Thursday, June 22, 2017

THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES.....JUNE 2017

6-22-17  Thursday 4:51 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Philadelphi, PA - Air Mobile "On the Move" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

A "WICKED" LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS...SHUT DOWN PHILLY

It was time to head home from DC.  Arrived at Reagan International early.  Boarded the small Regional Jet (CRJ700) right on time, taxied for take-off and then.....

Philadelphia International closed, as a violent line of thunderstorms raged through.  We sat on the tarmac for nearly 3 hours.

Finally, we were cleared for take-off for the 30 minute flight.  Of course, I missed my connecting flight....and so did a lot of other folks.

Got a "slight" discount on a room here in Philly and have been rescheduled on an early flight.  After about 4 hours of sleep, up early and getting ready to go find a Shuttle Bus for the airport.  Such is life.

Meanwhile, to our south, here comes..."Cindy"....Tropical Storm Cindy that is.  

She's packing a lot of rain and flash flooding can be deadly.  We're keeping a close on this first named storm of the season.

Here's more - TROPICAL STORM "CINDY" MOVING IN ON GULF COAST - LIFE THREATENING FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE AS STORM MOVES INLAND

So, as I head to the airport, I hope there will be NO more delays.  It's time to go see my Cindy!!

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

Air Mobile Joe





6-21-17  Wednesday 7:11 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Arlington, VA - Air Mobile "On the Move" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

"ON THE HILL"....TRAVELING WITH A LEGEND!

Traveling with Stan Brock, is truly..."Traveling with a Legend"!

Everywhere we went, "On the Hill", folks seemed to know Stan.

We are in DC seeking help and guidance on our joint mission to South Sudan (RAM AIR MOBILE RELIEF MISSION). 

Stan is also seeking to make it easier for Doctors to cross state lines to volunteer in RAM Free Medical Clinics. He's also advocating to get Vision and Dental added to the new Health Care law.

Remote Area Medical (RAM) has provided FREE Health Care to over 1,000,000 people!  Stan has a heart of love and care for others!  It's an honor to work with Stan!

Before arriving "On the Hill", I picked up our Visas from the South Sudan Embassy!  

Yea! It's very good having the Passports, with the New Visas in them, "In Hand"!

I had a bit of free time before the first "On the Hill" meeting.  Went straight to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.  I love this place!

I seem to always end up just gazing at the "Spirit of St. Louis".  What Charles Lindbergh did in that little airplane was truly HEROIC!

Then it was "On the Hill".  Senator Corker was delighted to have his picture taken with Stan!  That's just the way it is.  

BTW, Senator Corker was in Uganda when our team was in South Sudan.  

He helped us a great deal on our first mission there.  Our meeting was very helpful toward our next mission to that region.

Stan's compassion and love for people works on both sides of the aisle.  

We left Senator Corker (Republican) and visited with Senator Kain (Democrat).  What a blessing seeing this bond of unity on caring for people who are suffering!

Today, Stan and the RAM Team will be back "On the Hill".  

Stan has a plan to save thousands of wild mustangs here in America and get them shipped to Guyana (where they are desperately needed).

At the same time, this plan will save the American Tax Payers literally millions of dollars.  Folks, truly, this man is a LEGEND!!

I'll be flying back to Florida later today and....seeking to a bit of rest and relaxation with my precious Cindy and Ari.  

Time to check out and catch a flight.  As always, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support.  I'm so glad to have you with us on this amazing journey!!

Air Mobile Joe



6-20-17  Tuesday 6:57 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Arlington, VA - Air Mobile "On the Move" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

A VISIT TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE....TRAVEL WARNINGS & A PARKING TICKET

Began yesterday with an early morning drive from Arlington to DC.  

Found a "legal" parking spot...or so I thought, and made the short walk to the State Department.

Arrived about an hour early and just enjoyed sitting in the lobby and watching folks come and go.

Our purpose of meeting with the State Department was to get critical information before launching our next RAM AIR MOBILE RELIEF MISSION to South Sudan and beyond.

Stan and company (Jeff and Anabel) arrived right on time and we went into our meeting with Rich Peterson, head of the South Sudan "Desk".

Rich had arranged for other "Desks" of neighboring countries, as well as USAID to be in our meeting.

The exchange of information was invaluable.  We were able to share the successes we had on our last mission to South Sudan.  

