Tuesday, July 27, 2021

THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES.....JULY 2021


7-27-21 Tuesday 7:08 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile TN Base - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe



I often ask myself..."why do I write a daily blog"?  Good question.


Don't really know why, I just get up and do it.  Have done so for over 11 years and not missed a day.


BTW, wrote my first blog entry on January 13, 2010, the day after the terrible Haiti Earthquake.  Also, happened to be my birthday.


Have found it to be an amazing source of prayer support.  I'm humbled and quite surprised by how many folks read my "rambling blog".  


The best thing is, a lot of folks PRAY for us as we go forth to serve our Lord.


The truth is...times, when I wake up, pour that first cup of coffee and sit in front of my laptop....I have no idea what I'm going to write.


Oh, I ask our Lord to give me something to write about.  I ponder the day past and the present day and what might lie ahead.


My Cindy, who is an excellent psychiatric nurse, tells me that "journaling" is good therapy.  


We often travel to catastrophic disaster areas.  Journaling does help me to "process" the pain and suffering.


And, the Daily blog has been a wonderful resource of information about where I've been.  


It has also helped me to keep my Flight Log current.


I often refer to the blog for contact information and the list goes on and on.


So, when will I quit writing this crazy, rambling journal?  Don't know.  But until I quit, will just keep writing it.


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


Air Mobile Joe



PS - The Rambling Daily Blog will also help me in writing my next book....which will happen one day.


Joe



7-26-21 Monday 5:54 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile TN Base - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


MONDAY...BACK AT THE FARM


Back at the "Retreat Cabin" and tending to critters and farm chores.


Still "GLOWING" from the "Former Haitian Orphan Flights" over the weekend at the Indiana Reunion.



I distinctly remember so many of the kids from the "Village" in Haiti that showed up for the Little Donkey flight.  


Now they're growing up in America with so many opportunities.  It's just a BLESSING to witness this first-hand.



It was good to see some of the Adoptive Parents with their children.  So much love and joy!



So glad to see Barbara and so THANKFUL for her precious and courageous ministry of Rescuing Children!


Meanwhile, Cindy and Ari will be heading back to the Retreat Cabin after....visiting Niagra Falls.



They were successful in finding 5 homes for these precious puppies.


I'll be glad to have my Cindy and Ari home!


Well, it's time to get on with the farm chores.


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


Air Mobile Joe 


PS - Just scroll down to see more on the Indiana Reunion and the Little Donkey flights.


Joe



7-25-21 Sunday 8:06 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile TN Base - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


10 "FLIGHTS" LATER....


I had the distinct privilege to fly 36 former orphans in the Little Donkey yesterday.  


Our dear sister, Barbara Walker, who has arranged more than 3000 adoptions (including our Juliet and Ariana), has an Annual Reunion in Indiana.


The Indiana Reunion is one of many that this remarkable "Lady of God" has made possible.  

THANK YOU BARBARA!!



I flew the Little Donkey from our TN/VA Base to New Castle, IN (KUWL) yesterday morning.  The flight took me over Cincinnati Airport (KCVG).


Upon landing at New Castle airport, was met by scores of former orphans who had been "Rescued" in Haiti by Barbara.  


Some of whom I even flew out in the Little Donkey.


We would load up 5 at a time in the Little Donkey and give them a quick trip around the pattern.  They loved it!!



Flight after flight, they lined up for a ride in the Little Donkey.



As group after group showed up I distinctly remember seeing these little one running around the "Village" in Haiti awaiting their adoption papers to be processed.





Among the former orphans was Anderson.  


I so remember this fine young man as an eager and quick orphan in the Village in Haiti.  


He would help me set up and run the Air Mobile Rescuers.  


Just to see him as a successful young business man doing so well....brought tears to my eyes!  


BTW, Anderson is also a Champion Body-Builder and he gives God all the Glory!


GO ANDERSON GO!!


So, we ended up making 8 flights and gave a bunch of former Haitian orphans a ride in the Little Donkey!


At the end of the long day, I flew the Little Donkey back to our Air Mobile home base TN/VA (0VG) .....making my 10th flight of the day.


What a lovely way to spend a Saturday.  Lots of memories and great JOY!!


So, on this lovely Sunday morning, and having all of those wonderful memories, my heart is full.  GOD IS GOOD!!!


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


Air Mobile Joe



7-24-21 Saturday 5:50 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile TN Base - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


TAKING THE LITTLE DONKEY TO AN ORPHAN REUNION...


