Sunday, February 18, 2018

THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES....FEBRUARY 2018

2-18-18 Sunday 6:57 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe
"UNDER THE WEATHER"....ON  A BEAUTIFUL DAY

While recently in Haiti, I seem to have picked up a persistent "bug".  First, it took my voice and now, it's hanging on with mild "flu-like" symptoms.

It's good to get out and breathe some fresh air, particularly on a beautiful day.  

So, Cindy and I struck out and went to a couple of ponds in our neighborhood and "tested" the water.

Even though the ponds looked almost identical, it was quite telling how one pond could be a "perfect" candidate to purify the water and the other.....not so good.

After multiple tests, we found the BEST pond to make clean water.  The location was perfect and the quality of the water is quite good.

This is good information....in the event of an emergency.  We could make enough clean water out of this one pond to give every man, woman and child in our entire neighborhood all the clean water they need.

After our little excursion, we went back home and I tested multiple samples to compare the "Before" & "After" results.

The Air Mobile Rescuer is an amazing machine....particularly in times of great need.

The fresh air did me good and looks like the best thing to do is just take it easy for a few days and chase this bug out with prayer and plenty of liquids.

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

Air Mobile Joe

2-17-18 Saturday 6:27 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

WATER TESTING & AN EMERGENCY "FIELD" REPAIR

Spent yesterday working on better ways to clean dirty water.  

By further identifying the source water, one can utilize the Air Mobile Rescuer to a greater capacity.  



Having a means of testing the water BEFORE running it through the machine is extremely valuable.







While recording the results, an Urgent Request came in from Africa.  While pumping clean water where Cholera is rampant, the Air Mobile Rescuer UV lamp failed to illuminate.

Mmmm, sounds like a "sticky" pressure switch.  Well, we have a means of by-passing that switch and getting that lamp back on.....killing the deadly cholera!

With the wonder of a "Smart Phone" and the internet, I was able to put together a "Tutorial" on how to "jump" the pressure switch.

Folks, I know that technology can be used for evil purposes, BUT, I'm very THANKFUL for the having the tools to do good!

It's vital to keep that CLEAN WATER FLOWING & SAVING LIVES!!

Day before yesterday, I had the wonderful privilege to go on the "Air" with our good friends at WPIO Christian Radio.  

It's always a JOY to share all the things that our Lord is doing in our lives!

So, on this beautiful Saturday, the testing will continue as we seek ways to produce more CLEAN WATER!!

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

Air Mobile Joe

2-16-18 Friday 6:19 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe  

HOW TO MAKE CLEAN WATER...CLEANER

While being back in the U.S., between missions, is a good time to study and explore ways to make clean water cleaner.  

Have been testing some pond water in our backyard to find out more about the Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Salinity & Conductivity in the source water.

Now, having been working on making dirty water clean for all these years has been a wonderful quest.  However, the work is never done and can always be improved upon. 

For years, we've used an ExTech 400 Tester for Salinity (how much salt is in the source water).  

But recently, I realized that this device can tell us so much more about the water that we are to clean.

WOW!  Sometimes things can be right under your nose and you just don't see it.

Now, we're considering including one of these "Testers" in each Air Mobile Rescuer Kits.  

The final decision has not been made, but....we are considering it very carefully!!

So, the testing goes on today.  Yes, I love my job!!

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

Air Mobile Joe



2-15-18 Thursday 6:33 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

A TRAGIC DAY IN FLORIDA.....

The news unfolded....an "Active Shooter" in Florida.  Within an hour, the Authorities were moving in on Nikolas Cruz and then captured him.  

17 deaths and terrible injuries and suffering lay in the wake of this horrible tragedy.  Many saw this coming but.....


The question remains.....when should we act when we see all the signs?  The consequences may be tragic as was the case yesterday.

WE PRAY for all those who have been affected by this terrible act of violence.

While in Haiti, I caught a cold and have all but lost my voice.  While flying back from Haiti on Tuesday, I barely had enough voice to communicate with ATC (Air Traffic Control), but managed.

Last night, I received a call from Carol Henry, the Manager of our Local Christian Radio Station (WPIO).  

She asked if I could come on the "Air" today and share all that our Lord has been doing with Air Mobile.  I agreed.  Fortunately, I'm not running a fever and not infectious.

