process these events and see how they fit into the Bible.

If I place my cell phone in an exact spot in the cabin it will capture 1 bar of signal so that I can send & receive calls.  If I move the phone 1" to the left or right, will lose signal.  

We've got a pretty strong internet connection, so I'm able to monitor e-mails and scan the news.  But...being away from my usual "stomping grounds" allows that precious time to pray and reflect and still be connected.

So, here we are in the Cabin and connected and seeking the Lord.  Nice place to be.  It's time to fix some grits and eggs and Andouille sausage (a Louisiana specialty)*.  We'll see what our Lord shows us today.  Glad you're along for the journey.

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

Air Mobile Joe

*  Now, to any "Cajuns" from Baton Rouge reading this blog....I couldn't find any Manda Andouille here in Tennessee.  Joe


3-22-15 Sunday 6:47AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - East Tennessee - Air Mobile Retreat Cabin  – Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

SAFE JOURNEY....CRAZY WORLD


Well, we hit the road yesterday before the sun rose, shrouded in a heavy mist, to traverse the Southeast U.S. from Florida to Tennessee. 


Cindy made a sack of sandwiches, we had a big bag of Bugles Nacho Cheese (really good) and bought gas for $2.09 per gallon.  We kept our coffee mugs full and the wheels on our little gold Ford Escape never stopped rolling.  

As the landscape changed from flat to mountains, our spirits seemed to rise accordingly.  We're ready for a little "retreat".  We love this road trip!  We pulled up to the Tennessee cabin just as the sun was setting.  Thank God for a safe journey. 

This morning, we'll be attending our Tennessee Church.  We've missed Pastor Dan and the rest of the Believers who meet to worship there.  For the next week, we're hoping to spend some quiet time and resting in the Lord.

Oh, the headlines still "blare" and the world is certainly shaking.  Just read how the Ayatollah Khamenei said "Death to America" and John Kerry said...."The negotiations are going very well" and then some Poetry was read to show that Americans are really nice guys. 


I'm not joking.  Here's the story - KHAMENEI CALLS "DEATH TO AMERICA" - AS KERRY HAILS PROGRESS ON NUKE DEAL    Hmmm, wonder how that's going to work out???

Folks, that's why we're getting away for a few days.  This old world is "teetering" on the edge of disaster.

We simply want to be obedient to the Spirit of God and be where He wants us to be.  Sometimes, it's good to just "come apart" before we "come-apart".  Thus, our little "retreat" in the mountains to PRAY!!

It's 38 degrees here and we're getting ready to head to Church.  We'll be sharing on our upcoming India Mission.  BTW, we just received this video that was put together by Sam, our host in India.  Take a look - AIR MOBILE'S UPCOMING MISSION TO INDIA 

Meanwhile, our "Chaplain Team", the Menendez's, will be conducting service at the Hospital in Orlando in our absence. We're so THANKFUL for those who stand with us.  And, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe



3-21-15 Saturday 4:49AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base  – Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  

SPRING HAS ARRIVED - WOW!

Not only did Spring arrive, but it came with Solar Eclipse and a Super Moon.  We couldn't see the eclipse due to over cast, but I understand millions around the world did.  

It was quite an extraordinary celestial show having all three at once.  Here's a bit more on what happened in the "heavenlies" yesterday - NOT JUST A SOLAR ECLIPSE - 3 SPECTACULAR EVENTS AT ONCE!

Our kids are out of school for a week.  Mmmmmm, a perfect situation for a little "break".  It's time to head to the little cabin in the mountains of Tennessee and spend some quiet time with the Lord.  We're up early packing and will soon be on the road.

Our kids have been working hard in school and it's been non-stop activity since I landed from Haiti last Tuesday.  A "break" in the mountains sounds like a very. very good idea!


We love this road trip up to Tennessee.  We leave the flat-lands of Florida and begin to hit the mountains just after passing through South Carolina.  There's something so majestic and tranquil about the mountains.  Glad we're able to do this.

Well, it's a short blog this morning.  Can hardly wait to see those mountains.  We'd appreciate your prayers for a safe journey and good time of rest and reflection.  

