Saturday, January 19, 2019

THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES....JANUARY 2019

1-19-19 Saturday 5:17 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


DEPARTING....ENROUTE  


Up early and heading to the airport.  Will be joined by my good friend, and GREAT WATER MULE, Joe Prussel.  


Joe and I have deployed Air Mobile Rescuers all around the world following disasters. 


In this shot, we're in Nepal following a devastating earthquake. 


Today, we're heading to the Dominican Republic (DR).  


We'll be putting these amazing machines in Haitian Communities in the DR.  It's time to head out the door, will try to write a bit more after arriving at the airport.  


THANK YOU & THANK YOU AGAIN, for your faithful prayer, love and support!!!  


 Air Mobile Joe


1-18-19 Friday 5:57 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


A "DENTAL" HOUSE CALL & THE "NEXT MISSION" 


While in Haiti recently, Barbara had me bring back some extra dental tools that could be used in other countries.  


Our dear friend and brother, Dr. Steve Henly (a great dentist!) came over to the house and picked them up yesterday.  


Dr. Steve has traveled around the world sharing his gift of good dentistry.  


We've had the privilege to travel with Steve and he's a pure joy to work with in the field.  


And...we're never far away from the "Next Mission".  


Joe Prussel and I will be departing tomorrow for the Dominican Republic(DR).  


We'll be bringing in 4 Air Mobile Rescuers to be deployed in a large Haitian Community that has major problems getting CLEAN WATER!  Praise God for this opportunity!!  


I'll not share any details about where we are going in the DR for Security reasons.    


PLEASE join us in prayer that all goes well as we launch into this area of great need.   


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


Air Mobile Joe


1-17-19 Thursday 6:47 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


CREPES WITH CINDY & A GOOD BIBLE STUDY  


Had a peaceful, quiet day beginning with delicious crepes with my Cindy.  


We visited the Le Crave during it's soft opening in Titus Landing in Titusville.  Nice way to start the day.  


Then, my good friend and GREAT WATER MULE, Joe Prussel came over to spend some time in the Word.  


In this shot, Joe and I are bringing clean water to Nepal following a devastating earthquake.  


Joe and I have a particular interest in the Study of the End Times.  


Folks, we see Signs everywhere of the soon coming of our Lord Jesus and we say....the sooner the better!!  


Of course, we always go back to Matthew 24 & 25 where Jesus describes what will be happening before His return.  


Here's a link to Matthew 24.  Take a look and you'll see.  MATTHEW 24 ESV  


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


Air Mobile Joe


1-16-19 Wednesday 6:37 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


RE-F.U.E.L.-ING 


It's always a joy and privilege to share the Word of God and a Testimony of what the Lord is doing in my life.  It's truly a story of God's Amazing Grace!!  


F.U.E.L. (Faith - Unity - Evangelism - Leadership) is a wonderful group of Believers from many different backgrounds who get together on a weekly basis and get "RE-FUELED".  


I'm THANKFUL to have been invited to speak from time to time.  


I was able to meet with a number of my friends, like Colonel Rich Screedon and his new bride Mary Price.  


It was also great to see Colonel Bill Weiler of Civil Air Patrol.  Love getting together with my old flying buddies!  


Today, "between missions", Cindy and I are going out to try out a new "Crepe" Cafe'.  Mmmmm, should be good and I love spending time with my Cindy!!  


And, 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


1-15-19 Tuesday 6:49 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


WHAT IS F.U.E.L.?


This morning, it will be my privilege to speak at a F.U.E.L. meeting on Merritt Island.  


BTW, F.U.E.L. is an acronym for FAITH- UNITY-EVANGELISM-LEADERSHIP  


We're THANKFUL for Sonny's BBQ for hosting these meetings and for the local Pastors who coordinate them.  It's always a BLESSING to both speak at and attend these meetings.  


My message is titled "THE DESIRES OF OUR HEART / WITTY INVENTIONS & THE END TIMES". It's going to be an interesting journey.  