We were also properly "Warned" of the dangers & challenges we would face on our next "Mission" to the region.

At the end of our meeting, Rich escorted us out and we got permission to take a group photo in the famed lobby of the State Department.

Before bidding Rich farewell, Stan had a gift for him.  A copy of his book, "All the Cowboys were Indians".

Folks, the meeting went extremely well and we're very THANKFUL to our Lord for opening these doors.

"In the Multitude of Counsel, there is wisdom and safety"!

As we approached the rental car, I was shocked, to see a Parking Ticket on my windshield. 

I did not see a "Do Not Park" sign anywhere!  Oh, well, such is driving and parking in DC.

From the State Department, we made the short ride to the South Sudan Embassy.  There we met Sarah, who has been very helpful to us in obtaining our all important Visas.

Without the Visa, there is no travel there.  The last time I sent my Passport via UPS,,,,it got "misdirected" and I almost missed my flight to South Sudan.

This time, the passports for our team were "hand delivered" and will be, hopefully, ready for pick up today.



Today, we'll be in more meetings "On the Hill".  May our Lord lead us each step of the way.

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

Air Mobile Joe





6-19-17  Monday 5:52 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Arlington, VA - Air Mobile "On the Move" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

LEAVE THE FLYING TO....AMERICAN

Up early, arrive at the Orlando International with plenty of time to have a nice breakfast.  No need to have the stress of a rushed morning.  Ahhhh.

Had a lovely and smooth flight to Washington, DC.  Staying in Alrington and will be in meetings beginning this morning.

Our first stop:  The U.S. State Department.  On our last mission to South Sudan, the State Dept. was invaluable in helping us with excellent contacts.  

Many strategic doors were opened allowing us to get CLEAN WATER where desperately needed.  

I'm joined by Stan Brock, the founder of Remote Area Medical (RAM).  Our combined outreach to South Sudan is called:  RAM AIR MOBILE RELIEF.

We've had the privilege to work with Stan and RAM all over the world.  What an amazing organization!!

Here's what Wikipedia had to say about RAM and believe me....this is just tip of the iceberg.

Today, we'll also be dropping our Passports off at the South Sudan Embassy.

You may recall, on our last mission to South Sudan, our passports got "diverted" and we didn't have them in hand until just a few hours before our flight.

We'll hand deliver them today and....hopefully pick them up tomorrow.

The situation in South Sudan is getting worse by the day as the number of refugees skyrocket!  Here's more - SOUTH SUDAN HAS WORLD'S FASTEST GROWING NUMBER OF DISPLACED

Oh, I was so busy yesterday getting to DC, I forgot it was Father's Day.  Messages from Cindy and the Kids and friends poured in all day.  THANK YOU!!

Time to go get breakfast and face the Monday Morning DC Traffic....and hopefully, will find "Parking" relatively close to our meetings.

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

Air Mobile Joe

6-18-17  Sunday 5:54 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

DICEY WX.....& THE "MISSION" GOES ON!!


It was time to head home.  The Weather looked pretty "Dicey", but....with 14 fuel tanks, giving me a lot range, I had a lot of choices along the route.

Arrived at the airport early, did a good pre-flight, crawled in and had a final word of prayer.

I knew that the flight home would be challenging.  Over the years, I've landed on just about every Bahama Island along the route.  

It would be NO problem to just set down on one of those Islands, if the weather got ugly.  I simply asked our Lord to make a way through.

There, I found a sweet altitude of 12,500' and for the next 4 hours flew through light rain "in between layers".  God is good!!!!

After clearing customs in Fort Pierce and making the short flight to our Home Base in Titusville, I snapped a shot of the weather.

It was still ugly, but I knew that our Lord had given me a sweet path home.  THANK YOU JESUS!!

I only have time to enjoy one cup of coffee with our pretty orchids and tranquil view before....flying to Washington DC on American Airlines this morning.

Stan Brock, of Remote Area Medical (RAM) and I will be in meetings with the U.S. State Department regarding our Mission to South Sudan.

We'll also be meeting with Senator Rubio's office, as well as Senator Corker.  

