Monday, November 20, 2017

THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES....NOVEMBER 2017

11-20-17 Monday 7:17 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - In the Mountains of East TN  - Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

CHILLY TODAY

Brrrr 21 Degrees...it's cold here in the mountains of East TN. 

Having spent most of my life in Florida and the Caribbean, I'm not used to this chilly WX.

Looks like it's time to "Light the Fire"

Just spoke with my Cindy and she and Ari have been on the road since 3:45 this morning.  

With no road delays, they'll arrive here at the Cabin later this afternoon.

PLEASE PRAY for them to have a "Safe Journey"!

Oh, we're looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving up here.  

It's time to go gather some dry firewood and get the old wood stove going.  As always, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!!!

Air Mobile Joe

11-19-17 Sunday 7:07 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - In the Mountains of East TN  - Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

STORMY & COLD IN TN...CHILLING OUT!

Didn't do much of anything yesterday at the cabin.  Didn't even light a fire (let the heat-pump keep me warm).  Let the cold winds blow.

It's nice to just lay around and snack and let my mind relax and my heart be warmed by the love of God.  De-compression is a good thing!

Oh, there's plenty of work to be done.  Reports to be made, e-mails to write, programs to launch, firewood to cut and the list goes on and on. But....for now, I'll just rest and enjoy the warmth of the cabin.

Today, I'll go to church and hear the Word of God.  Cindy and Ari will go to the Hospital in Orlando (and bring the Good News of Jesus) after going to our home church.  

Then, they'll pack up and head up to Tennessee to join me at the Cabin where we'll celebrate Thanksgiving.  Oh, we have so much for which to be THANKFUL!

Time to get ready for church and enjoy another day of rest.  THANK YOU for your being with me on this journey with your invaluable prayer, love and support!!!

Air Mobile Joe



11-18-17 Saturday 7:17 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - In the Mountains of East TN  - Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

FROM DC TO TN WITH THE "BEATLES"....DE-COMPRESSION

Had a remarkable meeting with USAID.  My goal was to present the Air Mobile Rescuer to the "WASH" (Water / Sanitation) Officer. 

We had an in-depth discussion on the technology of cleaning up dirty water & just how well the Rescuer does the job! 

I'm THANKFUL to USAID for this meeting.
Good seeds were planted in good soil. 

While in Downtown DC, it was a short ride to the Museum of the Bible.  But....I needed an Invitation Ticket to get in.  They were all sold out.  Oh well, next time.

So, I went to my favorite Museum, Air & Space.  I still marvel that Charles Lindbergh flew the Spirit of St. Louis 3600+ miles in 33 hours 30 minutes NON STOP.  Truly a remarkable feat.

I headed out of DC aiming for the mountains of East TN.  At Front Royal, VA I eased onto the Skyline through the Shenandoah.  It doesn't get much prettier. 

Thanks to XM Radio and the Beatles Channel, the ride was absolutely amazing.  I drove the whole thing and sang most of the way.  DE-COMPRESSION has begun!!!

And again....."If I fell in love with you":  The Beatles

Was in no rush and stopped at so many overlooks.  The Shenandoah and the Blue Ridge mountains take my breath away!! Glorious sunset!

The rest of the ride to the Cabin was peaceful and uneventful.  Love trips like that!

Pulled up around 1:30am.  Ahhhh, looking forward to some quiet, peaceful time.

Cindy and Ari will drive up early next week and, the Lord willing, we'll celebrate THANKSGIVING up here in the mountains of East TN.

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

Air Mobile Joe

11-17-17 Friday 6:52 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Arlington, VA  - Air Mobile "On the Road" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

MEETINGS &....MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE

After driving 850 miles, I made it to DC....well, close.  I'm in Arlington, just across the Potomac from DC.  Thankful for an uneventful and relatively quick drive here.

Today, I'll be in meetings with USAID and we'll be discussing the ways that the Air Mobile Rescuer water purifier can help in disasters.  We certainly have a "Track Record" doing just that.

By our Lord's help and grace and your generous support, Air Mobile has placed nearly 1200 Rescuers in 46 countries.  A lot of folks are drinking CLEAN WATER as a result!

