AIR MOBILE ON GROUND IN NEPAL - OPEN DOORS!!
Air Mobile landed in Kathmandu from Doha yesterday evening. All I can say is WOW! Surely our Lord is opening doors like crazy! First of all, our flight was not restricted due to the runway damage done at the Kathmandu International Airport. Landing was a bit rough, but safe. An Open Door!
While passing Immigrations we explained that we had vital, life-saving water purifiers. The Official was THANKFUL and gave us a full and immediate clearance. Another Open Door!
With that Document in hand we were ready for Customs. Must tell you, the airport was a madhouse. The baggage collection area was wall to wall people.
But after retrieving our 4 tubs containing the 7 Air Mobile Rescuers, we were met by Paul from Remote Area Medical (RAM).
Paul is leading a team of U.S. Surgeons and made arrangements for us to stay at a nearby hotel...at a reasonable rate. Another Open Door! Considering the magnitude of this disaster, our accommodations are great.
We were up first thing (10 hour time difference), after a much, much needed night of sleep. We'd been traveling for well over 30 hours to get to Nepal.
Our next stop was the International Airport. We prayed, asking our Lord for favor and guidance. Upon arriving at the airport, it was like a whirlwind.
We needed Badges to get "behind the scenes" at the airport. The U.S. Marines had 4 V-22 Osprey and a couple of Huey's. We soon had our "Clearance" and met with the Marines.
We found out they were not going to Ghorkha, the hardest hit area of Nepal. They were going to other hard areas, but not the area we felt led by the Lord to bring clean water to. But, we gained invaluable info from them.
From there it was to the World Food Program. Have worked with them all over the world. The lead guy, Baptiste from France, gave us just the info we needed to determine how to get to Ghorkha. Again, invaluable info.
Met an MAF Pilot from Uganda who was helping to coordinate Helicopter flights into the hardest hit areas. Again, more invaluable info.
We seemed to have accomplished in just a few hours what would take days going through "normal channels". Our Lord does NOT OPERATE ON NORMAL CHANNELS! We then headed back to our base to plan our strategy for deployment to Ghorkha.
We'll be departing in the morning for Ghorkha. Not sure if we'll even have an internet connection there so....there may be a "gap" in coverage. I'm very THANKFUL to have you on-board with us with your precious prayer, love and support!!!
Air Mobile Joe
5-4-15 Monday 7:22AM (Qatar Time) - Doha, Qatar - Air Mobile Enroute to Nepal – Report submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
ENROUTE TO NEPAL VIA DOHA QATAR - SMOOTH, LONG FLIGHT
Joe Prussel and I boarded a U.S. Airways flight to Philidelphia early Sunday morning to begin the long journey to Nepal.
A SPECIAL THANKS to U.S. Airways for waiving the oversize / overweight "Blue Tubs" carrying 7 life-saving Air Mobile Rescuers!
After an uneventful, on-time flight to Philly, we then boarded a beautiful Qatar Airlines 777.
After 13+ hours at 39,000 feet, we landed in Doha, Qatar on time and we're awaiting our next leg to Kathmandu, Nepal. BTW, the service and food on Qatar Airlines was superb!
All kind of news is coming out of Nepal. There were several earthquakes on Sunday, rattling nerves and further weakening already severely damaged buildings.
And the Nepal Government is restricting "Heavy Aircraft", causing a major back-up of relief aid. We're hoping and praying our flight in Kathmandu will not be cancelled or delayed.
Here's more on this developing story - NEPAL EARTHQUAKE: KATHMANDU AIRPORT CLOSES DAMAGED RUNWAY TO BIG PLANES
We've already spent over 16 hours in the air and still have over 2000 miles to go. Time to go try to find a quiet spot here in Doha, Qatar and get a little shut eye.
As always, THANK YOU for your precious and vital prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
5-3-15 Sunday 3:17AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base – Report submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
THE LONG ROAD TO NEPAL
Our flight departs Orlando International at 6:10am. It's going to be a long journey with only a few stops...Philly, Doha Qatar and finally to Kathmandu.