We hope to be able to return to South Sudan soon. It is just absolutely devastated by war, famine and disease (cholera).  Here's just one story - SOUTH SUDAN'S DISPLACED SEE LITTLE CHANCE OF PEACE

It's not a time to rest (though I'd love to join Cindy and Ari at the Tennessee Cabin for a "spell"), but there is just too much going on.  And...we have a critical answer, CLEAN WATER!

So, the "Mission" goes on and our Lord is giving me special strength.  As always, THANK YOU for your invaluable and truly appreciated prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe



6-17-17  Saturday 5:27 AM (Haiti Time)  - Bon Repos, Haiti - Air Mobile Base Camp - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

FOLLOWING UP...

One of our projects for Haiti has been improving Air Traffic Control communications.  Spent the day meeting with OFNAC Officials (the FAA of Haiti) and verifying that all is functioning well.

In this shot is my dear friend for 35 years, Pastor Enock Raymond.  Enock is now in charge of testing and verifying that all ATC systems meet international standards.

We spent time going over recent OFNAC changes and then....we had some great fellowship in Jesus.  Enock loves the Lord and we have so many stories of God's Amazing Grace in our lives over the years.

While at the airport, fueled the Little Donkey.  Also visited with my good friends at MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) and THANKED John for diagnosing and repairing the rudder peddle connect from the other day. 

You know, I say this a lot, but it is so TRUE....."Surely, our Lord knows how to deploy His troops"!! 

So, on this beautiful Saturday morning, I go forth, in His Name.  What lies ahead?  I don't know, but I do know that....He does!

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

Air Mobile Joe




6-16-17  Friday 6:29 AM (Haiti Time)  - Bon Repos, Haiti - Air Mobile Base Camp - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

CHASING A "GOLDEN" SUNRISE

Yesterday morning, I was up early...long before the sun rose.  The time was right.  

The Little Donkey was ready, loaded and fueled. Did a final pre-flight, boarded and took off for Haiti.

Had a bit of weather along the route, but with plenty of fuel, should be no problem.

I could hear the traffic going into Miami and there were "holds" as the storms were brewing.  

The Little Donkey skirted just on the east side of them.

I climbed to 15,000' and settled down to a nice ride.  I began to see the sun peeking on the horizon.  Been flying this route for 37 years and it never gets old.

Each spectacular sunrise unfolds with unique beauty.  It's difficult for me to explain the wonder of it all.  

The snaps barely capture the live beauty of a Caribbean sunrise.

Then, in a moment, in full majesty, the GOLDEN SUNRISE bursts forth.  To God be the Glory!!! 

His wonders are new every morning!!  

The weather continued to brew and stew just to the west of my course, but again, our Lord made a way and even gave me a little Rainbow.

All throughout the 5 hour flight, I monitor my Oxygen level.  So thankful for the tools that we have.  This Pulse Oxymeter lets me know just how much O2 I have.  Another good safety feature.

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The cabin of the Little Donkey was full to the brim.  I took this short clip to give you a brief tour of the cockpit during this lovely flight.

As I was descending into Port-au-Prince, a small bolt connecting the rudder pedals to the rudders, failed!  Remember, this little airplane is 47 years old.  This bolt has likely been in place for all of those 47 years.

I knew that the landing would be tricky.  And yes, I called on the Name of Jesus...multiple times.  

There was a crosswind and it would have been nice to have those rudders, but with a lot of aileron, and a great deal of prayer, the Little Donkey landed safe at Port-au-Prince.  Again, TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

Within 10 minutes, John Munsel, MAF Pilot / Mechanic found the problem and replaced that little bolt with a new one.  

I did a test flight and the Little Donkey is good to go again!  

When I walked through the General Aviation Terminal, was pleasantly surprised to see our good friend, Cindy Scarborough who is in Haiti on a mission.  

I shared my landing story and we prayed giving God all the Glory for helping me land the Little Donkey.

So, sitting at the Haiti Desk, sipping a cup of coffee, I'm planning this day that our Lord has made.  What adventure lies ahead?  Surely, He knows and I'm holding tightly onto His hand!

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

Air Mobile Joe




6-15-17  Thursday 2:19 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

WHAT I DO IN MY...SPARE TIME

Every pilot...who flies over large bodies of water, thinks about...what would happen if I have to "Ditch" the plane?

BTW, this is a "Stock photo" of a Cessna 337 "Ditching" - 

Believe me, on those long hours of flying over the waves... just brings that thought to mind...many times.

