Monday, August 21, 2017

THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES....AUGUST 2017

8-21-17 Monday 5:47 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  

THE DAY....OF THE ECLIPSE

So, it's finally here.  The historic Eclipse of 2017.  The last time such a celestial event such as this occurred was 99 years ago and....it won't happen for a long, long time.  Hope you can get a glimpse.  

If you're like Cindy and I, we haven't gotten our special glasses yet.  Here's some good advice - ECLIPSE GLASSES DIDN'T ARRIVE...HERE ARE SOME ALTERNATE OPTIONS 

Here's a very good Scientific explanation of what will be happening later today.  

Does this remarkable event signify a "Sign from God"?  I don't know, but I'm very glad that folks are thinking about it.  BLACK MOON: DOES SOLAR ECLIPSE FULFILL BIBLE PROPHESY OR SECOND COMING?

This thing I know...today, we are one day closer to the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus!!

We're also keeping an eye on the Events occurring in Korea.  Today, the U.S. / South Korea War Games begin.  Let us PRAY that sanity will prevail!  

U.S. & SOUTH KOREA HOLD WAR GAMES...HERE IS HOW NORTH KOREA MIGHT RESPOND  

Yesterday, the Comedian that touched us all, Jerry Lewis, passed away.  Goodby Jerry!!

So, today, we'll see an awesome Celestial display and it is a good day to PRAY for our Lord's will to be done...On Earth, as it is in Heaven!

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

Air Mobile Joe








8-20-17 Sunday 7:17 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

THE DAY BEFORE....THE GREAT ECLIPSE



Will you see the 2017 Eclipse tomorrow afternoon?  We'll certainly gaze with caution.

Here's more on this "Once in a life-time" event - MILLIONS GAZE  


The question is....will clouds obscure the view?  Well, here's a current update on the forecast cloud cover - SOLAR ECLIPSE FORECAST (VIEWING) 


There is much to be said in the Bible about "Signs & Wonders" in the Heavens.  

I like what Billy & Franklin Graham have to say about this - 

SIGNS OF THE "END OF THE WORLD" - BIBILICAL WISDOM FROM BILLY GRAHAM AND FRANKLIN GRAHAM

Cindy and I have an old motorhome.  It has been such a blessing to our family over the last 17 years. 


We've loaned it out many times for folks to have a temporary place to stay.  

We have dear friends who needed a "Mother-in-Law" place while they build their new home.  So glad the "Old Bounder" can be used again.


Earlier yesterday, we helped Peter move into his Dorm at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT).  He's beginning his Junior Year.  Wow, how time flies!!

Today, Cindy and I will be ministering in the Hospital in Orlando.  It is such a privilege to go and share the Good News of Jesus with those in such need.  We love this ministry.

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

Air Mobile Joe




  

8-19-17 Saturday 7:07 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

FLOATING ON A NOODLE



There are very few things as relaxing as just hanging on a noodle in a pool.  It was Hot in Florida yesterday.  Cindy, Ari and I found ourselves at our community pool.  

Once I got on a noodle....ahhhh, I just floated around and hardly moved a muscle.  Can't quite remember being so relaxed.  It was good!!

Oh, I made calls and wrote e-mails, but....for the most part of the day, it was just plain relaxing and floating.

And....today, will likely do much of the same.  


We are keeping an eye on the tropics.  My faithful assistant and excellent "Water Mule", Yahn, is working on building more Air Mobile Rescuers.  

We're getting ready for the remainder of this Hurricane Season.  Tropical Storm Harvey is racing across the Caribbean and there are 2 more storms in his path.  We'll keep watching.

Here's more on those storms - TROPICAL STORM HARVEY CHARGING ACROSS THE CARIBBEAN; 2 OTHER AREAS ARE BEING MONITORED FOR TROPICAL DEVELOPMENT  

Spoke with Barbara yesterday in the "Village" in Haiti.  All is well and they're battening down the hatches in the event one of those storms pays them a visit.  Glad we got those Rescuers up and ready.  

THANK YOU, as always, for your precious prayer, love and support.  We never take it for granted.  God bless!!

