Saturday, February 13, 2016

THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES....FEBRUARY 2016

2-13-16 Saturday 6:12AM (Haiti Time) - Bon Repos, Haiti - Air Mobile Base Camp - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe 


HAITI...."UNCERTAINTY"  


Being in Haiti at this time, certainly brings the reality of the grim situation to light.  Haiti is a "mess".  The "Interim Government", formed at the last possible hour before Martelly stepped down, is extremely fragile.  Haiti is a "Powder Keg".  Let us PRAY that it doesn't "BLOW"!  


 This story, in my humble opinion, "captures" what's going on right now in Haiti - HAITI POLITICAL CRISIS: UNCERTAINTY IS THE ONLY THING WE KNOW FOR SURE"  


Again, I beseech you, PLEASE PRAY FOR HAITI!!


Meanwhile, we're here on a "mission" to bring clean water to the thirsty and God's love and grace in the midst of the turmoil.  


Just moving about Haiti is a great challenge.  There are random "check points" all over the place.  The police are usually looking for a "gift".  


Yesterday, after meeting with Missionaries, John and Lorne in Port-Au-Prince, we were heading back to the "Village".  John's vehicle got stopped and the police were asking for some money.  


I was in the vehicle ahead and pulled over.  John phoned me and asked what he should do?  I asked John to hand his phone to the policeman.  


I quickly explained that these were missionaries doing God's work for the people of Haiti and...THAT GOD WAS WATCHING THEM RIGHT NOW!  The policeman quickly told John to "be on his way"...at NO CHARGE!  Praise God for His Grace!!  


John and Lorne are interested in bringing clean water to Haiti.  It is so desperately needed!  John is with the Four Square Mission and Lorne is a true water expert.  


We spent some time in "Joe's Depot" where I explained how the Air Mobile Rescuer works.  We had a great time discussing the challenge of clean water and how our Lord is helping us to help others with this remarkable machine!  


We look forward to working with these precious gentlemen in the days ahead!  I love how...."Our Lord knows how to deploy His troops"!!    


Today, I'll be working in "Joe's Depot" bringing a couple of Air Mobile Rescuers "back to life".  The Rescuer can be refurbished so easily.  We've had units in continual operation in Haiti for over 12 years.  Only God knows how many lives have been saved by the clean water provided by these remarkable machines!!  


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


Air Mobile Joe


2-12-16 Friday 6:37AM (Haiti Time) - Bon Repos, Haiti - Air Mobile Base Camp - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

A DISCUSSION ON GRACE  


The other day, was in a meeting with a ranking government official regarding Air Safety.  The conversation came around to "Faith".  


Of course, having been "personally" overwhelmed by God's Amazing Grace, we spent some time on this wonderful subject.  


I never cease to marvel at how our Lord OPENS DOORS for us to share His great love with others!  


Even as I simply shared my story, of how the Lord pursued me and kept pouring His grace into my life again and again, long before I accepted Him, the Grace of God was flowing into my friend's heart.  


Yesterday, had some great meetings regarding the continuation of the pursuit of Air Safety.  The cooperation between the Mission Aviation Community and the Haitian government is yielding super results and giving God's favor and grace in high places.  


Today, I'll meeting up with a dear and old friend, and fellow missionary, Fred Morrissette.  Fred and I go way back and it all began in Haiti 38 years ago.  He's in Haiti to build a new clinic in the drought stricken Northwest.  It'll be great spending some time with Fred today!!


I'll also be meeting with some other missionaries who have a ministry of bringing clean water to the thirsty.  Oh, we have a lot to talk about.  Looking forward to meeting them today, also!!  


Sitting at my "Haiti Desk, have time for that second cup of coffee before I hit the road.  As always, THANK YOU for your precious and greatly appreciated prayer, love and support!!  


Air Mobile Joe   








2-11-16 Thursday 6:19AM (Haiti Time) - Bon Repos, Haiti - Air Mobile Base Camp - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe 


DREADFUL DROUGHT & A NEW BRIDGE IN THE "VILLAGE"



Haiti is experiencing the worst drought since 2001.  Over 1.5 million Haitians are facing severe food shortages and starvation and malnutrition are taking their terrible toll.  




