Flying Fabric Not to be confused with magic carpets. The bare tube frame with a fresh coat of epoxy primer. 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 … Continue reading October Newsletter
Did you know Americans spend more on Halloween costumes for their pets than Christians spend on reaching unreached people groups?
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 … Continue reading Prayer Journal | New House, New Friends, Good Advice
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.
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 … Continue reading Defective Crayons and A Change of Plans
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 … Continue reading Wrapping Up Step 1 and Getting Ready for Step 2
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, … Continue reading Preparing People and Planes for Worldwide Missionary Service: The History of MMS Aviation
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 … Continue reading We’re Delivering Jesus to the Isolated & Unreached – Join Us!
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 … Continue reading Mission Flights International DC-3T
The brilliance of God taking sinners and turning their lives around is that it makes a very compelling story. The best stories are not ones where the hero makes all the right choices, faces no hardships, and easily fulfills his calling.