I was very pleasantly surprised to see that the "Museum of the Bible" is opening TODAY!

I'll certainly go check that out.  The "Free Tickets" are all gone, but it'll be worth whatever the charge is to see this historic museum displaying the Word of God!!  DC needs all the Word it can get!!!

It's time to go get that free breakfast and cross the Potomac into DC.  PLEASE PRAY the meetings today go well.  We only want the Will of God to be done!  There are a lot of thirsty folks out there that desperately need CLEAN WATER!!

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

Air Mobile Joe


11-16-17 Thursday 6:44 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Fayetteville, NC  - Air Mobile "On the Road" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

I-95 GOOD...SO FAR



Yesterday, after tending to a dozen errands, I hit the road on I-95.  You know, we in America are blessed to have such roads.  Without question, "some" of our Tax Dollars are well spent!

Having logged tens of thousands of miles on many 3rd World roads, I still marvel and am ever appreciative for GOOD ROADS.  

I drove from Titusville to Fayetteville, NC yesterday and stayed in a nice, clean hotel for a reasonable price.  Again, I'm just thankful.  Seems like we spend a LOT of time in countries that have been devastated.

Simple things like clean water, electricity, cell / internet coverage, food and good roads are difficult to find following disasters.  Again, I'm just APPRECIATIVE for the blessings that we have.




As we approach THANKSGIVING, may we simply give THANKS to our Lord for the BLESSINGS that we have.  May we remember those who are suffering due to storms or other natural or "man-made" disasters.

Our Lord Jesus tells us to reach out to those who are hungry, thirsty, homeless, sick, in jail, etc.  May we remember and obey the Gospel and bring the Good News of Jesus to a suffering world.

OK, I know I'm just rambling on this morning.  I guess the good road of I-95 just got me going.  Forgive me.

Time to go get my "Free" (included in the price) breakfast and hit the road again.  Will be on I-95 for a couple hundred more miles.  Hope there are no big traffic delays.  Have an afternoon meeting with a FEMA Officer and don't want to be late.

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

Air Mobile Joe



11-15-17 Wednesday 6:13 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Titusville, FL  - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

DC BOUND....& RESCUING A CRITTER IN DISTRESS

For many years, we have sought an "Audience" with USAID.  The door opened recently and I'm headed that way.

USAID: WHAT WE DO

Our Mission:  Demonstrate that, in certain instances, it is more efficient to clean up the dirty water than to transport bottled water following disasters.  We've been doing this for nearly 15 years and with the Air Mobile Rescuer and... IT WORKS! 


In addition to meeting with USAID, will also have a meeting with FEMA.

Recently, while on an Evangelism Mission together, my good friend and excellent "Water Mule", Dan Carpenter, met a FEMA Officer.  I'll be meeting with him while in DC.

The truth is, CLEAN WATER is the #1 needed item after most any disaster.  Our Lord has given us a remarkable tool to make dirty water clean.  We want to share this precious gift for His Glory!!

DC is often referred to as "The Swamp".  Perhaps our little water purifier could help "Clean up the water in the "Swamp".  Just a thought.....LOL!

So, today, I'll hit the road for the long journey to DC.  Oh, I could fly, but I prefer driving.  For me, it's therapeutic.

After DC, will head over to the retreat cabin in the mountains of East Tennessee.  Cindy and Ari will come up after school lets out.  We'll celebrate THANKSGIVING there.  

We all need a break following back to back to back Hurricanes (Harvey, Irma and Maria).

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

Air Mobile Joe

PS - Just as I was finishing the "Blog", Cindy rushed through the front door and asked if I'd like to help rescue a creature.  It appears that an Osprey caught and dropped a little catfish on a driveway.

We rushed there with a bowl of water, scooped up the little critter and returned him to some nice pond water.  Mission:  ACCOMPLISHED!

Just thought I'd share that tidbit with you.  Here's the Vid of the "Rescue".

Joe

11-14-17 Tuesday 6:07 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Titusville, FL  - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe 

AN "OLD" FRIEND OF MANY YEARS

I first met Randy West at a tiny airport north of Orlando 33 years ago.  We shared the "Love of Flying" and....serving our Lord.  A nice combination.

