Saturday, March 6, 2021

THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES....FEBRUARY 2021

3-6-21 Saturday 6:17 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe

A QUIET DAY AT THE "RETREAT CABIN"....

Enjoying the crisp, cool weather.  Going to be a lovely weekend.  Nothing special going on.  

We'll just do chores, take care of the critters (horses, donkeys & ducks) and enjoy the moment.


Cindy loves her horse, Sparrow.  It's a pleasure just watching her and this beautiful creature.

Have a sense that there will be plenty to do...soon enough.  For now, will seize the moment and rest.  

THANK YOU, Lord for a peaceful & lovely weekend.

Hope you have a wonderful day and as I say every day, THANK YOU for your faithful prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe

3-5-21 Friday 6:21 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe

 POWERFUL QUAKES....NEW ZEALAND / ICELAND / GREECE


Very powerful Quakes (8+) hit New Zealand triggering tsunami alerts.  Here's more - MASS EVACUATIONS AS LARGE QUAKES (8+) SPARK PACIFIC-WIDE EVACUATIONS


18,000+ quakes hit Iceland this past week.  VOLCANIC ERUPTION IMMENENT AFTER 18,000 TREMORS HIT ICELAND THIS WEEK 

Greece was rocked with a strong quake yesterday.  GREECE ROCKED BY POWERFUL QUAKE  


When you stack up these Headlines from yesterday and today, it indicates...There's a lot shaking going on.   

WE PRAY FOR ALL IN THE PATH OF THESE TERRIBLE QUAKES & VOLANOES !!

So, as we're here at the "Retreat Cabin" praying for our Lord to strategically place us wherever He wants us....we stand READY to GO!

And....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


3-4-21Thursday 6:22 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe

IN BETWEEN....

Here at the cabin, in between missions, I wait upon our Lord to direct my path.  

Oh, there are things that I want to do, places I want to go but...for now, my Lord is directing me to be still and "Wait on Him".  


Must admit, that it is rather difficult, but, here am I, Dear Lord send me...wherever you want me to go, whatever you want me to do, I will go and do.


Now, being here at the "Retreat Cabin" is quite glorious.  Always have work to be done.  The beauty and wonder of our valley is quite stunning.  

Yes, I admit that I do feel a bit guilty to have this "Retreat Cabin".

A few minutes ago, I turned on the water to wash a dish and was overwhelmed by the fact I simply turn on the faucet and get CLEAN WATER. 

 It is a gift.  So many around the world do not have that beautiful and sweet gift.

Please forgive me for "rambling on" this morning.  I think I'll just relax and ENJOY the moment and THANK HIM for His grace and goodness!!

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

Air Mobile Joe  







3-3-21Wednesday 6:27 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe  

TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART....

Without question, one of my all-time favorite Scriptures....

PROVERBS 3:5-6

Often, our Lord will give directions that seem "counter-intuitive".

That is why it is so important to get quiet and still and listen for His direction.

Too many times, I have jumped ahead of my Lord and done what I wanted to do or what seemed right to do.

You know, we are all students and our Lord is teaching us day by day to.... TRUST HIM & LEAN NOT UNTO OUR OWN UNDERSTANDING.

So, as I'm here at the "Retreat Cabin", always busy with chores and things to fix and e-mails and phone calls, etc.  My heart is to be exactly where He wants me to be.

My prayer is....Dear Lord, make my way straight today.  Show me what you want me to do.


Well, here is a gift I'd like to share with you.  Take a few minutes and read all of Proverbs 3.  

It will BLESS YOU!!  

Here it is:  PROVERBS 3 KJV

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

Air Mobile Joe


3-2-21Tuesday 6:29 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe

WISDOM...DAY 2

Thought I'd hang out in Proverbs for a few days.  Of course, in doing so, I link the day, March 2nd, to Proverbs 2 and....I find more WISDOM.

From the Lord's mouth, come wisdom and understanding.

Folks, some time, I just want to GO and sometimes, our Lord tells me to WAIT.  For now, He's telling me to WAIT.