Perhaps you could join us.  We begin at 11:00am.  The Location is:


Sonny's BBQ

310 N. Courtenay Pkwy 

Merritt Island, FL   32953


Time to put the final touches on the message.  As always, THANK YOU for your invaluable prayer, love and support!!  


Air Mobile Joe 


1-14-19 Monday 6:37 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


THANK YOU....FOR ALL THE WELL WISHES...  


I was overwhelmed by all the Birthday well wishes that came in.  


Also enjoyed the delicious Chocolate Trifle that my Cindy made.  


I'm THANKFUL to have been given another year to serve the Lord.  


My prayer this year is to listen more closely to our Lord and seek His guidance as never before.  


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


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


Air Mobile Joe




1-13-19 Sunday 7:57 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


RESCUER BLUE TO BARBARA BLUE TO JET BLUE 


Barbara loves the color blue.  She says that God must love blue also....just look at the sky.  Barb is also rather famous for always wearing a "Blue Dress".  Thus her name...."Rambo in the Blue Dress".  


BTW, we call her that because of her incredible determination, courage and grit.  Barb has rescued over 3000 children, including our own Juliet and Ariana.  We love Barb!!   


Well, in all the world, there is only 1 Air Mobile Rescuer with deep BLUE module and it belongs to Barbara.  


Among the Rescuers that were refurbished yesterday, was Barb's special Blue one.  


Spent the rest of yesterday refurbishing these "Miracle Machines" that can take the most contaminated water and make it pure.  


The Rescuer is a true "Game Changer" following any disaster.  


I'm pleased to say that we now have 348 Rescuers all throughout Haiti.  We have over 1300 Rescuers in 47 countries around the world....and we've just begun!!  


Then, I headed to the Port-au-Prince airport and boarded an afternoon, Jet Blue flight back to Orlando.  


My son, Christian picked me up to take me out for our traditional Birthday meal.  


We went to Outback and enjoyed a delicious steak.  THANK YOU CHRISTIAN!! What a day!!  


Cindy is up early making me a "Chocolate Trifle" (my favorite). 


Then we're off to Church and to the Hospital to share the Good News of Jesus with those who are suffering.  PRAISE GOD!!  


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


Air Mobile Joe  


PS - 68 years ago today, a little Cajun Momma gave birth to a baby boy at the Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA.  She named him Joe.  


Joe


1-12-19 Saturday 7:07 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Bon Repos, Haiti - Air Mobile "Base Camp" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


9 YEARS AGO TODAY....


As I sit at my "Haiti Desk" this morning, my mind goes back to that urgent phone call from Barbara 9 years ago.  


She called me when the earthquake was actually happening!  Hundreds of thousands died.  


In response to Barb's call, we mobilized rapidly.  We were the first private plane to land in Haiti after the earthquake.  


We landed the next day, January 13, 2010. It is a day, I will never forget (it was also my birthday).    


My good friend, Roger Miller, made this video telling the story.  Roger does an amazing job of capturing this terrible tragedy.


AIR MOBILE JOE AFTER HAITI EARTHQUAKE  


In the midst of this horrible disaster, our Lord performed so many miracles.  And PRAISE GOD, He is still performing miracles!!   


Yesterday, I had the privilege to introduce my friend, Brent Woodson to the Director General of OFNAC, Olivier Jean.  


Brent has an ambitious plan to help develop Haiti.  May God's will be done!!  


After those meetings, I returned to Joe's Depot and brought some Air Mobile Rescuer water purifiers back to life.  


I love this "Miracle Machine" that can take the most contaminated water and make it pure! 


The remarkable thing about the "Rescuer" is that it can be refurbished again and again again! 


Today, I'll be back in the shop bringing more machines back to life and helping to keep the CLEAN WATER flowing!!  