While working at the airport yesterday, Randy flew over for a brief visit, just to say hello and catch up on the latest news.

Over the years, we've had many "excellent adventures" together often dealing with airplanes and Islands and sharing the Good News of Jesus.  

Randy is a "Genuine Water Mule" and I count myself fortunate to call him my friend. 

You know, it's folks like Randy who make Air Mobile a special ministry.

We have the ability to "Deploy" rapidly virtually anywhere in the world when "Disaster Strikes".

We have the gift of CLEAN WATER , folks who love the Lord and airplanes.  Again, a nice combination.

THANK YOU, RANDY for reaching out to me at that little airport all those years ago.  Yes, indeed, "Surely our Lord knows how to deploy His troops" (a quote from the late Pastor Roy Stockstill, my first Pastor).

So today, Paul and I will be conducting our "Post Mission Inspection" on the Little Donkey...getting it ready for "The Next Mission".

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



11-13-17 Monday 6:33 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Titusville, FL  - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe 

A PLEASANT SURPRISE....IN A BLUE DRESS


It's always a blessing to get a call from our dear sister and friend, Barbara (AKA - "Rambo in the Blue Dress").

After our Air Mobile Chaplain Team completed 4 separate services at the Hospital in Orlando, we met Barb and her daughter, Arlene at Too Jays Restaurant nearby.

Barb will be with us for a few days.  When this happens, our phones ring constantly and so many people want to see Barb.

This morning, I'll take her to her favorite store, WALMART!

There, she will get a perm and shop for Haiti.  Usually, a family, who has an adopted child (arranged by Barb), will pick her up and take her to eat and then....to her next favorite store, "The Dollar Tree".

We, like so many, love Barb and are so THANKFUL to our Lord for letting us know her.  Barb has arranged for more than 2500 Adoptions and only our Lord knows how many lives she has saved.

Cindy and I have adopted 2 precious girls for whom we're eternally grateful for Barb's extraordinary strength and resourcefulness and persistence.  Adoptions are HARD!

We're thankful for Arlene, Barb's daughter, who has arranged literally hundreds of flights for Barb all over the world.  Arlene worked for the Airlines allowing Barb, many times, free fare.

So, today, back in the U.S., I'll be "Driving Miss Barbara" and meeting friends and taking care of a lot of business and....getting ready for our "Next Mission".

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

Air Mobile Joe



11-12-17 Sunday 7:17 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Titusville, FL  - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe 

HOME SWEET HOME &....23 YEARS AGO TODAY!

It was important for me to make every effort to get home on Saturday....because, today is our Anniversary.  23 years ago, Cindy and I became husband and wife.  PRAISE GOD!!

Truly, our Lord has given me a beautiful and loving Proverbs 31 Woman.  THANK YOU, LORD!!!!

Was up early in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico and topped off the Little Donkey squeezing in every ounce of fuel that it would take.  I knew that we'd likely have to dance around some weather on the 1000 mile flight.

I would be flying the RAM (Remote Area Medical) Advance team back to the U.S. 

Chris Hall and Poppy Green know their business and have laid an excellent foundation for the RAM Medical Outreach planned in early December.

A number of significant buildups did occur causing us to make some deviations.  Again, so glad for those 14 fuel tanks.

One of the things about flying in the Caribbean is the rapid and often unpredictable way thunderstorms occur.

I believe that a number of "mysterious disappearances" of ships and planes in the "Bermuda Triangle" is due to these rapid and wicked storms that blow up.  All the more reason to PRAY!!

While dodging those buildups, we were graced with a number of beautiful Rainbows.  God is Good....ALL THE TIME!!

Several days ago, I flew to the Island / Nation of Dominica.  The runway (Canefield) is a rather tricky place to land.  I tried to download the landing, but due to weak internet connections, was unable. 

So, here is the landing at Canefield Airport in Roseau, Dominica.  


Oh, one other thing about the flight back to the U.S., thanks to the wonder of XM, I was able to listen to my LSU Tigers beat the Arkansas Razor Backs. 

So, on this beautiful Sunday morning, Cindy, Ari and I are on our way to church and then to the Hospital.  

