LONG ROAD AHEAD FOR THOSE IN OKLAHOMA - SEVERE INGREDIENTS HEADING EAST - IRS TESTIMONY...VERY DISTURBING
Following the disaster, lies the long and difficult road of rebuilding. PLEASE PRAY for those in the wake of those incredibly powerful and devastating storms. Please watch this link - OKLAHOMA RESIDENTS COME HOME TO PICK UP THE PIECES
Those storms are marching East without quite as much intensity, but still dangerous. Keep a close eye on the weather and be alert. Things can change so fast. Here's the latest - SEVERE INGREDIENTS
I came across this article yesterday and wanted to share it with you. It deals with massive black-outs and how would we survive. It goes into great detail about the nature of EMP's (Electro Magnetic Pulse). It's a good read - WILL YOU SURVIVE WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT?
This is one of the reasons I follow the Sun Activity so closely. A Solar Flare / CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) can cause major problems to our "fragile" power grid. I know that these are not particularly pleasant thoughts, but it's good to equip ourselves with knowledge and at least begin making a plan for the "What if...." scenario. Believe me, you'll be glad you did.
We had a good day yesterday building Rescuers. Rob, our Premier "Water Mule" was building away. We're ordering parts with every penny of extra funds we have and we just build Rescuers as quickly as we can. We know that each and every one of these units will save lives and bring Glory to God!!
Yesterday, the testimony from the IRS heads continued and folks, this is ugly. May I urge you to continue to PRAY that the truth comes out. Jesus said, "You shall know the truth & the truth will set you free"!
So, it's that time. Need to go feed those wonderful chickens and get Peter to school...it's the last day of school!
As always, thank you for your precious love, prayer and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
5-21-13 Tuesday - 7:02 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
STAGGERING TRAGEDY IN OKLAHOMA - DEATH TOLL RISING (20+ CHILDREN AMONG THE DEAD - STORM DANGER / TORNADO THREAT NOT OVER -
The news literally takes one breath away. This massive, deadly tornado hit the elementary school with a direct hit and the results.. almost unimaginable. Many children dead and hundreds injured and the storm is still moving!
Here is some staggering footage of this monster tornado. It is difficult for me to even type this - PLEASE PRAY for those whose lives have been shattered by this deadly storm - HIGH DEFINITION FOOTAGE OF DEADLY OKLAHOMA TORNADO
The death-toll is rising and desperate parents are searching for their children in the debris. Again, I urge you to PRAY! Here's more - IN TORNADOES WAKE...WORRIED PARENTS SEEK OUT KIDS
The THREAT continues today. All of the ingredients are there for more dangerous, potentially deadly storms. Keep a very close eye on the weather if you live in this region! - Here's more on this clear and present threat - SEVERE THREAT CONTINUES INTO TUESDAY
Folks, again, I urge you to PRAY & seek out ways that you can help those that have been ravaged by these deadly storms and those that are still in the path.
We'll continue to monitor this unfolding story and seek direction as to what we can do to help. How quickly our lives can change! I find myself just pressing in closer to our Lord and leaning on Him for guidance and protection.
Today, will be continuing to prepare as many Air Mobile Rescuers as we can. Time to get out the door and get Peter to school.
THANK YOU for standing with us with your prayer, love and support.
Air Mobile Joe
5-20-13 Monday - 6:12 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
TORNADOES RAVAGE PARTS OF PLAINS - UPPER MIDWEST & MORE SEVERE WEATHER EXPECTED TODAY - WORLD'S WEEK OF DEADLY WEATHER (170 PHOTOS) - MORE SCANDALS FROM DC
Deadly tornadoes tore through Oklahoma wreaking havoc. These tornadoes "Scoured" the earth. The number of injured is 21 and growing as folks dig out. Here's more - TORNADOES "SCOUR" EARTH
And...this deadly weather is far from over. The line of storms are following the "dipping jet-stream" and moving to the Northeast headed to Illinois and beyond. Here's the link showing who's in the path of these deadly storms - SEVERE WEATHER CONTINUES
And...all of this bad weather is not just hitting here in the U.S., but it's global. Check out these photos from around the world depicting flooding, tornadoes, extreme heat, extreme cold and more - DEADLY WX AROUND THE GLOBE...BAD WEEK
So, this morning, Cindy and I sent out an Update Letter to our Air Mobile List titled "What's Happening". Did you receive it? If it doesn't come into your inbox today and you'd like to receive it, just send me an e-mail and we'll get you on the list - email@example.com
Here's the link - WHAT'S HAPPENING?? This report gives an overview of the global events and also explains very clearly how important clean water is and what you can do to help solve that problem.
It's Monday morning and I'm sure the "Storms" on Capital Hill will continue. Last week ended with devastating testimony regarding the IRS (made my blood boil). There's also more revelations about what happened in Benghazi and it's not pretty. Already this morning, it's learned that the Department of Justice did some pretty serious "snooping" on a Fox reporter. This ties into the AP Scandal of the seized phone records. So, we have multiple storms going on, both in the political arena and weather-wise.
Oh, the Sun was quiet yesterday with no more serious Solar Flares or CME's (Coronal Mass Ejections). Thank God, that very turbulent, volatile region of the Sun is passing and we're in the bulls eye. We pray that things remain calm.
I am reminded of another wonderful scripture found in John 16:33 - The words of Jesus at the end of the Last Supper to His disciples, "In this world, you will have trouble, but take heart, I have overcome the world". The fact is "Jesus is Lord" and as we put our trust and faith in Him, He will guide us and lead us each step of the way.
Well, it's time. Need to feed the chickens and get Peter to school. Will be working on getting more Air Mobile Rescuer ready for "Action". Be sure to check your local weather today and be ready to move into a safe position if you're in the line of dangerous weather.
Also, please take a moment and PRAY with me for our Lord to guide and for all of those around the globe that are dealing with this strange and violent weather. Also, please PRAY for our leaders and our government. Let us PRAY that the truth be told, for as Jesus said, "You shall know the truth and truth will make you free". Ultimately, the most powerful thing we can do is PRAY - BE A PRAYER WARRIOR!
We are so thankful to have you with us on the "Rambling Blog Journey". As always, THANK YOU for your faithful prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
5-19-13 Sunday - 5:44 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
ANOTHER MASSIVE SOLAR FLARE....COMING OUR WAY - VIOLENT WEATHER CAUSES FLASH FLOODING IN ALABAMA - MORE DANGEROUS WEATHER HEADED TO MID-WEST
That very active portion of our Sun that's been spewing out those X-Class (very powerful) Solar Flares last week, is now turning toward our beloved Earth and....just shot out another massive solar flare with a huge CME (Coronal Mass Ejection).
Billions of tons of radio-active particles are coming our way. Hopefully (and prayerfully), our atmosphere will protect us. The experts are not expecting any significant damage.
Meanwhile, we're following these events closely, as the old Sun has definitely awakened. The "Active Region" (AR1748) is certainly "cranking" out the Solar Flares. We'll be in the "zone" for a while and this 11 Year Solar Cycle has a long way to go. Again, please just pray that our Lord protects us. Here's more on the latest developments - SOLAR FLARE UNLEASHED MASSIVE ERUPTION TOWARDS EARTH
Those violent storms that struck Texas last week have moved eastward and yesterday unleashed a massive amount of rain on Alabama causing "Flash Flooding". 4-6" of rain fell very quickly creating this problem. Here's a link to more - FLASH FLOODING HITS ALABAMA
Meanwhile, north of all that flooding, in the Plains, a large area of violent weather is coming with the threat of major rain, large hail and tornadoes. Today is going to be a rough day for this region. If you live in the area, keep a very close eye the developments. Here's more - SERIOUS TORNADO THREAT ON SUNDAY
I'm glad that Washington takes the weekend off. All this "Scandal" stuff is pretty upsetting and it's nice to not have any hearings or more revelations at least for a day. Come Monday, that "hotbed" will resume.
I don't know about you, but these latest scandals have really confirmed some things that we felt were happening. I haven't mentioned this yet, but in 2010-2011, Air Mobile had to jump through a bunch of "hoops" to maintain our Tax Exempt Status. I do believe that this was related to these latest revelations of scandals.
It's Sunday morning and time to go have that wonderful cup of coffee with my Sweetheart. As always, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support.
Air Mobile Joe
5-18-13 Saturday - 6:30 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
DID YOU KNOW...ANOTHER, HUGE ASTEROID IS FLYING BY US ON MAY 31ST? - MORE DANGEROUS WEATHER COMING - THIS WEEKEND, THE SUN IS "TURNING" OUR WAY - MORE SHOCKING TESTIMONY
The GOOD NEWS is; it's not going to strike earth, but it will be another "close call"! A massive Asteroid measuring 1.7 miles across will do a close "fly-by" on May 31st. In the event it were to strike our planet, it could lead to extinction. Thank God it's going to be just a "close-shave"!
I am reminded of a Scripture (Acts 2:19) - "There will be wonders (signs) in the Heavens"...Here's more on that story - MASSIVE ASTEROID TO GIVE EARTH A "CLOSE SHAVE"
This weekend, dangerous weather, with tornado threats, mount as the elements are coming together to give a very rough ride over a large area.
If you live in or around this wide swath, be sure to stay tuned to your local weather and be prepared for some violent storms beginning today and going through Monday, as, again, this threat covers a lot of territory!! Here's more - VERY DANGEROUS WEEKEND TORNADO THREAT!
Do you recall those 4 Major Solar Flares that I reported on earlier in the week? Well, the area of the Sun where those have been occurring is now rotating toward our good Earth. We're right in the "Line of Fire".
Thankfully, the Sun has "calmed" down just a bit and there have been no reports of flares within the last few days. Let's PRAY that it stays that way. Here's more on that situation - HUGE SOLAR FLARES THIS WEEKEND??
Whoa, did you hear the IRS Scandal Testimony yesterday? Last night, I watched the whole thing on C-Span and was sickened by just how brazen the IRS has become toward Conservative Groups.
Folks, this is not good and....I am so THANKFUL that these events are coming to light. This type of intimidation is very, very bad for our country. Please join together with me and PRAY that this type of activity cease and desist immediately!
Representative Mike Kelly from Pennsylvania "hit the nail on the head" with his powerful speech. May I urge you to take a few moments and listen to it...I think you'll agree with me - STANDING OVATION AFTER "RIPPING" IRS COMMISSIONER - BRAVO, Congressman Kelly for standing up for us and speaking so clearly!!
Well, it's Saturday morning and we have a busy day today....gathering supplies and doing chores around the Hurston home.
I know that I bring a lot of "stuff" to your attention in this "rambling blog". I don't do it to depress or discourage you, but to urge you to PRAY with us about these matters.
Prayer is so important and does indeed impact our circumstances and our world. Truly, Prayer Changes Things (starting with us)!
So, it brings me again, to tell you just how much we appreciate your prayer, love and support. Be blessed today!!
Air Mobile Joe
5-17-13 Friday - 6:35 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
AND....HERE COMES HURRICANE SEASON - GOING TO BE A BUSY ONE - VIOLENT STORMS HEADING EAST - SOLAR FLARE UPDATE & SOME GOOD INFO ON EMP'S - IRS SAGA CONTINUES
It's come a bit early and we have our first Named Storm of 2013 - Alvin. The Forecasters are predicting a busy Season with up to 5 Major Hurricanes. We pray they are wrong. Alvin is in the Pacific and strengthening. We'll be tracking this, the first Named Storm of the year.
Violent Weather hammered Granbury, TX leaving death (16), injuries (hundreds) and major destruction and those storms are still moving to the East. There's another system that has the ingredients to bring violent weather to the Mid-West. Keep an eye on those bad boys. Here's a link to more - SEVERE WEATHER THIS WEEKEND
The Sun is certainly "Brewing" and "Spewing" out Solar Flares. I just found this story on a "Worst Case Scenario" regarding Solar Flares. It is worth reading - WORST CASE "EMP" SCENARIO
The current series of Solar Flares are already interfering with High Frequency (HF) Communications and causing some GPS problems. So, we'll certainly keep this situation in our prayers and put our trust in the Lord!
The unfolding Saga of the recent IRS Scandal is certainly disturbing. There is a lot of finger-pointing and denial. This story, from ABC(!) is pretty alarming regarding the IRS and ObamaCare. Folks, we truly need to both pray about this situation and contact our Representatives. Here's the link - IRS OFFICIAL IN CHARGE....