Knowing that there are still hundreds of thousands in Texas alone that are still struggling to get CLEAN WATER breaks my heart.  I want GO & do something about it.  


So, today, will be working around the "Retreat Cabin" and WAITING on our Lord's direction.  


Of course, spending time in God's Word is always a good thing!!

THANK YOU for standing with us and especially for your precious prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe




3-1-21 Monday 6:21 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe

WISDOM CRIES OUT....

Starting March 1 with Proverbs 1.  A good footing and a quest for wisdom.

I love the Book of Proverbs.  It's very convenient to take a Proverb daily as there are 31 Chapters.  

One for each day and few extras at the end of the month.

Often, in the course of life, I cry out for Wisdom, only to realize that our Lord is ever ready to freely give His Wisdom.

All I have to do is ASK and get quiet and hear His voice and allow Him to direct my path.

So, on this rainy day at the Retreat Cabin, I'm following up with a number of fine ministries to seek direction and resources to help others in need following the terrible Winter Storm that has done so much damage.

I want you know how much I truly appreciate your invaluable prayer, love and support!!!

Air Mobile Joe



2-28-21 Sunday 7:21 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe

WAIT.....



Here at the "Retreat Cabin", we WAIT upon the Lord.  

We're believing for our Lord to provide funding for 10 Air Mobile Rescuers for strategic deployment into isolated and hard to reach areas in Texas.

Here's more info and how you can help... HELP TEXAS WITH CLEAN WATER


You know, it's not easy for me to sit and wait.  I'd rather just jump in my Ford Escape or in the Little Donkey (our aircraft) and just GO.

However, on this "Mission", our Lord is urging me to be patient and WAIT on HIM!

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

Air Mobile Joe  



2-27-21 Saturday 7:29 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe
BREATHE.....

Sitting here at the "Retreat Cabin" on this rainy Saturday morning, my mind and heart goes to I Thessalonians 5:16-18. 

I want to GO... and our Lord is urging me to sit quietly and REJOICE / PRAY / GIVE THANKS!

Just relax and BREATHE.  

At this time, I'm awaiting word from our "Scout Team" headed by Clyde of the Louisiana Cajun Navy.  

Clyde has been visiting areas in Texas and Oklahoma that still need clean water following the disastrous winter storms that struck Texas and throughout the South.

So, on this rainy day in the mountains of East TN, I sit and wait on our Lord Jesus.

And....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

PS - If you'd like to make a donation to Air Mobile Ministries, click here - DONATE TO AIR MOBILE MINISTRIES
  

2-26-21 Friday 6:08 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


AIR MOBILE RESCUERS ARRIVE VIA THE LOUISIANA CAJUN NAVY!!



The Louisiana Cajun Navy, headed up by Clyde Cain arrived on the Texas / Oklahoma border and went to work bringing CLEAN WATER to folks "on the edge".  


KTEN TV showed up and captured the CLEAN WATER DEPLOYMENT.  PRAISE GOD!  Good job Clyde!!




I'm so THANKFUL that Air Mobile donated an Air Mobile Rescuer to The Louisiana Cajun Navy last year following devastating hurricanes that hit Lake Charles, LA.  


I'm reminded of what my dear Pastor, Roy Stockstill, told me many years ago....


"Son, don't forget, God knows how to deploy His troops!"


Today, Clyde & Company will be heading into other "passed over" places, SCOUTING out the needs and bringing CLEAN WATER.


We were glad to see the Air Mobile Rescuer "made the news" again on KTEN TV - Here's the link - THE LOUISIANA CAJUN NAVY & AIR MOBILE BRING CLEAN WATER


In the meantime, we're working hard to get the funding to donate these units and leave them in place for not only this disaster, but for what may be coming.


Cindy and I just sent out this appeal letter this morning.  PLEASE PRAY that we receive the funding to bring more CLEAN WATER where desperately needed.  Here's the link -  HELP TEXAS WITH CLEAN WATER! 


We're encouraged by folks who are both standing with us as well as sending in donations to send us out!