Have been invited by our dear sister, Barbara Walker to come to the Indiana Orphan Reunion.



Will be flying the Little Donkey to New Castle Indiana (KUWL), from our TN Air Mobile Base (0VG).


It'll be good to see Barbara again.  We so appreciate her ministry of "Rescuing" children from Haiti and around the world, over 3000!


Barb rescued Juliet and Ariana.  We'll forever be grateful to Barbara for giving us those 2 wonderful gifts.



BTW, we finished "Baling Hay" yesterday and had a 20 bale yield. Here's a quick video explaining the process.


That will help us get through the winter with hay for our critters and our neighbor Don's cattle.



Well, it's time to head to the airport and take the Little Donkey for a flight to Indiana.


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


Air Mobile Joe


7-23-21 Friday 7:05 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile TN Base - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


MAKING HAY....WHILE THE SUN SHINES



My dear Momma used to tell me that.  In other words....seize the moment when the time is right.


Wise words from my dear Momma.



Yesterday, our good neighbor, Don came over to "Cut" our hayfield.  That is the first step to "harvesting" hay.



So THANKFUL for good machines that make this process so much easier than doing it by hand!



The next step of harvesting hay is to FLUFF the hay.


Weather looks good, no rain in the immediate forecast.  We'll likely "ROLL" the hay on Saturday.


This hay will give our critters food through the winter.


Thought I'd share the "Hay Havest Process" with you.


Sure do love it up here in the mountains of East TN!  GOD IS GOOD!!


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


Air Mobile Joe


7-22-21 Thursday 7:37 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile TN Base - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


YELLOW JACKETS.....



While getting fresh hay for our horses yesterday, a swarm of Yellow Jackets hit me about 10 times.  


Those critters are FIERCE!


I quickly mixed up baking soda and vinegar and slathered it onto the bites.  Took a Benadryl and kept slathering throughout the evening.  


Prayed a lot and woke up this morning almost pain free PRAISE GOD!


That's the reason the BLOG is a little late this morning.


BTW, those spider bites that got me in Haiti 55 days ago are finally clearing up.  Those rascals put a lot of their poison into me.


Somewhere, in the midst of these attacks, there's a lesson.  



Psalm 91 comes to mind....


And, our Lord tells me....FEAR NOT!!


So, time to head out into this day, trusting our Lord to keep me in His hands.


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


Air Mobile Joe


7-21-21 Wednesday 5:42 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile TN Base - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


PUPPY DELIVERY....



Early this morning, Cindy and Ari and 5 Puppies hit the road for Massachusetts.


Along the way, they'll be delivering Puppies to happy new owners.



I must admit, these just may be the cutest puppies I've ever seen.


Of course, Cindy & Ari will also be  spending time with her Mom and Family.


Meanwhile, I'll be holding down the farm, taking care of our critters & crops (horses, donkey's, ducks and crops).


Already missing Cindy, Ari & the little Puppies.  Counting the days until Cindy and Ari return home.


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


Air Mobile Joe


7-20-21 Tuesday 6:38 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile TN Base - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


WATCHING BEZOS & CREW....


I must admit, after living on Florida's Space Coast and being deeply involved in the Space Program personally....The Blue Origin flight will certainly be another significant milestone.


By the time you read this, either the flight will be just about to happen or will have just happened.  



Lift-off is scheduled for 9:00 AM Eastern time.  


Here's a link to this live, historic event - BLUE ORIGIN LIVE  


We PRAY all goes well!


In the meantime, we're encouraged by the response to the funds being raised for another Air Mobile Rescuer for Haiti.


Though, out of the news right now, the situation is grim for millions.  Gangs control many of the roads in Haiti causing untold suffering.


Commerce is nearly at a standstill and violence is steadily rising. Many are cut-off from CLEAN WATER!


We PRAY for those in path of this deadly situation.



If you'd like to give to this noble mission, here's the link - 

GO FUND ME IN HONOR OF LARRY JUNKER FOR AIR MOBILE


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


Air Mobile Joe




7-19-21 Monday 6:46 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile TN Base - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


TIME IN THE WORD....


While doing chores around the "Farm", I sometime listen to the Word of God via "YouVersion" audio.



BTW, look what we harvested yesterday from the Victory Garden.


We're thankful for the rich harvest we're getting.  


During this time "between missions", is a good time to strengthen my faith in the Lord.  



Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.