Meanwhile, we are simply working on preparing for our "Next Mission". We're building as many Air Mobile Rescuers as possible and gathering supplies and making sure all of our vehicles are fueled.
If you missed this yesterday, here is a video that Cindy and I just put together. Now, I warn you, it's not very "Professional" and the sound fades in and out and at times, the top of my head is cut off, but it is a "straight from the heart" description of the remarkable Air Mobile Rescuer. Please take a minute and watch it. - AIR MOBILE JOE TELLING ABOUT "NEAR MIRACULOUS" MACHINE
Well, here we are, that time of the day. Need to dash out to feed the chickens and then get Peter to school, meanwhile, gulping down my second cup of coffee. As always, THANK YOU for standing with us with your precious prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
5-16-13 Thursday - 6:54 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
GRAPEFRUIT SIZE HAIL IN DEADLY DALLAS TORNADOES - MORE SOLAR FLARES - & THE SCANDALS "JUST KEEP ON COMING" - THINGS ARE "SHAKING"! & P.S. - AIR MOBILE JOE TELLS ABOUT "NEAR MIRACULOUS MACHINE"
The death toll is rising and hundreds are injured in a violent tornadoes that ravaged parts of the Dallas area yesterday. Granbury, TX was hardest hit. Folks are still digging out of the rubble. Please remember to pray for those that have been hit so hard!
This line of storms spawning these terrible tornadoes produced GRAPEFRUIT size Hail. Wow, that's huge! Imagine what kind of damage that can cause! You really don't want to get hit by one!!
And the storms are far from over. They're moving to the east and still packing a punch. If you're in that line, stay alert, have a plan and PRAY!
One family, whose home was completely destroyed, jumped in the bathtub and put mattresses over them. That's what saved their lives!!
Yesterday, I reported that 3 major "X" Class (very powerful) Solar Flares erupted. We just had another one. Now the number is 4 and the Sun is rotating toward the earth.
Can the Sun continue to blast out these massive Solar Flares? We don't know, but we can keep a very close eye on the activity and prepare. Remember, these powerful flares are already disrupting certain communications and could damage our power grid. Here's more on this latest series of Solar Flares - SUN UNLEASHES 4 POTENT SOLAR FLARES
And, it's going to be a long, hot summer for the White House. The Scandals just keep on coming. The Hearings on the Hill yesterday simply magnified some pretty damaging stuff. From the IRS (just keeps getting more and more bizarre) to Benghazi to the AP wire-taps (and the list goes on!).
I've been around for a while and don't recall so many "explosive" scandals hitting so hard and so fast. Things are sure "Shaking" in Washington.
Speaking of "Shaking". There has been, in the last 72 hours, a dramatic increase in the number of earthquakes. Could these Earthquakes be related to the Solar Flares? Don't know, but the fact is, they are both occurring at the same time. Here's more on this latest "Swarm" of Earthquakes shaking this old Earth - SWARM OF EARTHQUAKES OVER THE LAST 72 HOURS
So, again, what can we do? Well, the very best thing for us to do is PRAY! Then, if we're in the path of those storms, monitor the weather very closely. You may want to go FUEL your car in the event you need to move out of harms way. Of course, check your "Bug-Out" bag. If you don't have one, you might want to start gathering some stuff and begin one. But remember, the most important thing is to PRAY! Our Lord is an ever-present help in time of need!
The Solar Flares could easily disrupt Communications & Navigation & and so much more. Regarding Communications, my great friend, Joe, who introduced me to Jesus 41 years ago, and I were doing some testing with some hand-held radios yesterday evening.
In the event we lose our Cell Phones (perish the thought!), we will need to be able to communicate with one another. We're finding some pretty cool radios and I'll share more as our testing becomes a bit more complete.
Wow, what a "heavy" blog today - TORNADOES - SOLAR FLARES - EARTHQUAKES - MAJOR POLITICAL SCANDALS - Folks, yes, we need to PRAY! Remember - A.S.A.P. (Always-Say-A-Prayer). And, as always, THANK YOU for standing with us with your prayer, love and support!
Air Mobile Joe
P.S. - The other day, Cindy and I made this little video telling a bit more about the "Near Miraculous" Air Mobile Rescuer - You have to listen closely, as the volume gets pretty low (didn't wear a microphone) - AIR MOBILE JOE TELLING ABOUT "NEAR MIRACULOUS" MACHINE
5-15-13 Wednesday - 7:39 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
THREE "X" CLASS SOLAR FLARES IN 24 HOURS - DC AWASH IN "SCANDALS"
Yesterday our Sun blew out 3 major, "X" Class Solar Flares. Fortunately, the Sun was not facing the earth, however.....the Sun is turning our way. We need to keep a very close eye on what may be coming. Here is a link explaining more - SUN "BLASTING" OUT SOLAR FLARES...FACING EARTH SOON
Of course, these "X" Class Solar Flares are extremely powerful and they are gaining in strength. They are accompanied by Coronal Mass Ejections (CME). This sudden and increasing activity, could send tremendous trouble to us here on earth. One of the major problems could be damage to our "Power Grid". Folks, without electricity...we are hurting! So....just another reason for us to PRAY!
Meanwhile, the Scandals just keep on coming. The President is denying any knowledge of any wrongdoing along with the Attorney General. There are Investigating Committees forming as I type this blog. A good friend of mine, Mark, sent me this YouTube of Judge Jeanine sharing her thoughts on Benghazi. May I urge you to take a look - it is very compelling - JUDGE JEANINE ON BENGHAZI
And Folks, this is the "tip of the Iceberg". It is difficult to keep up with the "Revelations" that are coming out of Washington. From the IRS to the Department of Justice to now, the EPA targeting certain groups (mainly Conservative). This is not pretty and truly, another reason for us to PRAY!
Well, there is so much more that I want to share, but it's time to get Peter to school and meet our mechanic, Paul to go over a few maintenance items on Ti Burik. So, until next time....THANK YOU, THANK YOU for faithfully standing with us with your prayer, love and support. We truly need each other!!!
Air Mobile Joe
5-14-13 Tuesday - 7:39 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
WHEN IT RAINS....& "HERE COMES THE SUN"
Saw this headline this morning and it appears that there is a "wave" of scandals hitting the White House all at one time. From the Benghazi Probe, to the IRS to the Department of Justice (DoJ) to the Gosnell Verdict (Guilty). Often, it seems that disasters come in "multiples" and that appears to be the case with the President.
What makes these circumstances different is that the Main Stream Media (MSM) is reporting on each of these scandals. So....
What does all of this mean? It means that the leadership of our country is in some pretty deep trouble. Each of these probes are extremely serious and any one could spell disaster. It is extraordinary that they all are hitting within hours of each other. Folks, I strongly urge each of you to PRAY for our country and that truth and justice will prevail. Here is the link to the story I referenced above - SCANDAL SWEEP CAPITAL HILL or WHEN IT RAIN.....
Yesterday evening, Cindy and I had the opportunity to be with friends and talk about the need to have clean water, particularly following disasters. We had a house full of folks and just had a wonderful time sharing some of our experiences and the joy of bringing clean water to thirsty people.
Meanwhile, we're getting "Ready" for the days ahead. Spent time at our assembly facility yesterday and we're building as many Air Mobile Rescuers as we can. We know that it is not a matter of "IF" but "WHEN" will the next disaster strike.
Speaking of "Disaster", the Sun unleashed the strongest blast of 2013 as we continue on the solar cycle. These blasts are expected to increase through the end of this year. Here is a good link on that situation - SUN UNLEASHES STRONGEST SOLAR FLARE OF 2013...SO FAR
Another friend, Elizabeth just sent this additional story on the Sun's recent activity - SUN UNLEASHES 2 SOLAR FLARES IN LAST 24 HOURS
So, here we are, ready to head out into this day that our Lord has made. Time to get Peter to school and see what the Lord has for us to do today. As always....THANK YOU for standing with us and "rambling" through this "rambling blog". We so appreciate your prayer, love and support.
Air Mobile Joe
5-13-13 Monday - 6:56 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
HAVING A "WATER PARTY"
First of all, THANK YOU for your prayers, as I am feeling much better and quite rested following several days of "just taking it easy". I'll approach this week, "not at full speed" but will be up and about.
This evening, we'll be at our friend's home, (Gordon and Nancy), demonstrating the remarkable Air Mobile Rescuer. Recently this couple secured a Rescuer, that they might be able to help others in time of need.
This evening, Cindy and I will be delivering their unit and demonstrating it to some of their friends also. Water is one of those "non-negotiables"! Following most any disaster, one of the first things to go is "fresh, clean water".
So, we'll have a "Water Party". I love doing this. Air Mobile has placed over 800 Rescuers in 42 Countries and has gained considerable knowledge about "what happens following a disaster".
As a result of that knowledge, we're continually improving the Rescuer and "learning new tricks" on beating and destroying "water-borne bacteria and viruses". These Enemies kill millions and millions of folks around the world. This is a Noble Mission!
And....it's Scriptural! Our Lord Jesus urges us to bring clean water to the thirsty. Of course, He is speaking of real clean water and "Living Water". As we share clean water to those in need, we have an incredible opportunity to speak about the love of God, the Living Water!
Read Matthew 25:35 & 42, "I was thirsty and you gave Me to drink". Often, while traveling the world and bringing clean water to those in desperate need, I am asked, "Why are you doing this?". The answer is simple, "Jesus told me to do it".
I once traveled to Pakistan with the former Surgeon General of Pakistan. Dr. Sheikh told me again and again how simply cleaning up the water would empty out most hospital beds around the world. Contaminated water is a global problem and we can do something about it. We praise God for giving us the gift of the Air Mobile Rescuer and being able to share it with others!
So, it's that time. Need to head out (gingerly) and see what our Lord has for us to do today. As always, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
5-12-13 Sunday - 7:52 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
It is a good thing to take a day (should be done much more often) and simply honor our Mothers. Without question, our Lord did a beautiful thing giving us mothers.
This is a wonderful day to think about and in some way, show our love and respect for our Mothers. So, to all of the Mother's out there, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! And to my Cindy, an absolutely AMAZING MOTHER, Happy Mother's Day, Honey!
Yesterday, Peter and Ariana and I met Vickie and her Husband at the airport. Vickie is the Director of Alternative Pregnancy Center (APC), an outreach of First Baptist Merritt Island.
They had a wonderful load of baby food for the kids in Haiti. From time to time, there will be an excess of supplies dontated to them (arranged by our Lord) and Vickie calls me.
I am amazed at how beautifully her calls are timed. Just about the time we need more supplies for Barbara and the Kids in Haiti, the phone rings. Our Lord is so good at strategic deployment! Thanks again, Vickie and APC!
And, THANK YOU for praying for me. I'm definitely feeling better, though, I'll stay home from Church today and continue to 'get better'. Many times, prayer & rest & plenty of water does wonders to bring us back to help.
So, may you have a blessed Mother's Day today and as always, THANK YOU for your prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
5-11-13 Saturday - 7:37 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
A PALLET OF BABY FOOD FOR BARB'S KIDS - AIR MOBILE JOE "A LITTLE UNDER THE WEATHER" - A BIT ABOUT BENGHAZI
I don't get sick very often (thank God), but the last 24 hours have been a bit rough...have kind of flu-like symptoms. Stayed home yesterday and just rested. Feeling a bit better today and....
Have to meet some very kind folks at the airport this morning. They have a full pallet of wonderful Baby Food for Barbara's Kids in Haiti. So, have to gather up my strength and head out in a few minutes. Then it'll be back home to continue to rest and recover.
Been following the Benghazi "disaster" in the news and the "Main Stream Media" seems to picking up bits and pieces of this tragedy. Again, "Attacks Happen", but...when the situation is not handled well and then apparent lies are told to "cover it up"....this is not good. Looks like the matter will be around for a while.
Again, what can we do? Well, first and foremost, WE CAN PRAY! Let's pray that the TRUTH comes out and then let responsibility be assigned and let the Will of God be done! The Bible tells us to pray for our leaders and that is exactly what we should do.
Time to head to the airport. Would appreciate some extra prayer for me today to "kick" this flu thing. Truly do appreciate you and THANK YOU for faithfully standing with us! God bless!!