Air Mobile Joe



8-18-17 Friday 6:47 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

ANOTHER STORM "NIPPING" AT OUR HEELS

We reached the "Mission Accomplished" level and, it was time to go home.  We had a good inventory of Air Mobile Rescuers in position for the next storm(s) that were potentially heading to Haiti.

Ari was able to spend wonderful time with her biological parents and Cindy was able to give her Dad a grand party.  

Now, another storm was brewing right off the north coast of Haiti and...it was time to dash out with it right on our heels.



After working our way safely through the riots, we arrived at the Port-au-Prince airport for an early departure.  

There were multiple deaths and injuries from those riots that had blocked our route.  We're EVER THANKFUL for His divine protection!!


After a good pre-flight we prayed and were ready for departure.



Here's a short clip from the cockpit just before take off.


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We climbed to 14,500' and saw the towering storms ahead. but we were able to easily circum-navigate them.  Glad we departed when we did.


Despite the instability all around, we had a smooth and lovely flight home.


Behind us, in the tropics, a series of storms are brewing.  The latest named one is Tropical Storm Harvey and it's expected to gain Hurricane status soon. 

Here's more on this increasingly active Hurricane Season - TROPICAL STORM HARVEY IS DRENCHING THE WINDWARD ISLANDS; 2 OTHER AREAS ARE BEING MONITORED FOR TROPICAL DEVELOPMENT  

Oh, it's good to be home.  Truly, our Lord was with us each step of the way on this mission to Haiti.

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

Air Mobile Joe


8-17-17 Thursday 5:55 AM (Haiti Time)  - Bon Repos, Haiti  - Air Mobile Base Camp  - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

SEPARATED BY A RIOT....

While Cindy baked a Birthday Cake for her Dad, riots were brewing right outside her village and spilled onto the national highway.


Our plan was....after I finished up getting a good inventory of Air Mobile Rescuers refurbished (had a "full clip" of Rescuers ready to "Go"!), I would drive out west of Port-au-Prince to meet Cindy and her Dad and friends for a grand party at small beach resort.

Well...that didn't happen.  Instead, the main artery highway was completely closed because fighting had broken out between 2 small towns and there were multiple shootings.

I was stuck.  Cindy was on one side of the fighting and I, on the other.  Here's a little clip telling more - 
  


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I retreated several kilometers to a safe location and waited.  It took about an hour, but finally, the road was somewhat cleared and I made it to Cindy's village and the party went on!


Friends did show up and Ron blew out the 80 candles (kind of) and we all sang Happy Birthday.


BTW, there are 3 storms that are brewing and will likely become "Named Storms".  

We are in for a heck of a season.  Here's more on those 3 "brewing" storms - 3 SEPARATE ATLANTIC WAVES MAY BECOME TROPICAL STORMS  

After the party, Cindy, Ari and I made it back to Port-au-Prince SAFE & SOUND!  Praise God!!

Today will be another adventure.  We'll stay close to Jesus.  

As always, and I mean this with all of my hearty, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!!!

Air Mobile Joe



8-16-17 Wednesday 7:11 AM (Haiti Time)  - Bon Repos, Haiti  - Air Mobile Base Camp  - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

 A GRAND PARTY IN HAITI & TRAINING A NEW WATER MULE



Yesterday began with a road trip out west in Haiti.  There, we met Cindy's Dad, Ron, who began doing mission work in Haiti 35 years ago. 

Well, today is his 80th birthday and he decided to celebrate this great day with a PARTY IN HAITI!

BTW, it was Ron who first introduced me to my Cindy.  THANK YOU, RON!!

Cindy and Ari will be baking the birthday cake and arranging for this noted Birthday celebration in Haiti.


After bringing Cindy and Ari to Ron, I headed back to Bon Repos and continued refurbishing Air Mobile Rescuers. 

I was joined in "Joe's Depot" with Mike.  He and his family has come to spend a week in the "Village" working with Barbara.


I "recruited" Mike into training to become a genuine Air Mobile Water Mule.  He gladly accepted the offer.