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


Air Mobile Joe


PS - If you'd like to make a donation to Air Mobile Ministries, click here - DONATE TO AIR MOBILE MINISTRIES


2-25-21 Thursday 6:29 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


OVER A MILLION.....STILL WITHOUT DRINKING WATER



It is the small outlying communities and apartment complexes that are suffering.  These are the areas that we're targeting to help.


Here's more on this on-going catastrophe - OVER A MILLION....STILL WITHOUT DRINKING WATER!


I spoke with Clyde of The Louisiana Cajun Navy last night.  


He drove into the late evening and will be bringing CLEAN WATER into an isolated community today.  We're awaiting a status report.



BTW, glad to be working with Clyde.  The Louisiana Cajun Navy knows how to get in and get the job done!


Meanwhile, we realize the extreme importance of being PREPARED and we look to place Air Mobile Rescuer water purifiers in strategic locations PRO-ACTIVELY!


We know that HURRICANE SEASON is right around the corner and by identifying the vulnerable areas, we hope to be able to provide CLEAN WATER NOW & be READY for the next disaster.


PLEASE PRAY about helping us to fund at least 10 Air Mobile Rescuers so that we can bring help now and be in position for the next disaster.  


We've placed a 'DONATE' link down below.  All I ask you to do is PRAY about helping us.


Now, I know that you are standing with us with your invaluable prayer, love and support.  THANK YOU!!


Air Mobile Joe


Here's the link to enable you to give.  GOD BLESS YOU!!  DONATE TO AIR MOBILE MINISTRIES

Joe


2-24-21 Wednesday 5:47 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


READY....


Being  "Ready" to GO is a good position to be in.  As we see Texas struggle to return to normal, there are still isolated pockets of folks who need CLEAN WATER.



Our good friend, Clyde of The Louisiana Cajun Navy is exploring those areas.  

Last year, Air Mobile donated an Air Mobile Rescuer water purifier to Clyde.  


He'll be bringing that unit with him on his exploration missions.


If he uncovers areas that have immediate needs, we'll help as we're able.  


That is the reason that Air Mobile is raising the funds for 10 units.


BTW, we've added a DONATE link below.


Those units will be available for rapid and strategic deployments.  THANK YOU CLYDE for scouting out the needs.


Meanwhile, from our "Retreat Cabin" location, we are able to gather information and launch for rapid deployment.  


Also, from our Florida Base, Yahn Gray is preparing units for deployment.



It's also good to know that Ti Burik, our wonderful mission aircraft, is READY TO GO!


So, on this lovely, spring-like day (going to be in the 60's), here in the Mountains of East TN, we go forth.


Time to go take care of the ducks, horses & donkeys.


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


Air Mobile Joe 


PS - If you'd like to make a donation to Air Mobile Ministries, click here - DONATE TO AIR MOBILE MINISTRIES


Joe


2-23-21 Tuesday 6:24 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


STANDING BY....DRILLING DEEP



Have been in touch with my good friend, Clyde of The Louisiana Cajun Navy. 


We've worked closely with Clyde & Company following the devastating Hurricanes that struck Lake Charles, LA. 


We're looking into several "hot spots" where clean water is difficult to find and the needs are great in Texas.


We may heading that way.....sooner than later.


PLEASE continue to PRAY for your Lord's clear direction!!


BTW, my Cindy made it home yesterday evening after having a wonderful time in Florida.  Welcome home Cindy!!


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


Air Mobile Joe


PS - If you'd like to make a donation to Air Mobile Ministries, click here - DONATE TO AIR MOBILE MINISTRIES


2-22-21 Monday 6:26 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


STAND BY.....


As Texas works through it's critical water crisis, the conclusion we've come to is... STAND BY.  If needed, we will GO!


One by one, boil water alerts are coming down, PRAISE GOD!  There are plenty of "hot spots", and relief teams are filling those needs.


So, it's back to chores and taking care of the critters here at the Retreat Cabin.


Cindy is on the road from Florida today, heading back up here to Tennessee.  She had a wonderful time with family and visiting our Florida home church. Please PRAY for her to have a safe & uneventful journey home.


Well, it's time to go feed the ducks / horses & donkeys.


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


Air Mobile Joe


  



2-21-21 Sunday 5:48 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


DRILLING DEEP.....