Air Mobile Joe
5-10-13 Friday - 6:41 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
UNLIKELY FRIENDS....AN INTERESTING "TWIST" - A PERFECT TOOL SEARCH - NEW ATC EQUIPMENT HEADED TO HAITI
I came across this interesting story about Benjamin Franklin and the famous Evangelist, George Whitefield, and thought I'd share it with you. Of course, there's much more to the story. Here's the link - UNLIKELY FRIENDS BECOME AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARIES
It is interesting how these 2 were raised and the directions they took in life. I chuckled at how they came together and how George Whitefield's powerful "preaching" emptied out Ben's pocket.
You may recall, that several months ago, after much thought and prayer, came up with a very cool way to clear out a deeply embedded component (the venturi) of the Air Mobile Rescuer. By utilizing this new system, one does not have to disassemble the Rescuer to clean out this critical component. By "injecting" some CLR (Calcium - Lime - Rust) directly into the venture, debris is cleared out.
Well, we found the most perfect tool to inject the CLR, a simple oral syringe from Walgreens. I spent over an hour going from department to department deep inside of Walgreen's attempting to find someone that could either donate or sell this great tool to Air Mobile.
The problem is, Walgreens does not sell the little "jewel". They give them away, in the same way that "Wendy's gives a spoon so that you can eat a Frosty".
Well, didn't find the answer.... yet, but will continue to search. With our Lord's help, we'll find an unlimited source of these precious tools so that we can "keep clean water flowing"!
Yesterday evening, had a great training session with my flight Instructor, Glen. Glen is a great instructor and seasoned pilot. We really have a good time digging deep into the fundamentals of instruction and the principles of aeronautics. We further discussed him becoming a "Genuine Water Mule" and even taking flights in Ti Burik for Air Mobile from time to time. An no, we didn't do any loops.
I'm glad that I can take my time and really relish the training. As you probably know, been flying for nearly 50 years, have thousands of flight hours and many flight ratings, but this most recent pursuit of the Certified Flight Instructor Rating has turned into a real joy. We're steadily moving closer to that "Check Ride".
And, as always, THANK YOU for your faithful prayer, love and support. Together, we are seeing lives saved and lives changed by the Love of God!! Time to head out into this day that our Lord has made!!
Air Mobile Joe
5-9-13 Thursday - 6:21 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
THE TRUTH WILL SET US FREE!!
Have you been following the Benghazi hearings? It does appear as if this tragedy, where 4 Americans, including an American Ambassador were brutally murdered is under very careful scrutiny again.
Attacks "happen" but....when the description of what happened is so completely and even blatantly wrong, then, there are major problems.
The TRUTH does seem to be unfolding and the consequences of the misinformation could be very serious for this Administration. I am reminded of a scripture by Jesus, "The TRUTH will set you free".
It was difficult to listen to the testimony, particularly when it became clear that forces could have been dispatched and possibly "rescued" those under this clear and well orchestrated attack.
Further, it was evident that those that testified yesterday, told a story that was dramatically different than the story told by Government Officials, immediately following the brutal attack. The search for TRUTH will continue and may I urge you to PRAY that our Lord leads and guides us through this situation! Here is a link explaining more details - 5 KEY THINGS TO TAKE AWAY FROM BENGHAZI HEARINGS
Yesterday, I had the wonderful privilege, to share with a group of Ladies, the beauty and effectiveness of bringing clean water where the water is very dirty. This group of Methodist Ladies have funded 3 Air Mobile Rescuers for Haiti. We have placed those units in orphanages and they are producing clean and life-giving water every day! Thank you, Ladies!!
Today, will be putting more Rescuers together and getting ready for our next mission.
This evening, I'll be back in Flight Training with my Instructor, Glen. Looking forward to getting back in the "saddle" and getting ready for that CFI Check Ride!
So, I hear my chickens calling me and it's time to get out the door to get Peter to school on time. As always, THANK YOU for standing with us with your prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
5-8-13 Wednesday - 7:37 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
THANKING A CHURCH FOR BRINGING CLEAN WATER TO 3 ORPHANAGES IN HAITI - HITTING THE BOOKS!
Today, I will be speaking to a Ladies Group that funded 3 Air Mobile Rescuers for 3 Orphanages in Haiti. What a joy to bring them the good report that their efforts are bringing clean water to thirsty children! It is a simple act of love and obedience to our Lord. This is the fun part of my "job"! What a beautiful way to share the love of God!
Had a wonderful meeting with a dear friend, Art, who is also the VP & General Manager of a major manufacturer right here in Titusville, FL. Gave him a good report on the progress being made with the Air Mobile Rescuer and also confirmed our possible future need for his help when our production reaches the level that we need a serious manufacturing partner. We aren't there yet, but we are hopeful that that day is coming! This means a lot more clean water will be flowing to thirsty and needy folks!
Yesterday evening, got home and "hit the books". Have really been enjoying studying for that CFI Check-Ride. So glad that I can take my time and study well. Even though I've been flying for over 40 years and have thousands of flight hours, this studying has been so insightful and helpful. Yes, it is possible to "Teach an old dog....new tricks"!
So, time to head out the door, into this "Day that our Lord has made" and will rejoice in it and be ready for the next adventure. Folks, I know that I say this every day, but it is so true - THANK YOU for standing with us with your precious prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
5-7-13 Tuesday - 7:33 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
BIBLES FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE IN ORLANDO HOSPITAL - AIR MOBILE RESCUERS "COMING TOGETHER" - KEEPING A RESCUER IN INDONESIA PUMPING CLEAN WATER
Began yesterday with a stop by Prison Book Project headed by my good friend Ray Hall. As always, they have Bibles for our young people with whom we minister every Sunday. In a sense, these young people are "Court Ordered" into this Hospital and it is a "locked down" facility. Ray and his trusty side kick, have always provided Bibles to us for this ministry.
As I was leaving, Ray, who had been on an errand, walked back through the door. It's always good to see my brother and dear friend. Over the years, Prison Book Project has provided literally thousands of Bibles for the young people who are "locked up". It is such a joy to bring the Word of God to them and to work with such a precious and dear friend as Ray Hall.
After departing Prison Book Project, the phone rang. It was Karen, a Medical Missionary, who is working in Indonesia. Her Rescuer needed some "attention". We discussed the probable fix and I agreed to send her some extra parts and filters and...the new Venturi Port modification. Karen shared with me just how vital the Rescuer was to her outreach and team and neighbors.
While speaking with Karen, I arrived at our Air Mobile Rescuer Plant on Merritt Island and there, found Rob, our Premier "Water Mule" building Rescuers. We are working hard to get as many Rescuers ready as possible for the days ahead.
I truly appreciate Rob's quality work and dedication to this vital project of bringing clean water to thirsty people! While there, I gathered up the parts for Karen and shipped them right to her.
Today, I'll be meeting with a local business who will be assisting us in building a vital component to the Rescuer. Am so THANKFUL for so many who assist us in putting this "Miracle Machine" together.
So, it's that time. Need to get Peter to school and see what adventure our Lord has for me today. Truly do appreciate you and your prayer, love and support! Be blessed today!
Air Mobile Joe
5-6-13 Monday - 6:52 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
ISRAEL BOMBS SYRIA - "DECLARATION OF WAR"?? - INGREDIENTS FOR TORNADOES - COOL, MOIST AIR CALMS CRISIS IN SO-CAL
Tensions are elevated as Israel struck inside Syria for the second time. This time, they attacked a convoy of weapons from Iran headed to Hezbollah. Folks, we need to pray about this as it could ignite much wider warfare. Here is a link to more - ISRAEL STRIKES SYRIA
Meanwhile, there are ingredients forming that could create some pretty intense thunderstorms and possible tornadoes. We are watching that area very closely.
Today and Tuesday, there will be lots of rain in the Southeast, but by Wednesday and through the end of the week, there is a strong possibility of major Thunderstorm activity with hale and possible tornadoes. Here is a link to more - STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH TORNADO THREAT THIS WEEK
We've been following (& praying! about) those intense wild-fires in Southern California and the fire-fighters have been helped by cool, moist air, thus calming those raging fires.
The fires are now 75% contained. There is even the possibility of rain today. Many residents had "very close calls" with fires reaching right to their backyards. No homes have been destroyed and no injuries. Thank the Lord!!
Those folks are still "not out of the woods" , so, let's keep praying for our Lord to "Cool this Crisis". Here's more on that So-Cal story - COOL MOIST AIR CALMS SO-CAL CRISIS
Likewise, let's continue to pray for "The Peace of Israel", as that crisis is also "heating up" and there's plenty of "tinder" to ignite a major fire in that region of the world. Here's another link telling a bit more about this "volatile" situation - ISRAEL STRIKES SYRIA
So, this week, we'll be continuing to build Air Mobile Rescuers and gather more supplies for our "Next Mission". We'll be keeping a close eye on that weather and will surely be praying about the situation in the Middle East.
Time for that wonderful, second cup of "joe" and getting Peter to School on time. As always, THANK YOU for standing with us with your precious prayer, love and support!! Be blessed today!!
Air Mobile Joe
5-5-13 Sunday - 7:16 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
FUELED - ONE LITTLE GIRL'S JOURNEY - POSSIBLE TORNADOES NEXT WEEK
Would rather be safe than sorry. Yesterday, I fueled up all of our vehicles, just as a precaution. It was a relief to finally see blue skies late yesterday afternoon,
The weather, as of late, has been nothing short of "very strange". That makes forecasting difficult when the unexpected keeps happening. Well, it looks like things may be settling down just a bit, but we're still keeping a very close eye on things.
It's always good to have Ti Burik, our Little Donkey ready to go. Had a good meeting with Paul, our mechanic, and went over our last flight to Haiti. The little airplane flew beautifully and we're not working any maintenance issues. Thought it a good idea to "top it off" and be ready for "the next mission".
Saw this story on a little girl's tragic loss and how she is dealing with it. Thought I'd share it with you - by the way, this story was on The Weather Channel - ANGELS WATCH OVER TORNADO VICTIM
Next week, there are some "Serious Ingredients" that could produce major Thunderstorms and possible Tornadoes. Again, we'll keep a very close eye on the weather coming toward us next week. Here's a link - TORNADO THREAT IN COMING WEEK
Well, it's Sunday Morning in the Hurston Home. Time to get ready for Church and then to the Hospital to minister with those young people. We pray you are blessed today and THANK YOU for standing so faithfully with us with your love, prayer and support!
Air Mobile Joe
5-4-13 Saturday - 6:17 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
DO YOU EVER JUST GET A "GUT FEELING"??..... - GOING FROM SNOW TO RAIN....LOTS OF RAIN - BEWARE OF FLOODING & WILDFIRES IN SO-CAL
With all this "weird" weather going on and serious talk about "Climate Change", it makes it rather difficult to accurately forecast just what is coming down the pike. So....what can we do? This weekend, I've decided to fuel up every vehicle we have, including all of my extra gas cans.
First of all, putting the fuel in the tank(s) means that IF the weather continues to do weird things, at least we can re-position, if necessary. Next, we're going to use that fuel anyway, so why not simply fill-er-up. And last, even though the cost of fuel is "pricey" it will only get "pricier" if evacuation becomes necessary. So, today, will be spent "fueling". Oh, been "racking up" discounts on our Winn Dixie card and we're up to almost $2.00 per gallon off!!
Winter Storm Achilles has dealt a final blow to Minnesota and beyond. Going from the 80's to snowing in 24 hours is just plain weird! Take a look at this link - 80'S TO SNOW TO RAIN
We're hearing more and more comments from Weather Forecasters to just plain folks saying, "never seen anything like this". Well, that's why I'm fueling up and continuing to buy provisions as we're able.
Oh yes, WILDFIRES have "exploded" in Southern California and firefighters have their hands full. The fires have TRIPLED in size overnight! We're praying that that the winds and temperatures will decrease allowing them to "get a handle on this threat" - here's a link to that story - WILDFIRES "IGNITE" IN SOUTHERN CAL
So, got my work cut-out for me today. Will be fueling and stocking up and keeping a close eye on the weather and praying....remember the wonderful acronym?? A.S.A.P. (Always-Say-A-Prayer).