So, while "waiting on our Lord" for His direction...I'll listen to the Book of John.


Our good friend from many years ago, Joy Reding is helping us raise funds for an Air Mobile Rescuer for Haiti, along with the cost of fuel to get us there.


Joy is doing this in honor of our dear friend and Brother in Christ, Larry Junker who passed away several weeks ago.


THANK YOU JOY!



Here's the "Go Fund Me" link if you'd like to donate.


GO FUND ME IN HONOR OF LARRY JUNKER FOR AIR MOBILE

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


Air Mobile Joe



7-18-21 Sunday 7:49 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile TN Base - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


GIVING THANKS....


Sometimes, life is so good that it's a bit overwhelming and yes....I feel a bit guilty for enjoying it so much.



So...instead of guilt, I need to remind myself to simply GIVE THANKS for the moment and let the JOY FLOW.


The Bible tells us in I Thessalonians 5:18 ".....IN EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS".


This morning, getting ready to go to Church, I GIVE THANKS to our LORD for His Goodness.


These precious times, between "Missions" give strength and courage for what lies ahead.  


They give great JOY and the JOY OF THE LORD IS OUR STRENGTH!


I PRAY that you experience HIS JOY today!


THANK YOU, as always for wandering down this road of life with me and especially for your prayer, love and support.  


Air Mobile Joe 


7-17-21 Saturday 6:23 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile TN Base - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


THERE'S TIME TO PRAY & POLISHING AN OLD TRUCK


Sitting here in the Air Mobile Office / Cabin, wanting to be where our Lord wants me, when He wants me there, is my goal.


For now, with Rescuers ready and the Little Donkey ready, I'm sitting here....with time to PRAY!


In the meantime.. between missions, been cleaning up an old 2000 Dodge RAM 2500 that we found for a "song".


We needed a good "farm truck" to carry heavy loads and pull folks out of the mud or snow.



Still running strong with the Cummins Diesel engine. 



The old truck is in pretty good shape and has 400,489 miles!


That's likely the reason we were able to pick it up so cheap.



With a little love and elbow grease and Armor All, the interior cleaned up quite nicely.



I love taking old things and giving them a new life.  



Remember the 74 year old Westinghouse Fridge?


It's still running like a "top"!


I guess the moral of this story is....even though one may be getting old, our Lord can give us new life and use us for His Glory.


Well, it's time to head out in the field and get some fresh veggies for dinner.  


THANK YOU for meandering down this "road of life" with me.  Truly appreciate your prayer, love and support!!


Air Mobile Joe



7-16-21 Friday 6:37 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile TN Base - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


SOMEWHERE LISTENING.....


With so many disasters taking place around the world, it's important to HEAR the directions from our Lord.


The Little Donkey is ready to GO!  It's flying beautifully.



We're getting Air Mobile Rescuers...."READY TO GO".  We simply need FUNDING to be able to GO!


So, today, at the "Retreat Cabin", we're doing chores and harvesting food from our Victory Garden.  



May God's will be done in our lives.  We're here, READY TO GO!


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


7-15-21 Thursday 6:32 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile TN Base - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


RECRUITING.....


Took the Little Donkey to Morristown Airport (about a 20 minute flight) to visit with some prospective aviators.


BTW, Avgas at our TN home base airport is quite cheap (by comparison) at $4.25 per gallon.



Yahn captured the take-off of the Little Donkey.



Did a low pass on my way to Morristown airport.


Upon landing, met with a couple of local Aviators to discuss possible advance flight training.  



Paul Howard is a retired United 757 Captain with a rich history in aviation.  


He may be joining Air Mobile and becoming a Water Mule and pilot.



Also met with recent CFI, Chad who would like to make the Haiti Flight with me to increase his knowledge of a long, international flight.


Overall, it was a good day of "Recruiting" for Air Mobile.


Meanwhile, we're raising $$ to fund Air Mobile Rescuers for our next  "Mission".  


We're also keeping a close eye on the Caribbean for Hurricane development.


PLEASE remember to PRAY for Haiti.  The violence there is causing so many to suffer!


Time to get on with this beautiful day in the Mountains of East TN.


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


Air Mobile Joe


7-14-21 Wednesday 6:23 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile TN Base - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


A NICE DAY TO FLY....


This morning, I'll be taking the Little Donkey for ride and visit a couple of the local Tennessee airports.


In this way, I can evaluate fuel costs and see what services are close by in the event we need maintenance done or any such thing.