On my flights into Haiti, I had noticed that the Central Plateau was not as green, but I had no idea how serious this drought has become.  




This is certainly a matter for PRAYER!  It is all the more reason that we fly into Haiti on a regular basis and work hard to keep the clean water flowing.  




During periods of drought, as Haiti is experiencing, clean water becomes even more scarce!  Here's more - NUMBER OF HAITIANS NEEDING FOOD AID SPIKES AMID DROUGHT  


It was a blessing yesterday to service an Air Mobile Rescuer that has been operating in the Jacmel area.  


The operator was in and out of the "Village" in 30 minutes.  Praise God for this opportunity to bring clean water to the thirsty!!  


May I ask you to pray for RAIN in Haiti as well as much needed food to the hungry.  


Yesterday was productive in the arena of Air Safety.  Had wonderful meetings with Dave Carwell of Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) and Engineer Cesar from OFNAC (FAA of Haiti).  


We are developing a wonderful system of cooperation that truly increases safety in the air.  Again, PRAISE GOD!  


To those of you who have visited Haiti and stayed in the "Village", you know that there are plenty of stairs.  


Recently, a new construction project has been launched to help Barb to not have to walk as many stairs.  The answer:  A BRIDGE!  


This new addition will save Barb so many steps, as she'll be able to go from her "little house" to the main office / kitchen area across the "Bridge".   


It's time for me to get on with this day.  BTW, it looks like rain today.  That would be an answer to prayer!  As always, THANK YOU for your invaluable prayer, love and support!!  


Air Mobile Joe 


2-10-16 Wednesday 6:36AM (Haiti Time) - Bon Repos, Haiti - Air Mobile Base Camp - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  


A QUIET DAY IN THE "VILLAGE"....& IN HAITI


The raucous Parades of Mardi Gras have been cancelled because of the fear of violence from "anti-government" protesters.  Usually, here in the "Village", you can hear the music and parties roaring on Mardi Gras.  Not last night. Things were strangely quiet.


Haitians love Mardi Gras and it's a huge part of their culture.  This cancellation is a BIG DEAL!  


One does not know which way things will go.  Haiti is in a very precarious place and violence could break out at any moment.  We PRAY that peace and wisdom will prevail.  Here's more - HAITI POSTPONES CARNIVAL AS PRESIDENT STEPS DOWN AMID UNREST   


For me, I welcomed the peace and quiet.  Spent the day studying the Word of God and napping.  It was glorious!  I felt your prayers!!!  


Today is a new day and there is plenty to do.  Have an Air Mobile Rescuer "Operator" coming this morning to pick up a replacement unit.  


Our "System" truly works and has for over 12 years.  If a unit needs "Service", the operator simply brings the unit to the "Village" and is given a replacement unit, right on the spot....all at NO CHARGE!  


We work hard to keep the clean water flowing!  By God's help and grace and your prayer and generosity, we have 337 Rescuers in operation throughout Haiti!!  


Will also be in meetings with local pilots to discuss the operation of the new Air Traffic Control (ATC) System and how it is working.  There is such a wonderful partnership between OFNAC (FAA of Haiti) and the local pilot community to continually improve this system.  We have seen our Lord move in mighty ways in this arena!!  


We're particularly thankful to MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) who is helping to monitor the ATC quality.  These pilots fly every day and can detect interference or any such anomalies very quickly and report them.


In that way, we're making major strides toward establishing high quality performance and continually improving the system.  Truly, the skies are safer!  Praise God!!  


So, it's time to head out into this day that our Lord has made.  As always, THANK YOU for your invaluable and precious prayer, love and support!!  


Air Mobile Joe 




2-9-16 Tuesday 6:39AM (Haiti Time) - Bon Repos, Haiti - Air Mobile Base Camp - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe 


FAT TUESDAY...AKA "MARDI GRAS" IN HAITI



Yesterday morning was chilly, but the skies were clear and the upper level winds were strong. Mmmm, could even get a tailwind.  Yes, it was time to go to Haiti.  




The Little Donkey (Ti Burik) had been fueled and loaded for several days.  The trip to Haiti had been delayed due to sickness and the death of our dear friend Nita.  




On this chilly Florida morning (actual 36 degrees) I bid my Cindy goodbye and headed to the airport.  Pre-flighted Ti Burik, had a word of prayer and took off.  