Don't particularly know why I felt it so important to simply fuel up, but would rather be obedient to that "Gut-Feeling" and hopefully, be pleasantly surprised that we don't need to evacuate.
Time to hit the gas pumps. Hope and trust that you have a blessed day and...as always, THANK YOU for your prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
5-3-13 Friday - 6:08 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
MINNESOTA GETS 15" OF SNOW!! MANY RECORDS BROKEN - A RESCUER IN NORTH KOREA! ARIANA TURNS 8
Will this winter ever end?? Eventually....but not before many, many records are broken. Sure hope that snow melts slowly and not suddenly, allowing time for gradual run-off. We can sure pray for that! Here's a bit more about this "freak" Winter Storm named Achilles - HISTORIC WINTER STORM - ACHILLES & more WINTER SNOWFALL RECORDS!!
Yesterday, I had the privilege to meet with Craig. For some time, Craig has been managing to get into North Korea to share some clean water and the message about our Savior, Jesus. Go Craig!
His Rescuer needed some "tweaking" and we took the opportunity to "Upgrade" the unit with the new "Venturi Cleaning Port". This simple modification saves hours of time and keeps the Rescuer running without the need for a complete breakdown for cleaning. So glad to spend some time with Craig yesterday, a very brave and noble "Water Mule" for Jesus!
So thankful that we can simply go "in person" or pick up the phone or go on-line and place orders for Rescuer Parts. It was not always that way. Some of the parts for this "Miracle" machine had been unavailable, but with prayer and persistence, we can now order any part we need to both build these units and keep them running around the world. PRAISE GOD!
Well, yesterday, our little girl, Ariana, turned 8 years old! This precious little one is growing up so fast and so beautifully. Ariana, who was truly rescued from Haiti, has such a sweet and giving heart. She had a wonderful Birthday party yesterday evening. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARIANA!!
So, it's that time. Need to feed those sweet chickens, who give us fresh and delicious eggs every day, and have that second cup of coffee and get Peter to School on time. Will also be working on getting more Rescuers ready for Action.
As always, THANK YOU for standing so faithfully with us with your prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
5-2-13 Thursday - 7:37 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
13" OF SNOW....IN MAY - RARE & RECORD BREAKING!
OK, the weather has definitely been a little crazy lately. Talk about a long winter and now, Winter Storm Achilles is dumping 13" of snow in May. Folks, that's just a bit weird (they say "wicked weird" in Worcester). Here's a link to the latest update on these Winter Snow Storms in May! - MAY SNOWSTORMS!! Here's a second related story - WILL IT EVER STOP SNOWING!!
So, I spent yesterday on the phone ordering parts for Rescuers! We're putting all of our resources into getting as many Rescuers ready for action as possible. Between the "weird" winter weather, the violent thunderstorms, we sense that we'd best "be ready". Who knows what the next weather pattern will be like? Who knows?? Our Lord certainly does. That is why I want to be sensitive to His direction for the days ahead.
Speaking of the Lord, did you read about the possibility of "Court Martial" for sharing ones Faith in the Military? Folks, things are getting out of hand. The last time I checked, there was Religous Freedom in America.
Seems like that precious freedom is in serious jeopardy. It is ironic that our Military, who fights for our Freedom of Religion is in danger of losing the very freedom they are fighting for. This developing situation needs our PRAYER!! Here is an interesting story on this matter - COURT MARTIAL SOLDIERS WHO SHARE THEIR FAITH!
Well, it's a rainy morning down here in "Sunny Florida". Glad there's no snow! Time to go feed those wonderful chickens and get out the door. Have parts to order and need to get ready for that next mission. As always, THANK YOU for your faithful prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
5-1-13 Wednesday - 7:07 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
CLEAN WATER "PARTY" & WHAT??? ANOTHER SNOW STORM!
Had some friends over to our home yesterday evening and shared all about the importance of clean water and just what an invaluable tool the Air Mobile Rescuer can be, particularly in emergencies. Oh, this is a story I love to tell!!
Last week, Gerald and Cynthia decided to purchase an Air Mobile Rescuer, so they came by and picked up their unit. Now, they will have the ability to share clean water with their family, friends and neighbors.
Whoa! When is winter going to end? Another significant snow storm is heading to the midwest. Now, Folks, all that snow is going to melt and rivers are getting very swollen but....all that water will, hopefully, relieve the drought-stricken areas (I'm the eternal optimist). I'm sure "Global Warming" has something to do with all of this (sic).
So, about to have that second cup of coffee with Cindy and simply rejoice in this day that our Lord has made. Will be busy gathering more supplies and parts to keep the clean water flowing. As always, THANK YOU for standing with us with your prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-30-13 Tuesday - 6:31 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
I LOVE AMERICA....BUT
You know, it's good to be home. I love my Country but....sometimes the news simply grieves my heart. I recently read a story about a German couple simply wanting to "Home-School" their children and fleeing to America for the freedom to do so. They may be deported.
I read about "suspected" terrorists being allowed to come in and go out of our country with seeming freedom and the list goes on and on. It seems that, often, our leaders simply "put their money on the wrong horse".
I read about major News Networks that covered hundreds and hundreds of trials and yet not one word about the Gosnell Trial...the horror of late term and partial birth abortions. Not ONE WORD about this most brutal and horrifying practice of killing babies born alive.
Yet, in spite of these stories, still, I am so thankful for a country where we can do good and help one another. This is what has made America great in days gone by. I am so thankful for generous and caring folks that will help Makenson with surgery that will forever change his life.
Meanwhile, after immersing myself in these stories that leave me feeling sad and often angry, I must pick up the pieces and keep marching with Jesus. Our mission: bring clean water to replace the dirty and contaminated water and introduce folks to the "Living Water" of Jesus.
So today, as we did yesterday, we'll tell others about the wonderful little machine called the Air Mobile Rescuer and hopefully help those who are thirsty and ill find life and health and hear the Good News of Jesus.
As always, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your faithful prayer, love and support.
Air Mobile Joe
4-29-13 Monday - 6:49 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
MAKENSON & "SOCK MONKEY" FLY TO THE U.S. FOR LIFE CHANGING SURGERY
Some of you may recall the story of Sock Monkey and his journey to Haiti to meet a little boy in desperate need of surgery.
Well, yesterday, the "journey" continued. Bright & early, we picked up Makenson & Jane (Jane would escort Makenson to the U.S.) from the Orphanage where Makenson lives.
Makenson held tight to "Sock Monkey". Several months ago, another little boy, Bruce, who was very familiar with pain, donated his beloved "Sock Monkey" to help ease the pain of chronic disease and suffering.
We headed to the airport and after preparing Ti Burik for the journey, filing our flight plan and submitting the necessary-paper work to the Haitian Officials, Jane and Makenson boarded, ready for the adventure.
The winds were more favorable at lower altitudes, so we settled down to a cruising altitude of 12,500 feet. The Little Donkey "knows" this route quite well.
By the way, Ti Burik flew beautifully and the fuel flows to both engines was absolutely perfect. I'm so thankful for this wonderful tool that enables us to transport such precious cargo!!
Makenson and Jane enjoyed the flight and I'm thankful for smooth skies and a very modest tailwind for most of the journey.
After 4 hours 21 minutes, we landed at Fort Pierce International airport. Folks, this has been a long journey to get Makenson here.
Our intrepid Barbara (AKA: "Rambo in the Blue Dress") worked many hours to get all of the paperwork in order for this Medical Visa.
Once inside Customs, the Officials went over all of the Documents and found everything in perfect order. Makenson patiently waited on the Customs Forms Counter as we worked out all of the details...never letting "Sock Monkey" out of his sight.
Makenson is nearly 10 years old and yet the size of a 3 year old. We are hopeful and very prayerful, that the surgery will help this condition (Scoliosis). Please remember to PRAY for Makenson!
We then boarded back into Ti Burik for the short 20 minute flight to Titusville, our home base. There we were met by Jama, the precious Lady who has agreed to care for Makenson during his series of surgeries.
When Makenson drove away, Jane cried, as she has cared for Makenson for the last year. He is a very, very precious young man and we know our Lord has serious plans for him!
It's good to be home. So glad that we could help to get Makenson here to the U.S. where he will get excellent medical care.
This week, will be preparing more Rescuers for the "Field" and preparing for our next mission. Again, where would we be without so many standing with us?? THANK YOU for your precious love, prayer and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-28-13 Sunday - 5:21 am (Haiti Time) - Bon Repos, Haiti - Air Mobile "Base" Camp - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
RESCUERS...READY FOR ACTION
It is a good feeling to get the Rescuer Inventory back up to level. The remarkable little water machines just "keeps on ticking", like the old Timex commercial (now I'm really dating myself)!
Yesterday, was able to get 10 Rescuers ready for action. What a blessing these little machines are to so many. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for giving us this gift to share with so many others! The gift of CLEAN WATER!
Met with 2 young men from the Les Cayes region (southwest of Port-Au-Prince). They came to get a unit that was funded by a farmer from South Dakota. It was a pleasure to meet Ronald and Altenor and train them on the simple operation of the Rescuer. At the end of the training, Ronald said this was the gift of LIFE! He's so right!
Up bright and early, the sun hasn't quite risen and already on my second cup of coffee. Sure do love the quiet peace of the early morning. It's a wonderful time to simply reflect on the goodness of God. Am truly grateful to the Lord for the privilege to bring clean water in His Name!
Am also reminded that Air Mobile could not do what we do without so many standing with us. Again, I THANK YOU for your faithful love, prayer and support. May you be extremely blessed today!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-27-13 Saturday - 7:33 am (Haiti Time) - Bon Repos, Haiti - Air Mobile "Base" Camp - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
A DAY IN THE "WATER TRENCHES"
Spent yesterday bringing Air Mobile Rescuers "back to life". You know, it was over 9 years ago that we brought the first Rescuer to Haiti. Those original units are still in operation!
Carefully and methodically, was able to get 8 units back in operation. Over these last 9 years and with the growth to 326 Rescuers in the field in Haiti, we have learned just what our inventory level needs to be to offer a full, refurbished replacement unit to any of our hundreds of operators throughout Haiti.
I must tell you, I really ENJOY working on these "miracle" machines. I still marvel at the genius of my dear friend and brother, Rolf Engelhard, who invented the remarkable water machine. Over the years, we have worked together to create a true "Rescuer". For you see, when the water runs out, people hurt and die very quickly. We are truly on a noble mission!!
Now, I have explained our system before, but it bears repeating. 9 years ago, I made a pledge to keep every unit running in Haiti at no charge...for as long as I can. With your help and prayer and support, we have been able to do just that!
When a Rescuer stops working and the operator cannot get it going again, the operator is directed to bring the Rescuer to our facility and he is given a refurbished replacement Rescuer immediately at NO CHARGE. This is our way of keeping the clean water flowing.
Then, we simply refurbish the unit. This is why I so appreciate the genius and the design of this machine. Truly, Rolf did an amazing job, when, as he puts it, our Lord gave him this idea. Well, THANK YOU JESUS for inspiring Rolf!!
So, the sun has risen, time for that second cup of "Joe" (I like that name for coffee). Then, it'll be back to the "Water Trenches" to bring up a few more Rescuers. As always, THANK YOU for standing and praying for us on this grand adventure!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-26-13 Friday - 7:59 am (Haiti Time) - Bon Repos, Haiti - Air Mobile "Base" Camp - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
WORKING ON BETTER "COMMUNICATIONS" - A VISA FOR MARKENSON - SEEING MORE CLEARLY - HELPING CLEAN WATER TO FLOW
Jumped on the little blue motorcycle and headed into town for some critical meetings with the Office of Civil Aviation (OFNAC). The Goal: BETTER COMMUNICATIONS....between Air Traffic Control & Arriving / Departing Aircraft. This is a noble mission. Often, commercial airliners are descending at 300 mph (5 miles per minute) and it's very important to talk to them as quickly and clearly as possible!
Well, can't give any real details regarding the meeting but...they went quite well. We are getting very, very close to finalizing a contract that will assure very high quality "Communications". Please pray with us that this comes to pass very, very soon!!
From the airport, headed to the American Embassy to pick up a Medical Visa for Markenson. You may recall the story of this brave little boy who has a very serious bone disorder.