Have been doing a lot of research (drilling deep) into just what is going on in Texas due to the recent terrible winter storms.


The LACK OF CLEAN WATER is a MAJOR PROBLEM for MILLIONS IN TEXAS!


With so many broken pipes, the challenge of getting clean water flowing again is immense.



Texans are a "tough bunch of folks".  They're working hard to get this thing back on track.  We join them in prayer.


Here's more - MILLIONS OF TEXANS ARE ASKED TO BOIL WATER


In addition to prayer, Air Mobile is willing to GO and place our water purifiers where most needed.


A critical element in our going is getting units funded.  We'd like to bring in at least 10 units at $3,000 each.


However, if our units are not needed, or we can't raise the funds, then we will continue to be on STAND-BY & ready to go as our Lord leads.  


PLEASE PRAY for us to be guided by our Lord Jesus!!


Again, as I type this blog, we're gaining a lot of critical information.  We may be deploying sooner than later.  This is "moving target" and we only want to GO if we can be of assistance.


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


Air Mobile Joe 





2-20-21 Saturday 7:39 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


14,000,000 IN TEXAS WITHOUT CLEAN WATER!!



The WATER CRISIS is mounting as the water thaws in Texas.  Over half the State is without water!!  


Water lines broken and lack of water pressure is making this problem worse!


AS POWER IS RESTORED FOR TEXANS...WATER PROBLEMS MOUNT!


Air Mobile is getting ready to assist.  Things are happening rapidly.  This problem will not go away with the flip of a switch.



Here's more - COLD, LACK OF WATER OVERWHELM HOSPITALS MORE THAN COVID-19!  


Here's more - AS WATER THAWS....WATER PROBLEMS MOUNT


PLEASE PRAY for funding for this critical outreach.


Stay tuned and above all, THANK YOU for your invaluable prayer, love and support!!!


Air Mobile Joe 



2-19-21 Friday 7:06 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


HAPPY BIRTHDAY CINDY!!


Today, my Cindy celebrates her birthday.  She made a trip to Florida to spend some sweet time with our son, Peter and with her Dad.  



HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETHEART!!


She'll be heading back up to the Retreat Cabin on Monday.


Meanwhile, Ari and I are "holding down the fort" and taking care of our critters.  


It's still quite cold up here, but hopefully will be warming up this weekend.


It's time to head out to do the chores and feed the critters. 


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


Air Mobile Joe  


2-18-21 Thursday 6:12 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


MILLIONS WITHOUT WATER / ELECTRICITY!


As these brutal winter storms continue, the death toll continues to rise.  Folks are facing dire circumstances as the temperature stays below freezing.



Here's more - MILLIONS WITHOUT WATER & POWER AS THE DEATH TOLL RISES 


Another good reason to have extra drinking water on hand during winter storms.  


Been looking at the forecast and it appears like things will begin warming up across the nation tomorrow & into the weekend.  PRAISE GOD!  


It's been quite cold up here at the Retreat Cabin, but not nearly as brutal as in Texas and the South. 


We PRAY for those in the path of these storms!!


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


Air Mobile Joe 







2-17-21 Wednesday 5:55 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


BRRRRR


Winter Storm, after Winter Storm has gripped our nation and here at the Retreat Cabin and we must "layer up" and take care of our chores and our critters (horses, donkeys & ducks).  





In some areas, including the south, MILLIONS are without electricity.  


Of course, when power goes out, water treatment plants often fail and water becomes contaminated with bacteria. 


Without electricity, it becomes difficult and challenging to BOIL WATER.  Just be aware of the DANGER.


This is another good reason to have extra drinking water on hand during winter storms.  


And remember, a single Air Mobile Rescuer water purifier will provide CLEAN drinking water to hundreds in such emergencies. 


This will enable you to provide CLEAN drinking water to not only your family, but your neighbors and friends.


One small solar panel will power the unit.  Let me know if you'd like more information on this remarkable unit.  Feel free to call  or text me (1-321-544-7757) or shoot me an email at: airmobilejoe@gmail.com .



STAY WARM during these historic winter storms!!