I'm drinking plenty of tea with honey and lemon to bring back  my voice.

So, on this sad day in Florida, we go forth PRAYING for the victims of this terrible tragedy and we seek to share the  LOVE OF GOD in the midst of this suffering world.

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

Air Mobile Joe





2-14-18 Wednesday 6:22 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

HOMEWARD BOUND & LOST &........FOUND!!!

It was time to wrap up this "Mission" and head home.  The weather looked good enroute, with a few challenges upon arrival in the U.S..

Earlier, I fueled the Little Donkey and that's where the "lost" happened.

I carry an "Emergency" fund with me when I travel.  It may be used for emergency medical care, or aircraft repair or any other host of things.

Realizing that the fund was lost, I did an immediate back-track and it was just not to be found.





I love Matthew 7:7 and quote it often.  SEEK & YOU SHALL FIND!

Just before take-off, I prayed with, John, an MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) Pilot and headed to the Little Donkey.  We prayed for peace and that scripture just kept coming to me.

While walking to the plane, I shared the story of my loss with a young man who has helped unload the Little Donkey for many years.

He smiled and told me that he FOUND the lost money!!  (While fueling the aircraft the day before, it had fallen out of my pocket onto the ramp.)

I was shocked and cried and PRAISED GOD at both his incredible honesty and the goodness of our Lord!!

Folks, there was a lot of money in that little envelope.  It was a "fortune" to that young man.  Yet....he humbly returned it!

With a new joy at God's Amazing Grace in my heart, I fired up the engines on the Little Donkey and headed home.

And....just to put a cherry on the top of it, there was a nice tailwind.  Even popped up to 191 Knots!

Oh, it's good to be home....for now.  Who knows what lies ahead.  Only our Lord knows and we're holding tightly onto His Hand!!

THANK YOU, as always, for joining on this "Adventure in Christ".  We so appreciate your precious prayer, love and support!!!

Air Mobile Joe




2-13-18 Tuesday 5:20 AM (Haiti Time)  - Bon Repos, Haiti - Air Mobile "Base Camp" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

A DOZEN RESCUERS....READY

One of our main goals in coming to Haiti is to have an adequate inventory of Air Mobile Rescuers "Ready for Action".

If any one of the 347 Rescuers currently in Haiti needs service, we have a supply "Ready to Go"!  

We have provided this service for 14 years at NO CHARGE!  This certainly helps to keep the CLEAN WATER flowing!

I must also tell you that I truly enjoy working on these remarkable machines.  Their simplicity and elegant design is simply amazing!

Earlier yesterday, I had lunch with a dear friend, Leo Roumer, the former Director General of OFNAC (the FAA of Haiti).  

Leo is extremely knowledgeable of Air Traffic Control and Aviation management.  I'm thankful for our friendship.

Then, I returned to Joe's Depot and got 2 more Rescuers up and going making a total of 12 in inventory.  PRAISE GOD!

Just the simple act of bringing CLEAN WATER to the thirsty is a blessing and we do it all in the  sweet Name of Jesus.

Jesus tells us in Matthew 25:35-40...."I was thirsty and you gave Me to drink...when you've done it unto the least of these...you've done it unto Me"

Well, it's getting time to wrap this "Mission" up.  Have a few more things to tend today.

THANK YOU for joining me on this wonderful Adventure.  I so appreciate your precious prayer, love and support!!!

Air Mobile Joe

2-12-18 Monday 7:27 AM (Haiti Time)  - Bon Repos, Haiti - Air Mobile "Base Camp" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

10 RESCUERS...READY FOR ACTION

Yesterday morning I brought Barb to the airport.  She caught an early flight back to NY to be with family.

Then, I proceeded to visit with Cindy's Dad, Ron.  He has a little home between Gressier and Leogane.  

Along the way, I picked up a "Hitch-hiking" kid who just jumped in the back of the truck and rode for a while.

The traffic was light and there were no road-blocks or other such problems.  We're right in the middle of Carnival (Mardi Gras) in Haiti.

Hitting the road early often prevents mishaps.  

Had a delightful time with Ron.  He and Cindy came to Haiti many years ago and formed a small mission.

It was there that she and I met and fell in love and got married.

Returned to our mission base and worked in "Joe's Depot" for the rest of the day.  

Unit by unit, came back to life.  Some of these water purifiers have been in service since 2004 and they're still giving clean water!