We're all "strapped & loaded and ready to go. We have 4 blue tubs with Rescuers in side. Report after report from Nepal states the clear and immediate need is for clean water.
Even though our 7 Rescuers will only be a "Drop in the Bucket", those that get those precious drops will be very thankful. We'll do all we can to help those that are suffering such awful need.
Our goal is to "reach far" and go where the needs are the greatest. This is NEVER easy. Please pray for us to be directed and guided by the Holy Spirit as we launch forth.
Gotta run. Will write more on our next layover. God bless and as always, THANK YOU for your precious and vital prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
5-2-15 Saturday 5:49AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base – Report submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
AIR MOBILE GETS HELP FROM JET BLUE & A CERTAIN LITTLE GIRL TURNS 10
The "Haiti Mission" was complete and it was time to head back to the U.S. and then, beginning the long journey to Nepal. The only thing standing in the way were a few storms...along the way....in the "Bermuda Triangle".
There's a lot I could say about the "Triangle", but the one thing that stands out is it's incredibly rapid ability to generate storms.
Over the years, I've gained a great deal of respect for this and give plenty of room to "run away" and land on an island when things don't look good.
As it became clear, several days ago, that Air Mobile was going to Nepal, I began tracking a line of storms along my route home. I saw some breaks and possible "safe passage" through.
After prayer and a thorough pre-flight, I crawled in the Little Donkey and fired up the engines. Just before take-off, Jet Blue 1510 landed at Port-Au-Prince.
He heard that I was about to depart (over our new Harris ATC Communication System) and landed short and turned off at the midway point, saving me about 10 minutes. I thanked the pilot for his kind effort.
I also asked him about the weather. He told me that storms were brewing, but there seemed to be several ways around the worst ones. Pilots freely share enroute advice. It's called a "Pirep" or Pilot Report. Again, I thanked the Jet Blue Captain.
Just moments before pushing the throttles forward, I snapped a few shots of the satellite image while I still had phone signal. It would be my last image until I arrived at of the line of storms.
I knew that the weather would change by the time I got there, it always does. I was just hoping and praying for a nice passage through.
My initial altitude was 16,500 feet. I knew I'd likely have to pick up an IFR (Instrument Flight Rule) along the way. Flying VFR (Visual Flight Rule) would allow me to freely maneuver around any weather encountered.
About an hour into the flight, I heard Jet Blue 1510 report his position. He was just behind me. He had a "quick turn around" at Port-Au-Prince and was on his way back to Fort Lauderdale. I asked if he could be my eyes and help me navigate that line of storms. He gladly agreed to help.
Even though the "Little Donkey" is extremely well equipped, it doesn't have on-board radar which helps to navigate around storms.
Of course, Jet Blue has radar and he was flying at 38,000 feet, giving him an excellent view of how to navigate around those storms.
He gave me the exact routing to work around those "bad boys". We were in communication for about an hour. What a great help!!! Thank you, Jet Blue Captain of flight 1510, whoever you are!!
About 2.5 hours into the flight, I came across the line and one big one, right in the middle of my route, with tops approaching 40,000 and growing. You wouldn't want to "tangle" with that one!
The Jet Blue pilot had told me clearly what was to the left and right and behind the storms, invaluable information.
I went ahead and picked up an IFR and climbed to 19,000.
Now, I was fighting a 45+ knot headwind. So glad for all those extra fuel tanks. Miami Center was helpful also, but their radar does not depict weather very well. So, that "golden" advice from Jet Blue really helped me to get home.
Now, Cindy and I had discussed the possible "delay" in my return. I won't hesitate to just land on an island and let the weather pass and wait for a good clearing. But, this day, with the help from some new friends, I was able to get home.
She's up early with her Dad and yes, I fixed this little one a cup of "coffee milk" just like my Dad used to do for me. We're so glad that our Lord gave us Ariana!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HONEY!!
