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December 2019 Newsletter

I have never felt more stupid than I did in the first six months of my apprenticeship. There’s so much I don’t know! But I know this is where God wants us and it’s a thrill to be involved in His plan to reach the world.

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October Newsletter

Flying Fabric Not to be confused with magic carpets. Right now I’m helping to rebuild a 4 seat Bearhawk that’s owned by an Indiana farmer. He keeps the plane in Haiti where it’s used to support an orphanage. Life in a hot tropical climate is hard on an airplane (corrosion runs rampant in moist, salty environments) so […]

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Video: Did You Know…

Did you know Americans spend more on Halloween costumes for their pets than Christians spend on reaching unreached people groups?

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Prayer Journal | New House, New Friends, Good Advice

So instead of writing whatever I feel like at the moment – which usually means I forget to write about important things that happen and instead blog about stupid things – I am assigning myself a theme about which to write every week. I picked four subjects or so that should be updated on a […]

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Fixing Airplanes

Hangar Highlights | Shipping A Cessna to Uganda!

It’s a little more challenging than packing up a shirt you sold on eBay, that’s for sure. It’s crossing the ocean while sitting on the deck of an ocean liner so it will be exposed to hot temperatures, humid conditions, and quite a bit of jostling.

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Defective Crayons and A Change of Plans

Above: These circles are made up of differently colored spots and are one method used to diagnose colorblindness. “Normal” people can see numbers in all the circles while I can see the numbers in just one, or maybe two if I squint and guess. I guess you could say the problem started back when I […]

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Family Flyby

Wrapping Up Step 1 and Getting Ready for Step 2

I’ve been meaning to write a witty blog post for some time now but whenever a free moment arises I either find a newborn baby in my arms or my eyelids close involuntarily and when I jerk awake and can’t figure out if ten minutes passed by or two days. We’re happy to have little […]

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Fixing Airplanes

Preparing People and Planes for Worldwide Missionary Service: The History of MMS Aviation

Note: A large majority of this post was copied directly from MMS Aviation’s “Friend Raising Handbook.” Nowadays it seems most people want to be lawyers, politicians, engineers, or (insert any other white collar job). There’s nothing wrong with that except the world also needs mechanics, plumbers, and construction workers. A civilization needs infrastructure (roads, bridges, […]

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Family Flyby

We’re Delivering Jesus to the Isolated & Unreached – Join Us!

Here’s the Video Version Here’s the Written Version The Big Idea Let’s reach the isolated and unreached with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. Janice and I both have felt a call to the mission field since we were grade school students reading books about missionaries who followed God’s direction into impossible situations and […]

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Mission Flights International DC-3T

One of the coolest airplanes around, arguably, is the Piper PA-14 (a descendant of the Piper Cub) because Nate Saint flew one. But after that is the DC-3. Introduced in 1935 as the DST (Douglas Sleeper Cruiser), the platform quickly pioneered air travel because it could travel further and faster than other airliners at the […]