Also, how another boy, who also knows very serious pain, gave his beloved "Sock Monkey" to Markenson. I had the distinct privilege to pick up Markenson's Visa enabling him to travel to the U.S. for surgery. Praise God!!
From the Embassy, it was back to the "Village" to begin working on Air Mobile Rescuers that need some "attention". Among the supplies that the Little Donkey carried in on Wednesday was 500 reading glasses. Our friend, Lamothe, picked them up and shared some of these beautiful glasses with Barbara and those in our community that "don't see clearly". What a blessing!
Meanwhile, I continued to go through our units and diagnose the fix to get them back to purifying water. Another noble mission! You may recall that we have 326 Rescuers in Haiti and have pledged to maintain each and every one of them at NO CHARGE!
Then the phone rang and it was Father Walin from Hinche. He had just landed from the U.S. and could pass right by our Refurbishment Facility on his way to the Central Plateau. It was a pleasure to meet Father Walin and explain the operation of the Air Mobile Rescuer to him.
We have some mutual friends in the U.S. who are interested in funding several units for his mission and this meeting allowed me to explain the operation to him. We do look forward to helping Father Walin to bring more clean water to the Hinche Region of Haiti.
So, today we will see what our Lord has for us to do. As always, THANK YOU for your precious and vital prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-25-13 Thursday - 6:50 am (Haiti Time) - Bon Repos, Haiti - Air Mobile "Base" Camp - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
SMOOTH FLIGHT....TO HAITI
Early yesterday morning, after spending some quality time in prayer, decided to see if a certain "Little Donkey" was up for a flight to Haiti (Ti Burik had been packed since yesterday, just awaiting the call to duty). All of our tests had been done and the weather was beautiful so....
Headed to the airport and "topped" off the tanks (all 14 of them) and pulled Ti Burik out into the early morning. The sky was clear and the winds were favorable.
Cranked up the engines and monitored the fuel flow...like a hawk. All was rock solid. Pushed the throttles forward, made a quick run down the runway, reaching 70 mph and eased the nose up and voila...airborne...ahhh! Can you tell I love to fly??
The climb to 17,000 feet was absolutely perfect. All systems performed as designed. Love flights like that! Right on time, the sun peeked over the gorgeous Caribbean waters and broke forth with a glorious light. There are very few things as beautiful as a Caribbean sunrise.
Had a very slight tail wind and zipped on to Haiti in relative "comfort" averaging about 200 mph. Had my coffee, some trail mix and tasty beef jerky. Flying alone is very special to me. It is a lovely time to think and pray....just a continuation of the earlier prayer time that I had begun the day with.
Folks, we simply can't pray too much and the truth is....we often don't pray enough. I know, I'm guilty. That's exactly why I have sticky notes all over the place reminding me to...A.S.A.P. (Always - Say - A- Prayer).
Once beginning the descent into Port-Au-Prince, made repeated attempts to contact Port-Au-Prince Control to no avail. Only with the help of another aircraft (American Airlines) was I able to relay my position to the Controllers. Those radios are getting worse...that's part of the reason for coming to Haiti.
Upon landing and unloading, Barbara picked me up and brought me straight to the Office of Civil Aviation (OFNAC) to meet with Director General Flambert. We are getting very close to a signed contract to get all new radios. Many, many pilots will be thankful should we accomplish this feat in a very timely manner. Please PRAY with us that all goes well.
After that meeting, headed back to the "Village". Saw that a number of Rescuers were awaiting refurbishment. That's also part of the reason that it was time for me to return to Haiti...keeping that clean water flowing.
So...for the next few day, Air Mobile Joe will be busy, between the airport and the refurbishment depot. Now, the sun has just risen, the roosters have been crowing for hours and just starting that second cup of coffee
Time to head out and see what our Lord has for me to do today. As always, THANK YOU for standing with us with your prayer, love and support. May you be blessed today!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-24-13 Wednesday - 2:33 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile "Home" Camp - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
FLOOD WATERS RISING....
More rain on saturated ground is expected today in the Midwest further aggravating rivers that are already at flood stage. Best bring your umbrella and pack some sand bags...floods are coming!
The Illinois and the Mississippi Rivers are rapidly rising and people are bracing for a brutal spring as all that snow from all those winter storms is melting.
Of course, flooding does very bad things to local water supplies. So, best stock up on food and water if you're in the affected regions.
Meanwhile, we're continuing to prepare for our next mission to Haiti. Received an encouraging phone call yesterday regarding Haiti's need for new Air Traffic Control Radios. Been working on getting some brand new equipment into Haiti to assist in helping pilots to better communicate with the tower.
Well....looks like we may be moving forward with some new equipment. Will be meeting with the Authorities when we next go there. Please PRAY all works well, as safety will be increased dramatically with new equipment!!
Love getting up early and having some quiet time to reflect and pray. You know how I love coffee...well, it tastes better in the early hours of the morning (of course, it tastes good all throughout the day), but early mornings are a blessed time to reflect and pray.
Pray you have a blessed day today and as always, THANK YOU for standing with us with your precious prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-23-13 Tuesday - 6:48 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile "Home" Camp - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
THE BEST LAID PLANS.....
I met a wonderful couple (Fred & Joyce) 35 years ago. Fred was a highly gifted photographer. Recently, their daughter, Audrey (also a great photographer), contacted me and offered to fly to Haiti to document our work there. So...on Sunday, we loaded our Little Donkey with much needed supplies for Barbara and the Village.
I kept a very close eye on the weather, as there were storms along the route. Finally, I saw a clearing that would give us a safe path to Haiti and the little Donkey was all loaded, fueled and ready to go.
So, very early yesterday morning, headed to the airport and prayed for a safe journey to Haiti. I knew that the weather could close in, but determined it was worth a shot.
Pushed the throttles forward and rolled down the runway. Began working between the cells and talking with Miami Center about the conditions. Then, the weather began to disintegrate and the path was closing up so....turned the Little Donkey around and then it happened....
The rear engine simply quit. I immediately tried to get it to re-start to no avail. We had plenty of altitude and the front engine carried the load beautifully. It's days like this that one is very thankful for a TWIN-ENGINE airplane. All systems worked just as designed.
Seeing the home field was a lovely sight. Came in for a smooth and safe landing. Within minutes, our mechanic, Paul, arrived. We started the rear engine on the ground with absolutely no problem. We pulled the cowlings and did an extensive inspection.
We then took up the Little Donkey for a test flight and climbed to 14,000 feet simulating the exact conditions of the earlier flight. The rear engine performed to perfection. Upon landing, did another inspection and all checked out perfectly.
Today, we will perform some more tests and will make that flight to Haiti when the time is right. Many times, we simply don't understand why things happen, but we hold very tightly to our Lord's hand and seek His wisdom and direction.
After all the dust of the day settled, I thought through the events that occurred earlier and was so thankful for all of that flight training that I've been doing recently. Most of the training deals with engine failures. Again, our Lord knows how to deploy and direct His troops!
Paul and I are confident that we will discover exactly what happened with our Lord's help. So, I ask for your prayers again today...as I do everyday. THANK YOU again for standing with us!! I pray you have a blessed day today!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-22-13 Monday - 2:46 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile "Home" Camp - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
EARTHQUAKES REACH 291 IN LAST 7 DAYS & STILL COUNTING
Up early this morning...couldn't sleep & thought I'd check our "Quake Sheet". Wow, up to 291 in the last 7 days and the last flurry occurring in Alaska. As a matter of fact, Alaska just had 2 in the last 5 minutes.
Now, I've only been "trending" on this site for the last month or so, but there is no doubt that the number of quakes has been steadily increasing. Will continue to monitor this increasing quake activity. If you'd like to go this site directly, here is the link - USGS QUAKE SHEET
China is continuing to dig out of the very strong quake that has caused massive damage and tens of thousands of injuries and is requesting help. The death-toll is steadily rising. We're certainly praying about that situation.
I spoke with Barbara (AKA - "Rambo in the Blue Dress") yesterday evening and they had a LOT of rain yesterday that caused quite a bit of flooding. Barb added a new Sump Pump to her "Wish-List". We hope to be getting down that way pretty soon.
I love getting up early. It's a nice to time to pray. Things are quiet and peaceful and this makes a good time to "Listen" to the Lord and see what He has to say. I'm reminded that the Psalmist David also liked to get up early. He probably wrote quite a few of his "hit" songs in the early hours. Wonder if David drank coffee? Mmmm, will have to ask him when I reach "the other side".
Certainly do pray that you have a blessed day and as always, THANK YOU for your faithful prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-21-13 Sunday - 7:59 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile "Home" Camp - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
DEATH TOLL RISING IN CHINA / THOUSANDS INJURED / EARTHQUAKES INCREASING - FLOODING IN MIDWEST TURNING "DEADLY" - WONDERFUL PARTY LAST NIGHT - SENDING KAYLA TO AFRICA
The death-toll has been steadily rising and the number of injured is over 11,000 from the deadly earthquake that hit China. And...the region is still shaking from a steady series of strong after-shocks.
The 7.0 Earthquake caused land-slides, roads to be cut off and loss of communication to a region of China that suffered a massive quake 5 years ago that killed over 90,000 people. Here's a link to more details of this terrible earthquake - 7.0 EARTHQUAKE - CHINA / SICHUAN
Recently, I have been sharing with you how earthquakes globally appear to be increasing in intensity and frequency. We follow at U.S.G.S. report that gives a very good snapshot of what is going on. Yesterday, I pointed out that there have been 268 earthquakes in the last 7 days. Well, that number has increased to 285 with the last "rapid-fire" quakes occurring in China. Here is that U.S.G.S. link QUAKE SHEET - USGS - May I urge you to join with Cindy and I to pray for those that are suffering from this powerful earthquake.
The U.S. Midwest is being inundated with major flooding. The harsh winter snows are beginning to melt. Brace yourselves! Here's the link for more details - MAJOR FLOODING TURNING DEADLY
We are certainly following this situation closely and praying for all those folks in the path of those rising flood waters.
All this past week, Kayla and family and friends did an amazing job of "sprucing" up the Hurston Home for this great event. Cindy and I are so blessed to be part of this young ladies' pursuit of serving our Lord.
We were all blessed by the great turn out. A super Rap Team, Heza Kim came and exalted the Name of Jesus. Overall, we just had a great time!
Well, it's Sunday morning and time to go feed those chickens and get to Church. As always, THANK YOU for standing with us with your precious prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-20-13 Saturday - 7:29 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile "Home" Camp - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
The search ended yesterday evening when an alert homeowner noticed "something wrong" while checking his boat. This led to the capture Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Thank God!!
All of Boston and the rest of the U.S. breathed a sigh of relief. This massive man-hunt, that paralyzed Boston, has come to an end. The Suspect is in critical but stable condition. Again, we are so thankful that this drama has ended!!
The terrible flooding that has been expected in the Midwest has begun. Flooding is breaking out throughout the region. There has been very heavy rain and.....more winter weather on the way. We have known that massive flooding will be inevitable. Many are in the path of some very hard days ahead! Here is a link capturing some of the flooding that has already begun - AMAZING IMAGES OF MIDWEST FLOODING
In other news, China was jolted by a powerful Earthquake (6.9) that took place along the Longmenshan Fault. You may recall, 90,000 died when 7.9 Quake struck the same region in 2008. Early reports state that dozens are dead. Here is more info - POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE ROCKS CHINA - DOZENS DEAD
We track earthquakes in many ways, but the Quake Sheet to the right gives a pretty good "snap shot" of what is going on around the world. The number of quakes in the last week (2.5 or greater) has been quite high, currently at 277 with the last flurry of quakes occurring in China. If you'd like to see this report, go to: U.S.G.S. QUAKE SHEET
Yesterday, I picked up a gift from the Great Outdoors Church in Titusville, FL. The Missions Committee had agreed to fund another Air Mobile Rescuer for Haiti. Can't begin to tell you what a joy it is deploy another Rescuer in Haiti!!
Just before going to the Great Outdoors Church, I met with Michelle. Michelle and her Husband wanted to help out in Haiti, so they bought a load of canned goods for Barbara and the Village. And...received a call from the Alternative Pregnancy Center in Merritt Island and they too had some more baby food for the Village. What a blessing!!
Well, tonight is the night for Kayla who wants to be a Missionary Doctor. She is planning to go to Africa this summer and is having a Fund-Raiser at our home. It's going to be a great evening and we hope you can come!!