Will also be able to let the local flight schools know that I've got my CFI and can cooperate with them on flight training.


The weather is good and I'm ready to FLY!


Time to head to the airport and take the Little Donkey out for a pleasant cruise.


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


Air Mobile Joe   


7-13-21 Tuesday 6:38 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile TN Base - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


A GOOD REPORT!!


Yesterday, I met with Dr. Hatcher, my urologist and we looked at my recent blood work.  



The news is GOOD!  I love it when my Doctor uses the term....

"ENCOURAGING"!


THANK YOU ALL for your faithful PRAYER!!



BTW, Harrison Ford turns 79 today.  


OK, I'll admit it....he's always been one of my favorite heroes!


He's a great actor and a pilot to boot!


Well, here's what another hero of mine said about Harrison...it's worth the read.


JUST WHAT DOES CHUCK NORRIS THINK ABOUT HARRISON FORD?


Of course, the GREATEST HERO of all time will ever be my LORD JESUS CHRIST who rescued me sin and death!!


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


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


Air Mobile Joe


 7-12-21 Monday 6:29 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile TN Base - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


A DAY.....IN THE LIFE


Heading to Knoxville for a Cancer check up this morning.  We're standing firm for complete healing!



I'm so pleased to have our Air Mobile Rescuer plant up and going here in Tennessee.



We're temporarily building the units in our Hangar in Jonesville, VA which is very close to our Retreat Cabin.


Our Plan is to secure a permanent plant location in Sneedville, TN.


In the meantime, we'll prepare "Rescuers" for whatever disaster may come.  Folks will need CLEAN WATER!!


We're following the events in Haiti very closely.  The situation is EXTREMELY VOLATILE and we PRAY FOR PEACE!!!


Well, it's time to head to Knoxville.  We're PRAYING for a GOOD REPORT!!


THANKYOU, as always, for your faithful prayer, love and support!!


Air Mobile Joe  





7-11-21 Sunday 7:26 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile TN Base - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


GETTING READY......


I'm pleased to report that we've gotten our hangar set up  and have the ability to produce Air Mobile Rescuers.


And....we have a good home for the Little Donkey while in Tennessee, in addition to our Florida Base. 


The location of our hangar is very close to our Retreat Cabin in Tennessee.  Our Lord has opened wonderful doors for Air Mobile!


PRAISE GOD!!


So, on this lovely Sunday morning, we're getting ready for Church here in the Mountains of East TN.


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


Air Mobile Joe


7-10-21 Saturday 6:02 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile TN Base - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


A LOVELY VISIT....



It was a joy to have my daughter, Cherie & Kids & Company arrive at the "Retreat Cabin" yesterday.


She was joined with Brother-in-Law, Graham and Sister-in-Law Angie.



The Kids went straight into the pool.


What an absolute blast having them with us!!



Even, my favorite Duck, "Old Lou" was happy.



Ari helped cook and made her famous Onion rings.



We ate right out of our garden.  Loved showing Cherie around our little slice of heaven here in the Mountains of East TN!


They'll be heading out today.  We're praying for them to have a good ride home.


And....THANK YOU for meandering down this road of life with us.  Truly appreciate your prayer, love and support!!


Air Mobile Joe




7-9-21 Friday 6:38 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile TN Base - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


HAITI'S FIRST LADY STILL ALIVE!


Yesterday, I reported that Haiti's First Lady, Martine Moise had succombed to her wounds and died.  


That report was wrong.


According to very reliable sources, First Lady Martine Moise is still alive and being treated at a Miami Hospital.  Sorry about the erroneous report.


We are following the events in Haiti very closely and will help where we can.


PLEASE PRAY for this country that is having catastrophe after catastrophe!  


So many innocent people are suffering in ways that are staggering.


Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Elsa is rapidly moving along the U.S. East coast bringing a lot of rain and gusty winds, with possible tornadoes along the way.


Air Mobile is standing by to be used by our Lord as He would have us to move.


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


Air Mobile Joe   


7-8-21 Thursday 10:25 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile TN Base - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


HAITI PRESIDENT ASSASINATED!


This tragic news is devastating to the Haitian people.  All I can say is.....


PLEASE PRAY FOR HAITI!!!  



Here's the latest - WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE ASSASISINATION OF HAITI'S PRESIDENT



UPDATE - This news just in....Haitian President Moise's wife succumbed to her wounds and passed away this morning.  