We think the procedures through and hope...that everything works well IF it is necessary to "Ditch".

Well, we recently acquired a 4-6 man raft that was "Out of Date".  It needed to be sent to the manufacturer to be refurbished.  Before it could be shipped, it had to be inflated...otherwise, I'd pay a fortune for "Hazardous Material".

Mmmm, I thought.  What a grand opportunity.  I'll video it and share it with you.  That's what Yahn and I did yesterday.  Here it is - 


When I pulled the lanyard, it didn't inflate at first.  I had to grab it and give it a good pull for it to work.  Now, I've experienced it...in a simulated condition, but none the less, I kind of know that it feels like.

We spent yesterday organizing the supplies destined for Haiti.  And...the Little Donkey is all cleared for "Take-Off".  We're just waiting for our "Release" from the Lord.

I'm just waiting for the sun to rise to see the beauty out of my back yard.  I love those quiet peaceful moments, with a good cup of coffee in hand.

I'm also pleased that Barb and Ari made it up to Tennessee to join my Cindy on their adventure.  All is well with them.

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

Air Mobile Joe


6-14-17  Wednesday 6:07 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

A PEACEFUL MORNING....THE DAY IS JUST BEGINNING

I absolutely love the early morning.  Beautiful sunrise, a delicious cup of coffee and pondering the love of God....to vast to grasp.

These precious moments need to be tucked away into my memory and brought out when things get hectic and intense...as is often the case when we're in field fighting "cholera" or some other dread disease.

Thank God for these peaceful moments.

Well, Barb and Ari made it to Tennessee and are now with my Cindy.  They'll be having a great time on a "working retreat".

Meanwhile, Yahn is busy building Air Mobile Rescuers, getting ready for the next deployment.

Paul and I have been getting the Little Donkey ready for the "Next Mission...maybe".  We're awaiting our "Release" order from the Lord.  Such is the life of a Missionary Family.

We're THANKFUL to the Lord for giving us great tools as the Air Mobile Rescuer that can make very dirty water and make it very clean.  This is often a "Life-Saver".

We're THANKFUL for so many Volunteers (I call them our precious "Water Mules") who travel the world with us bringing clean water to the thirsty.

We're THANKFUL for the Little Donkey, that we've flown all over this hemisphere bringing clean water and the love of God to the suffering.

Yes, we have much for which to be THANKFUL.  I'M especially THANKFUL for you, for your invaluable prayer, love and support.

So, it's time to head out into this beautiful day that our Lord has made.  God bless you and THANKS again!!

Air Mobile Joe

6-13-17  Tuesday 6:57 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

BARB & ARI ON AN....ADVENTURE / MISSION

Yesterday morning, I drove Barb and Ari to the airport for an early flight to Tennessee to join Cindy on a "Mission".

We arrived 2 hours before flight time and we "thought" all was well.

Before I could drive away, Ari ran out and informed me that the flight was CANCELLED!

It was delayed for 24 hours.  I offered to bring them home and try again tomorrow.

Barb got that little twinkle in her eye and said..."Mmmm, this could be quite an adventure".  

The airline had offered a meal / hotel voucher and who knows what other "Goodies" Barb might be able to get.

"No" she said, "I think we'll just let the airline take care of us and who knows what else".  That's Barb. 

My Ariana will spend some time with a "Missionary Legend" and learn how to take an unfortunate event (cancellation) and turn it into a grand adventure.

That's just what they've been doing. They should be arriving at the airport now to "try again".

Meanwhile, I've been working on the Little Donkey.  Was scheduled to take it up for a test flight yesterday.  Yahn and I did our pre-flight, crawled on-board and there, to my chagrin, sat the Master switch...in the "ON" position.

It was me.  The last time I went into the Little Donkey, I turned on the Master Switch to check something and....forgot to turn it off.  I was the guilty party.

The battery was so dead, there was not .001 volt.  We've been letting it charge all day and night and we may...be able to revive it.  We'll find out this morning.   If it doesn't come back to life, we do have a plan B.

So, today, the "Adventure" continues.  We pray that Barb and Ari make it to Tennessee to join my Cindy.

We'll continue to get the Little Donkey all ready for..."The Next Mission" and life goes on.

And.... we know that "All things work together for good....."!