The event begins at 6:00pm. Our address is:
The Hurston Extreme Home
5560 Fan Palm Ave.
Cocoa, FL 32927
Time to go feed those chickens and get ready for this evening. PLEASE remember to PRAY for the Boston Marathon victims and the folks down in Texas as well as those that are facing massive flooding as I type.
And....THANK YOU for your precious and faithful prayer, love and support. God bless!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-19-13 Friday - 6:43 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile "Home" Camp - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
DRAMA UNFOLDING IN BOSTON - 1 SUSPECT DEAD - THE OTHER....ON THE RUN! TEXAS TOWN "PICKING UP THE PIECES" - FLOODING HAS BEGUN!
Things are moving fast and there is a lot information coming out about a "shoot-out" in Watertown, a suburb of Boston. Apparently, 1 "Suspect" has been shot and killed and the other is "on the run". At least 1 Police Officer is dead. The drama is unfolding as I type this blog. Here's a link to more details - 1 Boston Bombing Suspect Dead - the other on the run
The suspects have been identified - AP sources: Boston bomb suspects from Russia region near Chechnya, lived in US at least 1 year. Again, this story is unfolding....
The Town of West, TX is picking up the pieces and still in shock from the terrible explosion that happened on Wednesday night. The death-toll has yet to be determined. It is known that 3-5 First-Responders are among the dead. Here's more info - PLANT EXPLOSION DEATHTOLL...STILL UNKNOWN
Again, please PRAY for those folks that have endured this catastrophic explosion.
Meanwhile, the "Flooding" has begun! All that snow from all those "Named Winter Storms" is beginning to melt. Major flooding is inevitable. Sinkholes are forming and here is some dramatic footage of a car actually being "sucked into" a hole - MAJOR FLOODING - SINKHOLE OPENS UP - SUCKS IN CAR
So, what do we do? Keep our eyes fixed on our Lord, take one day at a time and seek to walk closely with Him each day. Stuff happens in this world and He has promised to never leave us nor forsake us.
We continue to gather up supplies and build as many Air Mobile Rescuers as or resources will allow. We, like many, are keeping a close eye on the news and praying for the victims from the Boston Marathon Bombing, the town of West, TX and now, the folks in Illinois and beyond dealing with major flooding.
And....as always, we're so thankful to you, who stand with us with your prayer, love and support. May you be blessed today!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-18-13 Thursday - 6:35 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile "Home" Camp - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
MASSIVE EXPLOSION IN TEXAS FERTILIZER PLANT (LIVE VIDEO) - EARTHQUAKES INCREASING AT AN "ACCELERATED" RATE - SEARCH FOR BOSTON BOMBER(S) GETTING CLOSE
Yesterday evening, a massive explosion rocked the town of West just north of Waco, TX. It was likened to a "nuclear explosion" and registered as an earthquake on the Richter Scale. The death toll is rising (currently at 70 - unconfirmed) and the injured are into the hundreds.
A five-block area surrounding the plant was leveled and likened to a "war zone". PLEASE PRAY for those that fighting for their lives! Here is an excellent link telling more - TEXAS EXPLOSION "LIKE NUCLEAR BOMB"
No cause of this explosion has been determined as the situation is still in a search and rescue mode. Again, PLEASE PRAY for so many that have been affected by this terrible explosion!
Meanwhile, the search for the Boston Bomber(s) goes on. We had several announcements that an arrest had been made, but those stories have been "walked back" and the search still goes on. Officials are saying that an arrest is near. We PRAY that these monsters are brought to justice. Here is a link to the "Suspects" - FEDS HAVE MEN IN "SIGHTS"!
Because of the work that Air Mobile does, we follow earthquakes very closely. Here is an excellent source for daily earthquake activity around the globe - EARTHQUAKE - QUAKE SHEET USGS .
This single report tells a great deal about what is going on. Japan has been having a tremendous amount of activity in the last few days and so has Oklahoma and many places in between. It is interesting to note that 260 earthquakes (2.5 & greater) have occurred over the last 7 days. There is definitely an increase in activity around the globe. Something worth monitoring.
Today, I'll be busy getting supplies and equipment as well as getting ready for the grand event taking place at our home this weekend. We are helping Kayla, a young lady that wants to be a Missionary Doctor, go to Africa. The event will begin at 6:00pm on Saturday evening. Hope you can make it. Here is our address:
The Hurston Home
5560 Fan Palm Ave.
Cocoa, FL 32927
So, it's that time....the chickens are calling me and the 2nd cup of "Joe" has been consumed. PLEASE REMEMBER to pray for the Boston Bombing Victims and those that are suffering from the terrible explosion down in Texas.
As always, THANK YOU so much for your faithful prayer, love and support!! Be blessed today!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-17-13 Wednesday - 6:59 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile "Home" Camp - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
WAKE UP CALL! EARTHQUAKES RATTLES MIDDLE EAST & IN..... OKLAHOMA - JAPAN JUST HAD 10 QUAKES IN THE LAST FEW HOURS & TRAIL GOES COLD
The Massive 7.8 to 8.0 Earthquake in the Middle East was felt from New Dehli to Dubai. Check that out on the map! This Quake has been reported as the most powerful Earthquake to hit Iran in 50 years! And....there's likely more to come! Here's a good link explaining more on that quake - WHAT CAUSED THE LATEST QUAKE?
Then Oklahoma get shaken by series of powerful Quakes and just this morning, Japan had 10 strong quakes and they're still counting. Take a look at this "Quake Sheet" to see the Rapid-Fire Quakes in Japan - USGS EARTHQUAKE MAP
Meanwhile, the "Trail" on the Boston Marathon Bomber has reportedly gone "Cold". The "Plea" from Authorities for help to identify the monster(s) that did this, is being made. It is said, "someone knows who did this". I agree and above all, our Lord knows EXACTLY who they are. Please PRAY that they are caught and brought to justice! It's still hard for me to comprehend someone bringing such wanton carnage to innocent victims. Now, that's just wrong!
Spoke with Barbara (AKA - "Rambo in the Blue Dress") in Haiti last night. All is well and she's giving me her "Wish-list" for my next flight in. Today, we're gathering supplies. Also, we're securing more parts and components for Air Mobile Rescuers. We just keep our unit set up on our Counter. Been drinking Rescuer water since the report that E-Coli was found i our City water.
So, here we are, keeping an eye on the "Rash" of Earthquakes shaking this old world and marching forward doing we can today, today. Jesus tells us to "Come unto Me, I will give you rest".
Time to get out the door and see what this beautiful day has in store for us. As always, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!! God bless!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-16-13 Tuesday - 6:32 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile "Home" Camp - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
HORROR IN BOSTON....PLEASE PRAY!! - BREAKING NEWS - VERY POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE (7.8-8.0) IN IRAN / PAKISTAN...DEVELOPING
BREAKING!! (7:34am ET) Just in, very powerful earthquake just struck in Iran / Pakistan 7.8 to 8.0? - The Quake has been felt in Iran / Pakistan / India and the Gulf Region.... developing!!
Strongest Quake in Iran in last 40 years - VERY STRONG QUAKE ROCKS IRAN / PAKISTAN - DEATH TOLL RISING
Here's the initial USGS Report - USGS IRAN / PAKISTAN QUAKE 7.8 -
Developing - more news - VERY LARGE QUAKE FELT ACROSS MIDDLE EAST!
Just in from NY Times - VERY DEEP / VERY POWERFUL QUAKE (8.0) ROCKS GULF REGION
More on Quake - POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE HITS IRAN / PAKISTAN / GULF REGION
Orginal Blog from this morning below....
Cindy and I both received an urgent text from Juliet, our daughter, who is living in Boston. The news hit the local channels immediately and Juliet shot the message right to us. What can one say?? This is insanity and cruelty beyond comprehension. Please take a moment and PRAY for the victims and the thousands who were directly impacted and for those who are fighting for their lives as I type this blog.
Be sure and know that our Lord knows exactly who did this and will bring this (or these) to justice. I pray that the authorities find the perpetrators quickly.
As this horror was happening, I was meeting with David who has a heart to help children in Rwanda Africa. We had spoken several months ago. Yesterday, we met, and at the end of the day, he had an Air Mobile Rescuer for those children. Praise God!
I must tell you a bit about how this all came about. Dave was on a flight and met Christine, a local teacher here in Titusville, FL. Dave was telling Christine about his work in Rwanda and made inquiry about the desperate need for clean water.
Christine told Dave all about the Air Mobile Rescuer. I love it when our Lord puts a plan together. It was great to meet both Dave and Christine last night. The Children of Rwanda will be blessed because of a man who has a heart to help and a teacher who knew about our Rescuer. Thank you, Jesus! Surely....our Lord knows how to deploy His troops!!
Oh, by the way, this Rescuer will be going to the 42nd Country where one can find Air Mobile Rescuers!!
Earlier, yesterday, Paul and I completed the Inspection on Ti Burik, our Little Donkey and then took it up for a very successful test flight. So good to have this valuable tool back on-line and ready to go! Thanks again, Paul!
Well, it's time for that second cup of coffee and our chickens are calling for me.
Folks, my heart is just broken for those innocent victims in Boston. It is difficult to even imagine what goes through one's mind that would lead them to do such a horrific thing. Please remember to pray!!
And as always, I THANK YOU for your precious and invaluable prayer, love and support. May you blessed today!
Air Mobile Joe
4-15-13 Monday - 7:04 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile "Home" Camp - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
SUDDEN TORNADO THREAT! JAPAN HAS STRONG 6.3 EARTHQUAKE...MORE TO COME? - "X" MARKS THE NORTHERN PLAINS STATES &....HERE COMES "YOGI"
I'll begin this morning with a report on a rash of violent storms that struck"right in our own backyard" last night! When Cindy & I came from Orlando, yesterday afternoon, following our ministry at the Hospital, we knew that there was some "wicked" weather in the area.
We had a wonderful team of young people over at our home who were "supporting Kayla", a young lady who wants to be a Missionary Doctor.
Well, Kayla is having a fund raising event at our home next weekend, so they all converged on the Hurston Home to lend a "gardening hand". We kept a very close eye on those storms.
Just as the last volunteer was leaving the wind and rain began. Over the next few hours, our "Weather Radio" was sounding the alarm about every 15 minutes. We were counting on the electricity being knocked out, so Peter "whipped" out a sandwich and we closed the refrigerator tight.
Of course, I had been monitoring these violent storms and the screen was "Red" indicating very intense storms...coming our way!
Suddenly, a tornado was reported just to the southwest of our home (about 5 miles) and heading straight for us. We kept running our "Rescuer" (notice it on the counter next to the stove) filling as many vessels as we could. Several times, the electricity "flickered off", but came back on...a good sign.
We PRAYED and then the tornado actually began making a slight right turn into an un-populated area, where a lot of alligators reside. I lit a candle and watched the radar "like a hawk".
We had already cleared out our "tornado escape hole", a perfect hiding place to go in the event of a tornado. We watched, prayed & prepared. The violent storms missed our home by less than a mile. Praise God!!
This morning, I see that a powerful earthquake shook Japan last night. This is the same area that a powerful quake hit in 1995 and killed 6400 people. The area is still shaking and there is concern that more quakes are to follow. Here's a link to the story - STRONG QUAKE SHAKES JAPAN
WOW! Those "Named Winter Storms" just keep on coming. "X" for Xerxes marks the Northern Plain States with more "Blizzard like conditions" and lots and lots of snow. And...right on Xerxes heels is Yogi, another snow maker! Just like I mentioned yesterday, that snow will melt and floods are very likely. Here's the link on Xerxes and Yogi - HERE COMES YOGI!!
So, what are we going to do today?? Keep on keeping on. Paul, our mechanic, and I will be doing an engine run up and possibly test- fly Ti Burik, our Little Donkey.
We have more parts to order for "Rescuers" as soon as some money arrives (we pray some comes today) and we'll go over our "Emergency Procedures" in our own home and fill in any weak links we detected from last night's Tornado Scare.
So, there you have it. Time to go feed the chickens and head to the airport. As always, THANK YOU for your faithful prayer, love and support!! Be blessed today and....keep an eye on the weather!