Climbed to 15,000 feet and bundled up in blankets.  The temperature up here was 28 degrees.  The air was clear and smooth.  Love that!  




The winds were out of the west at 50 knots but I managed to squeeze out at 16+ knot tailwind.  That should get me to Haiti pretty quickly. 




Managed to maintain 195 Knots (225 MPH) for most of the flight.  Oh, I LOVE tailwinds!  




Just before sunrise, I broke out "Breakfast".  Jerky Bacon is DELICIOUS, it's actually "BODACIOUS"!  




Cindy, because she loves me, encourages me to eat a healthy breakfast so....I blended a lot fruit with that delicious bacon!  


Then came the moment....the glorious Caribbean sunrise at 15,000 feet.  Sometimes, I just get overwhelmed at the goodness of the Lord to allow me to do this!!   


Well, I think a record was broken for the "Fastest flight to Haiti (in Ti Burik)!!  Landed 4 hours 15 minutes after take-off!  Normally the flight is 5+ hours.  


Haiti, as you probably know, is in a pretty "turbulent" state.  The now, "former" President Martelly stepped down on Sunday and turned the Government (power) over to a hastily formed "Interim Government".  


After landing and unloading, headed back to the "Village".  The streets were strangely empty and things were quiet.  Always, THANKFUL for that.  


We had vital supplies that Barbara needed for the orphans.  The Little Donkey carried in a good load.  Here's a typical "Donkey" load. 


Today is MARDI GRAS and usually, Haiti is really "partying". But today, things are quiet.  It appears as if the main Mardi Gras Parade has been cancelled.  We'll see what happens.  We PRAY for peace and God's wisdom to prevail.


Plan to stay close to the "Village" today.  Will check to see how our "Rescuer" inventory is faring.  It's such a blessing to be able to help clean water to flow to the thirsty!!  


Folks, we're in this thing together.  Your love. prayer and support are vital and greatly appreciated.  THANK YOU!!  


Air Mobile Joe


2-8-16 Monday 3:49AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  


MANNING'S THE "MAN"!

Payton Manning was Legendary, & now that Legendary status is gold!  What a great defensive game against a very powerful, but contained Panther team.  


Yes, it was a great game  and I'm very happy for Payton (the oldest Super Bowl Quarterback)!  Here's more - BRONCOS OUTLAST PANTHERS - CLAIM 3RD SUPER BOWL TITLE  


Late yesterday evening, President Martelly officially stepped down from office, leaving Haiti in the hands of a newly selected "Interim Government".  


We pray that Haiti takes advantage of this "breather" and has orderly elections in April.  Again, we PRAY!  Here's the latest - HAITIAN PRESIDENT MICHEL MARTELLY STEPS DOWN  


Folks, we had an awesome day yesterday.  After attending our home Church, our Air Mobile Team arrived at the Orlando Hospital and quickly split up into 3 services.  This is such a blessing, to be used by our Lord in this way, to minister with adolescents and adults in a "lock down" facility.  


Can't give any specifics (Confidentiality Rules), but I can say that our Lord moved in a might way. Can't even begin to express the joy of having this open door to share the GOOD NEWS of Jesus!  We never take this for granted and we're extremely grateful for this privilege!  


Up early this morning, enjoying a delicious cup of coffee and gazing into the sparkling sky on this chilly morning (42 degrees but feels like 39 degrees).  I absolutely love reflecting and praying during the early hours.  Such a peaceful time.


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


Air Mobile Joe


2-7-16 Sunday 7:09AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe



A HOT DEBATE & AN INTERIM GOVERNMENT...IN HAITI


 Yesterday evening was the 8th and final Republican Debate before the New Hampshire Primary and it was full of "fireworks".  


It's difficult for me to say who won the debate, but we certainly saw some of the Candidates under a lot of pressure.  Again, we're just praying for our Lord to lead in this matter!  


Here's a "Snapshot" of the GOP Debate -  GOP DEBATE IN A MINUTE  


Meanwhile, Haiti reached an agreement on an "Interim Government" yesterday paving the way for President Martelly to step down.  