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

Air Mobile Joe






6-12-17  Monday 3:51 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

BARBARA & ARI ON A "MISSION"

Several days ago, my Cindy went to Tennessee on a "Mission".  Well, it was kind of a "working retreat".  

This morning, Ariana and Barb will be flying to meet her there.  We're up early to catch that flight.  Going to miss them, but such is the life of a "Missionary Family".

Yesterday, Barb (The "Celebrity") met a number of families that have her "Rescued Children".  One such family is Dr. Steve & Millie Badolato.  They adopted little Lensa 8 years ago.  

She is a "Miracle".  Her body was severely burned and with love and care and a divine healing by our Lord, this lovely young lady is full of life and love!

Lensa and Ari are very good friends!  It is so much fun to watch them together.  I love this shot with Barb in the middle!

It's time to dash out the door and go put Barb and Ari on that flight to join my sweet Cindy in Tennessee.

Meanwhile, I'll be working diligently on the "Next Mission" to.....?  Not sure if it'll be Haiti, Washington DC or South Sudan.  Our Lord knows!

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

Air Mobile Joe



6-11-17  Sunday 7:34 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

PERFECT TIMING...

Joe Polozola, the man that introduced me to Jesus (many years ago!), is a master plumber....and a highly valued Board Member for Air Mobile.  

He and I manage to get together from time to time, but it usually takes some serious coordination.  We're both pretty busy.

After multiple attempts to get a little plumbing job done in our home, we settled on Saturday morning (yesterday).  

Little did we know that, the ever moving Barbara...would drop in, from Haiti, the evening before!!

Oh, I needed to be able to just "Download" all that has been happening!

The "South Sudan Mission" is extremely complicated and quite dangerous.  We need God's Wisdom and Guidance!

In the Multitude of Counselors...there is wisdom and safety!! 




After getting the little plumbing job done, we sat down and I laid out every detail of all that was accomplished on our last mission to South Sudan and....how the next mission is shaping up.

Can't begin to tell you what a blessing it was to share all that our Lord is doing with my great friends and counselors, Barb and Joe!!

They had great insight and wisdom indeed.  I truly love the way our Lord deploys His troops...with perfect timing!

Being with Barb is like being with a "Celebrity".  With literally thousands of children whom she has adopted, there are folks everywhere that love Barb.  Her phone is ringing continually.

One couple, Pastor Chris and his wife Joanna have known Barb for nearly 30 years.  It just so happened that they were passing through and showed up.  It was a grand reunion.

Today is another "Adventure" with Barbara!

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

Air Mobile Joe



  

6-10-17  Saturday 7:27 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

"WALKER ALERT"

Barbara is like a member of our family.  She certainly is, due to the fact to 2 of our daughters were rescued by this intrepid "Lady of God".

We are not alone.  Barbara, (AKA:  "Rambo in the Blue Dress" - so named for her dogged determination to complete a mission of Rescue) has rescued over 2500 children for adoption

Well, yesterday afternoon, the phone rang.  Two words...."WALKER ALERT".  I simply replied..."What time do you land?"  That's the way it is.  

Barb's daughter works for American Airlines, giving her "Free" travel privileges.  Barb works the system and is able to travel all over the world...and she does.  It was time for Barb to get a perm at Walmart (her favorite store).

At 8:30 last night, she was standing on the curb.  I love my job as a Missionary serving in the Body of Christ with such extraordinary people, as Barb!!

 Just like that, my schedule changes a bit, but Barb always brings life, and incredible humor and exceptional wisdom.  Barb has served on my Board for years!

It just so happens that I need Barb's insight into a situation.  So, for this weekend, I'll have the privilege of laying out all of the details of our upcoming South Sudan (and beyond) life-saving mission.

And...completely (uncoordinated by me), my life-long friend and Board Member, Joe Polozola is coming by my house this morning to do a little plumbing.  

Totally arranged by our Lord Jesus, are my two most precious advisers arriving at my home at the same time.  

Yes, "SURELY, OUR LORD KNOWS HOW TO DEPLOY HIS TROOPS!!" 

Oh, we're going to have a good time.  I'm so relieved to be able to lay out every detail of what we're doing in South Sudan and get their precious insight and widom.  God is good!!

I'm very grateful to have you on-board with your precious prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe


6-9-17  Friday 6:47 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

MEANWHILE....CHOLERA CASES TOP 100,000 IN YEMEN & RAPIDLY CLIMBING!