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

Air Mobile Joe






11-11-17 Saturday 7:37 AM (Aguadilla Time)  - Aguadilla, Puerto Rico - Air Mobile "On the Move" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  

SEEK & YOU SHALL FIND!!

Was up early in Roseau, Dominica.  What a lovely town, but....Hurricane Maria left so many ugly scars.

The people of Dominica are determined and stalwart.  They've just gotten back on with their lives and they're putting the pieces together.

Our goal today was to locate the 4 Air Mobile Rescuers that we had delivered to Dominica following Hurricane Erica.

My first meeting of the day was with the Honourable Francine A. Baron, the Minister of Foreign Affairs.  What an amazing and warm meeting.  

Mrs. Baron was so appreciative for the help that we have given and we were confident that we would locate those 4 Rescuers.

After the meeting, literally within minutes, we located the Rescuers.  Praise God!  Seek & you shall find!!

Our next stop was to the Laboratory for the Dominica Water & Sanitation Department (D'WASCO).

The first 2 units checked out perfectly and were now "READY FOR ACTION"!

The other 2 units are with the Environmental Protection Agency and the staff of D'WASCO will be well able to bring those units up to operational standards.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!

Next stop:  Canefield Airport.  Loaded up and pointed the nose of the Little Donkey back to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, a 400 mile trek across the ocean.

Yes, I was happy to have found the Rescuers and brought them up to operational standards.  It was a pleasure to train the staff at D'WASCO.

Getting back into Aguadilla was a bit of a challenge, as afternoon thunder storms were brewing over the entire Island.  Again, our Lord made a nice path at the very western tip of the Island and I slipped in.  PRAISE THE LORD!!

Today, the Adventure Continues.  As always, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!!!

Air Mobile Joe






11-10-17 Friday 6:17 AM (Dominica Time)  - Roseau, Dominica - Air Mobile "On the Move" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

SKATING ON THE EDGE & RETURN TO DOMINICA VIA ST. THOMAS 

Yesterday day began with a short flight from Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (TJBQ) to St. Thomas Virgin Islands (TIST).

There was a bit of weather just to the south of my route, but again, our Lord made a way right on the edge.

My purpose for landing at St. Thomas was two-fold.  #1 - Assess the damage and gather information about possible Air Mobile Rescuer deployments.  

#2 - Give a retired U.S. Army Ranger a ride to Dominica.  Meeting Gregory Cochrane was a pleasure.  Gregory served for 26 years and has over 3000 jumps.  It was a joy giving him a ride to his homeland, Dominica.

The force and destruction from Hurricanes Irma and Maria were immediately obvious with the piles of destroyed aircraft.

This poor Piper Aztec got flipped and crushed by Irma.  Then....Maria flipped it back over and absolutely finished the job.

After fueling and clearing, it was off to Dominica.  Air Mobile sent 4 Rescuers to Dominica after Hurricane Erica brought terrible flooding 2 years ago.  It would be good to return.

Landing at Cane Field Airport, Roseau Dominica is always a challenge.  The field is short, 3100' and the approach is wicked.  


After landing, I was warmly welcomed met by Ambassador Hubert Charles.  What a gracious gentleman.  

He connected me with the head of the Water and Sanitation Department (D'WASCO), Mrs. Ivanera James.

We then proceeded to the Water Laboratory to train the staff on the operation of the Air Mobile Rescuer.

Their Team was great.  The asked excellent questions and fully grasped the wonder of the Air Mobile Rescuer.

Again, it was  a joy to present a Rescuer to this fine organization.

Today, we will be meeting other Officials and further assessing the needs on this lovely Island that has been so brutally struck by Irma and Maria.

So, on this beautiful day on Dominica, my prayer is for our Lord to lead each step of the way.

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

Air Mobile Joe

11-9-17 Thursday 7:19 AM (Puerto Rico Time)  - Aguadilla, Puerto Rico - Air Mobile "On the Move" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe 

& BEYOND.....

Hurricane Maria left a "wicked" trail of destruction and suffering in her wake.  A number of smaller Islands have been "passed over".  

Our Mission is to go and see "first hand" what is going on and how we might be able to help.