After her party, I'll be meeting my other Air Mobile Team Member and "Water Mule Extraordinaire", Joe Prussel. Joe's been all over the world with Air Mobile bringing clean water to the thirsty and desperate.
We so well remember the Words of Jesus...."I was thirsty and you gave Me to drink....when you've done it unto the least of these, you've done it unto Me".
Nepal is suffering! So many are thirsty and cut-off. We want to bring clean water and demonstrate the Love of God!
It's going to be a crazy busy day, between the party and packing those life-saving Rescuers and so many other details. We're scheduled to depart at 6:10 tomorrow morning for Nepal! I'm so glad you're with us with your precious love, prayer and support!!!
Air Mobile Joe
5-1-15 Friday 5:08AM (Haiti Time) - Bon Repos, Haiti - Air Mobile Base Camp – Report submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
GATHERING SUPPLIES & CLEARING THE WAY...TO NEPAL
Via cell phone and e-mail, all of the critical components are coming together for our upcoming "Mission to Nepal". We're just so THANKFUL to be able to bring clean water to those that are so desperate and fighting for their lives!!
The death toll continues to rise (6200+) as rescue workers find a moment of joy at the news of 2 more survivors found.
Time is RUNNING OUT for those trapped in the rubble. Here's more - NEPAL RESCUE JOY BRINGS NEW HOPE TO QUAKE SURVIVOR HUNT
Long before the dreadful Nepal Earthquake, we had been accumulating components for Air Mobile Rescuers. Now, our team is simply putting the pieces together and putting on the final touches. We now have 7 units funded and are going for more. Please, if you feel led to donate to this life-saving cause, NOW is the time!
We have a long way to go, but vital steps toward the goal have been made. We even helped get a radio station back on the air (read yesterday's blog below).
I told Bob D'Andrea (the President of CTN) that...."even a blind, 3 legged squirrel can find a nut...if he's at the right place, at the right time".
That's the way I felt when that radio station went back on the air. The CTN technician (that was guiding my hands via cell phone) knew exactly where to tell me to plug and unplug and re-plug. Thank God, the Good News of Jesus is broadcasting in Haiti again.
We still have a bit more business to conduct in Haiti before departing for the U.S. Up bright and early to wrap up this mission and then head home to make the "quick turn" to Nepal.
Please PRAY that all goes smoothly here and that when I do point the nose of the Little Donkey back to the U.S. that the weather will cooperate.
I must tell you, this mission has been "loaded" and I'm thankful that my head didn't "blow apart" trying to juggle so many balls.
Surely, our Lord has helped and so many others "behind the scenes" are working so hard to bring the pieces together to get us to Nepal. PLEASE continue to pray for us to have WISDOM & FAVOR!
The sun is just peaking over the mountains here in Haiti and roosters have a full-blown chorus going. The little Keurig is about to deliver the second cup of coffee and I'm about to head out into this day that our Lord has made.
THANK YOU all for your faithful prayer, love and support!! We so APPRECIATE YOU!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-30-15 Thursday 6:09AM (Haiti Time) - Bon Repos, Haiti - Air Mobile Base Camp – Report submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
AIR MOBILE RESPONDING TO THE "NEPAL CALL"
In the midst of the current "Haiti Mission", thanks to wonderful technology and very caring and generous friends, Air Mobile is putting together a "Nepal Team" (and I rejoice to be among them)!!
With God's help, managed to keep the "Haiti Mission" on track, but my little phone just keeps ringing and logistical challenges are being overcome, one by one, to get us to Nepal with some greatly needed Air Mobile Rescuers! CLEAN WATER is desperately needed!
Must tell you a cool story about being at the right place, at the right time. While speaking with my good friend, Bob D'Andrea (CTN) about the orphanage they support in Nepal, I reminded Bob that I was in Haiti.
He got quiet for a moment and asked if I knew anything about "Radio". Well, I'm certainly no expert on the subject, but I do know a little about the subject. Bob went on to explain that the Christian Radio Station in Haiti that CTN founded was "Off the air".
Soon, I was on the phone with the CTN Head Technician in Florida and driving to the station with the problem (located near the Dominican Border). Arrived bright and early yesterday morning.
