I don’t mean literally off the ground, unfortunately. It will be several years before I begin pilot training (if the Lord wills). But we do have several supporters who signed up for monthly commitments! This is huge to us and we are so humbled and grateful to those who made the commitment official.
We now have $350 a month in pledged support. This is, admittedly, still pretty far from our goal of $5,260 (see how our budget will look like by clicking here or learn more about supporting us by clicking here) and at times I just sigh and shake my head because I’m not sure how to do this. It’s a mountain, that’s for sure. Strangely enough, the sermon at church this morning was about not trying to get things done on our own steam. Of course, God also expects us to try out best, use our brains, and show some initiative. How do you balance completely relying on God while giving it all you got? I don’t know. I guess that’s where wisdom comes in. Also, the cliche: “Do your best and let God do the rest.”
A quick note: If you wish to support us, remember that a simple verbal commitment doesn’t actually help us move to Coshocton, Ohio. Your support has to be recorded at the MMS Aviation office to count towards our quota.
Other than that, not much has happened since the last blog.
I was trying to come up with creative ways to write about buying toilet paper, paying electric bills, or shoveling snow off of the sidewalk, but I came up short.
The van did start making terrible noises and I bought some parts to fix it. Maybe I’ll have some material to write about once I fix the van. Maybe I’ll try to fix it with just toothpicks and gum so I have something impressive to blog about.
I can’t wait to actually get to the mission field so I have interesting things to write home about. Maybe I’ll regret wishing that. I don’t know.
On a side note, check out the Joshua Project. It’s a great resource keeping track of unreached people groups around the world. It’s a great way to become aware of the progression of the Great Commission.
My name's Josh and I'm married to my beautiful wife Janice. Our daughter's name is Adilene and our son's is Elliot. I'm going through a pilot / mechanic apprenticeship with MMS Aviation so we can help deliver the Gospel to isolated people groups through aviation.