Cholera is an absolutely dreadful disease killing in hours if....clean water / re-hydration is not given RAPIDLY!

I know from personal experience.  I got cholera while bringing Air Mobile Rescuers to "Ground Zero" (where the disease "exploded" in Haiti).

I accidentally touched an infected person.  Hours later...  I became violently ill and without a lot of clean water... could have easily died.  

The truth is...I was a bit careless.  But, that experience has produced a lot of empathy in me for the stricken.

We're watching the rapid spread of Cholera from South Sudan to Yemen.  Here's more on the "explosion in Yemen" (over 100,000 NEW cases since May!!)CHOLERA: THE PLAGUE OF THE POOR

We're working diligently on finding funding and clearing the way to return to South Sudan and "possibly" get some Air Mobile Rescuers into "War-Ravaged" Yemen.  This will be a very delicate operation and we truly need your prayer for guidance!!

Meanwhile, this report just in from South Sudan - SOUTH SUDAN: GUNMEN KILL 14 & WOUND 35 IN AMBUSH ON CONVOY

Suffice it to say...South Sudan is a very dangerous place!

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


6-8-17  Thursday 7:11 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

HARD REALITY OF WAR-TORN SOUTH SUDAN &....A STORY OF HOPE AND LOVE!!

The grim reality of South Sudan is how the children suffer.  While we were in Juba, our Lord led us to meet Cathy of "Confident Children Out of Conflicet" (CCC).  What an AMAZING LADY OF GOD!

It was our joy and great privilege to present Cathy of CCC an Air Mobile Rescuer.

This morning, I saw this story done on CCC and the AWESOME work Cathy is doing to RESCUE girls from "Hell".

Here's the story (Warning:  Some of the content of this story is disturbing, but a tragic reality)- IN SOUTH SUDAN'S WAR, SHELTER PROTECTS GIRLS FROM SELLING SEX

Dr. Aaron was the one who directed our team to CCC.  Thank you, Aaron!!

After we set up the Rescuer and showed Cathy how that ALL of the children in CCC can now get clean water, Cathy sent me this E-mail.

Dear Joe,
Thank you very much for the gift of that most wonderful water plant. All the girls went to church in their beautiful dresses with their dolls. 
Their Sunday School teacher is copied in here, and he is also the MAF contact I got for you. 

We needed such a tool so much and my colleague Helen was stunned to hear about the water plant and how you and Dr. Web just turned up with it. God sent you to our centre and my God bless you. 

The water plant is amazing, we have produced over 120 litres of water since yesterday. We cleaned the very dirty filter twice and removed the air 3 times. 
The machine continues to fascinate every one who sees it. Elger was so fascinated he can't wait to receive theirs. 

Here is Elger's number 0954399754 if you would like to contact him. Send our regards to the ladies who made the dresses. 
blessings.
--
Cathy Groenendijk
Executive Director
Confident Children out of Conflict 
P.o. box 36653, Kampala, Uganda
Mobile number +211 955 065 445 (Viva Cell)

Mobile in Holland +31 636 038 468
Home phone: +31 182 785 326
Slype: CathyCCC

I found this little clip of my drinking the water from the very dirty rain bucket and just to make the test a bit more credible, I asked one of the young men to put his dirty foot / leg into the bucket along with his dirty sandal.  Here's the clip -
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I wanted to share this wonderful story with you to let you know how your PRAYER, LOVE & SUPPORT is reaching "The least of these"...those that are vulnerable and suffering & often forgotten.  (Matthew 25:35-45

This is what our Lord Jesus wants us to do and you're part of it!! 

Yesterday was an amazing day.  Had the honor to speak to 250 children and tell them about missions and bringing CLEAN WATER in the Name of Jesus!

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Here's just a little clip of my asking the children to pray for us - Jesus hears the little children!!

Time to get on with very rainy day in normally sunny Florida.  As always, THANK YOU for your precious and invaluable prayer, love and support!!!


Air Mobile Joe

6-7-17  Wednesday 6:11 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

INDIANA JONES NIGHT AT THE HURSTON'S

Christian called me the other day and said, "Let's introduce the kids to Indiana Jones".  

It hard for me to believe that this great flick came out in June 1981. 

My, my...how time flies!!  Our kids had never seen any of the movies.