The CTN Head Technician, Paul, directed me to conduct several tests and resets. He did a superb job of telling me exactly what to do.
Then....click and VOILA, back "ON-THE-AIR" broadcasting the Good News of Jesus.
I was simply his feet, hands and eyes. It was very rewarding to be available at the "Right Place, at the Right Time" and have a good technician guiding my hands. Mmmmm, there's a powerful message here!!
While on the road to and from the Radio Station, located at Love-A-Child ministries, was on the phone.
Among the calls received, was a dear friend and Doctor (David) who agreed to fund several Air Mobile Rescuers for Nepal! THANK YOU, DAVID!!! Again, love the technology and the good signal that allows us to do Kingdom Business while on the "road" in the middle of nowhere!!
Above all, I'm THANKFUL for the Holy Spirit quickening folks to help us to help others!!!
Later, yesterday, had more meetings on "connecting" the crucial pieces for a strong and capable Search & Rescue (SAR) for Haiti.
Can't give the details at this time, because they are just forming but....I can tell you, with our Lord's help, Haiti will, in the near future, have one of the finest SAR operations in the Caribbean!! Many, many lives will be saved!! To God be the Glory!!
Even though I'm in Haiti, the "Air Mobile Nepal Mission" is coming together. So many folks are working behind the scenes to bring this all to pass.
We still need funding for more Rescuers, as the needs in Nepal are staggering. We're working on finding a flight in and packing the necessary supplies for the long journey over there. If you'd like to donate to this vital mission, you may use the "Donate" button in the upper left of this blog.
Also, the region is EXTREMELY dangerous. Many landslides are still occurring. This powerful earthquake simply "set the stage" for another major earthquake.
PLEASE PRAY for our Lord to protect the injured and the many relief workers that are risking their lives to help save others! Here's more - BIGGER EARTHQUAKE COMING ON NEPALS TERRIFYING FAULTS
We don't know how we'll get there, but we believe that with God's help, we'll be able to bring them CLEAN WATER! Here's more on "Ghorkha" - NEPAL EARTHQUAKE: FEARS GROW OF FATE FOR THOUSANDS NEAR EPICENTER
Well, the sun has risen, I'm about to have my second cup of coffee and I'm listening for the Lord's direction. Oh Folks, I simply want to be in the right place at the right time!
As always, THANK YOU for your precious and critical prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-29-15 Wednesday 6:39AM (Haiti Time) - Bon Repos, Haiti - Air Mobile Base Camp – Report submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
Yesterday, my cell phone hardly seemed to stop ringing! Call after call came in on Nepal. Been juggling our current "Mission" to Haiti and beginning the coordination of getting life-saving Air Mobile Rescuers to Nepal.
The news coming in from Nepal just breaks ones heart. The "Death Toll" is just beginning. The current death toll is 5000+ & rapidly climbing!
The threat of disease and another major quake is looming over the region. NOW is the time to help! The message that comes again and again...."We need clean water"!! Here's more - NEPAL EARTHQUAKE TOLL ONLY JUST BEGINNING!!
Disease spreads so fast in circumstances like this. Again, the need for CLEAN WATER is paramount. Here's more - NEPAL EARTHQUAKE: HEALTH THREATS LOOM OVER SURVIVORS
It's too early to say when or how, but pieces are coming together and it looks like Air Mobile will be sending a team to Nepal. PRAISE GOD!!
Among the many calls from yesterday, heard from my great friend and Brother in Christ, Bob D'Andrea. Bob is the Founder and President of Christian Television Network.
They have an orphanage in Nepal and their children desperately need clean water. By God's help and grace, we'll get those kids clean water....along with their neighbors!!
Even though I'm in Haiti, with the wonder of a "Connected" Smart Phone, a strong internet signal and a relatively fast computer, a lot can be done. I spoke with a U.S. Missionary who knows Nepal very well. He'll be able to provide much needed "ground logistical help"... and the phone just kept ringing.