We spent the day bringing Rescuer after Rescuer back to life.  Some of the units have been in Haiti in operation for nearly 14 years.  Yet, they are simple to completely refurbish and continue to give fresh, clean drinking water from the most contaminated source.  Praise God!!

There is one Rescuer in particular that has a deep blue Ultra Violet chamber.  It is truly a "One of a kind" Rescuer and of course, it is specifically designated for operation in Barb's Village.


I love working on this unit and gladly presented it back to our "Lady in the Blue Dress".  Yes, I love my job!! 

Will be wrapping up the Rescuer Refurbishment operation this morning and then heading over the Ron's 80th Birthday Party!

We now enough Rescuers in position to be ready should one of this wicked storms decide to visit Haiti.


You can see from this image that a "Parade" of storms are brewing and heading our way.  Definitely time to PREPARE and get ready with clean water!

Here's more - PARADE OF EAST ATLANTIC TROPICAL WAVES...MAY BECOME NEXT STORM(S)

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

Air Mobile Joe  

8-15-17 Tuesday 5:46 AM (Haiti Time)  - Bon Repos, Haiti  - Air Mobile Base Camp  - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

"SKIRTING" BESIDE TROPICAL STORM GERT....& THE "GIFT" OF ARI


This Hurricane Season is living up to the forecasts.  It's going to be very busy!  Tropical Storm Gert became "Hurricane Gert" yesterday.

We knew that the Air Mobile Rescuer inventory was getting low and....IF we were going to Haiti, best get going "sooner than later".


So....yesterday morning, long before the sun rose, Cindy, Ari and I prayed and boarded the Little Donkey and struck out for Haiti.


Our route to Haiti was clear, but just barely.  Off to the east of our course was Tropical Storm & soon to be Hurricane Gert.


We enjoyed the beautiful Caribbean Sunrise as we passed beside that brewing storm.

It was such a joy to share this ride with my Cindy.  Ari was sleeping in the back.

BTW, we just received Ari's Passport allowing her to travel with us.

We flew at 15,000' and the ride was smooth.  The Little Donkey did well.

We landed in Haiti and quickly cleared the authorities and headed to the "Village".


There, our Ari met her biological parents.  

Ari was very ill at birth and needed life-saving surgery. Through a series of miracles and extreme generosity, she received the operations that saved her life in the U.S..

Then, her parents, who were very poor, asked Cindy and I if we would adopt Ari.  What a story of love.

Yesterday, we met her Haiti Mom and Dad.  It was a lovely day of sharing stories and just experiencing deep love.

Then, it was off to "Joe's Depot" to refurbish Air Mobile Rescuers...in advance of the next storm.

BTW...another Storm is brewing off the coast of Africa and heading this way.  Yes, this is a BUSY SEASON!!  

Here's more - ANOTHER STORM BREWING...  So, here we are in Haiti "battening down the hatches" and getting ready.

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

Air Mobile Joe





8-14-17 Monday 3:13 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Titusville, FL  - Air Mobile Home Base  - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

EARLY...WILL I SEEK THEE


With all of the craziness going on in the world....Nuclear threats, race riots and storms brewing, I find the best thing to do is get up early, seek the Lord and have a good cup of coffee.

Now, that's the way to start the day!

The Psalmist David certainly had his share of trouble.  His secret for navigating through turbulent waters was to rise up early and seek the Lord.  THANK YOU, DAVID!

Here's Psalm 63 - PSALM 63 KJV  There is something so sweet about the quiet and peaceful time before the sun rises.  I just love it!


This Hurricane Season is shaping up to be quite busy.  Tropical Storm Gert is gaining strength, but not a threat to the U.S.  

However, there is another system roaring off the coast of Africa that may cause trouble.  We're watching. 

Now, is a good time to begin preparing for it.  Here's more - ATLANTIC AREA TO WATCH 91L - BEARS WATCHING FOR DEVELOPMENT  


I like what Billy Graham had to say about...PRAYING FOR OUR LEADERS. 

So, it's time to get on with this day that our Lord has made.