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

Air Mobile Joe    

3-20-15 Friday 7:16AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base  – Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

CHRISTIANITY THE MOST PERSECUTED FAITH WORLD-WIDE!

Having traveled into 44+ countries, primarily bringing in clean water, and the Good News of Jesus, following devastating disasters, I know "first-hand" that Christians are persecuted! 

At times, the lives of our team-members have been in jeopardy.  Our Lord has been with us and protected us, for which we are very thankful.

In a follow-up to yesterday's Blog, came across this very revealing article and wanted to share it with you.  PLEASE take a few moments and read it.  The statistics are staggering.  Doug Bandow, the author of the article has done an incredible job of bringing this truth to light.  

Yes, many in America are "asleep" as to what is happening world-wide.  Don't think for a moment that this can't happen in America!!  Here's the article - REPORT: CHRISTIANITY THE MOST PERSECUTED FAITH WORLD-WIDE

BTW, here's a quote from this article and note that Air Mobile has been to 4 of the top 5 countries....
At the top of the list for failing on both fronts are Burma/Myanmar, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Russia, “where both the government and society at large impose numerous limits on religious beliefs and practices.”  

It is so important that we get this truth out.  I DO NOT understand why the U.S. Government is so slow to recognize this and it certainly appears that little or nothing is being done about it by America. 

Now, that I have brought this forward again in this Blog, you might ask, "Joe, what can I do?".  My simple encouragement to you is to PRAY!  Our most POWERFUL WEAPON IS PRAYER!! 

If we are unaware of these things....or choose to simply not think about them, it does not mean that they go away.  As I wrote yesterday, "Let's not just sing a little louder"!

Well, I've certainly gone on about this disturbing subject.  I felt it important to bring this to you. Remember, the best thing we can do is PRAY.  As I always say, THANK YOU for standing faithfully with us with your prayer, love and support and remember to PRAY for those who are being persecuted for their faith world-wide.

Air Mobile Joe  



  

3-19-15 Thursday 6:25AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base  – Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

WHY ARE WE SILENT??


Christians around the world are being persecuted.  I just heard back from the Missionaries who had traveled to Pakistan (they brought 2 Air Mobile Rescuers).  They were actually in the neighborhood where 2 Pakistani Christian churches were attacked and 15+ killed and 70+ wounded.  This is real and it's happening right before our eyes!  Why are so many silent??


Here's an interview with a young lady, Juliana Taimoorazy, who fled Syria because of religious persecution.  


She has started an organization to bring attention to the plight of suffering Christians around the world.  Please take a moment to see this interview - CHRISTIANS / GERMAN-NAZI / ASSYRIAN PERSECUTION  To some Western Christians, this is an "Inconvenient Truth" and they just "Sing A Little Louder"! 


Folks, please research these things and join together and pray and support those who are suffering unimaginable brutality.  Here's the link to Iraqi Christian Relief - IraqiChristianRelief.org


Cindy and I had the precious opportunity to preach the Gospel freely to a beloved group of Believers, AKA - The O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Loving or Laughing Saints).  
We love this group and have shared with them on many occasions.  We're so thankful to be backed up with their prayers and love!!

We still have freedom to preach the Gospel and serve our Lord Jesus.  Many, around the world would be killed for having such a service.  Let us remember....

I must be honest with you.  There are times that the weight of the suffering and persecuted and thirsty around the world is just overwhelming.  There is so much that we want to do, but we are limited.  I have to just ask our Lord Jesus to lead and guide and show us exactly what He wants us to do.

That is why, I so often (daily) THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!  God bless!!

Air Mobile Joe


3-18-15 Wednesday 6:46AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base  – Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

BIBI WINS!  - VERY POWERFUL GEOMAGNETIC STORM HITS EARTH & IF YOU HAVE SOLAR POWER...BE PREPARED FOR A "BLACK-OUT" ON FRIDAY! - RESCUERS NEEDED IN VANUATU!!


The current U.S. Administration was hoping this would not happen....but it did! Here's more on that election - ST. PATRICK'S DAY MIRACLE...IN ISRAEL - NETANYAHU COMES FROM BEHIND TO WIN! 