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


Air Mobile Joe




2-16-21 Tuesday 8:02 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


A LONG & SAD NIGHT




I regret to say that our old friend, and dear horse, Stryker died yesterday.


We did all we could to save this sweet & brave "rescue" horse, but to no avail.


Our vet, Dr. Mason came immediately and determined that Stryker had deep intestinal complications and was in great pain.  We had to put him down. 


He was brave until the very end and died peacefully.


Stryker is no longer in pain.  A mercy.


Now, burying a horse is a big deal.  We did not want to leave his body unprotected where coyotes could desecrate him.


So, my good friend, Mark Scarbrough and I stood vigil all night to protect Stryker's body until we can  dig a proper grave.  Fortunately, no coyotes showed up.  


We called our friend, Jason, who has a tractor and back hoe.  We'll bury Stryker today.  It was a sad day and a long and cold night.


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


Air Mobile Joe






2-15-21 Monday 5:43 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


A SWEET VALENTINE'S DAY....


What a wonderful day at the "Retreat Cabin" and barn.  We had a glorious wedding for Mark's Sister, Joyce and her new husband Captain Ed Layman.


A lovely way to celebrate love on this Valentine's Day.



The barn setting was perfect with hay seats covered with horse blankets and a double propane heater to warm things up a bit.



Mark conducted the wedding ceremony, and again, Cindy and I are so blessed to be part of this wonderful union between Captain Ed and Joyce.  


They both love the Lord and desire to serve Him with all of their hearts.



Our guests were seated and the Ceremony began in our little barn.  



Now, they can do this together as husband and wife.  PRAISE GOD!


After this sweet union, we made it up to the "Retreat Cabin" for cake and refreshments.



Cindy and Barbara West made the lovely and delicious cake.  They also did a superb job of decorating for this wedding.  What talented ladies of God!!


What a joyous and memorable Valentine's Day!!


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



Air Mobile Joe




2-14-21 Sunday 6:57 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY


And...to add to this wonderful day celebrating Love, we're having a wedding here at our Retreat Cabin.



Of course, the recent rains, though very good for the soil and future gardens, are causing a bit of challenge with mud.  


Of course, those are not the boots I'll wear to the wedding!


Cindy and Barbara West are doing an amazing job on the wedding cake and all of the decorations.


Again, so glad we can participate in this wonderful day for Joyce and her soon to be husband.


Well, it's time to go decorate the barn and make this a glorious event on this wonderful day.


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


Air Mobile Joe




2-13-21 Saturday 6:01 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


A WEDDING IN A BARN.....



When our good friend, Mark Scarborough, asked if his sister, Joyce, could have her wedding in our newly built Barn (Run-in-Shelter), our immediate answer was....YES!


So, on Valentines Day, tomorrow, the wedding will happen at our little farm and we're thrilled to be part of it.


Today, Cindy and Barbara West are baking the cake and decorating for our "First Barn Wedding".  


Dennis West will be making a lovely Arbor out of huge grape vines.



Even though the weather is cold and rainy, we're expecting this to be a lovely and warm and memorable event.  Sparrow is interested to know just what is going on.


Time to get to work transforming the little barn into a lovely wedding chapel.  Going to be fun.


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


Air Mobile Joe


2-12-21 Friday 6:27 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


KEEP ON....



I'm ever reminded that...THIS IS THE DAY THAT OUR LORD HAS MADE....


As we go forth this day, we go with His Love and Guidance.  That is why we REJOICE!!


Nothing special going on today. We'll be working in our fields and getting ready for the days ahead.


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


Air Mobile Joe










2-11-21 Thursday 6:56 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


TRUSTING GOD.....



As I go about this rainy day, here in the Mountains of East TN, there is a stirring in my heart....SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD....


With that seeking, our Lord is speaking to my heart and saying simply....TRUST ME!


And then the PEACE OF GOD, which passes  ALL understanding is keeping my heart & mind through Christ Jesus!




So, today, Cindy and I will be planting seeds in our pastures.  We'll be slugging through the mud and REJOICING IN THE LORD!!