DELIVERING "RESCUER" TO OPERATION BLESSING


Yesterday, I had to privilege to deliver an Air Mobile Rescuer water purifier to Operation Blessing in Bristol, TN.



There I met Anthony Lloyd, the Executive Director of Operation Blessing (OB) U.S.


Anthony and I have had multiple discussions about how important CLEAN WATER is following disaster.


It was my joy to deliver the Resucer to OB 



Was able to train Anthony on the set-up, operation, maintenance and trouble-shooting on the Rescuer.


Operation Blessing is an amazing organization bringing a lot of help to a lot of folks in DISTRESS!


 

 Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Elsa is roaring up the U.S. East Coast bringing a lot of rain with the potential of flooding.


Time to get on with this day.  May our Lord lead us and direct us.


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


Air Mobile Joe  



7-8-21 Thursday 3:01 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile TN Base - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


UP EARLY....


This morning, Cindy and I are bringing her Dad, Ron, to the Knoxville Airport for a 6:00 AM Departure and a quick flite back to Florida.


We've enjoyed having Ron with us for the last few weeks.


Will write more a bit later.  


God bless and THANKS for your prayer, love and support!!


Air Mobile Joe


7-7-21 Wednesday 5:43 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile TN Base - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


HURRICANE / TROPICAL STORM ELSA APPROACHING FLORIDA LANDFALL!


Hurricane Elsa is about to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle.  



It is expected to be a strong Tropical Storm.


Here's more on Elsa - TROPICAL STORM ELSA HEADED TO FLORIDA


Though this may not  bring hurricane force winds, it will bring a lot of rain and flooding is very possible along with tornadoes.


Remember, Hurricanes can be very unpredictable.  We've seen them increase in strength from a Tropical Storm to a Cat 4/5 in just 24 hours.


Folks, this is why we need to be PREPARED!  


If you're in the path, best "batten down the hatches"!



This morning, I will be delivering an Air Mobile Rescuer water purifier to the Operation Blessing warehouse located in Bristol, TN.


We've been working with Anthony Lloyd, the Executive Director of Operation Blessing.  Looking forward to meeting him face to face.


Over the years, we've worked closely with CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network) bringing CLEAN WATER to thirsty folks.



Here, we have 10 Air Mobile Rescuer units operating in Ecuador with CBN following a massive earthquake several years ago.  


Now, it's a BLESSING to be working with OPERATION BLESSING!


Overall, this 2021 Hurricane Season is shaping up to be a very BUSY SEASON.


So, it's time to hit the road for Bristol, TN and my meeting with Operation Blessing.


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


Air Mobile Joe  



7-6-21 Tuesday 6:32 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile TN Base - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


ENJOYING THE VIEW!



I like to go out on our deck and just listen.  Love hearing the birds sing.  Moments like these are precious.


Oh, just by the nature of what we do....will be heading out somewhere to bring clean water and the Good News of Jesus soon enough.


For now, it's a joy to just sit back and relax here at the "Retreat Cabin" and savor life and the goodness of God.


Today, I have an appointment with my doctor to examine those 'wicked' old spider bites.  


You may recall, I was bitten twice in Haiti nearly 6 weeks ago.  


Still on anti-biotics and healing is slowly taking over the venom.


Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Elsa has entered the Gulf and  is pounding the west Coast of Florida.  


Though Elsa is bringing a lot of rain, winds will remain (for now) tropical storm levels.  


We're monitoring the destruction throughout the Islands and what Elsa might bring to Florida.  


So, 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




7-5-21 Monday 6:25 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile TN Base - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


2 SAD STORIES.....


On Friday evening, a Cherokee 6 aircraft with 6 souls aboard crashed in the mountains of Haiti.  All 6 perished.  Among the victims were 2 U.S. Missionaries.


PLEASE PRAY for all of the families of the victims.  This story breaks my heart.  


Here's more - "Por Favor" - Last words of one of the victims of Haiti plane crash


I have seen this aircraft and pilot on many of my flights into Haiti.  It is a very sad story.


And, on another sad note, received word yesterday that my dear Brother In Christ and wise counselor of many years, Larry Junker passed away on Saturday.


I loved Larry as a Father in the Faith to me.  His precious friendship, wisdom and genius filled my life with such joy.  I will miss Larry!


PLEASE PRAY for his dear wife, Ann and all of his family.  Our consolation is knowing that Larry is with his Lord Jesus, whom he loved with all of his heart.


Meanwhile, we're keeping a very close eye on the track of Tropical Storm Elsa.  