Benjamin Netanyahu will remain the Prime Minister of Israel.  I recall sitting in a Walmart parking lot recently, listening to Netanyahu (AKA:  Bibi) give one of the most amazing speeches to the U.S. Congress that I have ever heard.  One thing is for sure...Bibi loves his country!!


Meanwhile, yesterday, a VERY POWERFUL GEOMAGNETIC STORM struck our earth!  This was a G-4 (G-5 being the highest).  Apparently, 2 Eruptions occurred on the 15th and joined together to form one, very large, very powerful storm.  

We will be feeling the effects for the next 24 hours.  Power grids, communications and navigation may disrupted.  But...it appears as if our earth has "dodged a bullet"!  None the less,  I personally went and fueled both of our cars yesterday. 


And...on Friday, we're expecting an awesome series of Celestial Events!  A Solar Eclipse, A Supermoon and the Spring Equinox, all in the same day.  Oh, this might occur every 100,000 years or so...no big thing (Not!!)!  Here's more - SOLAR ECLIPSE - SUPERMOON - SPRING EQUINOX - 3 RARE SOLAR EVENTS, ALL IN ONE DAY!  
Solar Eclipses are extraordinary events but... the loss of sunlight can cause MAJOR PROBLEMS to those who depend upon the sun for energy.  Check out this story of Europe bracing for major "power" outages when the sun hides - EUROPE BRACES FOR 'UNPRECEDENTED' POWER ISSUES DURING FRIDAY'S SOLAR ECLIPSE  

This morning, Cindy and I will be speaking to the O.W.L.S. (Older - Wiser - Loving - Saints).  We love this group that meets at Space Coast Assembly of God in Titusville, FL.  Their combined wisdom and experience in the Lord is staggering.


We're also in close touch with Remote Area Medical (RAM) about the ongoing crisis in Vanuatu following powerful Typhoon Pam.  

RAM is putting together a medical team at this time and would like to bring in several Air Mobile Rescuers.  

PLEASE PRAY with us that the funding comes in for these life-saving units.  If our Lord prompts you to DONATE toward this, please use the "Donate" button in the upper left of the blog.  THANK YOU!

So, it's time to get on with this day that our Lord has made.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it and...hear His voice and follow His direction!  As always, THANK YOU for your faithful prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe



3-17-15 Tuesday 7:08AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base  – Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

"BUT THE LORD TESTS THE HEARTS...."


Was reading in Proverbs this morning (yes, 17, because today is the 17th) and Verse 3 jumped out at me.  We all face challenges and often, our faith is tested.  The only way to see what's really in our hearts is to "heat it up".

This is so true.  We know from experience, that to see if a machine will endure, it must be put through tests to see how it holds together in extreme circumstances.


I'm just glad that our Lord is with us and has promised to NEVER leave us or forsake us, even when we're in the fire.  

Yesterday, as I was attempting to bring my very long "To Do List" under control (always a battle), my mind was on the folks in Vanuatu after the vicious storm, and the Christians who were brutally attacked in Pakistan, as well as dear friends who are dealing with what appears to be terminal diseases.  


What can we do to help those who are suffering?  Hold on tightly to Jesus and seeks His direction and do what we can for those in need.


I heard from my friend, who is pilot in New Zealand.  He made a relief flight into Vanuatu (Port Vila) yesterday in a Bae146.  There is a lot of destruction and he's checking on the "need for clean water" as well as providing critical information on what's happening on the ground.

A number of islands in the chain were just flattened by Typhoon Pam with winds that reached 165+mph.  We'll continue to monitor the situation.

As you may have heard, we're planning a mission to India in June.  Yesterday, spoke with another friend who flies for Delta and he may be able to help us with some Buddy Passes.  Of course, I've been in touch with our dear "Delta Rose" and she too is working on helping us to get to India.  Where would we be without so many friends??  All I can say is...THANK GOD!!

So, it's time to "attack" that "To Do List" and seek to do what our Lord wants us to do.  We so appreciate you and your invaluable love, prayer and support.  THANK YOU!!