Meanwhile, had critical meetings here in Haiti that are laying the groundwork for the future of Search & Rescue (SAR) . This is so desperately needed in Haiti and again, it's such a privilege to be able to help put a good program together.
You know, it's kind of funny. I've often wondered if I could "clone" myself (now, I'm joking) and be in 2 places at the same time. Well....with all of our incredible "gadgets", we almost can! I'm thankful to the Lord for the tools that He has given us.
So, I'm still in Haiti and have a "Mission" to accomplish. Will continue to work on the Nepal Mission and taking care of business here.
PLEASE PRAY that all of the resources that we need, specifically the funding and the manpower to come in for Nepal. Also, PLEASE PRAY that our Lord leads very clearly in the days ahead!
BTW, I know that things have gone crazy in Baltimore and other cities in America. The violence and destruction IS NOT THE ANSWER!!
We need the Lord as never before!! Folks, JESUS IS THE ANSWER!! Let us pray for God's peace to rule and reign!!
It's time to head out into this day of "juggling" and praying. As always, THANK YOU so much for your precious and vital prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-28-15 Tuesday 6:57AM (Haiti Time) - Bon Repos, Haiti - Air Mobile Base Camp – Report submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
LIVE...FROM THE "HAITI DESK"
Was up very early yesterday morning. Yes, it's a great time to reflect and pray but...I was also checking the weather. There was another line of powerful storms moving into Central Florida and....
IF I was going to Haiti, it had better be right now! Otherwise, the flight could be delayed due to those powerful storms.
Besides, the Little Donkey was loaded to the brim. Even had 4 truck tires on board, each filled with baby food and formula, invaluable, supplies for starving orphans.
Barbara had flown in on Saturday to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Alternative Pregnancy Center and she needed a ride back to Haiti.
Yes, it was time to rush to the airport, do the final fueling, thorough pre-flight and fire up those little engines and point the nose to Haiti. I was sweating by the time we were ready to go. The storm was knocking on our door. We were airborne at 4:38 am....not a minute too soon!
We climbed to 15,000 feet and settled down to a smooth, relatively quick flight. That storm system, now safely behind us, gave a nice little tailwind. Barb loves to play Yahtzee and has a hand-held electronic one and she just enjoyed the ride.
And then...it happens. The sun bursts over the horizon in all it's glory, ushering in a new day.
We landed in Port-Au-Prince, after a quick 4 hour 38 minute flight and cleared all the vital supplies in smoothly.
On the way to the mission, I stopped into the Port-Au-Prince Control Center to take a look at the new Harris ATC equipment.
BTW, was able to speak to these controllers from 130 miles out and it was crystal clear! Before the new equipment, we'd be fortunate to speak to them 35-40 miles out. What a difference!!
While there, confirmed a meeting with the new Director General of Civil Aviation (OFNAC).
We're so THANKFUL for the Divine Favor that our Lord has given us. We're continuing to work on bringing the Haiti ATC system up to world-class standards and...we're on our way!
Many of you have prayed for us for the last few years about this much needed project, and with joy, I tell you, our prayers are working!!
Late last night, I received a call from Stan Brock of Remote Area Medical. Stan will be leading a team into Nepal in the next few days. We discussed the possibility of their team of doctors bringing in an Air Mobile Rescuer(s).
BTW, the death toll is 4400+ and rising. This is an awful earthquake and so many are suffering and dying. Stan is highly skilled and Remote Area Medical is great organization! Here's the latest on the Nepal Earthquake - NEPAL EARTHQUAKE: DEATH TOLL PASSES 4400 AMID FEARS OVER REMOTE AREAS
PRAISE GOD! Even though Air Mobile can't go there right now, others can. I'm very thankful that Stan and team are headed that way. Yes...."Surely, our Lord knows how to deploy His troops"!!!
As usual, have a "full plate" of things to do here in Haiti. So, as I come to you, "LIVE FROM THE HAITI DESK", I'm glad that we made the flight to Haiti. Have a couple of Rescuers that need attention and a host of other things to do.