The Little Donkey has 5 Air Mobile Rescuers on-board.  Our hope and prayer is that our Lord will lead us to where the need is greatest.

I'll not be laying out my flight route and destinations until AFTER I have arrived and on our way (for security reasons).

The Little Donkey is all fueled and ready and flying like a dream!! PRAISE GOD!!

The main challenge today will be staying "ahead" of the weather.  There's some stuff brewing south of Puerto Rico.

So, it's time for me to top off my coffee thermos and get in the air.  As always, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support.  THANK YOU for joining me on this mission!!!

Air Mobile Joe



11-8-17 Wednesday 6:49 AM (Puerto Rico Time)  - Aguadilla, Puerto Rico - Air Mobile "On the Move" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe 

HAITI TO PUERTO RICO &....BEYOND

I bid farewell to Haiti and re-loaded the 10 Air Mobile Rescuers into the Little Donkey.  My next stop:  Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

Again, the Little Donkey carried an amazing load of 10 Air Mobile Rescuers (clean water for 10,000 people per day!), 2 - 2000 watt generators and a LOT of Baby Formula!!

But, before we "Launch" for Puerto Rico in this rambling blog, I'd like to give you just a short clip of what it's like driving in Haiti.

Every inch we drive is fraught with potential for accidents.  That's why we PRAY!

After arriving at the airport, I met with my great friend of 25 years, Dave Carwell, Haiti Manager of MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship).  

Dave and I have fought many battles together and seen VICTORY after VICTORY through the power of prayer!!

It's always good to see Dave and I'm so proud of the great work that he and MAF do in Haiti!!

Now, back to the flight to Puerto Rico.  I could see that there was a little "disturbance" in the atmosphere, but hopefully, it would not grow into a menacing storm.

Here's a shot of what the route was like after take-off.

The storms were brewing but, thankfully, didn't develop into much.

Landed Aguadilla, Puerto Rico right on time and met the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) group that would receive 5 of the Air Mobile Rescuers and the generators and the baby formula.

I PRAISE GOD for CBN!  We have worked together all over the world bringing CLEAN WATER and the Love of God to those who are suffering.

THANK YOU, again, CBN for your caring heart and generosity to so many!!!

Once the transfer was made, the Remote Area Medical (RAM) Exploratory team arrived and we hit the road.

The job is to lay the good foundation for the upcoming RAM Medical outreach.  The Outreach will provide FREE MEDICAL CARE for 6000+ patients.

5 Locations will be inspected and identified.  The RAM Team knows what they're doing and have conducted nearly 900 Medical Outreaches providing FREE medical care to over 1,000,000 people.  It's a joy working with RAM!

While standing out front of the Basketball Coliseum we were greeted by a few free range horses.

This is my 4th mission to Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria.  Each time, I see more and more progress.  Businesses are opening up.  Creative ways to generate electricity are used everywhere.  And, folks are just getting on with their lives.  

BTW, here's where a few of the free roaming horses ended up.

On the road to Mayaquez, we saw the stark evidence of the terrible destructive power of Hurricane Maria.

After inspecting several locations for the RAM Event, we headed back to our base in Aguadilla.  

Our faithful guide and friend, Victor, took a little detour and brought us to the Basilica of Menor. 

This is one of the oldest spots in all of Puerto Rico (Established in 1570).  

The local Priest, Father Nomar gave a wonderful history of this lovely and historic spot.


Here's a little clip of the lovely view from the Basilica.

Victor then took us to a restaurant that had electricity.  The meals were delicious and then, the lights flickered and we were in the dark.  

Poppy Green, of RAM devised a nice way to use his I-Phone to shed some light.  

It was "Dinner by I-Phone Light"

At the end of this long day, we collapsed in our "borrowed home" where our teams stay in Aguadilla.  

Praise God for protection and grace to carry on.  

Today, the RAM Team will be about inspecting locations and I'll be preparing for our next "Exploratory" flights to some isolated islands.

THANK YOU, as always for your precious prayer, love and support.  I'm so blessed to have you on this mission with me!!

