Saturday, February 16, 2019

THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES....FEBRUARY 2019

2-16-19 Saturday 9:37AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - In the Mountains of East TN  - Air Mobile "Relief Cabin"Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


AN EQUIPMENT GIFT....A DASH TO THE MOUNTAINS & DEALING WITH A "GREMLIN"


 I was speaking with Jeff, the CEO of Remote Area Medical (RAM) the other day and he offered a piece of equipment that would be very beneficial to the people of Haiti.  


Naturally, I accepted the offer and drove all day and night to pick it up.  THANK YOU RAM!  Arrived at the cabin at 3:30am, thus this late blog. 


 This is a perfect opportunity to check all the plumbing and be sure that the "winterizing" is all in place.  It is.  Love the "Retreat Cabin"!!  


Meanwhile, am receiving request after request from Haiti.  


The situation there is still volatile and quite dangerous.  Here's more:  "DO NOT TRAVEL TO HAITI" - U.S. TELLS CITIZENS CITING VIOLENT UNREST  


It is EXTREMELY difficult to get IN or OUT of Haiti at this time.  


WE PRAY!!  


Dave and James have worked all week on N337WB inspecting and running out a fuel flow anomaly (AKA:  A "Gremlin"). 


They've tracked the problem to a component that is on-order.  


Dave will return to his home base in Wilmington and James will continue to trouble-shoot until we get N337WB "Ready for Action"!



So, this morning, I'm enjoying a good cup of coffee and the view from the Cabin.  Will be securing the equipment for Haiti tomorrow.  


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


Air Mobile Joe



2-15-19 Friday 5:57AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


UNREST IN HAITI...PLEASE PRAY!  


We have been getting multiple requests from Missionaries in Haiti for...PRAYER / FOOD/ WATER / PROTECTION.  


A series of violent protests have disrupted life to the point that the country is basically "shut down". 


The U.S. Embassy this morning upgraded Haiti to Level 4 - DO NOT TRAVEL TO HAITI


Due to widespread, violent, and unpredictable demonstrations throughout Haiti, the Department of State advises U.S. citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Haiti due to crime and civil unrest. For U.S. citizens in Haiti, the Department advises U.S. citizens in Haiti to strongly consider departing as soon as they safely can do so. U.S. citizens ...  


Here's more on this unfolding tragedy - LEVEL 4 - DO NOT TRAVEL TO HAITI  


The Canadian Embassy closed and the U.S. Embassy is ordering all NON ESSENTIAL Personnel to leave as soon as safely possible.  


This story just in on Haiti - HAITI'S PRESIDENT SAYS HE WON'T STEP DOWN AS VIOLENT PROTESTS GRIP THE CAPITAL!  


We are working behind the scenes to get help there, where it is desperately needed.  PLEASE PRAY for our Lord to give His direction for these dangerous and violent times.  Please PRAY for those that are in harms way!  


We are gathering food and supplies at this time. We also needs funds to help us get it there.  PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING US...TO HELP THOSE IN SUCH NEED!  


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


Air Mobile Joe  


PS - IF you feel led to donate to this critical mission, please use the DONATE button in the upper left of this rambling blog.  THANK YOU!!  


Joe


2-14-19 Thursday 6:29AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


HAPPY VALENTINES DAY... &....THE REST OF THE STORY 


Yes, I bought Cindy a pretty Valentine Card and some Godiva Chocolate (her favorite).  


And...Cindy likewise gave me a lovely card that warmed my heart and plenty of almond covered chocolate...my favorite.   


But, do you know the real story behind St. Valentine?  Many stories have been written about this remarkable Saint.  


I like this one.  THE STORY OF ST. VALENTINE  


As we usually do, we've turned this into a tremendous marketing event for chocolate, flowers and cards.  


However, it is also a good thing to show your love for your loved ones.  And the chocolate is a nice bonus.  That's not a bad thing after all.  


May you blessed on this Day of remembering and expressing love.  


Of course, the greatest act of Love ever given to man is... Jesus! 


THANK YOU, as always, for your precious LOVE, PRAYER AND SUPPORT!!  


Air Mobile Joe


2-13-19 Wednesday 6:55AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


INSPECTIONS....TRAINING & RECOVERY 


Dave and James have been inspecting N337WB and doing run-ups on this pretty bird.  It will continue today.   


Had a great day of flight training with my Instructor, Glen.  This is where we are on this "Journey".  


Glen, the Instructor, is role-playing as the Student Pilot.  


I, as the Instructor, have to tell Glen, the Student, exactly what to do and I can't touch the controls...unless the student does something very stupid or dangerous.  


