Thursday, June 21, 2018

THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES.....JUNE 2018

6-21-18 Thursday 7:33 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile Retreat Cabin - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  


A PATH....


Cindy and I have been cutting a path to the top of the mountain.  In many ways, this is like life....achieving a goal.


Cindy would scout looking for rocks and holes that I might follow on our trusty little lawn tractor.  We can do this at the base of the trail.


The base is cut and we now have a good entrance.  Next, we enter into the woods, it will be much more difficult.  But, the trek goes on and our goal is to reach the top of the mountain.  


While here at the Retreat Cabin, we've been getting news from India regarding an EXTREME WATER CRISIS....possibly the worst in history.  


Here's more - INDIA FACES "WORST EVER" WATER CRISIS - 600 MILLION AT RISK!! 


We have been to India multiple times and know first hand the need for clean water.  


We have a good team in India, Sam and his whole family and we already have a number of Air Mobile Rescuers there.  We need to do more!!  


So, as Cindy and I blaze the trail to the top of the mountain, we're in prayer about what we can do regarding this crisis.  May our Lord lead us each step of the way!  THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!!!  


Air Mobile Joe

 


6-20-18 Wednesday 6:57 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile Retreat Cabin - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe   


BLAZING A TRAIL  


For the next few days...we'll be blazing a trail to the top of the hill.  It'll be a pretty tough trail.  Gets quite steep near the top.  


Here's Cindy with a rock and a stick ready to hit the trail.


Black bear and coyotes roam these woods.  We do have "Bear Spray" and a few other defensive items. 


We hear the coyotes coming through nearly every night.  Haven't spotted a black bear in a while.  


Our faithful "little" watchdog, Andy, barks throughout the night letting us know "critters are about". 


OK, we're having a blast up here in the mountains of East TN.  We're THANKFUL for this time in nature and glorious beauty.  God is GOOD!!  


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


Air Mobile Joe  


 


6-19-18 Tuesday 7:27 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile Retreat Cabin - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  


A SECRET GATE...  


One of our "projects" at the Retreat Cabin is put in a nature trail.  


Yesterday, we set the beginning of the trail with a special "Sheep Gate".  The "Adventure" continues.  More to come....


Air Mobile Joe


6-18-18 Monday 7:39 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile Retreat Cabin - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe   


A WORKING VACATION.....


Having the internet & communications in the mountains of East TN allows work to go on and have a great vacation at the same time.  


Being at the "Retreat Cabin" affords amazing rest & peace and...the ability to conduct ministry and business.  I LOVE IT!!


It's also a good thing to "rotate" food stock and make sure all of the emergency equipment, i.e. generators / batteries / solar panels, etc. are in working order.  


OK, Folks, sometimes I just get overwhelmed by the beauty and tranquility of the "Retreat Cabin" and even feel a bit guilty about enjoying it so much. Don't worry, I'll get over it!!  LOL!


BTW, who said...."You can't have your cake and eat it too"??  I've often wondered about that.


The wonderful truth is, "God is Good" and every good and perfect gift comes down from God.  


So, we'll just enjoy this beautiful day and walk closely with our Lord Jesus!!  THANK YOU, for your invaluable prayer, love and support!!  


Air Mobile Joe



6-17-18 Sunday 7:37 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile Retreat Cabin - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  


MAKE HAY....WHILE THE SUN SHINES & HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!! 


My Momma used to tell me that.  In other words, better do it while you can.  


Hmmmm, a good word, especially when it comes to getting "Prepared" for whatever might come.  


It was time to cut and bale the hay.  Got 30 Bales.  Our neighbor has 300 head of cattle and will enjoy that hay this winter.  


BTW, look at those 2 beautiful girls!!  


HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all you Dads!!!  


Yes, we're enjoying ourselves immensely at the "Retreat Cabin". 