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


Air Mobile Joe  


PS - Who knows, I may even make it home for my birthday!!  Joe


1-11-19 Friday 6:49 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Bon Repos, Haiti - Air Mobile "Base Camp" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


LIVE FROM HAITI &...NOT A "CHANCE" MEETING


Boarded a Jet Blue flite to Haiti yesterday.  The TSA lines were not too bad.  Landed on time and Barbara (AKA:  "Rambo in the Blue Dress") was there to pick me up.  It's been a while since I've flown into Haiti on a Commercial airline (I usually fly the Little Donkey to Haiti).  


Had some critical components for Air Mobile Rescuers to keep the clean water flowing.  Also have a proposal for the Air Traffic Control (ATC) system that will increase the safety for all arriving and departing aircraft.  Noble missions!  


An unusual thing happened before boarding the Jet Blue flight.  I heard my name called at the Jet Blue gate.  


The Agent asked if I'd like to sit in an "Exit Row".  I certainly agreed and told  the agent that I was an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) and glad to assist.  


After boarding, I made a quick video (above), and the gentleman sitting next to me asked if I was a missionary.  His name was Rod. He was a Haitian who served in the U.S. Army and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.  He also loved Jesus and was returning to Haiti to share the Good News.  


We had a delightful time on the flight.  He shared the Scriptures for the foundation of his sermons.   I told him how Jet Blue "re-arranged" my seat for this "Exit Row".  He smiled and told how his original seat had been "re-arranged" also.  


We both realized that it was neither an "accident" or just "chance" that we were sitting next to each other.  We exchanged contact information.  It will likely not be the last time that Rod and I meet.  


So, here I am sitting at the Haiti Desk sipping a cup of coffee and about to embark into this beautiful day that our Lord has made. 


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


Air Mobile Joe 



1-10-19 Thursday 6:39 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


NEXT MISSION?  


There are times that situations arise that require immediate attention.  


Such is the case today.  I'll be boarding a commercial flight and heading to......  


After I arrive and get settled in, will let you know where I am.  


We're moving steadily ahead on getting the Little Donkey back in the air.  Sure will be glad to have this great tool back!!  


In the meantime, I'm certainly grateful for Commercial airlines and for friends who have aircraft to loan.  


Today, flying Commercial works just fine.  


I sure hope that TSA is in force and will not cause excessive delays.  


So, it's time to head to the airport.  As I say every single day, and certainly mean with all of my heart, THANK YOU for your invaluable prayer, love and support!!!   


Air Mobile Joe


1-9-19 Wednesday 6:37 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


BACK TO (FLIGHT) TRAINING...


So good to be back in the cockpit.  The trusty Cessna 172 has been down for maintenance.  It's now all ready to fly again. 


In the meantime, I've been studying the "Pilot Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge" and mixing in a little FAR/AIM (Aeronautical Information Manual). Actually, pretty interesting reading.   


As I've shared before, I can fly a plane (9000+ hours), but this intense study into the "Fundamentals" and learning how to actually "TEACH IT" is another matter. And....I'm loving it!


Time to continue the training.  We'll be polishing up on a series of maneuvers and prepping for the "Check Ride".  


OK, I'll admit it.... I'm loving it!!!  Still can't get over how good our Lord is, to let us do something that we love (so much)!  


Heading to the airport to go FLY!  


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


Air Mobile Joe


1-8-19 Tuesday 6:47 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


SEEKING WISDOM...

In reading Proverbs 8 this morning, I was struck with the admonition to seek God's Wisdom.  What a powerful Word!  


As we go through life, we find ourselves needing God's Wisdom.  


I certainly do.  Often, there are so many choices, so many ways that we can go.

  

But alas, in the midst of it all, our Lord offers us His Wisdom and He has plenty to give and He wants to give it to us.  


WOW, what a mighty God we serve!!  


So, today, as I go forth, I'm asking our Lord to guide me each step of the way.  


Now, if you find yourself in need of God's Wisdom today, may I encourage you to read Proverbs 8.  