All I can say is...Glen should get an award for being a very "bad" student.  


Yes, my  "Growth Curve" as an instructor is definitely on the upswing.  


And...I didn't have to take the controls on the entire flight.  


Overall, the lesson went great.  After nearly an hour, we were down wind for runway 18, and I told my student, Glen, that this would be a full stop.  He asked, why no more touch and goes?  I just said...let's make it a full stop.  He obeyed and advised the tower.  


After landing, I smiled and told him I wanted to stop.... while I was ahead.I felt that the "bad student" was going to test me further.  Glen smiled and said OK.  End of Lesson for today.   


My quest for the CFI Rating (Certified Flight Instructor) goes on.  We fly again on Saturday morning.  


Glen is a GREAT INSTRUCTOR!! 


I'm also very pleased to report that Ariana is recovering beautifully from her surgery.  She'll be going back to school soon.  Cindy and I truly can't THANK YOU enough for your prayers for Ari.  


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


Air Mobile Joe


2-12-19 Tuesday 6:56AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


A PRETTY BIRD / AN R.V. CHAPLAIN & FLIGHT TRAINING RESUMES 


Dave Walen flew the "red eye" to Phoenix to inspect N337WB.  


There he met the owner, James.  James has agreed to sell his pretty bird to Air Mobile at an AMAZING PRICE!  


THANK YOU JAMES!!!!  


Dave has been going through the log books on this aircraft and is very pleased with the detail and completeness.  


After Dave arrived and did the initial inspection, he simply said...."The photos did not do the aircraft justice!"  


He'll be taking N337WB up for a test flight today and if all is well, he'll be aiming that pretty bird to Florida...where the Little Donkey eagerly awaits the fresh engine.  


While Dave was inspecting the aircraft, I was blessed to be visited by Jim.  


I call him Jim R.V. Chaplain.  Jim travels all over the U.S., including Alaska and Canada, in his RV and simply helps others along the way.  


He brought in Justin, a friend and we had coffee and great fellowship.  


Meanwhile, Ariana is recovering beautifully from her surgery.  Can't THANK YOU all enough for your prayers for Ari!!  


And, this morning, I'll be back in the air, continuing my flight training toward the Certified Flight Instructor Rating. Good to have my Instructor, Glen back.  


He's a Captain for Regional Airline and it's good when our schedules allow flight training.  


So, time to have that second cup and head out the door to go FLY.  I love it!!  As always, THANK YOU for your faithful prayer, love and support!!  


Air Mobile Joe


2-11-19 Monday 7:07AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


A LITTLE HELP FROM A FRIEND....


As many of you may know, Dave Walen is a great friend and "Water Mule".  


Dave has joined Air Mobile on "Missions" all around the globe bringing clean water and relief to the suffering. 


Yesterday, Dave boarded a Frontier Airlines flight to Phoenix, AZ.  


His Mission:  Inspect and if approved, fly N337WB, a Turbo Cessna 337 back to Florida.  


This will be a MAJOR STEP toward getting the Little Donkey (AKA:  Ti Burik) back in the air!  


BTW, Dave stepped up to this mission because I am staying close to home to assist in Ariana's recovery following her successful surgery.  


And Ari is doing very well.  THANK YOU for your prayers for her.  


I should be hearing from Dave later today as he inspects the logs and the aircraft.  Dave is, among many things (Pilot / Lawyer / Musician / Actor....), an excellent aircraft mechanic.  


You know, as I write this blog today, I'm reminded of those wise words spoken to me many years ago by my first-ever Pastor, Roy Stockstill.  


I was feeling all "anxious" about a mission when he said..."Son, don't forget, God knows how to deploy His troops".  Very wise and true words!  


So, today, I'll be studying out of the very interesting and exciting (not really) Federal Aviation Regulations in preparation for my Certified Flight Instructor Rating.  Gotta know the regs! 


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


Air Mobile Joe


2-10-19 Sunday 6:57AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


BEING THANKFUL ON A RAINY DAY 


Looking back over this last week, Cindy and I are overwhelmed with THANKSGIVING for successful surgery and good medical care and so many prayers in behalf of our Ariana.  


She is recovering beautifully and again, we so appreciate all of your prayers.  


So, on this rainy Sunday in Florida, Cindy will be staying home with Ari and I'll be doing our Chaplain Services in Orlando.  


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




Air Mobile Joe


2-9-19 Saturday 6:47AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


THANK YOU...THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS!  


Cindy and I are blessed and pleased to tell you that Ariana's surgery was very successful and she is at home resting comfortably.  