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 


6-16-18 Saturday 6:37 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile Retreat Cabin - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe


RETREAT CABIN ARRIVAL....AHHHH!  


The 12 hour drive was not bad.  We drove 2 cars up so that...in the event of a disaster or any other such thing, we could split up and deploy.  


So glad for vehicles that get 38 mpg.  Total fuel:  18.5 gallons @ $2.55 per gallon = $48.00 X 2 + $96.00 to get here.  So with a little time, and a little money, we can make it to this lovely "Retreat Cabin"!  


We'll be busy checking out our emergency systems and adding to our emergency food supply.  


It's good to have a place to come in the event of an emergency or disaster and besides....we love this place and enjoy it immensely.  A true WIN-WIN situation!!  God bless and THANK YOU for your truly appreciated prayer, love and support!!  


Air Mobile Joe


6-15-18 Friday 2:37 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  


SEIZE THE MOMENT.... 


"In-Between" missions affords wonderful opportunities. 

So, Cindy, Ari and I are heading to the mountains of East Tennessee to the "Retreat Cabin".  


We're up early, doing the final load and hitting the road in the next hour.  If all goes as scheduled, we'll be at the cabin before dark this evening.  We can hardly wait to be there.  


It's also especially timely to make sure that our emergency provisions and systems are in-place and operational.  The cabin is an excellent "Evacuation Location".  


With Hurricane Season upon us, it's a good idea to have a safe location prepared.  


While up in that area of Tennessee, we'll be able to visit with our dear friend, Stan Brock of "Remote Area Medical" (RAM).  


We've had the privilege to work all over the world together with Stan and RAM.  


Well, it's time to load and hit the road to PREP!  As always, THANK YOU for your faithful prayer, love and support!!  


Air Mobile Joe


 


6-14-18 Thursday 6:57 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  


I DON'T UNDERSTAND.... 


So, 68 years of hostile and extreme danger between North Korea and the U.S. has made an extraordinary turn toward peace and some say it's a bad thing.  I just don't get it!  


I suppose there will always be "Nay-Sayers" no matter what happens.  


Just like the old song says....GIVE PEACE A CHANCE!!!  


Remember, just a few months ago, we were talking about Nuclear War!!  Let us PRAY for God's will to be done!!!




Meanwhile, I took the Little Donkey out for a Test Flight yesterday.  The Sweet Bird is ready for action.  Praise God!!  


I pray you have a blessed day and THANK YOU for your invaluable prayer, love and support!!  


Air Mobile Joe


 


6-13-18 Wednesday 7:07 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe


A QUIET DAY IN FLORIDA....


After our whirlwind trip up to Massachusetts, we're back in Florida...for the moment.  Apart from the usual afternoon thunderstorms, the weather is lovely and it's peaceful and quiet for now.  


We're keeping an eye on the Gulf and the Caribbean as there are a couple of storms brewing down there.


These may not develop & we pray they don't.  Here's more - INVEST 91L "BREWING IN THE GULF"   


We're working hard to be READY for the "next mission" wherever that might be.  


We're THANKFUL for the Summit in Singapore.  We're PRAYING for the leaders to have God's Wisdom on the next steps to be taken toward the DE-NUCLEARIZATION of North Korea.  


I may be taking the Little Donkey up for a test flight today.  Paul has been doing routine maintenance on the sweet little bird.  


So, on this quiet day in Florida, for which I'm thankful, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!  


Air Mobile Joe


6-12-18 Tuesday 7:11 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Worcester, MA - Air Mobile "On The Move" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  


WOW!!!!!  THE FIRST STEP OF AN AMAZING JOURNEY HAS BEGUN!!!  


Last night, the world witnessed HISTORY!!  


I was born in the height of the Korean War....that has not  ended until yesterday!  


Again, WOW!!!


Oh, there's a lot of rhetoric about this and that, but it can't blot out that picture of President Trump shaking Kim Jong Un's hand.  