PLEASE remember to PRAY for Stan and his team as they prepare to depart for Nepal. Should we send a Rescuer or two with the team, we'll need to fund those units.
IF you'd like to help, just click on the "Donate" button (upper left of this Blog) or even give me a call. Yes, I can receive calls in Haiti and it's not too expensive. My number is: 321-544-7757. As always, THANK YOU for your precious and vital prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-27-15 Monday 2:28AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base – Report submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
SCENES FROM GROUND ZERO IN NEPAL / A PROMISE MADE
As I scanned the scenes from the epicenter of the massive Super Quake that crushed Nepal, my mind went back to the multiple earthquakes Air Mobile has worked.
Strangely and hauntingly, they all are alike. Mountains of debris / destruction and bodies lined up in the street......Rescue workers frantically looking for bodies. Grief and suffering fill the air.
My heart breaks for those victims and I stand in prayer with the Rescuers. I hope that Air Mobile can lend a hand and help bring clean water to those who desperately need it.
Every survivor found brings unimaginable joy and hope and then the search goes on with many more bodies pulled from the rubble than survivors. It is very grim work indeed. Here's one such story - THE TINY GAP BETWEEN LIFE & DEATH - ENTOMBED ALIVE WITH THE BODY OF HIS FRIEND - NEPAL EARTHQUAKE VICTIM IS FINALLY PULLED FREE AS DEATH TOLL RISES TO 2500+
However, we've made a promise to bring in much needed relief supplies to Haiti and that is where our next mission will be. Meanwhile, I continue to scan and pray and cry for Nepal.
Am awake early this morning praying for Nepal and seeking direction from the Lord. Love the peace and quiet of the early morning. Coffee seems to taste a bit better and my mind is somewhat clearer.
We know that when we go to India in June, we'll be relatively close to Nepal. Perhaps we can bring some help at that time. We're certainly praying that we can do something before our June mission. Please join together with us as we seek to help those in such need.
So, as we move into this day that our Lord has made, we seek His guidance and direction. As always, THANK YOU for you precious prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-26-15 Sunday 7:21AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base – Report submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
MASSIVE DAMAGE / LITTLE INFORMATION / MANY TRAPPED / DEATH TOLL CLIMBING
The death toll from the deadly Nepal Super-Quake is climbing and now over 2100. Whole villages have been flattened.
Information is slowly coming in and it's not good for many. Here's more on this tragedy - NEPAL EARTHQUAKE - DEATH TOLL SOARS OVER 2100
Having worked many earthquake disasters, I have some idea of what is going on in Nepal and my heart breaks. We're currently looking into ways that Air Mobile can help in this unfolding disaster.
In the meantime, we were blessed to have Barbara from Haiti show up just in time to attend the 25th Anniversary of Alternative Pregnancy Center (APC) at Merritt Island yesterday evening. Barb's flight was delayed from Haiti and she arrived just as the event was beginning.
It was good to finally introduce Barbara to Vickie, the Executive Director of APC. APC has provided life-saving supplies, baby formula / baby food / vitamins and so much more to Barbara's Orphanage over the years.
It was a wonderful event. Pam Tebow (Tim's Mother) shared her testimony.
Pam also shared compelling ways that we can reach out and protect and save the innocent ones.....the unborn! We were blessed and challenged.
BTW, Barb informed us that her baby food / formula was just running out and she desperately needed a fresh supply.
Earlier, was met at the airport by a father / son team, Joey and Andrew, to help me load the Little Donkey.
Really appreciate help when it comes time to load for our next mission. Again, our Lord knows how to deploy His troops!!
Had some tires for Barb's Haiti Van. So....we filled the tires with much needed baby food, etc. "More than one way to skin a cat" or shall I say..."Fill a tire"!
So, it's Sunday in America. Soon, we'll be heading back to the airport to continue the load and then go and minister to the children and adults who are in the Psychiatric facility in Orlando. We love sharing the Good News of Jesus with them.