This will give Haiti a "breather" and allow them to organize elections to complete the "Run-Off".  Again, we PRAY for our Lord to lead in this matter also. Here's more - HAITI CRISIS: AGREEMENT REACHED TO AVOID POWER VACUUM  


Yesterday, I had the honor (though with great sadness) to lay our dear friend, Anita to rest.  Funerals are difficult, but our Lord's grace is sufficient.  Please remember to pray for Anita's family as they deal with the sudden loss of this of this precious lady.  


This morning, we're getting ready for church and then the 3 Services at the Hospital in Orlando.  This is such a JOY!


Who's going to win the Super Bowl?  It's likely Peyton Mannings last shot at glory.  He's been a great quarterback!!  Panthers are favored to win....but experience goes a long way.  PEYTON MANNING CHASES CROWNING GLORY 


Time to get ready for church and head out the door.  As always, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!  We never take it for granted and we're extremely grateful for it!! 


 Air Mobile Joe
















 





2-6-16 Saturday 7:07AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe 


SAYING GOODBYE TO A DEAR FRIEND

16 years ago, our new neighbor, Jon, told Cindy and I about his sister, Nita.  She was a "Computer Guru and Space Shuttle Engineer".  

Nita designed our first website and assisted us in numerous projects related to NASA.  She was a remarkable woman and a great friend.  

Nita died suddenly this week and will be laid to rest today.  Her family has asked me to conduct the funeral.  It is my honor to do so, but with sadness.  

Nita loved the Lord and had an awesome propensity to help people.  Her wise, steady counsel and generous heart has blessed many.  We will miss Nita!!  Here is Nita's Obituary - OBITUARY FOR JUANITA MELTON  

I am also very pleased to tell you that Barbara has returned to Haiti.  Yesterday morning, I put her on a flight from Orlando to Miami and then to Haiti.  

Barb is much stronger now and all of the tests have verified.... "what she does not have".  Thankfully, there was no neurological damage done and she is continuing on the road to recovery. 

Barb called us yesterday evening to inform us that she arrived safe and sound back in Haiti.  THANK GOD!
  



As I've been sharing, Haiti is NOT a "SAFE" place now.  The political situation is quite explosive.  Please remember to PRAY for Barb as she navigates those dangerous waters.  

Please, also PRAY that the transition of power from President Martelly to the "Interim Government" will take place without violence and loss of life.  Here's more on this developing tragedy - CRISIS IN HAITI TURNS DEADLY AS POWER VACUUM LOOMS  

Yesterday, I was at the airport (Space Coast Regional) checking on our Little Donkey when I noted a beautiful Corporate Jet on the ramp.  Out of curiosity, I went up and asked the pilot if I could take a peek inside.

Come to find out, the Pilot was an old friend whom I'd not seen in 24 years.  Back then, he was just learning how to fly.  Now, he's handling this beautiful jet.  My...."How time flies"! 

Then, to add to the "wonder of the day", parked directly behind the beautiful jet was a helicopter that I'd seen on TV numerous times before...."The Trump Helicopter".  Mmmmm, wonder what it's doing down here?

One never knows what one will find at a local airport.  That's one of the reasons I love hanging out at the airport.  It's a "Pilot thing"!

Time for me to study the Word and find the Scripture(s) to share at my dear friend, Nita's, funeral.  Please pray that our Lord will use me this day for His glory!  As always, THANK YOU for your greatly appreciated prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe   









2-5-16 Friday 6:51AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  


WHEN PEOPLE CHOOSE LEADERS


As I observe the "Political Campaign" going on in America with debates and accusations and promises, etc. I realize that we have an amazing opportunity to actually participate in the choosing of our leaders.  All the more reason to PRAY for guidance.  


Unfortunately, in our neighboring Haiti, things are quite a bit more complicated, difficult and dangerous.  


This Sunday, President Martelly will step down and there is no "clear successor" because the final "Run-Off Election" has been indefinitely delayed due to corruption and violence.  


Hopefully, an "Interim" Government will be in place when he leaves.  Again, we PRAY for wisdom, peace and grace to prevail, as Haiti crosses this next threshold.  Here's more - HAITI'S LEADER VOWS TO LEAVE POWER ON SUNDAY AS PROTESTS INTENSIFY  


I have good news concerning my Cindy.  She is much better and the "nasty" virus has left our home.  PRAYER & REST WORKS! 