Here's a link.  Just click on it and take about 5 minutes to read it and your day will go better.   PROVERBS 8 NKJV  


And, I want you to know just how much I appreciate you and your invaluable prayer, love and support!!!   


Air Mobile Joe


1-7-19 Monday 6:37 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


WE USED TO SAY...."THE PHONE IS RINGING OFF THE HOOK...."  


Now days, there are emails and cell phones, which have no hook, but they do vibrate and flash a little strobe light.  


At any rate, we've been busy.  We're looking at placing water purifiers in about 10 countries right now.  


The challenge is funding, but we know that our Lord WILL PROVIDE!


Hudson Taylor, the great Missionary to China said it well!!  


"GOD'S WORK DONE IN GOD'S WAY WILL NEVER LACK GOD'S SUPPLY..." 


Here's what Wikipedia had to say about Hudson - HUDSON TAYLOR ACCORDING TO WIKIPEDIA  


Of course, I'm ever reminded of the Words of our Lord Jesus...."I was thirsty and you gave Me drink..."


Bringing CLEAN WATER opens the door to bring the GOOD NEWS OF JESUS!!  


So today, as we seek ways to bring clean water to the thirsty, may we be led by our Lord Jesus each step of the way.  


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


Air Mobile Joe


1-6-19 Sunday 7:57 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


CRISP GLORIOUS DAY 


What a lovely day here in Florida!  It's a nippy 55 degrees and crystal clear skies.  


After church today, Cindy and I will be in the Hospital in Orlando as Chaplains.  


Can't begin to tell you what a joy and privilege it is to conduct these services.  We're now celebrating our 22nd Year.  


We're EXTREMELY THANKFUL for this OPEN DOOR to proclaim the GOOD NEWS OF JESUS to those who are suffering.  


Well, it's time to head out the door.  


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


Air Mobile Joe


  


1-5-19 Saturday 7:47 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


THANKFUL....


As the sun peeked into our bedroom this morning, I was overwhelmed by our Lord's goodness.  


The bed was so comfortable.  I remembered our pantry was full to overflowing.  There was running water, electricity, perfect temperature.  


Oh, our Lord is so good.  May I be ever mindful of His grace and goodness!  


I just had to share that this morning.  It's good to stop and take inventory and simply begin to list our blessings.   


The amazing thing is, once you begin listing the blessings, you'll find that the list is quite long! By doing so, the rest of the day will go better.


GOD IS GOOD...

ALL THE TIME!!


So, there I go preaching again.  Sometimes, it's good to just encourage yourself by just counting one's blessings!  


May you be blessed beyond measure today!  


And I know I say this every day, but I mean it with all of my heart....THANK YOU for joining me on this journey through life.  


I so appreciate your invaluable prayer, love and support!!!   


Air Mobile Joe


1-4-19 Friday 8:17 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


WHAT IS A "SUGAR GLIDER"???  


Since Ari was a little girl, she's wanted a "Sugar Glider".  


I'm not sure how she even found out about these precious creatures.  Well, she got 2 and oh...are they sweet and cute!! 


This gift was the result of Ari publishing her first book (Parasols & Peril at Amazon) and getting Straight A's in school. 


She surely "earned" Pippin & Maple (of course the 2 little "Gliders" were quickly named).  


We put those little ones in a blue pouch and brought them home.  Ari was overwhelmed by this gift! 


Today, I'll be in a meeting with the Harris Corporation.  We'll be discussing ATC Opportunities around the globe.  


On another note, I spoke with the owner of the aircraft that will help us to get Ti Burik back in in the air.  We're making excellent progress on the funding.  


We're VERY CLOSE to the final purchase number.  PRAISE GOD!!  And THANK YOU for your faithful prayer, love and support!!!!   


Air Mobile Joe


1-3-19 Thursday 7:17 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


THANK GOD FOR CELL PHONES & MORE.... 


Oh, it seems like yesterday (1978) that I was going for my Tech Plus Ham Radio License. 