Air Mobile Joe   





3-16-15 Monday 7:07AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base  – Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

DAY 3 - THE 'AIRSHOW' FINALE & NEWS FROM VANUATU & HORROR IN PAKISTAN

The "Finale" of the Tico Warbird 2015 Airshow was the best.  So many good friends came by and we met so many new ones!  The "Aviation Community" is extraordinary and I'm simply glad to be part of it.


Our "Water Mule In-Training", Mark, did great.  Mark is also a pilot in-training and wants to dedicate more time to Air Mobile.  

You may recall, Mark's Dad, Joe, introduced me to Jesus many years ago.  Actually Joe, relentlessly pursued me until I surrendered to Jesus.  Joe is my best friend on this earth!

Over the last few days, have been following the massive destruction unleashed upon Vanuatu Island in the Pacific.  News has been very, very sketchy, but finally bits and pieces of information have been trickling in.  

Also received a note from a good friend in New Zealand, Brian, who may be flying relief there today.  Am eagerly awaiting an accurate "ground report" from that small island that was devastated by 168+mph winds.  Here's a map of where Vanatu is located.  

Clean water is always needed and Air Mobile may be sending some help.  PLEASE pray with  us regarding this urgent need.  Here's more on Vanuatu - VANUATU STRUGGLES TO ACCOUNT FOR DAMAGE / DEATHS FOLLOWING CYCLONE PAM 


Recently, we sent 2 Air Mobile Rescuers to Pakistan via some very brave and courageous Missionaries.  They flew into Lahore, Pakistan.  Shortly after they departed, blood thirsty, deranged "Terrorist" bombed 2 Christian Churches killing 15 and injuring 70 more.  

I wholly agree with Pope Francis regarding the Persecution of Christians - Here's more - POPE FRANCIS: THE WORLD IS TRYING TO HIDE THE PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS!  

PLEASE PRAY for those whose lives are in extreme jeopardy simply for believing in Jesus!  Also, please pray for those who have lost loved ones and those who are wounded and suffering for their faith in Pakistan and....around the world!

So, it's Monday morning and I've got a "full plate" of things to do.  Time to get on with it.  As always, THANK YOU for your precious and faithful prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe 


3-15-15 Sunday 6:11AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base  – Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

DAY 2 - 'THE AIRSHOW'


Having Cindy and Ariana at the Airshow was a GREAT blessing!  My Cindy tells the story of our mission so well.  

BTW, Cindy is still experiencing significant pain from the blood clots.  Please remember her in your prayer!


So many folks passed by our Little Donkey / Rescuer Display.  Among them, a couple of Grandkids....Levi in the Cockpit.


Followed by his little brother, Judah.  These are two very fine prospective Missionary Pilots!  Oh, you know how we get when we talk about our Grandkids!!

Of course, there were hundreds of perfect "photo ops", but being very busy speaking with literally hundreds of folks, all I can do is remember, in my mind, all of the images and faces and stories and maneuvers from the Tico Warbird 2015 Airshow!

Today is the last day.  Cindy and Ariana will go to Church and then to the Hospital to minister there.  I'll be on the Flight-Line telling folks about our ministry and Jesus.  

I must also add, had so many great friends come by.  Also had some serious prayer time with some.  This is such a grand opportunity to reach and meet and re-connect and above all, pray together.  I love it!!

Today, I'll be joined by Mark, the son of Joe who introduced me to Jesus many, many years ago.  Mark has a deep passion to serve the Lord and is extremely interested in Air Mobile (he is a serious "Water Mule" in training!).  I am blessed!!

So, it's that time.  Slam down that much needed second cup of java and head to the airport for the final day of the Airshow.  As always, THANK YOU for standing so faithfully with us with your precious and vital prayer, love and support!!!

Air Mobile Joe

3-14-15 Saturday 6:18AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base  – Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

"THUNDER" OVERHEAD - DONKEY BELOW


The "Thunder-birds" that is....Air Mobile was at the TICO WARBRIRDS 2015 AIRSHOW yesterday and we'll be there today and Sunday.  Wow!!  What a Show!!  

The Thunderbirds are spectacular!!  The magnificent display and flights of Warbirds, both old and new makes ones heart beat fast!