THANK YOU for your invaluable prayers!  


We would also like to THANK the wonderful staff and especially our surgeon, Dr. Westmoreland for the amazing care, love and skill shown to us.  


Everything went exactly as planned and the overall experience at Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando was absolutely amazing!  


So, today, all is quiet and peaceful in the Hurston home.  


BTW, I am completely over the infection I had several days ago and feeling great.  God is so GOOD!!  


OK, let me tell you a secret.  I'm sitting here going over all of the comments and love shown by our blog and Facebook friends.  I'm getting a little "teary"😂 at so many expressions of love for our sweet Ari!  God bless you all!! 


We are so grateful for you, who stand faithfully with us with your precious prayer, love and support!!  


Air Mobile Joe   


2-8-19 Friday 6:47AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


PLEASE PRAY FOR ARIANA...


Today, our Ariana will have surgery.  PLEASE PRAY that all goes extremely well!!  


Cindy and I have been BLESSED BEYOND MEASURE to have Ariana as our daughter.  


When we helped to bring Ari from Haiti for life-saving surgery 11 years ago, we did not know that she would be our daughter.  


But, as our Lord would have it, we adopted this precious girl and what a joy she is!!  


Ari has a heart of gold and a very quick and keen mind.  She's a Straight-A student at Park Avenue Christian Academy here in Titusville.


She published her first book recently (Parasols & Peril on Amazon). It's a fun read and great adventure with a wonderful ending.  She's already working on book 2 in the series. 


When we brought Ari to India with us last year, she proved to be an extraordinary missionary.  


Oh, we're so THANKFUL to our Lord for bringing Ari into our lives!  


So, today, please remember to pray for our Ari.   


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


Air Mobile Joe 


2-7-19 Thursday 6:37AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


WHERE ANY TWO OR THREE ARE GATHERED IN MY NAME...THERE AM I (JESUS) IN THEIR MIDST 


We had a wonderful F.U.E.L. meeting at the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum in Titusville, FL. yesterday.  


Though our group was small, our Lord Jesus was surely with us. 


Pastor Kruse (in the yellow shirt) is working hard to provide a place to RE-FUEL on Wednesdays.  


Again, it's always a privilege and joy for me to share in these FUEL Meetings.  


After the meeting, I headed straight home and rested.  Keep that fever away!  Will be doing the same thing today, resting and studying.


I have a special PRAYER REQUEST.  Please pray for Ariana, as she will have surgery tomorrow.  We are believing God for it to be extremely successful.  


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


Air Mobile Joe 


2-6-19 Wednesday 6:47AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


NO FLY...BUT CAN SPEAK  


Spent yesterday close to home.  The fever just hung on around 99-100 degrees.  But, had a good day of study for the CFI (Certified Flight Instructor).  


Made the decision to postpone my flight lesson this morning.  However, I will make the speaking engagement for the F.U.E.L. group at the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum.  


BTW, love speaking at the F.U.E.L. (Faith - Unity - Evangelism - Leadership) meetings.  It's always a joy and privilege to speak with them.  


We'll meet this morning at 10:45 at: 

Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum 

6600 Tico Rd. 

Titusville, FL   32780  


Phone:  321-268-1941  


If you're in the area, hope you can make it!  


The fever finally broke and I'm certainly feeling much better.  


THANK YOU for your invaluable 🙏Prayer.  


Air Mobile Joe 


😓2-5-19 Tuesday 7:17AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


PICKED UP AN INFECTION....


Last week,  had some routine tests run.  Apparently got an infection.  Feel like a truck has run over me and running a fever.  With prayer and a powerful antibiotic (Cipro), this too shall pass.  


Will just be hanging around the house and studying for my next flight lesson toward obtaining the CFI (Certified Flight Instructor).  


My instructor, Glen, has been flying a heavy schedule with the airline and is available this week.  We'll likely fly tomorrow.  


Have also been invited to speak at a F.U.E.L. (Fellowship - Unity - Evangelism - Leadership) meeting.  


We'll be meeting for the first time at the Valiant Air Command at 10:30am on Wednesday.  Here is the location:  


Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum 

6600 Tico Rd. 

Titusville, FL   32780  


Phone:  321-268-1941  


So, here I sit, praying for the fever to break.  THANK YOU for your invaluable prayer, love and support!!!  


Air Mobile Joe


2-4-19 Monday 6:37AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


SUPER SUNDAY TO MONDAY....

Cindy is from Massachusetts and of course, I had to pull for the Patriots.  


