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In My Opinion

Tools of the Trade

Snap-on wrenches are high paid lawyers flying around in helicopters. Pittsburgh wrenches, on the other hand, are like relatives who watch a lot of lawyer shows and actually do a decent job if you only deal with the occasional traffic citation.

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Newsletters

April 2020 Newsletter

MMS Aviation has also been closed until May 1 since it’s considered a non-essential business under the Ohio governor’s stay-at-home-order. This means that, because I’m married to an industrious woman, I’m getting all kinds of stuff done around the house.

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Family Flyby

God, the Travel Agent

I didn’t expect this to happen. In April I’m headed to Zambia on a Rapid Response trip (you would’ve known this if you had read our newsletter… here). What’s a Rapid Response trip? Typically MMS repairs aircraft in their hangar in Ohio. Shipping or ferrying airplanes to Ohio from exotic locations around the world can […]

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Newsletters

February 2020 Newsletter

God’s Multiplying Force The owner of the Bearhawk airplane that I’ve been working on is a popcorn farmer in Indiana. Several months out of the year he spends in Haiti flying planes in support of a rural orphanage. Recently while he was serving in Haiti he began losing vision in the lower portion of his […]

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Videos

Airplanes: A Missionary’s Best Friend

Available Usage: Free to use and modify in any way for missionary purposes. For example: A blog address and family picture may be added at the end for support raising purposes. How to download this video in its original quality: Step 1. Click on “Share” in the upper right hand corner. Step 2. Click on […]

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Prayer Journal

Prayer Journal | Zambia, Elliot’s Melon, Family Priorities, Etc

I know people of faith pray more because living by faith requires God’s constant intercession. So does living stupidly.

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In My Opinion

You Can’t Outrun A Game Camera

Halfway through my shower I was lathered head to toe in cheap body wash when the shower abruptly stopped. The water supply had run out! Matt must have forgotten to hook up the water. I was standing there wide eyed and shivering. What now?

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Newsletters

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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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 […]