We're always blessed to attend this Airshow. When I returned from Haiti on Tuesday, our local Air Traffic Controller asked me if I'd be "set up" and displaying the "Little Donkey".

Had been so busy with Haiti and life that I'd completely forgotten about the Airshow.  Immediately upon landing, I went around the corner to visit my good friend, Marvin.  His wife works for the Valiant Air Command (VAC), the organization that puts on the show.

I made a "last minute" request to be part of the Airshow and it was GRANTED!  Not only for Air Mobile, but also for my great friend and Brother in Christ, Bill of Airborne Ministries!


Peter and I arrived early yesterday and set up for this great Show!  BTW, it looks he's getting taller and I'm getting shorter!!  

Also, had another "Water Mule" in training help by spending all Thursday evening cleaning and waxing the Little Donkey.  Thanks Mark!!


Bill flew his beautiful and unique "Velocity" Aircraft up from Vero Beach and before landing, made 3 low, very fast passes and angled the Velocity to deliver a message to the crowd...."JESUS SAVES"!!

I love these events because it brings out people who truly love aviation.  There is such a wonderful "camaraderie" among aviation enthusiasts!!  We love sharing how we use small airplanes to deliver a lot of clean water and the Good News of Jesus.  It's a great combination!!

So, it's time to head to the airport and tell others about Jesus and Clean Water!  As always, THANK YOU for your precious and faithful prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe




3-13-15 Friday 6:18AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base  – Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

FAREWELL TO ROSIE


Yesterday afternoon, our dear little Rosie passed away succumbing to wounds inflicted on her by a raccoon.   We're simply heart-broken.  Rosie was 11 years old and brought our family so much joy.

I distinctly recall when, we were on a trip out West, and while passing through El Paso, Texas, we decided to buy a Chihuahua.  We had heard that they were good for children with asthma.  Peter had asthma.  

We went to a Restaurant and looked through a "Thrifty Nickel" and found an ad for "Cute Chihuahua Puppies".  

We asked the owner to bring all of the puppies over (we met in a Walmart parking lot),  so that we could select the one we wanted.  We gave Peter the Choice.  Peter immediately, and without hesitation, chose Rosie.  The rest is history.

I don't fully understand the great love that one can have for a little creature.  It's simply a "God-Thing".  There is no doubt in my mind that our Lord made this special relationship.  


Though we will miss our Little Rosie terribly, we are so thankful for all of these years of joy that she brought to us.  Please pray for our family as we work through this.  His Grace is sufficient.


Well, life goes on.  Today, we will be setting up at the TICO WARBIRD 2015 AIRSHOW.  We were invited to attend and it's such an honor to do so.

The Airshow will be at Space Coast Regional Airport (KTIX), located right next to Kennedy Space Center.


If you're in the area, come on out.  It's a GREAT AIRSHOW and just look for the "Little Donkey".  We'll also have an Air Mobile Rescuer set up and on display.  Hope to see you there!! 

With a sad heart, we go forth into this day.  Again, THANK YOU for your precious and greatly appreciated prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe 





3-12-15 Thursday 6:53AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base  – Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe 

A "LONG" DAY WITH GRACE AT THE END


Began yesterday by calling Apple.  My I-Phone 5s has had a "dead spot" on the screen for some time and have just been "living" with it.  Have to turn it all kind of different directions, and slide my finger just right, to get it to work.  It's been driving me crazy.  So....

I scheduled an appointment at an Apple Store.  The problem is, it was days away.  After deep discussion with Apple, decided to take a chance and just "walk- in".  

Had another problem.  The 1 Year Warranty had expired 6 days ago.  OH, I needed some Grace!


Drove 60 miles to the closest Apple Store and it was "jam-packed".  I hear it's always like that.  I put my name in line and braced for a long wait.


Had my Computer and found a very nice Restaurant (Brio's)  with a corner table right at a main entrance of the Mall.  Had plenty of work to do, so I settled in for the long wait to hear my call back to the Apple Store.

Have you ever gone to a Mall and just sat and watched people walk by?  Rarely do I get such a chance.  Well, yesterday was my day.