THANK YOU, as always, for your invaluable and truly appreciated prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe



8-13-17 Sunday 7:17 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Titusville, FL  - Air Mobile Home Base  - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  

THE "SEASON" & AMERICA....HEATING UP


Hurricane Season is heating up.  Been tracking this disturbance to the east of the Bahamas.  

Looks as if the U.S. will dodge this bullet, but is indicative of the basic instability in the atmosphere.

It's time to "batten down the hatches" and get ready for stormy season.  Now, is a good time to prepare.


Here's more on this Tropical Depression - TROPICAL DEPRESSION EXPECTED TO BECOME TROPICAL STORM "GERT"  


Speaking of "STORMS"....What kind of hatred and madness has erupted in Virginia?  

What did Adolph Hitler bring to the world?? Death and destruction!

Let us PRAY for America that this HATRED be overcome with God's LOVE!!

The truth is...AMERICA NEEDS JESUS!!

And speaking of God's LOVE, I met with a couple of dear friends, Margaret and John at McDonalds in Cocoa, FL.


There, they transferred baby food and formula for orphans in Haiti.  Now, that is sharing God's LOVE!  Thank you, Margaret and John.


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After getting home, I found these 2 having a pleasant stroll in the park.  I sure love my girls!  It's good to be home.


Today, will be taking the Little Donkey for a little jaunt around the patch.  Need to be sure that bird is READY TO GO!!

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

Air Mobile Joe

PS - PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR AMERICA....FOR GOD'S LOVE TO OVERCOME HATRED!!

Joe


8-12-17 Saturday 7:37 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Titusville, FL  - Air Mobile Home Base  - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

14 HOURS LATER....

Through rain and storms, the little Red Escape made it all the way back to Florida.  Pulled into our drive at 3:00am.  It was a loooong day!


Normally, on this drive, there are beautiful scenic views of mountains and valleys.  The only thing I saw was low hanging clouds and plenty of rain.  Missed my views along the way.

It's good to be home.  So glad to see my Cindy and Ari!

Moving a bit slowly this morning, on just a few hours sleep.  In just a few hours, plan to meet Margaret and John of the Church of Christ.  They have a nice load of baby food and formula for the orphans in Haiti.  

We typically meet at a McDonalds, the half way point for us both.

So THANKFUL for folks who care about the orphans.  This brings joy to our Savior.  


Remember when He said....."I was hungry and you gave Me to eat....When you've done it unto the least of these...."
  
Will also be taking the Little Donkey around the "Patch".  Want to make sure all is well before "Launching" our next mission.  It's good to have the little bird...."Ready to Go"!

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

Air Mobile Joe





8-11-17 Friday 6:57 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile Retreat Cabin  - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

PACKING & LOADING & ROLLING....


The little Red Escape is about to roll to Florida.  It's a 12 hour drive...if there are no road delays. I'm doing a final pack, clean and load this morning. 

It is with mixed feelings that I leave the little retreat cabin in the mountains of East Tennessee.  


The pace of living up here is just different and it's sweet and it gives ample time and place to get quiet and spend amazing time with the Father. 

But I know that Cindy and Ari await me in Florida and it's time to head home.  And...I just miss them!  


Looks like Hurricane season is heating up and that means storms are coming.  Time to get ready.

The "Stand-off" with North Korea is boiling and could "Blow" at any minute.  We PRAY that sanity prevails!!

Here's more - TRUMP: U.S. "LOCKED & LOADED" FOR NORTH KOREA

Well, time to fix that thermos and hit the road.  God bless and as always, THANK YOU for your invaluable and greatly appreciated prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe






FINAL DAY AT THE CABIN.....

If all goes as planned, will be on the road back to Florida tomorrow.  Going to miss the cabin...but, it's time to get back.


Cindy and Ari are already back in Florida.  Ari had her first day of school yesterday.  She's now in the 6th grade and...loving school (may that continue!).

Looks like we're going to have a pretty active Hurricane Season this year.

All the more reason to get back to Florida and begin preparing for storms ahead.  




NOAA is predicting between 14-19 named storms before this season ends.  This could be a "wicked season"!