I must admit, I didn't think this would happen as quickly as it did (or at all!).  The world has lived with the adversarial relationship between the U.S. and North Korea for 68 years and yesterday...a NEW CHAPTER has begun.  


We'll see what happens, but it is a time to REJOICE & PRAY!!  As another great President said....TRUST, BUT VERIFY!!



DENUCLEARIZATION is just the beginning.  We PRAY that we continue down that road!!  As I sit here and write this blog today, there are tears in my eyes.  May our Lord's will be done!!!  


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


6-11-18 Monday 3:57AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Worcester, MA - Air Mobile "On The Move" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe


LOVE "THE MILL" & FLYING HOME  


Had a wonderful time sharing the Word of God at "The Mill Church" yesterday.  These Folks love God and it's always a pleasure to be with them.  




BTW, it's called "The Mill" because the church is built in an old, converted mill and is simply beautiful.  


Was able to be with my great friend, and "Water Mule" Dennis West who lives in Florida, but "Snow Birds" to MA in the summer.  


Dennis has traveled the world with Air Mobile bringing clean water where desperately needed.  


So, with joy in my heart, it's time to depart MA and fly home.  


Let us remember to pray for President Trump, as he meets with North Korea Kim Jong Un.  May God's will be done!!!!


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


Air Mobile Joe 


6-10-18 Sunday 4:17AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Worcester, MA - Air Mobile "On The Move" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  


EARLY FLIGHT & FAMILY TIME  


Cindy, Ari and Peter are catching an early flight out of Providence, RI for Orlando.  I'll be staying over an extra day to speak at "The Mill Church" in Millbury, MA, this morning.  


So, will be on the road early to get them there in time for their flight.  We're praying for smooth skies!  


We had a lovely time yesterday visiting with Cindy's family and our daughter, Juliet and son-in-law, Shaun.


Meanwhile, President Trump is on his way to Singapore for an extremely important Summit with the Leader of North Korea.


This is an amazing opportunity to end years of hostility and hatred.  May the Summit be a great success!!


It's time to hit the road for Providence and drop Cindy, Ari and Peter to the airport.  We pray for safe travels there and back and getting me back in time to preach.


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


Air Mobile Joe 


6-9-18 Saturday 7:47AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Worcester, MA - Air Mobile "On The Move" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe


HISTORIC NEW ENGLAND...


Upon landing in Providence, RI, Cindy picked me up and it was off to Concord, MA for a brief, historical tour.  


It began at "The Orchard House", the home of Louisa May Alcott, the famous Author of "Little Women".


As I have shared, Ari is a gifted "Writer" and was so inspired by "Little Women".

 This Museum was absolutely incredible!!  


And, right around the corner was the "North Bridge" where the first shots of the Revolutionary War took place.  


We'll be here for the next few days, taking in the beauty and the history of New England.  So, the Adventure continues on!  


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


Air Mobile Joe


6-8-18 Friday 4:21AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  


HURRY UP...& WAIT


My flight to Providence (RI) is scheduled to depart at 7:50am but....thanks to flight alerts, I've been notified that my bird is an hour & a half delayed.  


Too late, I'm already up.  Will just go to the airport and enjoy a leisurely breakfast.


When I finally do board the Frontier Flight, I'll be heading up to Massachusetts via Providence, RI (PVD).  


Will be joining Cindy, Ari and Peter.  It'll be good to see them.  Am also looking forward to speaking at the "The Mill" church.  


Time to head to the airport.  THANK YOU for your invaluable prayer, love and depart!!


Air Mobile Joe  

6-7-18 Thursday 7:11AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe


LET US "LABOR" TO ENTER THAT REST....

Hebrews 4:11 has always stood out to me.  It takes "labor" to enter into our Lord's Rest.  I need help with this!

The truth is...I feel guilty if I'm not "busy" all the time.

It seems like when things "slow down" a bit, I start looking for something to do.  Hebrews 4:11 urges us to simply "Rest" in the Lord.  