My server kept me in coffee, and I had a delicious lunch.  Meanwhile, I plunked away at e-mails and such and just watched a steady stream of folks walking in and out of the beautiful Millenia Mall in Orlando.  For the most part, people appeared to be happy going in and coming out.  

I particularly watched the faces of the men who were accompanying their wives carrying a lot of bags out. They seemed to be "moderately" happy.  I further thought about how "prosperous" the U.S. is in comparison with so many third-world countries.  Having just returned from Haiti, the contrast was "stark".

I sat there for nearly 4 hours and overall, it was quite pleasant and I did get a lot work done.  Then, the call came.  

Upon arrival at the Apple Store, I explained that on the 1 Year Date (the cut-off for the Warranty), I was in Haiti and there was NO Apple Store there.  Even showed the Tech my blog from Haiti on the expiration day.  Was skating on "thin ice", but I had to ask for GRACE.  


The Tech at the "Apple Genius Bar" verified that the screen was definitely bad and that indeed the Warranty was expired and....he'd check with the Manager to see if there was a little Grace for me.

We're now about 5 hours into this operation.  I was told to leave the ailing phone and come back after all the diagnostics were done.  

Another hour passes.  I return.  The phone cannot be repaired and it must be replaced and.....after careful consideration of all the facts (being out of the Country and the relief work we're doing), the Manager APPROVED the replacement of the phone at NO CHARGE & they even threw in a new charging plug.  YEA APPLE!!

Then came the long transfer of Data.  While waiting at the Brio Restaurant earlier, did a full back-up.  Restoring the phone took another 2 hours.  Then, it was all done.  Had a new I-Phone 5s at no charge.  Then had the hour drive home.  It was a full 8 hour day, but worth every minute of it.  THANK GOD for GRACE!!

Upon arrival at home, Cindy told me that Rosie, our sweet little Chihuahua had gotten into a life & death fight with a racoon.  She was all torn up.  Cindy had rushed her to the Vet and they patched her up and gave her some strong pain medicine.  This morning, Cindy is back at the Vet with Rosie stitching her up.  Please pray for our Rosie as she recovers.


BTW, last week, our other Chihuahua, Sammy, got into a battle with the racoons and sustained similar injuries.  He's recovering nicely.  

We live in the country and raccoons  are very common and difficult to control.  So, I ask you to pray with us for more GRACE for our two little dogs.

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

Air Mobile Joe    




3-11-15 Wednesday 7:51AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base  – Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  

SMOOTH RIDE HOME....WEEK IN REVIEW  


As is the case with every Haiti "Mission", there is a time to come home.  We have 11 Air Mobile Rescuers all ready for "action" (our "swap-out" reserve).  We currently have 337 Rescuers in operation every day bringing a lot of clean water to thirsty folks all over Haiti*.  


Checked on and verified that the new Air Traffic Control (ATC) equipment was all in place and functioning properly.  The Controllers are very happy with the new equipment.


Our Harris Engineer, Donald, did some more training and worked on getting the final pieces into place for the new system. 

Can't begin to tell you how good it is to talk to Port-Au-Prince over 120 miles out and the transmission is crystal clear!!  Many pilots flying into and out of Haiti are extremely pleased with the new equipment!!


Earlier in the week, we bid farewell to Sandra and Jane who have been running an orphanage close by.  


Barbara has been like a "Mother" to these young missionaries, helping them to get more food for the kids and helping them to overcome so many challenges in Haiti.  We'll miss them.  We gave them a ride to the airport.


Of course, seeing Baby Rosie go from being just barely alive and unable to move any of her limbs to a thriving, very much alive and extremely happy little girl just melts my heart. This is the kind of work that Barb does and we're so glad to be part of it!!


And...there are so many folks who come and help in the mission. We were blessed to have Miss America (2011-2012) down again.  Teresa Scanlan loves the Lord and loves helping out with the kids.  We're so blessed to have so many standing with us!!

BTW, in this photo is Mercy (to the left).  Mercy was adopted 15 years ago and has come back to Haiti to help Barbara.  Wow, sometimes, I just get overwhelmed by how our Lord deploys His troops!!