Also, Barbara got most of the results back from the battery of tests and no "smoking gun" was found.  Barbara was likely injured on that horrendous road trip to Anse-A-Pitre and the wicked fall, when she was filming the interview, in the Refugee Camp.  She is doing so much better.  So many have prayed and called and visited checking on our intrepid Barbara!


So, it's time to head out into this day that our Lord has made!  As always, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!!


Air Mobile Joe  



2-4-16 Thursday 6:39AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

THANK YOU FOR PRAYING FOR CINDY!

Cindy is feeling better and we thank you for your prayers!  We're all taking it easy to allow our bodies to fight off these viruses.  PRAYER....& REST is POWERFUL!

Barbara should be getting all of her test results back today.  We're so thankful for having Barb with us during this time.  She is doing so much better.  Again, THANK YOU for praying for Barb!

It's easy to be "busy".  There are so many needs all around us and they're all crying out for attention.  

So, when one slows down a bit and just "rests", it's a perfect time to seek His WISDOM!  Proverbs 4 DELIVERS the mail and urges us to seek His Wisdom with all of our heart!

Here's a link to Proverbs 4.  If you have just 5 minutes, click on the link and let this minister to you - PROVERBS 4 NKJV

We're monitoring the situation in Haiti and PRAY that a good resolution will be reached and that proper elections will take place and there will be a smooth transition for the new government.  Here's the latest - OAS MISSION CHIEF 'HOPEFUL' HAITI CAN SETTLE POLITICAL CRISIS  

Today, we'll just "lay low" and rest and yes, seek God's Awesome WISDOM for our lives.  As always, THANK YOU for your precious and vital prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe


2-3-16 Wednesday 6:54AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

LET US REMEMBER.....4 BRAVE CHAPLAINS & PLEASE PRAY FOR CINDY

First of all, I'd like to ask you to PRAY for my Cindy.  On Sunday morning, while going into our home church, one of our dear friends, Dawn, was quite sick.  Cindy went and prayed with her and her husband brought her to the hospital.

Cindy followed up on her throughout the day and we all prayed that Dawn would get better and she did.  However....yesterday, Cindy succumbed to the same illness and last night was a tough night.  I almost took Cindy to the ER, but prayer prevailed.  Today, Cindy is quite weak, but slowly recovering.  PLEASE PRAY for my Cindy.

Now, I'd like to share  a story that I read this morning, that brought tears to my eyes.  It has been long forgotten, but should not be.  So, today,  I share it with you and..... encourage you to"pass it on" -   THE LITTLE REMEMBERED TALE OF 4 BRAVE CHAPLAINS!  

Today, so many are willing to "KILL" for their god, but our Lord would have us to "lay down our lives for one another".  May we all remember the "4 Brave Chaplains"!

BTW, after Cindy ministered with Dawn at our home Church on Sunday morning, our team went to the Orlando Hospital and we had 3 more services with patients who could easily be forgotten in a "lock-down" facility.  

Let me be very clear.  I am not sharing what we do at the Hospital to boast, but to share how our Lord has put it on our hearts to do this.  It is our joy and privilege to share the LOVE OF GOD!

As you go through this day, look for ways to reach out and help those less fortunate.  You may even save a life today.  Our Lord will lead you where He wants you to go.  I pray that prayer for myself, as I need Him every day.  Left on our own...we're a mess!  Today, be blessed and be a blessing to someone who needs it.

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

Air Mobile Joe  



2-2-16 Tuesday 6:33AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

TED CRUZ WINS IOWA!

In a bit of an"Upset"(particularly to Donald), Ted Cruz pulled off a victory in Iowa.  His first words...."To God be the Glory".  Here's more - CRUZ: TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

This is the "First Stop" of our political process to select candidates for President.  On the Democratic side, it was a "Razor Thin" victory for Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.

Next stop:  New Hampshire.  As for me and my house, we're PRAYING for our Lord to lead our country in these turbulent times. 

We had a remarkable day yesterday regarding critical supplies for Haiti.  Vickie of  Alternative Pregnancy Center (APC) came through with a nice load of baby food / formula and baby goodies for Haiti.