At the end of the day, there were 10 Air Mobile Rescuers "Ready for Action"!!

Had a couple of helpers along the way.  They're "Rescuers" in training".

Will be working on a few more Rescuers today.  It's been a good mission thus far.
PRAISE GOD! 

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

Air Mobile Joe



2-11-18 Sunday 5:05AM (Haiti Time)  - Bon Repos, Haiti - Air Mobile "Base Camp" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

A DAY IN THE "DEPOT"

I truly enjoy spending time with "Air Mobile Rescuers".  This remarkable machine can take extremely DIRTY water and make it extremely CLEAN!

I spent the day in "Joe's Depot", the special facility where Air Mobile has maintained, now, 347 Rescuers spread all throughout Haiti.

In this little room in Haiti, I've seen just about everything possible that can happen to this hearty little machine.

Every now and then, I see something new, but it's rare.  It's quite easy to "Refresh" this machine and make it like new.

Over the last 15 years, we've developed a wonderful system.

If the unit requires maintenance or repair, all the "Operator" has to do is bring it in and we "swap" it out for a refurbished unit right on the spot.

In that way, we keep the CLEAN WATER FLOWING!

It was time for me to get back to Haiti, as the "Refresh Shelf" had just run out of units.

Unit by unit, by the end of this mission, that shelf will be full of Rescuers, "Ready for Action"!

As I was sitting at the bench repairing units, I recalled the first day that we brought a Rescuer into Barb's Village.

That was the last day that Barb had to BUY water.  That was 14 years ago.  Think of how much money this machine has saved "Reach Out To Haiti"!!  Also, DIARRHEA has gone away.

Yes, I do indeed love my job.

Today, I'll be visiting an old friend.  Can't give any details, as the roads are quite dangerous now.  Mardi Gras is a CRAZY time in Haiti.

THANK YOU, as always, for your invaluable prayer, love and support!  Together, we're touching lives for the Glory of God!!

Air Mobile Joe 





2-10-18 Saturday 7:57AM (Haiti Time)  - Bon Repos, Haiti - Air Mobile "Base Camp" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

 A TIMELY MEETING....& A "PRETTY LITTLE BIRD"

Was up early yesterday and fought through "insane" traffic to get to my first meeting of the day with the Director General (DG) of OFNAC (the FAA of Haiti).

DG Jean was scheduled to catch a noon flight out and he graciously spent time with me even though I arrived a bit late.  

We're working on keeping all of the Air Traffic Control (ATC) Communications up and running smoothly with full maintenance protection.

The DG is also a 767 Captain and EXTREMELY knowledgeable about aviation.  It is a pure pleasure working with him!


From that good meeting, I headed down to General Aviation to unload Ti Burik.  What an incredible load this little airplane carried!  BTW, Port-au-Prince recently opened the new General Aviation Facility.

It is such a blessing to able to carry critical supplies.  Much of what I carry would be very difficult to carry on a commercial airliner. 

For example, I carried in roofing sealer and the chemicals to prep the roof.  That is why the Little Donkey is such a blessing.

After the Little Donkey was unloaded, I snapped this shot.  What a "Pretty Little Bird"!!

Today, I'll be working in Joe's Depot bringing Air Mobile Rescuers back to life. 

One of the wonderful features to this powerful water purifier is that it can be "Refurbished" again and again and again.

We have machines that have been in operation in Haiti for 14 years!!  They have brought a lot of CLEAN WATER where desperately needed!!  Only our Lord knows how many lives have been saved by this wonderful little machine!!!

Time to get to work.  THANK YOU, as always, for your precious prayer, love and support!!!

Air Mobile Joe


2-9-18 Friday 6:27AM (Haiti Time)  - Bon Repos, Haiti - Air Mobile "Base Camp" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

A GLITCH....

Was up early yesterday and had some wonderful and precious time with the Lord and then....headed to the airport.

The Little Donkey was all loaded and fueled.  The plan was to fly to Haiti bright and early and tend to some "Rescuers" that needed attention.  Had a word of prayer, did  my pre-flight  right on schedule.  

I fired up the rear engine. and then...when I hit the boost pump to prime the front engine....nothing happened.  

The pump just died.  It had been on the Little Donkey for 7 years and just didn't have any more "pump" to give.