Well, this little whirlwind review just tells a few of the high-lights of this week. Behind the scenes, I  have been able to PRAY with some great missionaries and have had the opportunity to tell a number of folks about Jesus and pray with them.


So, yesterday morning, the skies were clear and roads were relatively safe to travel on and I headed to the airport.  Did a thorough pre-flight on the Little Donkey and crawled in and fired up the engines.


Climbed to 12,500 feet and settled down to a very smooth ride and even had a 10-15 know tailwind for most of the flight home.  THANK YOU, LORD!  Love those tailwinds!!


Took a shot of the little mirror on the wing of the Little Donkey in flight.  This aircraft has been such an amazing blessing!  Just want to THANK Bill Duncklee again for donating it to Air Mobile!!

Flew back to Fort Pierce in a short 4 hours 10 minutes, thanks to those nice tailwinds.  Then back to our home-base in Titusville.  Met my Cindy for lunch and was just glad to be home.  It was a very, very good week.

You know, you join me on these missions with your prayer, love and support.  THANK YOU again!

Air Mobile Joe

*  Note:  Air Mobile now has 900+ Air Mobile Rescuers in operation in 44 Countries THANKS to the love and generosity of many!!

3-10-15 Tuesday 4:49AM (Haiti Time) - Bon Repos, Haiti - Air Mobile Base Camp  – Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

ROAD REPORT:  CLEAR....FOR NOW

Fortunately, we have a good communication network that gives accurate "road reports" when things heat up in Haiti.  The Report from yesterday morning was...."the roads are extremely clear, very little traffic & no reported 'Manifestations' along your route".


Had scheduled a lunch with Ralph, one of the leaders of Haiti Air Ambulance.  Wanted to get together and get an update on his operation and discuss the extreme need in Haiti for a comprehensive "Search and Rescue" (SAR) operation.

So, I "dashed" into town.  The roads were as reported.  I spotted a few dark columns of smoke on the horizon that indicated a possible "Manifestation".  They like to burn tires and....other things.. to make a statement.  My route was completely clear, Thank God!

Arrived right on time and we had a great lunch that my Cindy would be very proud of...a nice Chef Salad.  Ralph and I discussed many thing, including educating the Haitian people to the fact that a helicopter can truly save a life.  


For you see, many, particularly in the Provinces, have never witnessed or heard of a Helicopter Air Ambulance.  It is a new concept.  

Think about it.  We in America and other developed countries have seen many helicopters at accidents or crash sights.  Many of our Haitian brothers and sisters have never seen such a thing.

Our job is to educate them and let it be known, far and wide that there is an Emergency Helicopter Air Ambulance service in Haiti.  


On the way home, which was quite clear, I stopped in to see my good friend and Brother in Christ, David Heady (Global Outreach).  I found David in the "Generator Room" doing routine maintenance on one of his beautiful generators (you could eat off the floor).

We headed back up to the Mission House and were joined by Judy, David's wife.  We discussed the new Helicopter Ambulance Service and they had not heard a word about it.  

I was quick to explain all about it and encouraged them to get the word out among all their friends, particularly in the remote, isolated regions of Haiti.  Let them know, that there is hope and help in time of need. 


In many ways, this is like the Gospel.  Jesus is so good and He has come that we might have life and have it abundantly.  We just need to let folks know.  I'm reminded of the Scripture...."How beautiful are the feet of those who bring Good News".  

Now, I know a Helicopter Air Ambulance can't compare to the Amazing Grace of our Lord Jesus, but it is because of the Amazing Grace of our Lord Jesus, that Ralph and Company have come to Haiti to help those in need.  Go Ralph & Company!!


Been adjusting to that "lost hour".  Up early this morning, enjoying a delicious cup of coffee and reflecting on the goodness of our Lord Jesus.  Yes, we need to let the world know all about Jesus!  He brings LIFE & not death!!

