September 11, 2011 - Sunday - 6:36am (US Eastern Time) - Cocoa, FL (Air Mobile Base) - Report prepared by Air Mobile Joe
10 YEARS AGO TODAY......
Jesus said, "I am come that you may have life and life more abundantly". He also said, "In this world, you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world". Today, we remember what happened to our country 10 years ago. It is still difficult to imagine how a small group of people, driven by an insane, cruel way of thinking could harm so many innocent people. My mind and heart goes back to Jesus and how He came into this world to conquer death and bring life, not take it.
We have all been effected by these insane actions. Our country and our world will never be the same. So, we go forward carrying the Good News of Jesus. "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son. Whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life".
I recall a terrible earthquake that struck Pakistan in late 2005. Air Mobile was able to mobilize very quickly and carry in life-saving water purification systems....right to ground zero of that terrible earthquake. The death-toll was over 100,000. When we arrived, the earth was still being shaken by after-shocks. So many were suffering. The needs were so great.
We were able to meet so many kind and gracious Pakistanis. We were often asked, "Why have you come to our country to help us"? My answer was very simple. My Lord Jesus told us to bring clean water to the thirsty. Many Pakistanis were very thirsty. So we came and obeyed our Lord. We had many deep and wonderful discussions during those days.
So, here we are in America, looking back to a terrible attack on our country. What should we do? My simple and humble suggestion is to "Look to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith". Simply seek His direction in our hearts and ask Him what we should do.
Now, we are also urged to be "Sober and Vigilant, because our enemy, the devil, goes about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour". Simply put, we should seek to help those in need and protect ourselves against those who wish to harm us. May I urge you to pray for our leaders and those in authority that they seek the direction of the Lord to help navigate our Country through these turbulent days.
Now, as you know, we have been following the storms in the Caribbean. I am very pleased to tell you that it appears as if Tropical Storm Maria is making a turn to the North / Northeast and, according to projections stay off-shore and away from people and property. This will give the folks in the Islands and in the northeast a much needed break from more winds and rain.
Meanwhile, the folks in Texas desperately need rain to help with the ravaging wild-fires that have been scorching that land. Please continue to pray for them in that region. Tropical Storm Nate is diminishing and maintained that westerly direction headed for Mexico. In scanning the region around the driest, most vulnerable areas of Texas, there is no immediate rain yet......... We continue to PRAY!
Well, it's Sunday morning and we'll be heading out the door to Church and then to the Hospital to minister with those young people and staff. We are so thankful for the privilege to do this. We are so thankful for our country, where we have the freedom to move about and share freely the Good News of Jesus! May you be blessed this day that our Lord has made and.....as always, THANK YOU for your prayer, love and support.
Air Mobile Joe