I'm so THANKFUL that Cindy gave me the Coleman Outfitter ATV to do this work at the Retreat Cabin!


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


May you be overwhelmed with our Lord's PEACE & JOY TODAY!!  


Air Mobile Joe




2-10-21 Wednesday 6:59 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


REJOICE....PRAY.....GIVE THANKS!!



Woke up early this morning with I Thessalonians 5:16-18 on my heart.  PRAISE GOD FOR THE GIFT OF JOY!


You know, there are times that "stuff happens" in this life that certainly works on stealing our joy.


I love the word....RE-JOICE!  It means to have JOY AGAIN.  


Often, all we have to do is ASK HIM FOR HIS JOY and OUR LORD gladly accommodates.  



I'm reminded that the JOY OF THE LORD IS OUR STRENGTH!


Once JOY IS FLOWING, PRAYER FOLLOWS AND THEN WE GIVE THANKS!


Talk about an attitude adjustment!!


Not sure where you are today, but I encourage you to open your heart and ask HIM to fill it with HIS JOY!  I assure you, your day will go better!


Today, Cindy and I are working on the pasture and planting hay seeds.  



It's a muddy mess, but with the JOY OF THE LORD, it becomes a labor of love and actually....kind of fun.  GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME!


Can't tell you how much I appreciate your invaluable prayer, love and support!  Be BLESSED today and let the JOY OF THE LORD FLOW FREELY!!


Air Mobile Joe


2-9-21 Tuesday 7:44 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


"MISSION" ACCOMPLISHED.....



Well, our old 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 made it to and from Knoxville yesterday.  So glad that we could help Dennis & Barbara to their medical appointment...on time.  


Roads were a little slippery, but all went well.  PRAISE GOD!!



According to the Old Farmers Almanac, today is a very good day to plant seeds for our pastures.  


Must say, being a small farmer is challenging but quite rewarding.


Am THANKFUL for the "Retreat Cabin" that gives us wonderful base of operations as well a sweet place to live.  GOD IS GOOD!!!


Time to get on with the chores and on with this beautiful day that our Lord has made!!


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




2-8-21 Monday 4:54 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


AN EARLY "MISSION"....


Our dear friends, Barbara & Dennis West have an early morning medical appointment in Knoxville. 


I'll be giving them a ride, as I know the route and the roads are quite slick after the recent snow and the temp in the mid 20's.  



Black Ice is a clear and present danger.  
We'll be leaving within the hour.


PLEASE PRAY for a safe journey there and back.


On another note,  I love getting up early (really) and spending some quiet time with our Lord.  Now, it helps when one goes to bed early.  


 I find that early morning prayer is a lovely time with Jesus.



As I ponder the recent election here in the U.S., I can't help but lean on Romans 8:28.  


ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD, FOR THOSE WHO LOVE GOD....


I trust God to have HIS WAY!  AMEN!!


Well, it's time to hit road.  Again, THANK YOU for your faithful prayer, love and support!!


Air Mobile Joe




2-7-21 Sunday 6:46 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


SMOKEY MOUNTAIN SNOW....



We awoke to this lovely scene this morning.  Such a beauty and wonder.  


Yes, it's plumb chilly and the roads are slippery, but this Southern Boy from Louisiana gets extreme joy from the sight of it.



It does also help to have a great woodstove and plenty of firewood to make things toasty warm.  Little Andy knows where the sweet spot is.


We'll be watching our Florida Pastor, Gary Ginn and then our Massachusetts Pastor, Eddy deliver the Word of God this morning.


I'll be braving the slippery road to go pick up our dear friends, Dennis and Barbara West in my old Dodge Ram (4 Wheel Drive!) and we'll watch "Church" together.


So, on this lovely morning, in the mountains of East Tennessee, we'll be worshiping our Lord and rejoicing in His beauty and goodness!!


And we sure do appreciate your precious prayer, love and support!!


Air Mobile Joe


2-6-21 Saturday 7:29 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


CONNECTED.....FOR A SHOCKING EXPERIENCE!



Once Cindy and I finished installing our electric fence around our future Victory Garden, we connected to our Solar Power.