So, last night, we all gathered around the TV and watched "Raiders of the Lost Ark".  Oh, it was fun!

I must admit, I really like the character, Indy, and Harrison Ford plays the role perfectly!

And yes, the kids loved "Raiders".  We're scheduling in another one soon.

Meanwhile, earlier yesterday, was busy trying to figure out how to get Air Mobile Rescuers into Yemen. 

The Cholera outbreak can soon reach 300,000.  This is staggering.  The need for clean water, especially in the isolated areas is urgent.  Our biggest challenge will be getting them there and staying alive!

Today, Cindy, Ariana and I will be bringing the Air Mobile Rescuer to a VBS (Vacation Bible School) at Calvary Chapel, Merritt Island.

We'll be demonstrating the remarkable purifier to 5 classes ranging from Kindergarten to teens.  Should be fun.

Time to head out the door and encourage young folks to serve our Lord and bring clean water to the thirsty.

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

Air Mobile Joe



6-6-17  Tuesday 5:47 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

IN THE "CALM"

While sitting at my desk, with the tranquil scene outside our "Florida Room", my mind often goes back to where we've just been.  

The peace and beauty surrounding me is comforting, but the memories are haunting.

The fact that I can get up and get a cool glass of clean water, or push the button and have a cup of delicious coffee is a blessing and I'm very THANKFUL.

However, knowing that there is something that we can do to bring the simple gift of clean water to a desperately thirsty child is ever with me.

What can I do today to bring that to pass?  That is where I simply ask our Lord to lead and guide me this day.

Last night, Stan Brock and I were talking late into the evening as to how we could get clean water to the sick and thirsty in Yemen.  

Cholera is RAGING and millions are without access to clean water in that war ravaged country.  What can we do?  Jesus said...."I was thirsty and you gave me to drink!"

Traveling to Yemen is STRONGLY advised against due to the on-going violence.  However...we are working on a plan.  Can't give any details at this time, but a plan is coming together.

Here is the Travel Warning:  YEMEN TRAVEL WARNING / ALERT

For that reason, again, I come to you and ask you to join together with us, as never before, with your prayer, love and support!!

We need to hear clear direction on this mission.  God bless!!!

Air Mobile Joe

6-5-17  Monday 6:17 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

AIR MOBILE....RECRUITING

Joe Prussel is no stranger to Air Mobile. We've been all over the world together.  He is, as we say, a PREMIER WATER MULE!

On numerous occasions, Joe has dropped everything and joined us on critical missions in some very "dicey" countries (Myanmar, Philippines, Haiti, Nepal...to name a few).

Over the weekend, we met at Cracker Barrel and discussed...South Sudan.  We will be returning....sometime in the near future. 

Can't begin to tell you how much we appreciate our Volunteers (AKA - "Water Mules").  Our Lord has given us the BEST!!

"SURELY....OUR LORD KNOWS HOW TO DEPLOY HIS TROOPS"!!

Meanwhile in neighboring Yemen, Cholera has raised it's ugly head.  There are 3000-5000 NEW cases DAILY!  Here's more - 3000-5000 NEW CASES OF CHOLERA...DAILY!

"Yemen is one of the worst places on earth...to be a child"!

The need for CLEAN WATER is urgent.  We are in prayer about reaching into Yemen....possibly from South Sudan.

So, on this Monday morning in America...it's time to "Get back to work"!

The "Jet-Lag" has slowly diminished and I'm back on a regular schedule.  Coffee makes it work!

As I say every single day, without exception, and mean with all of my heart, THANK YOU for your invaluable and precious prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe

    

6-4-17  Sunday 6:47 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

JESUS SAVES!

What a DIFFERENCE.  When the Lord Jesus reached down and saved me...out of a very dark place, He put in my heart the desire to SAVE lives.

What just happened on London Bridge and Manchester and Manila and....the list goes on and on, is NOT inspired by a loving God.  

What kind of deception and blindness and cruelty is at play in the hearts of TERRORISTS! 

Let us PRAY for those innocent ones who have been brutally attacked.  Let us PRAY for those who have been so completely DECEIVED as to think and believe that such terrible acts are pleasing to GOD. 

So, on this Sunday morning, as we prepare for Church, we go forth in His Name to bring life and joy and hope through the GOOD NEWS of JESUS!