Our Lord knows that we need His Rest. It is often, in those times of "Rest", that we can see things more clearly and hear His voice.  Again, I pray for our Lord to help me to enter into His Rest!

Just thought I'd share that with you this morning.  I do have a bit of "free time" today before departing for Massachusetts tomorrow morning.  Will be joining Cindy, Ari and Peter up there. 

Will also be speaking at "The Mill Church" in Millbury, MA on Sunday morning.

The "Mill" was founded by Pastor Ernie White, the man that led my Cindy to Jesus when she was 14 years old.  It's always a joy to speak in that Church.

THANK YOU, Pastor Eddy for the invite!

So today, I'll just take it easy and spend a little time smelling the roses and enjoying the Lord in His Rest. 

If you struggle with the same issue (feeling guilty if not busy), may I urge you to ask our Lord for help.  He will certainly help guide you into His Rest.  

There, I've gone to preaching again, but you know, I'm truly preaching to myself here in this rambling blog.

And, as I say every single day and mean with all of my heart, THANK YOU for meandering down this road of life with me.  So appreciate your precious prayer, love and support!!!

Air Mobile Joe



6-6-18 Wednesday 5:57AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

BON VOYAGE CINDY, PETER & ARI & SPEAKING TO THE O.W.L.S.

Was up early this morning getting Cindy, Peter & Ari to the airport for a flight to Massachusetts. 

Cindy's family is from there and it's time for a visit. We'll also be seeing our daughter Juliet and her husband, Shaun.

I'll be joining them on Friday and looking forward to it.

This morning, I'll be speaking to one of my favorite groups, the O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Loving Saints).  I love these folks!!!

They know how to PRAY and we're so thankful for their love and support!!!

And, THANK YOU for your faithful prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe

6-5-18 Tuesday 6:55AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

A BIT LATER....

Had a productive meeting yesterday at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) regarding the placement of the Air Mobile Rescuer on-board the International Space Station.   

Our Wednesday meeting with the Center Director, Bob Cabana, has been postponed  as we gather more information.  Our quest goes on!

Before leaving the Kennedy Space Center, I took a ride out to the ocean and shot this little video with near the Launch Pad 39A.


Just after that meeting at KSC, a tornado tore through Space Coast Regional Airport (our home field) and damaged a number of aircraft, including several Cessna 337's.

And a dear friend, Malcolm, who is a Missionary to India, lost his Cherokee in that tornado.  Sorry for your loss, Malcolm. 

That "sudden" tornado is a grim reminder as to how rapidly things can change, especially related to weather.  It's a good lesson on being prepared.  

That is why we're gearing up for this "Hurricane Season" that has already begun.  May we be guided by our Lord this day.

Today, I'll be back on the "Books" studying for the Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI) written Exam.  My quest for the CFI-I MEI (Certified Flight Instructor / Instrument / Multi-Engine) goes on.

So, 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










6-4-18 Monday 6:57AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile Home Base - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

WILL IT FLY???

Today, I'll be meeting with the NASA Engineers who first recognized that the Air Mobile Rescuer just may be a great benefit on-board the International Space Station (ISS)....and beyond!

Keeping CLEAN WATER flowing to our Astronauts is extremely important!!

We're preparing for our meeting with the NASA Center Director, Astronaut Bob Cabana on Wednesday.  Needless to say, we're very excited about these possibilities!!

Our goal is to continue the testing (that has been quite successful thus far) on the remarkable Rescuer.  

We need to see just how the unit will respond to "Zero G" atmosphere.  We're hoping our  meeting with Mr. Cabana will allow us to go the next level of testing.

The wonderful thing is, after the tests that have already been conducted, the Engineers want MORE testing.  I say...."Test Baby Test"!!

Did you see the Volcano that blew in Guatemala? The death toll is rising.  We're keeping a very close eye on this unfolding tragedy.  