Another day in Haiti.  What lies ahead??  I don't know, but He does.  As always, THANK YOU for your faithful and greatly appreciate prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe 









3-9-15 Monday 6:59AM (Haiti Time) - Bon Repos, Haiti - Air Mobile Base Camp  – Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe*

HANGING AROUND THE "VILLAGE"


Here in Haiti, there is a lot of discontent.  Today, there are a number of "Manifestations" (Riots) scheduled to take place in different parts of the City (Port-Au-Prince).  People are just unhappy with the way things are going.

In recent weeks there have been a number "Manifestations" over gas prices, the lack of elections, etc. etc.  Not sure what these current "Rumblings" are about today.  At any rate, it's a good idea not be on the streets...unless necessary.


So, been staying "Close to the Village" to avoid any problems.  Yesterday morning, we visited the Church, that Barb was instrumental in building, with the help of the Church at Viera.  The worship was sweet and very Haitian.


Then, it was "back to work" in Joe's Depot where we give tender, loving care to Air Mobile Rescuers that need a little attention.  What a pleasant surprise to be visited by my dear friend, Bernard.  We go back 35 years!!

Bernard is fellow pilot and Mechanical Engineer and knows a lot about a lot of stuff.  We've faced many problems together and seen our Lord move so many times!! It was a joy to demonstrate the Air Mobile Rescuer to him.  He fully grasped the UV / Ozone / Photo-Oxidation "miracle".


Of course, Kevin was close by learning the system.  During this time of "Hanging around the Village", have been able to bring our inventory of "Refreshed" Rescuers up to 10, a very good level.


We are now celebrating 11 years of clean water in the "Village".  The Air Mobile Rescuers just run and run delivering life and health.  I'm so THANKFUL for this "miracle" machine! 

We'll be monitoring the "road conditions" today to see where and how intense these latest rounds of "Manifestations" are.  We pray for peace in Haiti.  Violence and destruction will NOT help the Haitians to achieve their goals!

As always, THANK YOU for standing together with us with your faithful and precious and vital prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe


3-8-15 Sunday 6:57AM (Haiti Time) - Bon Repos, Haiti - Air Mobile Base Camp  – Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

WHERE DID THAT HOUR GO????


In Haiti, there are no reminders to "Spring Forward".  I awoke and the sun was not yet risen and I looked at the little "clock" on my computer.  My first thought..."where did that hour go"?   Oh well, I'll, just like many of you, "adjust".

One hour is pretty easy to "absorb".  Now, when you travel to, say, the Philippines...that 12 hour time difference will really "mess you up".


I had asked you to pray for peace and calm in Haiti yesterday.  THANK YOU!  We were up very early and drove to "Love-A-Child" which is located near the Dominican Border.  


There, we met with Sherry Burnett.  Barbara had prepared a special "Poster" to express her deep appreciation for all the food that Bobby and Sherry have donated to literally tens of thousands each month.




Then, Love-A-Child loaded our mission truck with 72 boxes of Manna-Pak food.  Now, let me tell you what that translates to in meals - 15,552 meals!!! 

Note:  We were not alone!  They loaded about 20 other mission organizations with similar loads.


BTW, I have known Bobby and Sherry Burnett for 37 years.  Only our Lord knows how many lives they have saved.  They are faithful and demonstrate the love of God with their lives.  THANK YOU, Bobby and Sherry!

After receiving that great load of food, we then made the journey home.  We were a big target for "highway robbery" but...we made it home, safe and sound.  Now, Barb can provide a lot of nourishing meals to the hungry in our area.

Today, I'll be in the Air Mobile Rescuer "Refurbishing" Depot bringing a couple of Rescuers back to life.  Out of the 337 units that we have in operation here in Haiti, only a few need special attention.  I love doing this!!  Keeping clean water flowing saves lives!

So, now that we've "lost that hour", it's time to get to work.  As always, THANK YOU for your faithful and vital prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe

PS - IF YOU'RE NEW TO THIS "RAMBLING BLOG" AND WANT TO KNOW HOW WE'VE GOTTEN TO THIS "JUNCTURE OF THE JOURNEY", SIMPLY CLICK ON "OLDER POSTS" BELOW TO SEE HOW WE'VE GOTTEN HERE.  WELCOME ABOARD!!  

Air Mobile Joe