Monday, June 27, 2011


June 27, 2011 - 8:39am (Easter U.S. Time) - Cocoa, FL - Report prepared by Air Mobile Joe


The service at the Hospital yesterday was a reminder of the “mission” that Air Mobile has “at home”.  Our service began with the young people “setting up” the cafeteria (our “Church” location for the past 6 years.  The facility can seat just over 100.  A typical service usually “comfortably” fills the room.  The young people got right to work knowing just what to do….arranging the chairs, removing the napkins and salt/pepper shakers.  Meanwhile, I set up the computer, the projector and the sound system.  We just quietly went about our work.  So good having our little “deacons” to help.

Right on time, the “Church” began to fill up.  Today, it would be a full house and we’d need to move the chairs from the girls side to the boys side.  Before the worship began, I had a “fatherly” talk with the congregation.  Last week, my son Christian (and his family) filled in for us, as I was in Haiti and Cindy in Massachusetts.  Well, during the service last week, some of the young people got out of hand and momentarily disturbed Christian’s message on “overcoming obstacles when things are not going well”.

I reminded the young people that this “Church” is a privilege and that it could be revoked anytime.  They listened very attentively and realized that their actions could indeed have some serious consequences.  They were exceptionally good.  They usually are.  You know, it’s kind of like when a “substitute” teacher comes to class….the kids try to get away with what they can. 

As I shared on Matthew 21 (we are going through the book of Matthew chapter by chapter), we read about our Lord’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem on a “little donkey”.  Of course, this was a wonderful opportunity for me to share about our “little donkey”.  As a matter of fact, shared about the flight into SanfordFL on Saturday (read yesterday’s blog about our “dodging” that terrible storm).  The young people enjoy our “Mission Adventures”. The overall message was on the love of the Lord and how Jesus knows exactly what we are going through and how He can sustain us and give us the victory.

At the end of the service, a young lady came up to me and told me in “no uncertain words” that she wanted to be a missionary.  I could see that she was completely serious.  We prayed together.  Often, it is in the seemingly small things in life that profound things happen.  I truly believe that that prayer went deep and that life-changing things went on in the young ladies’ heart.  It looks like our “Mission” truly is “Home and Abroad”.

I just received a call from Jean Spee.  Jean regretfully informed me that her husband George went on to be with the Lord recently.  George had been one of the best mission coordinators that I have ever worked with!  George has helped Air Mobile to coordinate at least 50 missions over the years throughout the Caribbean.  This morning, he is being laid to rest today in Twin FallsIdaho.  We will certainly miss George.  Please remember to pray for Jean as she walks through life without her faithful companion of nearly 60 years.  One thing we know, George is with the Lord. 

Right after the call from Jean, received a call from Uganda (just moments ago).  Two of our Rescuer units are in operation there.  They are dealing with extremely fine particulate in the water.  We spent quite some time going over the situation and discussing solutions.  I’ll let you know how this one turns out.  Well, time to get this blog posted today.  Hope the phone quits ringing so that I can get it up and posted.  As always, THANK YOU for your love and prayer and support!

Air Mobile Joe

PS - To find out how we arrived at this chapter in this journey, click on the "older post" below.  Joe