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Uncle David’s 2nd Quarter Frontlines Report

When I was 25 years old, I was called by the General Conference to go to three places and one of those places was Chiapas, Mexico. We got into the airplane with two daughters and landed close to the Clinic and School of “Bella Vista”.

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Uncle David’s 1st Quarter Frontlines Report

Greetings from Bolivia, South America. About 3 weeks ago, as I was on my way north for a speaking appointment in the U.S., I stopped in Brazil and Guyana to spend time with the team there and then planed on going on to Puerto Rico, Miami and Tennessee.

Along the way I heard that due to the virus that borders were closing and I decided to contact the people I had appointments with and they said “We believe that this may be a long term situation, and are praying about it. Please can we move these meetings to a later time?”

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Uncle David’s 4th Quarter Frontlines Report

“The country is going to close down here in Bolivia,” said my son-in-law Richard over the phone. “Since there were irregularities in the voter reporting system, the citizens are going to blockade all roads nationwide until another election is held.”

“You’d better get enough food for the workers to last a while,” I replied “as well as gasoline and diesel in case the electricity shuts down.”

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Uncle David’s 2nd Quarter Frontlines Report

After wrestling with God until about 2 am, at age 18, I finally made my commitment to completely surrender my life to Him and gave Him total control. My focus changed from preparing to make money to preparing for the mission field.

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Uncle David’s 1st Quarter Frontlines Report

Soon after I recorded “Even at the Doors,” I received a phone call from a dear friend with some kind advice, “David be careful. I am afraid you will be left on an iceberg all by yourself and that could hurt your ministry.”

I thanked him very much for his kind call, but assured him that I have been there before, and if you are doing what God wants you to do, it has never hurt our ministry when called to stand alone. Obeying God might lead to distress and suffering, but always results in a blessing. Even martyrdom is used by God as a blessing to save others. Their blood was seed for other conversions.

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Uncle David’s 4th Quarter Frontlines Report

Four weeks ago, I added full power on our Cessna 340 mission plane and waited for the turbos to kick in. The engines reached full turbocharged speed and we headed down the runway. About half way down the runway, the plane rotated as I lifted the nose gear.

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Uncle David’s 2nd Quarter Frontlines Report

Uncle David’s Message The Most Difficult Trip “What is happening to South America?” I asked myself as I planned my trip North from Bolivia, across Brazil to Guyana and on into the US. After 22 years of flying these regular routes, all the variables are changing. One country will no longer allow humanitarian planes to…

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Uncle David’s 1st Quarter Frontlines Report

“Look at all those people camped out on the lawn in front of the bus station,” I exclaimed as we drove through the small city of Boa Vista in northwest Brazil.
“Those are all Venezuelans who have fled their home country,” said Daniel, one of our Venezuelan pilots. “They left with nothing and with no money to travel. They can’t get further than the bus station.”

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