Air Mobile Joe





     


11-7-17 Tuesday 5:57 AM (Haiti Time)  - Bon Repos, Haiti - Air Mobile Base Camp - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe   

2ND LEG UPCOMING....

The 1st leg of this current mission (Haiti) has been successful!

Our Inventory of Air Mobile Rescuer Water Purifiers is at an acceptable level.  

This means that should a purifier require service, the operator simply brings in their unit and we "swap" it out for a refurbished unit right on the spot at NO CHARGE!  

That keeps CLEAN WATER flowing!

Did you know, that for the past 13 years, we've been able to place 347 Air Mobile Rescuers throughout Haiti.  

This has been by the Amazing Grace of God and the generous support and help from you, our donors!  

You may also know that we've been able to help Haiti with Air Traffic Control support.  I represent the Harris Corporation and we've been able to place all new, state-of-the-art ATC communications into Port-au-Prince and Cap Haitian.

Yesterday, I had a wonderful meeting with the Director General (Olivier Jean) of OFNAC (the FAA of Haiti).  

Olivier is also a 767 Pilot and knows Aviation.  He's a good man for the job!

We're discussing ways to make the airports in Haiti safer and more efficient.

BTW, I like Olivier's hat!!!!

So far, so good.  The 1st leg of the mission is complete and it's time to head into the Islands that have been devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Will be departing Haiti today and going to our next location.  Will let you know where...when we get there.

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

Air Mobile Joe    

11-6-17 Monday 5:57 AM (Haiti Time)  - Bon Repos, Haiti - Air Mobile Base Camp - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  

LIVE:  FROM THE HAITI "DESK" & "STRANGER THINGS" FROM THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE

The first leg of our "Follow-Up / Exploratory" Mission begins in Haiti.  

I'm sitting at the "Haiti Desk" sipping a cup of delicious coffee.  A nice way to start the day.

Yesterday began with a near "Zero/Zero" visibility morning.  Had to wait just a bit for the thick ground fog to clear up so that I could safely taxi.

As the sun burned off a bit of the fog, had a prayer for safety and wisdom and took off for Haiti.

Climbed to 17,000'.  Miami then gave a change to my route because of Grand Turk Radar being out of service.

I cancelled the IFR for VFR and climbed to 17,500' for a direct route to Haiti.  That's when I saw something "Strange" in the....... Bermuda Triangle.

At first, I couldn't believe my eyes, then I whipped out my phone and captured, what appeared to be, a full blown Missile / Rocket Launch right before me.

Here's  a little "Running Commentary" on what I saw.  Hmmmm, indeed, "Stranger Things" in the Caribbean.

The rest of my flight went without incident.  

However, that "Projectile" did pass rather close to the Little Donkey.  

I was just hoping (and praying) there were no "Heat Seeking Missiles" to follow!


Here's another short clip showing just how close that 'projectile' came by the Little Donkey.

Had a smooth landing at Port-au-Prince.  Secured the cargo that will be going to our next destination Island that has been ravaged by Hurricane Maria.

Arrived at the Village and was greeted by Barbara.  It's been a while since I've been in Haiti....thanks to Harvey, Irma and Maria.

We had a couple of long overdue games of Yahtzee and just caught up on the latest news from Haiti.  Haiti is still a mess!

Will be in several meetings today dealing with Air Traffic Control (ATC) and Search & Rescue (SAR).  May our Lord lead each step of the way.

So, it's time to head out into the beautiful day that Lord has made.  As I say every single day (without exception) and mean with all of my heart, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe



11-5-17 Sunday 3:57 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe   

CLEAN WATER FOLLOW UP & EXPLORATION......  

Today, I'll be launching a mission to the Islands.  The plan is to visit a number of sites where we've been.  It's always a good idea to "follow up" and be sure that the Rescuers are up and running well. 

Will also visit some Islands that have been "passed over".  Often, the sparsely populated Islands get forgotten during the storms.  

Will not publish my exact route and itinerary for security reasons.

I'll be flying very long, over the water, legs and sure would appreciate your prayer.  Will also be going into places where security is limited.  This is the reason that I am praying for His Wisdom and guidance.

The Little Donkey is loaded, fueled and ready.  The weather looks good and it's time to launch. 