Here's more on those Predictions....NOAA SAYS HURRICANE SEASON WILL BE WORSE THAT FIRST PREDICTED 


Between upcoming storms and fiery threats of war, thought it a good idea to stock up on a little extra fuel here at the cabin.  Always a good idea.


Our pear tree at the cabin is full of delicious fruit...no need to leave it behind for the deer.  Picked a bushel to bring back to Florida.

BTW, remarkable doors are opening for our upcoming mission to South Sudan.  We've been "Waiting on the Lord" to lead us back there.  

Again, "pieces" are coming together.  THANK YOU, as always for your precious prayer, love and support!!!

Air Mobile Joe








8-9-17 Wednesday 6:59 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile Retreat Cabin  - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

IN THE MIDST OF WORLD TENSION....THE DANCE OF THE HUMMINGBIRDS


You've, no doubt, been hearing and seeing the incredible "Stand-off" between the U.S. and North Korea.

Fiery words are flying and threats of "Nuclear Annihilation".  Not since JFK and Cuban Missile Crisis have I heard such words.

Here's what I mean....TRUMP TAKES KIM TO THE "BRINK"....AMERICA & NORTH KOREA ARE LOCKED IN AN EXTRAORDINARY "STAND-OFF"

Folks, this is our time to PRAY!!  We need to PRAY for the world leaders to exercise restraint and seek God's wisdom in these dangerous times.


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This morning, while having my delicious (and nutritious) cup of coffee, our local hummingbirds put on another show for me. Thought I'd share it with you. 

Yes, I guess a pilot looks at hummingbirds in a different light than most.  What an amazing "flying machine"!  In the midst of all of this world tension, the hummingbirds bring me a bit of joy and wonder. 


Had a wonderful meeting with my good friend, Stan Brock of Remote Area Medical (RAM) yesterday.  

Drove over to Knoxville, TN and we continued our planning for the next Mission to South Sudan.  Critical pieces are coming together and when the time is right, we'll launch.

The rains have stopped here...for the moment and sun is out.  Time to get to work, wrapping up things here at the Retreat cabin before returning to Florida.

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

Air Mobile Joe

8-8-17 Tuesday 6:57 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile Retreat Cabin  - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

THE ROAD TO....KNOXVILLE & MORE GOOD NEWS ABOUT COFFEE!!

This morning, I'll be driving to Knoxville to meet with my good friend and fellow "Rescuer", Stan Brock of Remote Area Medical (RAM).


Stan and I met in Haiti following the terrible earthquake and have worked closely together ever since.  It's amazing working with a true "Legend"!

We've cooperated with RAM all around the world and most recently in South Sudan.  

We're gathering our forces to return to that region and bring in clean water, food and medical care.

In order to launch our next mission, certain elements must come together for the mission to be a success.  The puzzle pieces are beginning to click into place.

I'm looking forward to being with my friend, Stan, today.

BTW, if you're not familiar with Stan, here's a brief Bio on his many accomplishments - MEET STAN BROCK

Here's more good news about coffee.  This study shows that the remarkable "brew" can fix so many things in our bodies from liver cancer to dementia and so much more.  

Now, I knew that coffee was good, but didn't realize that it was that good!


Mmmmm, I wonder if a guy who walks with a little donkey with a couple of sacks of Colombian coffee beans on it's back is not behind this study (just kidding)?



I've always liked the "Jaun Valdez commercials (the old folks reading this blog will know what I'm talking about). 

I think I'll have a second cup.  Of course, I do that every morning.  Yes, I LOVE COFFEE!!

Here's more on this remarkable study - COFFEE CAN HELP YOU LIVE LONGER...AND FIGHT DISEASE!!

So, it's time for me to "Hit the Road...to Knoxville".  As always, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support.

Air Mobile Joe





8-7-17 Monday 7:07 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile Retreat Cabin  - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

WHAT ABOUT NORTH KOREA??


Watching the latest developments on North Korea...it's becoming increasing clear  that this could get ugly, very rapidly.  Folks, the world is dealing with a madman who has his finger on the button that just could erupt into a major war.


Here's what I mean....REVENGE WILL BE THOUSAND FOLD...NORTH KOREA VOWS TO ATTACK AMERICA...