Before sunrise, I sent a text to Paul, our mechanic.  He phoned me back and we came up with a plan.  When I find a replacement pump, he'd come out and install it.

Within an hour, a pump was located, right on the field.  PRAISE GOD!

By the time the new pump was installed and tested, it was afternoon.

As you probably know, I prefer to fly in the Caribbean in the early morning....before those wicked thunderstorms have a chance to "brew & spew".

Well, the weather was holding for the route and pretty nasty storm was rapidly building right over our airport.  Had a word of prayer,  fired up the engines on the Little Donkey and took off with a nasty crosswind and slipped out just before the storm hit.

Climbed to 15,000' and settled down to nice flight with the storm behind me.  The Little Donkey flew beautifully!!

Usually, I snap a shot of the Caribbean Sunrise.  Here is "Sunset over Cuba".  An interesting view.

I can't tell you what a joy it is to fly a little airplane over hundreds of miles of ocean bringing in vital supplies to the needy.  

Our Lord is so good to give me this privilege and besides, I LOVE FLYING! 

Who said...."You can't have your cake and eat it too"?  The author of that line must not have known the Lord.  GOD IS GOOD!!

I landed in Port-au-Prince well after the sun set.  Am so glad to be here for this "mission".  So, as I say every single day and mean with all of my heart, THANK YOU for your sweet prayer, love and support!!!

Air Mobile Joe 



2-8-18 Thursday 3:15AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

THOSE THAT SEEK ME EARLY....

I love the early morning.  It's so peaceful and quiet.  It's a precious time to seek the Lord and...He loves it when we seek Him early.

As I scanned the "Proverb of the Day"*, the 17th verse stands out..."If you seek me early and diligently, you will find Me"

Yes, a good cup of coffee and the Word of God makes for a lovely morning with the Lord!

BTW, here is Proverbs 8 KJV for your reading pleasure - PROVERBS 8 KJV  

May I encourage you to take just 5 minutes and read Proverbs 8 today.  Your day will go better if you do!

In the midst of all the wild rides, and scandals and text messages and memos, there is peace that passes all understanding.  We need the wisdom and peace of God in our lives!  And He freely gives it to those that seek Him!

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

Air Mobile Joe

* - I often read the Proverb of the Day.  On the day of the month, I read that Proverb.  It's a good way to keep God's wisdom flowing into my heart.  I NEED HIS WISDOM!!

Joe



2-7-18 Wednesday 5:44AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL!

The Space Coast was given a wonderful treat yesterday with the successful launch of the Space X Heavy Lift rocket.  

And yes, the windows rattled and shook!

And...now there's a cherry red Tesla "Cruising" to Mars & beyond.  Now, that's cool!

This is a significant milestone in our quest to continue our space program.  Congratulations Space X!!!!

This is one of the many benefits to living here in Florida....being so close Space!!

Meanwhile, we move forward toward the "Next Mission".  We're sorting much needed cargo for Haiti and planning our next flight there (yet to be determined).

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

Air Mobile Joe

2-6-18 Tuesday 6:11AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

A "WILD" RIDE...HANG ON & TODAY...A HEAVY LIFT...WX PERMITTING

The U.S. Stock Market is on major "correction" and the best advise is....hold steady. 

 The sudden plunge to a record sell off is alarming. But....I heard someone say, the loss is only on "paper" IF you don't sell.

We will see what happens today and PRAY that things stabilize.

Meanwhile, today, there will be loud rumble and shaking in East Central Florida IF the SPACE X HEAVY Rocket launches.

Here's more on this upcoming, Historic Launch - FALCON HEAVY SPACE X LAUNCH

Here is a very cool YouTube of the Falcon Heavy Rocket Simulation...enjoy - YOUTUBE FALCON HEAVY LAUNCH SIMULATION

The successful launch of this massive rocket will open many doors for further space exploration and business.  We PRAY all goes as planned!

So, today, we'll go about preparing for our "Next Mission" and keeping an eye on the sky just to the east of us...from where that Space X Falcon Heavy will be launching.

And...we'll also be keeping an eye on the "volatile" stock market ride.  We're hoping and praying that this "correction" will give some very good deals on stocks.  Remember what has happened since Election Day.

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

Air Mobile Joe



2-5-18 Monday 6:33AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

WHAT A GAME!!