In Haiti, this was our way to call home (to the U.S.) from our mission outpost (very limited telephone lines).


Actually had to be able to send / receive 5 words per minute on the old telegraph key to pass the test to get the license.  I barely made it.  


Then, we discovered how to "unlock" our 2 meter hand-held radios and actually get a dial tone.  Our first "home-made" cell phones.  


Now, fast-forward to this morning. I casually lifted my I-Phone 8 Plus to my ear and phoned Haiti and spoke with the RAM (Remote Area Medical) Team leader there.  


Last night, on that same I-Phone had an extensive conversation with a friend in Switzerland.  Oh, the wonder of technology!!  



I'm not even going to begin to tell you the incredible advancements made in the Cockpit.  GARMIN has transformed the world of Avionics.  



Just take a look at the wonderful Garmin Panel in Ti-Burik!  


Back in the day, flying to Haiti through the "Bermuda Triangle" with only a few ADF (Automatic Direction Finder) Stations hundreds of miles apart, made for pretty challenging and sometimes, treacherous journeys.  


I don't know. Was just sitting here this morning thinking about how far we've come and I'M THANKFUL!!! Sure does make our job easier. 


However, we are very dependent upon this technology and would likely not do very well without it.  


Maybe I should keep the old ham radio tuned up and remember how to "Dead Reckon" navigation.  Just something to think about on this 3rd day in 2019.  


Just "rambling" on this morning.  At any rate, I PRAISE GOD for these wonderful tools and pray that I use them for His Glory.  


May you blessed today and as I say every single day, THANK  YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!!!   


Air Mobile Joe 


1-2-19 Wednesday 7:47 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


TIME TO GET..."BACK TO WORK"  


Well, it's January 2, 2019 and the phone has already started ringing and I'm in the middle of a Conference Call (as I type this blog) regarding some interesting projects in Haiti....& BEYOND!  


Nice way to start 2019!  May GOD'S WILL BE DONE!!!


I just finished the Conference Call and am continuing the blog. BTW, the call was AMAZING!!


I never cease to marvel at how our Lord puts people & things together!  



I'm reminded of the sage words of a wise old pastor, Roy Stockstill (AKA - Brother Roy).  


As a rookie missionary, I was facing some big challenges and I shared the situation with Brother Roy.  


He looked at me and smiled with that little twinkle and said..."Son, don't forget, God knows how to deploy His troops". 


After all these years, I've never forgotten those wise words of wisdom.  I've seen the miraculous Hand of God, time and time again, send in just the "troops" we needed to accomplish the mission!  


He would also remind me, when I was in a particularly difficult situation, he would say with that smile of his...."Son, this too shall pass"


THANK YOU, BROTHER ROY, for those wise and precious words.  


BTW, Brother Roy went on to be with Jesus at the age of 97.  Sure do miss him!  


Well, today, is day 2 of 2019 and we're already seeing some amazing things on the horizon for this new year.  It's time to tighten that seat belt and hold on for the ride.  PRAISE GOD!!  


I'm also extremely grateful to have you on-board with us. 


Your prayer, love and support is more precious than you know.  THANK YOU!! 




Air Mobile Joe



1-1-19 Tuesday 6:47 AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  


Day One of 2019.  So, here we are in a New Year.  What a marvelous time to PRAY for His will be done in our lives.  


As I get older, my theology gets simpler.  I find myself asking our Lord..."Just what do you want me to do today"?  


Then, as the day goes on, I have to remind myself (repeatedly)of this simple prayer..... as the cares of this world surely will, and do come.  


Dear Lord Jesus, THANK YOU for these precious Words!!! 


Today, as you walk into January 1, 2019, may you lift your eyes toward heaven and ask our Lord, "What do you want me to do today"?  


That's a great way to start this New Year.  


And I know that I say this every single day, but I mean it with all of my heart, THANK YOU for your precious and invaluable prayer, love and support!!!  


May 2019 be the best year of your life!!!  


Air Mobile Joe

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