Meanwhile, we're gearing up for Hurricane Season and whatever other catastrophe's may be coming.  CLEAN WATER is always at the top of theCRITICAL NEEDS LIST!

It's going to be a busy week.  Time to head out.  THANK YOU, as always for your invaluable prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe

6-3-18 Sunday 6:27AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile Home Base- Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

& HE SHALL DIRECT YOUR PATH....

Proverbs 3 is one of my all time favorite chapters in the Bible.  

Trust in Lord with all your heart, acknowledge Him in all your ways, lean not unto your own understanding and....HE SHALL DIRECT YOUR PATH!

Oh Folks, I need HIS direction in my life everyday and our Lord promises to help us to find the way every day.  May I lean on Him more and more!

We had a very pleasant visit yesterday from from Victor and his wife, Lorna.  They live in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico right next to the airport.  

Our Lord brought Victor and Lorna into our lives when we needed help navigating through the destruction of Hurricane Maria.

Surely, our Lord directed our paths to cross and together, we were able to bring vital help to the suffering.  God is good!!

So often in our lives, when we face overwhelming situations, as we did when we landed in Puerto Rico immediately after Hurricane Maria ravaged that Island, we needed HIS DIRECTION!  That is the time "Lean on HIM".  And...He sent us Victor and Lorna.

And....with the 2018 Hurricane Season ahead, it's good to know that we have friends in Puerto Rico, a great fueling stop and staging platform for future relief work.

May I encourage you to read this wonderful Proverb.  It only takes about 5 minutes to read and you'll be glad you did.

Here is a link to Proverbs 3 in the English Standard Version (one of my favorite translations).  PROVERBS 3 ESV

Today, we're going to our home Church and then to the Hospital to bring the Good News of Jesus.  What a joy and privilege to do so.  And....THANK YOU for your prayer, love and support!!!

Air Mobile Joe

6-2-18 Saturday 7:17AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile Home Base- Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

BACK TO THE "BOOKS"....

It's time to resume my study towards getting my CFII/MEI (Certified Flight Instructor / Instrument / Multi-Engine Ratings).

I lack one more "Written" Test, the Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI).

There's a lot of Psychology in FOI and the answers are very similar. In many cases, one just has to memorize the answer given.  Keep the coffee flowing and rote applying.

At the same time, I'll be doing "air work" and getting comfortable sitting in the right seat.  Most of my 8700+ hours has been in the left seat.  

This is a bit of challenge.  But, with good training....I shall overcome.

We enjoyed a lovely day at EPCOT yesterday in celebration of Peter's 21st Birthday.  I'm so glad that Cindy took advantage of being a "Florida Resident" and got us passes "dirt cheap".  Disney / Epcot is a nice place to celebrate!

Yesterday evening, received a call from Victor.  Victor was INVALUABLE in helping us do our relief work in Puerto Rico following Hurricanes Irma & Maria.

Well, he's in town and we'll be having lunch today.  It's good for us to re-connect as Hurricane Season has begun...yesterday.  

Victor and his friends make a great "STAGING TEAM" for relief work in the Caribbean.  

"Truly, our Lord knows how to deploy His troops"!! 

It's time to crack open the "Books" and study the "Fundamentals of Instruction".  THANK YOU for meandering down this path of life with your precious prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe



6-1-18 Friday 6:46AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile Home Base- Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

A QUIET OPENING OF HURRICANE SEASON

Today, officially Hurricane Season opens.  Forecasters are calling for a somewhat average season.  We'll see.

We're "gearing up" because one bad hurricane can do a lot of damage and cause much suffering.

Meanwhile, in the calm before the storm, we're going to Epcot to celebrate Peter's 21st birthday.  Had a lovely dinner last night.

BTW, Cindy made an amazing "Kit Kat" chocolate cake for Peter and yes, it was a delicious as it was beautiful.

THANK YOU, for your precious 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!  Joe