The Eagles simply out-played the New England Patriots...by just enough to WIN! QB Nick Foles was INCREDIBLE!

However, Tom Brady (40 years old) played an amazing game and simply couldn't pull off another come-from-behind victory.  CONGRATS EAGLES!

Yesterday, our Air Mobile Team arrived at the hospital in Orlando.  We delivered the Gospel to 4 separate groups (4 services).  

Because of Confidentiality Rules, I can give no details except....THE FIELDS ARE WHITE UNTO HARVEST!

We have had the awesome opportunity to bring the GOOD NEWS of the GOSPEL to the patients in this Hospital for over 20 years.

We're so THANKFUL for this OPEN DOOR to share Jesus!!

We begin a new week.  For the moment, there are NO earthquakes or storms or floods or fires.  It's a good time to prepare for....THE NEXT MISSION!

So, THANK YOU for joining us on this Journey through life.  Your prayer, love and support are simply invaluable to all that we do!  God bless you!!

Air Mobile Joe


2-4-18 Sunday 7:33AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

A VERY PLEASANT DAY WITH FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS

Cindy, Ari and I set up the Air Mobile Rescuer water purifier and met with so many folks who love and support our work around the world.

The Great Outdoors (TGO) is a lovely community in Titusville, FL.

We always count it a great honor to be invited to participate in "Missions Day".

Cindy and Ari were dressed in their "Indian Sari's" because Air Mobile is going to India the end of March. 

We'll be checking on the Air Mobile Rescuers that we brought there several years ago.  

We'll also be checking on the feeding program that we helped to establish in an extremely poor region in Southern India.

I know that I've said this many times before, but...we're so THANKFUL for you and all those who support what we do.

Your prayer, love and support is absolutely invaluable to us.  GOD BLESS YOU!!

Air Mobile Joe



2-3-18 Saturday 7:33AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

"MISSIONS DAY" IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS (TGO)

Air Mobile has been invited to participate in "Missions Day" in our community.  The Great Outdoors Church sets aside a day to honor missions around the world.

It's always a joy to participate.  This morning, we'll have the Air Mobile Rescuer set up and pumping clean water.

Folks, our friends and neighbors in the TGO have been absolutely awesome!

When a disaster strikes anywhere in the world, this community rallies to our side and helps send us out into a hurting world.

PRAISE GOD for a church that practices what they preach.  We love this community of believers!!

Our Lord tells us to "Go Ye into all the World" and bring the Good News of the Gospel!  We're so THANKFUL for those who SEND us out!!

Time to go set up and meet our friends and neighbors!!  THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!  We so appreciate you!!

Air Mobile Joe



2-2-18 Friday 6:27 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe

CHECKING OUT A PLANE FOR A FRIEND....

My good friend and excellent "Water Mule" Dave Walen sent me an E-Bay link to an old Twin Bonanza (AKA - T-Bone) for sale.  Dave has one of these, a 1955 classic.  

He has made multiple flights for Air Mobile in his T-Bone, carrying in vital supplies following disasters.  Dave is huge blessing to Air Mobile!!

The E-Bay T-Bone was very close to me, only 80 nautical miles away.

So, Yahn, another great Water Mule, and I jumped in the Little Donkey (you can see it in the background) & made the 30 minute flight and checked it out.

This classic old bird can carry a load.  Following disasters, i.e. hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, etc. it is vital to get clean water, medicine, food and key personnel into these areas quickly.  

Mike, the owner of the E-Bay T-Bone, has offered to help us in any way he can.  We're taking a close look at this T-Bone and most importantly, PRAYING about it.

In the meantime, critical supplies are continuing to come in for Haiti, more than the Little Donkey can carry.  An extra T-Bone may be just what we need.

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

Air Mobile Joe 

2-1-18 Thursday 6:47 AM (U.S. Eastern Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe 

A DAY AT NASA - KENNEDY SPACE CENTER

I have very fond memories of the 14 years that I spent at Kennedy Space Center.  

It's a joy to pass the Security Gate and meet with old friends.

There is still significant interest in testing the Air Mobile Rescuer Water Purifier for potential use on the International Space Station (ISS) and possibly on the moon base, once we return.

The simplicity, efficiency and power of the Rescuer lends itself to such utilization.

Like most goals, there is a "journey" to get there and.... we're "on our way"!!

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!  Joe 

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