This rogue nation is pointing loaded guns at a number of nations and not only threatening to shoot, but is actually pushing the button again and again.  

It appears to be just a matter of time (and it may be short) that counter actions (beyond Sanctions) will be taken.


This is a matter that we should all take seriously and PRAY for a peaceful resolution.  Remember, WITH GOD, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!!


Meanwhile, it's a rainy day here at the Retreat Cabin.  Looks like it's going to rain all day...with the possibility of flooding.

It's a good day to just stay in and listen to the Word of God.  Tomorrow, I plan to drive to Knoxville and meet with Stan Brock of Remote Area Medical (RAM).  

We're planning our next outreach to South Sudan and beyond.  It's a good thing to be READY and have the pieces in position.


Again, I urge you to take some time today and PRAY for the leaders of the world to have wisdom and God's direction regarding North Korea.  This is a very VOLATILE situation.

And...as always, THANK YOU for meandering down this road of life with us.  We so appreciate your precious prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe



8-6-17  Sunday 7:37 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile Retreat Cabin  - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe 

CINDY & ARI ARRIVE IN FLORIDA....YEA!  & IF YOU GET THE CHANCE, GO SEE DUNKIRK!


After a lovely visit to the famous Biltmore Mansion in Asheville, Cindy and Ari trekked the rest of the way to Florida without incident.  Thank God for traveling mercy.

My my, what beautiful girls!! 

I spent yesterday cutting down trees and clearing out brush.  It's good to work hard....clears out the arteries and the mind.  Love it here...in the mountains of East Tennessee!

I made a little video and sent it to Cindy.  Here it is:
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After the hard day of work, rewarded myself by going to see Dunkirk.  What a powerful movie about facing a daunting enemy with courage and resilience.

If you get a chance, I urge you to go see it.  You'll see what I mean.

This morning, was pleasantly surprised to receive a note from Anderson.  

Anderson was in the "Ruuska Village" during the Haiti earthquake.  He was my "Water Purifier" assistant during those terrible days immediately following the killer quake (He was around 11 years old).

He sent me a note asking how I was doing.  I remember this bright young man so well.  He not only was eager to learn....he was very good at operating the Air Mobile Rescuer.  He was adopted by a loving family here in America. 

Well, he told me that he graduated from High School and is now a certified welder.  WOW!  


What a fine young man who loves Jesus and is willing to serve others! Go Anderson.

BTW, I offered to meet up with him when he next goes to Haiti to visit.  This is a sample of the awesome work that Barbara has done over the years!

Well, it's time to get ready for church here in TN.  Cindy and Ari will be conducting services at the hospital in Orlando.

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

Air Mobile  Joe



8-5-17  Saturday 7:57 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile Retreat Cabin  - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

ALL ALONE AT THE CABIN....



I have mixed feelings.  It was difficult to see Cindy and Ari drive away.  It's time to get Ari ready for school in Florida. 

Will surely miss them.  But...this time of reflection and prayer and solitude, here at the Retreat Cabin, is sweet.

I'll be here for a few more days and then...heading back to Florida.

As I sit here this morning writing this meandering blog, and look out over our exquisite valley, my heart is at peace.  

Today....I'll just rest and...putter around.  Oh, there's plenty to keep me busy here, so I'll just take my liberty and knock out a few chores.


Cindy and Ari made a stop in Asheville, NC and will be visiting the Biltmore Estate this morning.  They'll have fun doing that.

So, it's time to get on with this beautiful day.  May even go see a movie this evening.  Heard that "Dunkirk" is quite spectacular.

THANK YOU, as always, for your faithful prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe





8-4-17  Friday 7:07 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile Retreat Cabin  - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

BON VOYAGE TO CINDY AND ARI



This morning, my Cindy and Ari are hitting the road for Florida.  It's time to get Ari ready for school.

I'll be staying back at the Retreat Cabin for another week.  Yes, it's a "tough" job...but somebody has to do it  (however, I will miss my Cindy and Ari!)