WHAT A....DEFENSIVE GAME.  We must hand it to Tom Brady, he is the best!  


The Rams defense was incredible, but not quite good enough to stop the Patriots.  


Before the Game, Cindy and I went to the Hospital, as we do every Sunday, and brought the Good News of Jesus to those who are suffering.  I believe that New Names have been written down in Glory!  


What an awesome privilege and we're so THANKFUL for the OPEN DOOR for these 21 years to minister in this Hospital.  


Well, here we are on Monday morning.  My prayer is that our Lord has His way with me today.  


I know that I say this every single day, but, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!!!  


Air Mobile Joe




2-3-19 Sunday 6:57AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


A GREAT DAY AT THE "GREAT OUTDOORS MISSIONS DAY!"  


Oh, I love this church and the community at the Great Outdoors in Titusville, FL!  


Ari and I manned the Air Mobile display and just loved every minute of it. My Cindy was working at the hospital. 


The community in the Great Outdoors has funded many Air Mobile outreaches around the world following devastating disasters.  


Yes, we love these folks and especially appreciate the opportunity to meet them and share the latest updates on where we've been,  where we're going and what we're doing for the cause of Christ.  


And, we're certainly not alone.  This great church supports many mission outreaches, including our dear friends at Prison Book Project.  


Ray Hall, the Founder, has provided Air Mobile with literally THOUSANDS(!) of Bibles over the years.  


THANK YOU RAY!!  


It was also a blessing to run into Gloria from Pakistan.  She and her brother, Steve, have an amazing outreach in Pakistan.  


Gloria shared that Steve would be traveling to Pakistan next week.  Air Mobile donated a water purifier to their mission several years ago.  


What a perfect opportunity to send an extra ceramic filter back with Steve to help keep that clean water flowing!!  


And, we were joined by another great friend Doug Rodante.  Doug has joined Air Mobile on missions dating back to 2004!  


We've been around the world together many times!  Doug is a GREAT pilot and a Documentary film maker.


We took advantage of the good set-up and Doug interviewed me for a video documentary aimed at helping to secure a LARGE aircraft for immediate deployments around the world.  


Here's a little clip from that interview.


So, on this beautiful Sunday morning, we're preparing to go to Church and then to the Hospital to bring the Good News of Jesus to those who are hurting.   


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


Air Mobile Joe


2-2-19 Saturday 6:27AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


MISSIONS DAY....IN THE "GREAT OUTDOORS"


We're very grateful for the Believers in the "Great Outdoors Church" in Titusville, FL!  


This GREAT Church has supported the efforts of Air Mobile around the world.  


Today is "Missions Day" and it's an honor to set up a display with the Rescuer water purifier.  


And...we're going to include something new in the display...our "Delivery System".  


Typically, following disasters, the best way to get the Air Mobile Rescuer into hard to reach areas is by motorcycle.  And...another benefit is that the motorcycle can provide the POWER to run the unit.  


It just so happens that we have a little motorcycle and it's the right color...YELLOW to match the Rescuer!   


BTW, if you'd like to come out and see us, WE'D BE BLESSED!!  


The address for the Great Outdoors Church is:

144 Plantation Dr.

Titusville, FL   32780


 Just tell the Guard at the Gate that you're there for Missions Day!


So, it's time to get on with this beautiful day in sunny Florida.  


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


Air Mobile Joe


2-1-19 Friday 6:37AM (Eastern U.S. Time)  - Titusville, FL  - Air Mobile "Home Base" - Report submitted by:  Air Mobile Joe - 


 
WHERE WE'VE  BEEN....WHERE WE'RE GOING 


Recently, my good friend Joe Prussel asked me to lay out all of the places we've deployed Air Mobile Rescuers.  


WOW!  And, we've only just begun!!   


BTW, the "Color Code" doesn't mean anything.  I was just running out of arrows.  


Yesterday, I mentioned how my good friend and Brother in Christ, Joe Polozola encouraged me with Psalm 103.  


I'm still listening and being blessed, not only by that Psalm, but by the others.  David had an awesome gift and is still sharing it...2700 years later!  AMAZING!!  

One thing I failed to do yesterday is, share a link to that great Psalm (103) with you.  


Here it is, with a single click....ENJOY - PSALM 103 NKJV  


So, today we're working on placing some more arrows on the map.  It's encouraging to see all the places that we've been, but we're also aware of how many places we've yet to go...WITH HIS HELP!  


And as I say every single day and mean with all of my heart, THANK YOU for walking down this road of life with us.  Your prayer, love and support is invaluable!!  


Air Mobile Joe 

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