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

Air Mobile Joe

6-3-17  Saturday 5:57 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

EAT...SLEEP...CHILL

Cindy made me scratch pancakes with a little Andouille sausage.  Mmmmm.  Oh, how I've missed my Baby's home cooking!

Now, when I fell in love with Cindy, I knew that she was  an amazing and beautiful "Lady of God", but.... she's an awesome cook to boot.  I am a BLESSED MAN!!

Then, for dessert, hot Blueberry Muffins!  Now, that's living and just enjoying life.

Didn't have anything on my schedule for the day, except eating, sleeping and chilling!

Spent some quiet time just gazing out of our back window.  We love orchids.  Here's a lovely shot of an "Orchid Crane".


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Then, a few minutes later, the "Orchid Crane" flew away and "Mr. Orchid Gator" glided in...looking for another gator.  Love the "Nature Show" out of our back window.

Just a few days ago, our team was in South Sudan bringing clean water to thirsty, sick and desperate people.

It does seem as if I'm on a different planet.  There is a time to just chill, reflect and refuel.

I praise God for this precious opportunity.

OK, I will admit to responding to a number of e-mails from South Sudan.

Yes, we are already planning our next mission.  Not sure where it will be or when it will be, but there will be, with our Lord's help, the "Next Mission".  For now, just rest.

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

Air Mobile Joe

6-2-17  Friday 5:55 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

SAFE!!! AT HOME BASE....GOOD TO BE HOME

Our journey home began on Tuesday....I walked across the threshold of our home at midnight on Thursday (last night).  South Sudan is far from Titusville, FL!

However, the images and suffering and danger of South Sudan are still very much with me.

The question is....."When will we go back??"

I can't give you a date.  I will say, by faith, we will go back to South Sudan....sooner than later!

We WILL, with the help of our Lord Jesus, bring clean water to the thirsty and dying!  This is what HE told us to do!  Matthew 25:35-46

The situation there is...spinning out of control.  

I could say a lot here, but will only share one story from yesterday telling of the insane brutality and cruelty that so many innocent ones are facing....


It was so good to see my precious Cindy.  And yes, I'm so glad to be home.  I took a nice, long shower and my bed has never been more comfortable.  We have so much for which to be THANKFUL!

Will spend a bit of time "Re-fueling" and just "resting" and letting the 7 hour time difference (jet lag) slowly work out of my system.

Can't THANK YOU enough for joining together with us on this journey.  Your prayer, love and support are vital to this mission!!

Air Mobile Joe

6-1-17  Thursday 6:51 AM (Brussels Time)  - Brussels, Belgium Air Mobile "On the Move" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

MEET...CHILL....FLY ALL NIGHT

(NOTE:  If this blog sounds a little more dis-jointed and rambling than usual, it is.  I'm exhausted mentally and emotionally.  Bear with me...thanks!)

After a good nights sleep yesterday in Entebbe, Uganda, had a great meeting with Henry, a friend and Florida Business Man,  
We've been talking about possibly manufacturing the Air Mobile Rescuer in Uganda for some time.

Well, we met in Entebbe and more foundation is being laid to get the Rescuer closer and closer to ground zero of the Cholera outbreak in South Sudan.

Then....had the rest of the day to nap, read (the Word) and just chill out.  For tonight.....would be very long and we'd travel very far.  

Aaron and I boarded a flight in Entebbe for Brussels, nearly 8 hours in the air.  It was good to be on-board and really heading home!

Actually managed to get some sleep.  Upon landing in Brussels, we walked through the beautiful terminal.  I kept looking at the "sparkling floor".  Here's a little glimpse.

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Now, I only took that little clip to contrast where we just were in Juba.  Here is a quick clip of the inside of the Juba "Terminal".  Oh Folks, South Sudan truly needs our prayers and love!!
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Stepping off the plane in Brussels, was truly like stepping onto a different planet.  My heart breaks for those that suffering so and facing death in South Sudan.  We must do more!!

Well, on the ground here in Brussels for just a few hours. Dr.  Aaron will be visiting family in Poland, so I'll be on the next leg of our journey, another 8 hours in the air alone.  It's been great having Aaron with me.  He's a true trooper!!

Time to go find a cup of coffee and try to let my body adjust out of Africa time onto East Coast time.  

What an awesome mission we've just been on.  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


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