Air Mobile Joe
4-14-13 Sunday - 6:40 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile "Home" Camp - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO ALL THAT SNOW FROM ALL THOSE "NAMED" WINTER STORMS?? - RE: NORTH KOREA / FORT GREELY....OUR LAST LINE OF DEFENSE
As all that snow melts, water is going to rise in many regions of the midwest. A gradual melt will allow the rivers to "handle" all that extra water. We'll definitely be keeping a close eye on these event as they occur. And...."the snow ain't over yet". Folks up in Bismark are getting more snow as I type.
Of course, there is also the possible benefit of the drought stricken areas getting a fresh replenishment of water....just hope and pray it doesn't come "too suddenly".
Fargo and the Red River area are likely to be most effected. However, everyone "downstream" will likely feel the effects. Here's a pretty good link telling more - "LOOMING" FLOOD THREAT...DELAYED
Another "Looming" threat is from North Korea. No launches as of today, however, the big Celebration of the Nation's founder, Kim Il Sung has begun and who knows what may happen next.
We know that there is much going on "behind the scenes" and we pray that no "trip wires" are activated. This is indeed a very volatile situation.
Just saw this story on Fort Greely, our last line of defense. It is interesting to note that our Missile Defense System has a 50% Success Rate. All the more reason to PRAY for sanity to prevail. Here is the link - FORT GREELY - LAST LINE OF DEFENSE
Had a good day yesterday. Paul mounted that nose wheel on our Little Donkey and we hope to "button" it all up on Monday and perhaps do a Test Flight. Will be good to have Ti Burik back "on-line" and ready to fly.
Well, here we are on Sunday morning. About to take Peter to Church for early Worship Team practice. We're looking forward to Church and then ministering with those young people in the Hospital in Orlando.
THANK YOU, as always, for your precious prayer, love and support. We pray that you are blessed today!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-13-13 Saturday - 6:29 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile "Home" Camp - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
STORMS ARE PASSED....FOR THE MOMENT - MORE COMING NEXT WEEK - NORTH KOREA SAYS..."NUCLEAR WAR UNAVOIDABLE" - PRAY FOR SANITY TO PREVAIL!
Finally, that line of Thunderstorms with embedded tornadoes has crossed the U.S. and headed out to sea. Eastern Mississippi is cleaning up after deadly tornadoes touched down bringing widespread destruction. Here's a link to the Mississippi Tornados - MISSISSIPPI AFTER A DEADLY TORNADO And....
Looks like we can expect more of the same next week. The same ingredients (Cold Air meeting Warm, Moist Air) are at play, bringing us what could be a "Replay" of a Stormy Week. We'll be watching the weather carefully & PRAYERFULLY!
Meanwhile in another "Storm" over on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea has stated bluntly that "Nuclear War is UNAVOIDABLE".
Now, Japan is in the "Cross-hairs" and has been threatened, that if absolutely any measure is taken to interfere with a missile launch, a devastating, deadly response can be expected. Here is a link telling more - NORTH KOREA TARGETS TOKYO
Those are very powerful words coming from the young leader. Now, Folks, there has been a great deal of tension for the last 60 years....but this level of language is certainly alarming & sobering. The questions is: Can North Korea DELIVER on these threats??
Again, the best response that many of us can have is: to PRAY! Our world history verifies that WAR can certainly break out with the "right spark". Let us pray that calm and sanity will prevail!!
Well, on to other news....it's that time. Need to go feed our chickens and then get to the airport to meet with Paul, our excellent mechanic, who will be putting the final touches on our Little Donkey, Ti Burik. We are getting close to wrapping up this Annual Inspection.
You know, in the middle of this "Crazy World", life goes on and we must keep marching ahead and seeking direction from our Lord each day. So often, I simply pray the "Our Father".....'Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven' and ask Jesus, "What do you want me to do today"? Again, it's good to know HIM who holds the future.
So, just finished my second cup of coffee and it's time to head out into this day. May you be blessed today and truly, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for standing with us with your faithful prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-12-13 Friday - 6:03 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile "Home" Camp - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
LINE OF STORMS COMING TO EAST COAST - NORTH KOREA CAN "LIKELY" LAUNCH NUCLEAR MISSILE SAYS THE PENTAGON
That long line of bad weather is about to hit the East Coast and then "Exit"...good riddance. Looks like, we down here in "sunny" Florida, will be facing those same severe threats that have moved across the country.
So glad our Little Donkey is inside a hangar, in the event some nasty weather comes our way. Here, Paul is putting the final touches on our Annual inspection. I need to get a couple of replacement bolts and we should be test-flying Ti Burik pretty soon.
The Pentagon announced yesterday that, indeed, North Korea "likely" has the capability of arming a missile with a Nuclear Device. Though, "probably" not able to strike the Continental U.S., still this is a very dangerous combination. There are literally millions in the range of a North Korean Nuclear Missile! We continue to PRAY for this mess to settle down! Here is a link explaining more - THEY HAVE NUKES
There are so many things in this life that we have no control over....except through PRAYER. It is good to know the One who holds the world in His hands. Now, that is a good connection to have!
So, we go forth and do what we can today...today, for...this is the day that our Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Time to go feed those chickens, get Peter to school, get those bolts for our Little Donkey and see what else our Lord has for us today.
We pray you are blessed today and as always, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-11-13 Thursday - 6:11 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile "Home" Camp - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
BLIZZARD IN NORTH - 108 DEGREES IN THE SOUTH....STRANGE WEATHER - VIOLENT STORMS MOVE EASTWARD - BIG SOLAR FLARE JUST ERUPTED
Indiana had 2" hail, ice storms in Michigan, 12" of snow in Minnesota and the temperatures sky-rocketed in south Texas to 108 degrees. Now, there are some EXTREMES! Just more of the "mixed-up" weather we've been experiencing.
Typically, when very hot air hits very cold air and there is moisture connected bad things happen. We're certainly seeing those ingredients in the "mix". Just another reason to "batten down the hatches and be on alert"! Here is good report on these looming thunderstorms - SEVERE WEATHER CONTINUES EASTBOUND
And to add to the intrigue today, just received this info on a significant solar flare that just occurred (thanks Elizabeth). We're standing by to see if this will effect communications / navigation. Here is the link to this event that just occurred in the early hours of this morning - STRONG SOLAR FLARE 6.5 - Here is an additional link telling of the effect that this Flare is having on Communications / Navigation / Astronauts in Space Station... etc. - SOLAR FLARE BULLETIN 4-11-13
The world is keeping a very close eye on North Korea. They did not test-fire that medium range missile yesterday. But, they're certainly "skating on the edge". China and Russia are both urging North Korea to calm down the rhetoric. We continue to pray for the Peace of God to reign over this volatile situation. Remember, PRAYER IS POWERFUL!
We'll certainly keep an eye on these unfolding events today. In the meantime, love to the see the UPS truck drive up. Received some much needed parts for the Rescuers and got the new inner-tube for our nose-wheel for Ti Burik. We'll continue to finish up the Annual Inspection. Our Little Donkey did well on this one, as we found no major issues. Love those kinds of Annuals (so does Ariana)!
Well, Folks, keep the faith and keep looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our Faith! Time to go feed the chickens and get Peter to school and get that inner tube to Paul, our excellent Mechanic, so he can wrap up this Annual.
May you be blessed today and....if you're in the path of those storms, stay alert! As always, THANK YOU for your faithful prayer, love and support!
Air Mobile Joe
4-10-13 Wednesday - 7:27 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile "Home" Camp - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
HAIL TODAY - THUNDERSTORMS TONIGHT - RECORD SNOW BREAKING RECORDS - WINTER STORM WALDA CONFUSING THE FORECASTERS...NORTH KOREA LIKELY TO LAUNCH A MISSILE TODAY & A SPECIAL PRAYER REQUEST
The extremely cold air, bringing snow, ice and possible hail have been "cooling" down the tornado threats. The cold air is literally "over-running" the instability. So, major snow storms in the upper midwest and the threat of hail and thunderstorms along the south side of the line. Very strange weather indeed! Here's a link to the latest on what to expect today - WINTER STORM WALDA...PERPLEXING
Today, more threats loom along the Severe Weather Line, so keep an eye on the weather reports. We're praising God that the cold air calmed down the Tornado threats yesterday. However, we are still not out of the woods by a long shot. That hail will likely give way to high winds, thunderstorms and yes, the very real possibility of tornadoes. Here's a link telling more about what to expect (and pray about)... - HAIL TO HIGH WINDS TO THUNDERSTORMS & ...TORNADOES
Meanwhile, North Korea is "fueling" a missile with a 2000 mile range today. The South Koreans are calling this a "Vital Threat". Here's a link to that story - SOUTH KOREA CALLS IT A "VITAL THREAT"
Wow, between unseasonable cold (going to get down to 4 degrees in South Dakota), to major hail, to thunderstorms and possible tornadoes to North Korea firing a missile in a very volatile atmosphere, things are certainly not going well today.
The thing that I have to remind myself of, is....Jesus is Lord! HE told us that, "there'd be days like this", but fear not, for I am with you. Thank you, Lord.
I have a special prayer request this morning. You may recall, last Friday, we had Dave and Pam Gillespie over for dinner, along with Stuart. These folks works for Congressman Bill Posey and are very dear friends.
Well, yesterday, got a call from Pam that Dave was in the E.R. at a local hospital and desperately needed prayer. I rushed to the hospital and joined in that circle of prayer. Dave has stabilized, but I urge you to join with us in prayer for Dave's full recovery. Thanks!!
Today, we'll be continuing on the Annual Inspection of our Little Donkey and gathering supplies for our "next mission". As always, THANK YOU for your faithful prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-9-13 Tuesday - 7:21 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile "Home" Camp - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
SEVERE WEATHER COMING - BE ALERT! - FAREWELL, MARGARET THATCHER! - BACK TO THE "BOOKS" FOR AIR MOBILE JOE
The warm, moist air from the Gulf is feeding right into a line of Thunderstorms that could create a very wide area of extremely severe weather from Texas to Missouri and beyond. Again, we strongly urge you, if you're in the path, to be very ALERT!
This is a huge "Line" of Storms that covers millions of folks and the conditions are right for violent weather to occur including large hail. So...., again, stay ALERT, batten down the hatches and hang on! Here is a good Weather Channel description of what we can expect today and this evening - POSSIBLE TORNADO "OUTBREAK" TODAY AND THIS EVENING
I have mentioned this before, but I PRAISE GOD for our good weather forecasters. They truly do a good job of warning us of severe weather. They began "tracking" these conditions over the weekend and they are "spot-on" as far as predicting just how these storms are forming and where they're going.
You know, in many ways, we can go to Bible and see "Predictions" of things that are coming. Just look at all of the Prophesies about our Lord Jesus as He came to Earth 2000 years ago. Literally "hundreds" of prophesies came to pass with perfect accuracy.
He that has "Eyes to See". That is the reason I have referred to Matthew 24/25 and Mark 13 and Luke 21 and the Book of Revelation and Daniel so often in this blog. We are seeing things "come to pass" exactly as spoken of in Bible. As we study the Bible, we can see that the return of Jesus is drawing near.
Speaking of studying, I've resumed my study for preparation for the Certified Flight Instructor "Check-Ride". We had a lot of intense interest in the Air Mobile Rescuer and that took me away from my studies for this new Certification. Since, Ti Burik is down for its Annual Inspection, I thought it would be a good time to "Hit the Books" and get ready for that "Ride".
Well, it's that time to head out and continue on the Inspection of our Little Donkey. I'll be securing what parts I can for the Rescuer and this evening, after Bible Study (our Life Group from Church comes over), I'll be hitting the books and "burning the midnight oil" getting ready for the "Ride".
Remember to keep a close on the weather if you're in that "wide swath". As always, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
PS - Yesterday, our dear friend and incredible leader, Margaret Thatcher passed away. She will be missed. Here are the details - FAREWELL, MARGARET...