Now, the shock given when touched will certainly get ones attention (about 6000-8000 volts, but very little current).  It won't hurt you, but will strongly discourage entry.  


Hopefully, will keep those critters out! 



& Critters....DON'T DO THIS!!


So, on this chilly morning, it's time to get to work preparing the soil.


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


2-5-21 Friday 6:32 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


FENCING.....



Yesterday, Cindy and I laid out a new fence line around our upcoming spring "Victory Garden".  


Now, is a good time to prepare the soil to receive the seeds.  Looking forward to another FRUITFUL CROP!!


Our ducks have been giving us beautiful & delicious eggs.  GO DUCKS!!


Today, we'll be completing the fence and electrolyzing  it to keep critters out of our garden.


Just another day in the life at the Air Mobile Retreat Cabin.


Today, we PRAY...."Lord, here we are....use us for your glory!!"


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


Air Mobile Joe


2-4-21 Thursday 6:26 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


MAKING HAY.....WHILE THE SUN SHINES!


In order to make hay, you have to plant seeds.  Before planting the seeds, it helps to prepare the soil.


Mmmmm, there has to be a lesson here.



Well, Cindy was on our trusty "Outfitter" yesterday and was "harrowing & raking" the soil & the horse manure in preparation to planting the hayfield.  



Cindy is certainly a Proverbs 31 Woman of God.  GO CINDY!!


And, some might ask...."Joe, why is that we only see Cindy working at the old "Retreat Cabin"? 


Well, I do work with Cindy, but I'm usually the one with the I-phone ready to capture the moment.


But, Cindy is probably the hardest working person I know and I'm certainly BLESSED to have her as my wife.


Today, we'll be putting up some electric fencing to keep the horses & donkeys out of our planted pastures.


Time to bundle up with layers, it's 21 degrees here in the Mountains of East TN and get to work.


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


Air Mobile Joe




2-3-21 Wednesday 7:05 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


STANDING BY.....


We are on Stand-By regarding going to Alaska to help that Native Village that lost it's water supply due to a recent fire.


Full Restoration & Hope Ministries is monitoring the situation closely and keeping us advised of the situation.  THANK YOU Varkeno White for your diligence and compassion.


PLEASE PRAY for the residents of Tuluksak, Alaska as they struggle with the need to get clean water & BATTLING COVID-19.  


Over 30%  of the Tuluksak population is infected with COVID-19.  Here's more - FIRE DESTROYS TULUKSAK WATER SUPPLY




In the meantime, Cindy and I are preparing our pasture land and garden for spring planting.  


I'm THANKFUL for our Coleman Outfitter, GREAT TOOL!


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


Air Mobile Joe




2-2-21Tuesday 7:33 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


"SNOW DAY" #2.....



BLOG will be a bit late today.  Have to take a neighbor to the doctor...in our old Dodge Ram with 4 wheel drive.  


Had a lot of snow and roads are icy.  Will write more later.


Air Mobile Joe


2-1-21 Monday 8:25 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin") - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


"SNOW DAY".....


Major Winter Storm, Orlena, is dragging through Tennessee and through the North East.


Roads are icy, snow is falling and Ariana's school has been cancelled today and possibly tomorrow  



Here's more on this wicked winter storm - MAJOR STORM ORLENA TRACKS INTO NORTHEAST WITH HEAVY SNOW & STRONG WINDS ON MONDAY


It's a good day to stay in and stay warm!


Meanwhile, we're awaiting updates on the situation in Tuluksak, Alaska.  


Air Mobile has offered to help and we're standing by if our help is needed.  


PLEASE PRAY FOR STRATEGIC DIRECTION FROM OUR LORD!



Here's more - ALASKA VILLAGE WEIGHS OPTIONS AFTER FIRE BURNS PLANT



So, today, we're keeping the fire going and keeping the "Retreat Cabin" toasty warm.


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


Air Mobile Joe 

PS - IF YOU'RE NEW TO THIS "RAMBLING BLOG" AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW WE'VE GOTTEN TO THIS JUNCTURE OF THE JOURNEY, JUST CLICK ON "OLDER POSTS" BELOW. 


Joe