We're in the middle of a few construction projects and I'll be able to travel to Knoxville for sit-down meetings with Stan Brock of RAM (Remote Area Medical).  We're in the next phase of our outreach to South Sudan....aptly named...RAM AIR MOBILE RELIEF.

So, it's time to do the final load and bid farewell to my beloved.  Please remember to PRAY for Cindy and Ari to have a wonderful and safe journey back to Florida.

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

Air Mobile Joe



8-3-17  Thursday 6:57 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile Retreat Cabin  - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

GREENS & BEANS....mmmm



One thing about the mountains of East TN....you can get a mess of greens in almost any grocery store.  

We hit the jackpot of mustard greens and kale.  My Cindy cooked them like a proper Southern girl.  Love my Cindy!

Those greens, along with a pot of 13 bean soup, mmmm.  Now, that's living!!

Cindy and Ari will be heading back to Florida tomorrow.  I'll be staying on at the Retreat Cabin for another week.

Will be in meetings with Stan Brock of Remote Area Medical (RAM) in Knoxville, TN.

We're putting the details together for our next outreach to South Sudan.

Today, will be buying a small box freezer to store up cooked greens and beans.  Glad to have the back up generator / solar to keep that little freezer cold in the event of a blackout.

Time to head out.  THANK YOU, as always for your prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe



8-2-17  Wednesday 7:27 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile Retreat Cabin  - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  

SEEKING WISDOM....


For the Lord gives wisdom to those who seek.  As we plan our next missions, above all, Cindy and I seek His Wisdom and Direction and Understanding.

Just sitting on the porch of the cabin and sipping coffee, in the cool of the morning, watching the clouds come close enough to touch, and the humming birds dart about, we seek to hear Him.

There are needs always, but which ones are we to address?  When do we go and where do we go?  Those answers are in His hands.  


We'll continue to refresh and recharge and do some chores around the cabin.  

For now, it's "All Hands on Deck" as Cindy and I put a new coat of stain on the front porch.  

There will always be work to be done.  We'll just wait on the Lord and let Him direct our path.

Cindy's making a big pot of mustard greens and 13 bean soup.  Good eatin in the mountains of East TN.  God is good!!

THANK YOU, as always, for our prayer, love and support!!!

Air Mobile Joe


8-1-17  Tuesday 7:27 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile Retreat Cabin  - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

COORDINATED FLIGHT PATHS & LANDINGS & LEARNING TO "LEAN"


Some of us just like to fly.  I don't know, perhaps (most likely), our Lord has put into our hearts (the aviators).


How one can get so much joy out of just watching these delicate little creatures flit and flutter & hover about on tiny, rapidly moving wings.  It is a wonder and a marvelous show in the early morning.


Yesterday, Cindy and Ari had a lovely time  hiking the "Pioneer Trail" at Wilderness Road State Park. 


Then, they climbed to the Tri-State Peak of Cumberland Gap.  There, they could see Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky.  I was alone at the cabin.   

Often, while planning mission outreaches, one encounters obstacles.  These can weigh heavily upon your heart.  Such was the case for me yesterday.

I sat at my computer and just didn't know which way to go.  I sensed our Lord urging me to leave the computer, go find a pretty spot and ponder Him and His goodness.


I did just that.  Found the spot and sat.  It was absolutely beautiful.  I sensed that He was working and I just needed to lean upon Him to work out the details.

Spent nearly 2 hours finding places where the deer cross and the turkeys roam.  Looked for another source of water and found what could be an underground river.

My mind left the "Obstacles" and simply roamed the land and enjoyed the view.

Upon returning to the cabin.  I noted that  several critical players on these missions had contacted me and the obstacles have begun to move out of the way.


Praise God for His goodness, grace and power.  So often, we need to just...."Let go and let God"!

The journey continues and we have another beautiful day here at the "Retreat Cabin". 

What wonders will unfold?  What details will be worked out?  I'm not sure, but I'm holding tightly onto His hand!

THANK YOU, as always for your invaluable prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe 


PS - If you're new to this "rambling blog" and want to see how we've gotten to this "juncture of the journey", just click on "Older Posts" (below) and you'll see how we've gotten here.  God bless and WELCOME ABOARD!

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