4-8-13 Monday - 7:43 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile "Home" Camp - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
A WEEK OF TORNADOES - KEEP A VIGILANT EYE & EAR OPEN - SERIOUS THREATS (MISSILE LAUNCH & CYBER-WARS) STILL COMING FROM NORTH KOREA
The conditions are forming making the possibility of Tornado Outbreaks very possible all this week. Keep a very close eye on the weather in your area. These tornadoes could form from South Texas all the way up to the Great Lakes and everywhere in between. To learn more about this possible threat, go to: POSSIBLE SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK
Meanwhile, the threats coming from North Korea are continuing to intensify. It appears that there are very serious threats of both Medium Range Missile Launches to Cyber-War Threats. Read more by going to: MISSILE LAUNCH / CYBER-WARS
Looks like it could be a pretty "bumpy" week. All the more reason to simply PRAY and ask our Lord for His guidance and protection.
Back to those Tornado Threats, do you have a Weather Radio? We bought one several years ago and it sounds a very clear and loud alarm when severe weather threatens. I would suggest that you pick one up if you don't have one. You'll be glad you did. By the way, they're not very expensive. We bought ours from Radio Shack.
Today, we'll be continuing to work on Ti Burik to complete the Annual Inspection. All is going smoothly. Of course, any time one "opens" an aircraft up for inspection, surprises may be found. That's the reason for inspections. One wants to find anything that can cause a problem. It's not good to find them out at 21,000 feet. We're so thankful for good / experienced mechanics that know what to look for.
We're also securing as many extra components as we can for Air Mobile Rescuers. Our main limitation is simply funding. We're also continuing to purify our local city water after the E-Coli find. So glad we have a Rescuer!!
Well, it's time to go feed those chickens and get Peter to school and then head to the airport. Remember to keep an eye on the weather all throughout this week. The elements are definitely coming into place for violent weather with strong possibilities of tornadoes.
As always, THANK YOU for your precious and faithful love prayer and support. Be safe and vigilant. God bless!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-7-13 Sunday - 7:43 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile "Home" Camp - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
A "TESTY" NOSE WHEEL & ECOLI IN COCOA WATER
While Paul, our aircraft mechanic, and I were wrestling with the nose wheel on our Little Donkey, Cindy called to inform me that e-coli (very nasty stuff) had been reported in our local water supply.
Peter & Ariana were home, so....Peter breaks out the Air Mobile Rescuer to the "Rescue". They dodged an "E-Coli" bullet. Thank God for the Rescuer!! He made enough clean water to keep our family safe. Thanks, Peter!!
Meanwhile, Paul and I kept working on getting that nose wheel hub to come apart. The tube had bonded to the hub making it very, very difficult to disassemble. Finally, after much effort and soapy water and patience, it came apart.
This is a good example of how a relatively simple task can get complicated and messy. Fortunately, Paul's been "turning wrenches" on airplanes for over 50 years and he just handled this little challenge with skill and patience. Again, so thankful for Paul!
Well, it's Sunday morning and time to get ready for Church and our Chaplain ministry at the Hospital for young people. Love this ministry. It's also an absolutely beautiful morning. We praise God for days like this.
The situation in North Korea is still quite "Volatile", but everyone seems to be taking a "Breath" and calming down the Rhetoric. We pray that we all dodge this nuclear "bullet".
May you have a blessed day and as always, THANK YOU for your faithful prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-6-13 Saturday - 6:59 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile "Home" Camp - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
A DELIGHTFUL VISIT WITH SOME DEAR FRIENDS
I first met Pam Guillespie when she worked for Congressman Dave Weldon. Dave was a great Congressman standing for life, truth and freedom. When Congressman Bill Posey won Dave's District (Dave retired), Pam went to work for Bill.
Of course our friendship only grew stronger. Then Bill brought on Stuart Burns as his Chief of Staff (Stuart had been Dave's Chief). So, having introduced the players, we had a beautiful evening and dinner last night.
Pam brought over the Subs and my Cindy made dessert (White Chocolate Macadamia Cupcakes) mmmmmm!
Our conversations ranged from the soon coming of Christ to the political situation in Washington and around the world, including what's happening with North Korea. Folks, the conditions are "volatile". All the more reason to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus and pray for His will to be done in our lives daily!
There was much talk about the Air Mobile Rescuer and the great need for CLEAN WATER following any disaster. I'm so thankful to have been able to share this amazing, life-saving device with my dear friends.
Stuart asked me, to be sure, to get in touch with him on my next trip to Washington and to bring the Air Mobile Rescuer with me, as he has some folks that would be VERY interested in knowing more about such a device. Again, we're so thankful for this wonderful opportunity and pray for our Lord's Will to be done!
As you know, we've been conducting the Annual Inspection on Ti Burik and it's going quite well. Had some parts come in yesterday and will be bringing them to Paul, our great mechanic, this morning.
Our Little Donkey should be all "Airworthy" soon and we'll be likely heading back to Haiti with a plane-load of much needed supplies.
So, it's that time....for that 2nd cup of coffee, feeding the chickens and heading out the door to the airport. As always, we're so THANKFUL & APPRECIATIVE to you for your faithful love, prayer and support. May you be blessed today!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-5-13 Friday - 6:38 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile "Home" Camp - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
KEEPING A DONKEY ON THE "PATH" - KEEP PRAYING FOR "SANITY TO PREVAIL" REGARDING NORTH KOREA
Yesterday, our mechanic Paul, made good progress on the Annual Inspection for Ti Burik, our Little Donkey. We haven't found any serious issues and it should be going back together soon. We've ordered a few parts and they should be coming in this week. Here, Ariana is looking on the progress.
It does appear that the "Rhetoric" may be cooling down just a bit regarding North Korea. As I suspected, there is usually much more to the story than the Media tells. We will likely never know the true story, but....we know Who does! That is the reason why it is always a good idea to PRAY.
As a matter of fact we should....A.S.A.P. (Always Say A Prayer). I had to get that into the blog today as it is such good and sound advice. Whenever we encounter any difficulty or face a dilemma, or a scary global situation, i.e. the North Korean matter, our first and most important line of defense should be PRAYER! I write this as a reminder for you and me! Pass this on A.S.A.P.
So, today, in addition to Praying, we'll be gathering supplies for more Air Mobile Rescuers and getting Ti Burik back on the "Path". We pray that you have a blessed day today and THANK YOU for your faithful prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-4-13 Thursday - 6:37 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile "Home" Camp - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
NORTH KOREA APPROVES MERCILESS NUKE STRIKE AGAINST U.S.A. -
To say that the situation with North Korea is "volatile" would be an understatement. Truly, this situation could escalate to a very, very dangerous level rapidly. There is obviously much more to this story than is being told. Here is a link to a related story - N. KOREA APPROVES NUKE STRIKE
Do the North Koreans hold some type of new weapon that could indeed inflict terrible damage and destruction? Some have spoken of a nuclear device being detonated at altitude causing massive damage to electrical grids. This would certainly inflict massive damage to any society.
This threat has been around for a long time and has proven to be quite feasible. Apparently, the N. Koreans feel as if they hold some pretty serious "cards" to be speaking so blatantly regarding the use of a Nuclear Attack on the U.S. or any other such enemy.
These threats are being taken very seriously and there is massive troop movement and military hardware being placed into position as I type this blog.
Again, these actions bring us to a place of PRAYER & PREPARATION. Simply put, what would we do without electricity for an extended period of time? It is not a bad idea to "think" these scenarios through. Above all, we should PRAY for the leaders around the world to exercise sound judgement (sanity) during these very tense times.
I am reminded of the scripture found in Matthew 24:6-8, There will be "Wars & Rumors of wars....there will also be famines and earthquakes in various places". There are plenty of earthquakes taking place and of course, there is famine throughout the globe. Jesus said that these are the "birth pangs" or "labor pains". We know that when "labor" begins, birth is not far away.
No one knows the day or the hour of the return of Jesus, but be assured of this, we are indeed, one day closer than we were yesterday!
So, with all of these things going on, what do we do? As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Today, will be working on our Little Donkey, continuing that Annual Inspection and getting ready for our "next mission". Will likely go shopping and pick up some "extra" food (always looking for those good deals, you know, BOGO...buy one get one) and just praying throughout the day for our leaders.
Just another thought about Matthew 24, Luke 21 and Mark 13, Jesus lays out in clear detail the conditions around the world before His return. As we see these things coming to pass, there is comfort in knowing that our Lord has promised to never leave or forsake us and that He would be with us until the very end of the world. May I encourage you, this day, to place your full hope and confidence in Jesus. Fear not, for He is with us!
Well, after my little "Preachy" blog today, it's time to head out the door and check on a Little Donkey (after feeding the chickens and getting Peter to school). Pray that you have a blessed day and as always, THANK YOU for your standing with us with your prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-3-13 Wednesday - 7:42 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Air Mobile "Home" Camp - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
ALL THE WAY "HOME" - THINGS "HEATING UP" IN NORTH KOREA
We bid farewell to the Tennessee Mountains and pushed that "Old Bounder" all the way home with just one 20 minute stop. The wheels just kept on rolling. So thankful for good highways and no delays along the way.
We were able to monitor the news while on the highway thanks to AT&T and a "wireless hot-spot" on my phone.
Things are not looking good with North Korea. This is a very serious matter and I urge you to PRAY that our Lord will have His way in the matter.
Since we got in at 2:15am this morning and have to get the kids to school, this will be a very short and brief blog. After dropping the kids, I'll be heading to the airport to see how the Annual Inspection on Ti Burik is going.
Time to run. As always, THANK YOU for your prayer, love and support!!
Air Mobile Joe
4-2-13 Tuesday - 7:30 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East Tennessee - Air Mobile "Retreat" Camp - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
KEEPING AN EYE ON NORTH KOREA
Even here in the mountains of East Tennessee, The "News" is trickling in regarding North Korea and that volatile situation. There is a lot of "saber rattling" and talks of Nuclear War. Now, China is positioning troops along the border and the U.S. is sending Guided Missile Destroyers. South Korea is on High Alert. We need to pray that sanity prevails!
Here is a pretty comprehensive picture of what is actually going on at this time regarding the very tense and volatile situation with North Korea - "ONE SPARK AWAY FROM NUCLEAR WAR"
Well, it's time for the Hurston Family to pack up and push the "Old Bounder" down toward Florida. Time for the kids to get back to school and Cindy and I need to get back to our jobs. We sense, as never before, the need to build as many Air Mobile Rescuers as possible.
As we have found out, through years and years of doing relief work, the #1 need following any disaster is clean water. This old world is just shaking and rattling from natural & "man-made" disasters. The best thing we can do is PRAY & PREPARE!
We have truly enjoyed our brief time here in the "Mountains" and our time of reflection and giving THANKS to our Lord for His amazing love for us. The sun has risen, it's a brisk 26 degrees on the early April morning and it's time to go light a fire and have that cup of coffee with my Sweetheart before we "hit the road".
As always, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support.
4-1-13 Monday - 7:55 am (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East Tennessee - Air Mobile "Retreat" Camp - Report Submitted by: Air Mobile Joe
EASY, BLESSED DAY - CELEBRATING THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD JESUS
Oh, yesterday, Easter Sunday was a sweet day. Awoke early to an overcast, rainy morning, but knew that our Lord was ALIVE. Cindy, Peter, Araina and I headed to the local Community Baptist Church. There, we enjoyed a beautiful celebration with multiple skits telling the story of Jesus and His awesome love for us!
From there, it was back to our cabin where Cindy made a simple, delicious feast. It was just sweet. Then, with some borrowing from our "Old Bounder", we managed to set up a TV / DVD and we just watched "The Hobbit" movie.
The DVD was a gift that Cindy had gotten Peter for Easter (along with some candy). With the DVD came another DVD of Special Features.
So, after the Movie (can't wait for the next "installment), we just stayed put and watched hour after hour of how the movie was made. Wow, talk about a major production. Must say, we enjoyed the Special Features just as much as the Movie itself, though we really enjoyed the movie.
That is how we spent our Easter Sunday. Oh, last night, we got in touch with Juliet, who had come down from Boston to conduct our Easter Service at the Hospital for the young people in Orlando. We rejoiced as she told us how good the Service went. Juliet is doing great with her studies and ministry training up in Boston. Thanks, Juliet for covering for us!
Well, today, it's still gray and overcast and rainy and chilly (29 degrees) here in the mountains of East Tennessee. We're looking forward to another "lazy" day before heading back down to Florida. It's just good to allow your spirit to "re-create" for a bit. That's just what we're doing.
Pray you have a blessed day and we truly appreciate your precious prayer, love and support. God bless!!
Air Mobile Joe