I'm THANKFUL for your precious and invaluable prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe

11-4-17 Saturday 5:26 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe   

THEREFORE, GET WISDOM.....

Often, life comes at us "FAST" and unrelenting.  It's very easy to just get too busy and forget to spend time in our Lord's Word.  I'm "Guilty" as charged.

Was up very early this morning.  So many things to do.  Then, I realized that I just needed some time in the Word.  

So, being the 4th, I opened to Proverbs 4 and ahhhh.  "Get Wisdom, get Understanding... Wisdom is the Principal thing".

These last few months have been insanely  busy with 3 major storms back to back to back  (Harvey, Irma and Maria).

Have hardly had time to just rest and meditate on the Word of God and yes, I've missed it.

Oh, there have been moments of quiet and tranquility, but few and far between.  There have moments of great joy in bringing thirsty people CLEAN WATER.

Our Lord has been so good as to entrust to us this wonderful water purifier and you, who have helped us to bring clean water to a thirsty world.

And....it's not over.  We're planning another mission soon that will take us to Haiti, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Dominica and other isolated islands.

So, for now, I'll rejoice in our Lord's precious Word and seek His Wisdom as to where to go and when to go there.

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

Air Mobile Joe



11-3-17 Friday 6:19 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe 

BRAND NEW HP LAPTOP....KEYBOARD CRASHES

After my original laptop fiasco (slid off roof of car & crashed), my laptop woes are continuing.

Apparently, HP has a systemic problem with the new Pavillion laptops.  Suddenly, the keyboard crashes.  

So, my blog this morning is very short and my quest today is to get my laptop back up and running.

In the meantime, wheels are in motion for our "Next Mission".

Stay tuned and please pray that the laptop woes come to an end.  God bless and THANK YOU for traveling on this winding journey with us.

Air Mobile Joe

11-2-17 Thursday 6:23 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  

MEANWHILE IN PUERTO RICO....WATER WOES MOUNT

Have been in close touch with numerous Air Mobile Rescuer Water Purifier Operators in Puerto Rico.

As a matter of fact, received a call from one Operator last night around 10:00pm.  Had to talk them through changing a fuse in the power cord.  Had clean water flowing within minutes.

Praise God that the cell network is beginning to function a bit better!

However, water borne disease is still spreading and continuing to rise.  Here's a story from this morning regarding this increasingly alarming situation...

We do plan to return to Puerto Rico in the near future.  Pieces are coming together for our "Next Mission".

Upon arrival into Puerto Rico, we will be continuing to lay the foundation for the upcoming Remote Area Medical Outreach (RAM).  

We're so THANKFUL that RAM will be working in Puerto Rico during this growing crisis.  The plan is for thousands to receive much needed medical care.  

"Surely, our Lord knows how to deploy His troops"!! 

Have also been in touch with my good friend, Bob Bostic of "Deliver the Difference" (DTD).  DTD "delivers" food to the hungry.  We've worked closely with Bob all over the world.  We'll be working together again with DTD in Puerto Rico.  

Together, we're working on bringint Food, Water & Medical Care to those in deep need.  Praise God for unity in sharing our Lord's love!!

On this next mission, we also hope to reach out to several isolated Islands that have received little or no help.  With our Lord's help, we'll be able to help them also.

So, for now, we continue to prepare for the "Next Mission".  As I say every single day and mean with all of my heart, THANK YOU for your invaluable prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe


11-1-17 Wednesday 6:11 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

BEING THANKFUL....& THE "NEXT MISSION"

I love November.  It's a time of special beauty as the leaves change and air gets that wonderful nip.

Cindy and I long to be at the cabin in the mountains of East Tennessee but....we'll just have to settle for the beauty that we have right here in Florida.

We're just THANKFUL that the there are no major weather catastrophe's going on....for the time being.

It gives us time to plan for our "Next Mission"....wherever that might be.

This morning, I'll be having breakfast with my good friend and fellow pilot, Darrel Gordon.

Darrel has helped us in so many ways, but especially in providing us with Delta Buddy Passes...all over the world.  

We're just THANKFUL for good friends and for the blessing of being able to help others.

As always, 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!