Time to head out. We're really praying about how we can help those in Nepal. PLEASE join us as we seek our Lord's direction with this latest disaster!
As always, THANK YOU for your prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-25-15 Saturday 7:07AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base – Report submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
MASSIVE QUAKE STRIKES NEPAL - HUNDREDS DEAD
Several hours ago, a killer earthquake struck Nepal and hundreds are reported dead (1100+). The monster temblor (Updated to 7.9) was the worst to strike Nepal in 80 years.
Reports are coming in of extensive damage, avalanches and the death toll is rising. Here's more - EXTENSIVE DAMAGE REPORTED AFTER POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE STRIKES NEPAL - DEATH TOLL RISING
Powerful aftershocks are shaking the region and more avalanches are being reported. This tragic story is unfolding as I type this blog. Here's an UPDATED Report - 800+ DEAD IN DEVASTATING NEPAL 7.9 EARTHQUAKE
Air Mobile plans to travel to India in early June. We may be making a trip to the earthquake stricken region sooner. We're monitoring the situation and above all, we're PRAYING for our Lord's direction.
I'm reminded of the Words of Jesus in Matthew 24:7-8 in response to the question from His Disciples...."When shall the end be?"
Today, Barbara (AKA: Rambo in the Blue Dress) is flying in from Haiti. We will be attending a service at First Baptist Merritt Island to honor the 25th Anniversary of the Alternative Pregnancy Center (APC).
As you may know, the APC has provided baby food / formula and many invaluable gifts for Barb's Orphanage in Haiti over the years. The "Little Donkey" has been the main transport for these life-saving supplies!
The Guest Speaker this evening will be Pam Tebow, the mother of Tim Tebow. The Tebow family has a rich history and awesome testimony of serving the Lord.
Here's more information on this great event. Hope you can come!! - COME CELEBRATE 25 YEARS OF ALTERNATIVE PREGNANCY CENTER - HEAR PAM TEBOW TONIGHT
Now, it's time to head out into this day that our Lord has made. Please remember to pray for those victims in Nepal and the surrounding area as they deal with this terrible earthquake.
We hope to see you tonight at First Baptist Merritt Island. As always, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-24-15 Friday 6:31AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base – Report submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
2 VOLCANIC STORIES
Chile's Calbuco Volcano erupted suddenly giving the residents 15 minutes warning! Then, this other "Volcano" story appeared yesterday about this latest SuperVolcano discovery under Yellowstone.
The Calbuco eruption caught everyone off guard. The Calbuco Volcano has lain dormant for 42 years and SUDDENLY...it blew!
The 4000 residents quickly evacuated (no injuries reported) and some spectacular shots were captured. Here's the story - CHILE'S CALBUCO VOLCANO ERUPTS SUDDENLY -VIOLENTLY!
Then, to add to this "Volcanic" drama, yesterday, Scientists released this ominous info about the SuperVolcano lying beneath Yellowstone.
Scientists have long known about a chamber of "supermagma", but now, they have discovered a second chamber 4+ times the size of the first one. Should this blow......you don't want to think about it!! Here's the story - PEERING INSIDE YELLOWSTONE'S SUPERVOLCANO
I'm not saying "Yellowstone" is going to blow tomorrow or anytime in the near future. We just don't know.
However, when we look at the "SUDDEN & UNEXPECTED" eruption of Calbuco, we can see that it's difficult to predict these events. As for me and my family, we're just holding tightly onto Jesus' hand!!
Meanwhile, we're staying busy and doing what we can to bring help and hope to the suffering. Am always blessed by the folks who stand with us.
Such was the case yesterday, when we met Margaret and John. They had a wonderful load of formula, baby food and whole lot more for the orphans in Haiti. Praise God, our next load is coming together!!
Today, we'll be doing the same...getting ready for our "next mission", wherever that might be. As always, THANK YOU for your faithful prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
PS - If you're new to this blog, and feel like you've jumped into the "middle of the story"....you have. Just click on "Older Posts" below to see how we've arrived at this juncture of the journey. Welcome aboard!! Joe