Here is the latest - TROPICAL STORM ELSA NEARING CUBA - TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS ISSUED IN FLORIDA  


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


Air Mobile Joe



7-4-21 Sunday 6:52 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile TN Base - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!


Folks, it is a BLESSING to live in America!!


Our "HOME SWEET HOME"!


As I gaze out over this great land, I can only say...GOD HAS BLESSED AMERICA in so many ways.


Oh, I know that America is far from perfect, but....I'm so THANKFUL to live in this great land.


Meanwhile, we're keeping a close eye on what is now, again, Tropical Storm Elsa.


The storm has grazed Haiti and headed for Cuba and then the Florida Keys.


Though weather forecasting is quite good, Hurricanes have surprised many a forecaster.


We're ready!  The Little Donkey is ready to go and we have Air Mobile Rescuers standing by!!  


We PRAY that Elsa brings much needed rain and doesn't harm anyone.  Again, we PRAY.


As our good friends, Paul and Sandy were preparing to "hit the road" in their newly acquired (lovely 16 year old) motorhome....it wouldn't start.


Paul and I prayed, and asked our Lord to give us wisdom.  Well, we crawled under the coach and sought the answer.


It came! 


We found a couple of loose connections and VOILA!  It started right up.  


Paul and Sandy are now "On the Road Again", enjoying the FREEDOM that we do have in America.


We sure did enjoy visiting with them for a couple of days.  


We're also THANKFUL for the FREEDOM that we have to WORSHIP GOD here in America!


We're getting ready to go to Church and CELEBRATE this great Country and our GREAT GOD!!!  


THANK YOU JESUS for AMERICA!!


May you be BLESSED today and as always, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!!


Air Mobile Joe



7-3-21 Saturday 6:55 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile TN Base - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


NOW...."HURRICANE ELSA" COMING.....


Over night, Tropical Storm Elsa officially became 'HURRICANE ELSA' and it's still strengthening.


This storm is moving rapidly (30+ mph) with winds of 75 mph.  


Hispaniola, Jamaica, Cuba and the entire U.S. Southeast is in the "cone".


This can be a dangerous storm and we're getting READY!


Here's more on Hurricane Elsa - HURRICANE ELSA HEADING TOWARD HISPANIOLA / JAMAICA / CUBA & THE U.S. SOUTHEAST


We are praying for all in the path of this storm.  We're asking our Lord to lead us and direct us.


THANK YOU for standing so faithfully with us with your prayer, love and support!!


Air Mobile Joe



7-2-21 Friday 6:49 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile TN Base - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


RAPID MOVING "ELSA" STRENGTHENING


We're continuing to watch TS Elsa as she ROARS across the Caribbean.  


One thing is for sure, Hurricanes are unpredictable.  


We've seen Tropical Storms become CAT 5 Hurricanes in a matter of hours.

Here's more on Elsa - TROPICAL STORM ELSA STRENGTHENING; CARIBBEAN / FLORIDA SHOULD TRACK FORECAST CLOSELY


So, we continue to watch and prepare.  We're getting Air Mobile Rescuers "Ready for Action".


Meanwhile, we received a lot of much needed rain yesterday and our Victory Garden is producing like crazy.  Time to get the "canning jars" out.


This morning, we'll be meeting some of Cindy's friends who are passing through. They all got saved.... many years ago (when they were teenagers).  


We're all still walking with our Lord Jesus.  Going to be fun day.


So, as we say every day....THANK YOU for your faithful prayer, love and support!!


Air Mobile Joe






7-1-21 Thursday 6:40 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) - In the Mountains of East TN - Air Mobile TN Base - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe


EYES ON "ELSA"


The 2021 Hurricane Season has arrived and here comes Tropical Storm Elsa.


We're THANKFUL to have moved all of the Air Mobile Rescuer components and the Little Donkey up to Tennessee.  


We're getting READY!!


Back to TS Elsa.  We should know more by this weekend as to whether or not this storm will strengthen and just where it's headed.


The forecast has it headed straight for Florida and the Gulf of Mexico


Here's more - TROPICAL STORM ELSA FORMS; FLORIDA / CARIBBEAN SHOULD TRACK FORECAST CLOSELY


Meanwhile, at the "Retreat Cabin", we're enjoying the fresh vegetables from the Victory Garden and life in general.  


GOD IS GOOD....ALL THE TIME!!!


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


Air Mobile Joe



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Joe