We then rushed to another very nice lunch at Dixie Crossroads. We met with Mark (the son of Joe who introduced me to Jesus many years ago) and Doug Maners, Missions Director for a great church who wants to send teams to Haiti.

We laid out future plans to bring Bible School students to Haiti for some "Actual" mission experiences and training. 

Then, on this "whirlwind" day, we rushed down to Melbourne to meet Vickie in a Walmart parking lot.  She had more supplies for the babies in Haiti.

Again, I never cease to marvel at how our Lord puts it on peoples hearts to help the helpless.  God is GOOD!

As the day wrapped up, I found myself at Ron's home.  Ron worked for CSA (Cartridge Source of America) for 12 years and is one of the smartest "Computer Geeks" I know.  Ron, truly has a gift.

Recently, my Computer did an unsolicited  "UPDATE"that totally messed up my mind....and computer!  For the last month, I've been doing "work-arounds" to get the blog out.  Ron went through the system and found a number of "bugs" and then found a way to "reverse" the infamous "UPDATE".  

Yea, I got my computer back "the way it was".  Oh, it's so good having a great computer geek at hand.  THANKS again, Ron!!

We heard from Dr. Steve yesterday evening and Barb should be getting the test results back today.  During this time that she has been in the U.S. with us, she has met with so many folks whom she has helped with "rescue adoptions".  It's exciting to see how our Lord has used this great lady of God!

Meanwhile, the situation in Haiti continues to deteriorate.  The OAS (Organization of American States) has traveled to Haiti to attempt to help steer Haiti out of this mess.  Some are saying that the OAS is "not welcome". 


 This coming Sunday, President Martelly will step down and an interim government has yet to be formed.  This is a sad situation and Haiti needs Wisdom to steer through this.  


Please PRAY for our Lord to grant His wisdom and peace in this matter.  Here's more -HAITI OPPOSITION ALLIANCE DECLINING TO MEET WITH OAS 

It's a very foggy morning and the visibility is almost "Zero".  We'll soon be heading out into this day that our Lord has made.  What adventure lies ahead?  Only He knows.  May His will be done!  As always, THANK YOU for your faithful prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe 

2-1-16 Monday 6:59AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

4 SERVICES & DINNER WITH A COUPLE OF DOCS

Yesterday was a long day!  We attended our home Church, Redeemer, and Joe Armfield, a great Wycliffe Missionary shared on his recent mission to Papau New Guinea (PNG).

Then, it was off to the Hospital in Orlando, where our Air Mobile Team delivered the Word to 3 separate groups, the Adolescents, the Acute Care Patients and the Adults.  It is such a blessing to bring the Good News to those who are having a difficult time in their lives.

We then headed to the home of Dr. Aaron.  There, we met another Doctor who has an interest in helping the Haitian refugees who have been brutally ejected from neighboring Dominican Republic (DR).

The plight of these refugees is grim as they languish in the "make-shift" refugee camp right outside of Anse-A-Pitre on the southern border of Haiti and the DR.

Here's an interview that I conducted with a Haitian Refugee living in a "Cardboard" house. Note:  The interview is interspersed with English and Creole.   

Cholera had recently raised it's ugly head there, and for now....is somewhat under control. YOUTUBE - JOE HURSTON IN ANSE-A-PITRE 

This interview was conducted several weeks ago.  Our "intrepid Barbara was doing the filming.  At the very end, she was walking backwards and the ground had a slight dip and she fell.  

She got right up and finished the interview.  That's our Barbara.  That's also part of the reason that she lost strength in her extremities.  She is recovering and doing much better.  THANKS again for your prayers for Barb!

Back to our lovely and delicious dinner, yesterday evening, at Dr. Aaron's.  During our fellowship time, we discussed the logistics of getting a medical team to minister with those who are suffering in this "make-shift" camp.  Please PRAY that our Lord leads us in this endeavor.

Today, we'll be gathering vital supplies for our next "Mission".  We hear that Alternative Pregnancy Center (APC) has baby food and formula.  We'll be there this morning.  

Barbara will also be getting the results from the battery of tests that she has had recently.  It's been such a blessing having Barb with us!

So, it's that time.  Need to head out and see what our Lord has for us today.  As always, THANK YOU for your precious and vital prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe

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Air Mobile Joe