Flying in the Face of the Storm

Taking the gospel the furthest corners of Guyana through the use of a small airplane

New Bible Worker for Georgetown

We’re starting a new chapter in our bible worker program… Up until now, most of our bible work has been focused on the interior regions.  But we feel that we also need to reach the populous areas of Georgetown as well.  There are many hurting and lonely people who live in the capitol city.  Our plan is to bring on board Mr. Lindee as a trained bible worker, and begin working to plant  a new church here in the capitol city.  If you would like to support this vision, please let us know.

700 Lbs. of Steel

This last week my wife sent out a message to pray for me… Here is a picture of the metal that was loaded into my airplane.  It doesn’t look to be that much but believe it or not what you see in this picture is about 700 lbs.  These 2″x2″ hollow section tubes will be utilized in a hybrid building design that uses steel and concrete block.  Eventually we’re looking into getting a welder and welding our own one-day-style church structures.  We need quick to assemble buildings for a number of different projects and we’re exploring every angle.

New Construction Worker

I am amazed at how God brings the right people at just the right time…  Right as we were looking around for an experienced construction worker to help finish the project at Paramakatoi, I received a phone call from Dustin Grinn who introduced himself and offered to help out.  He just called me on a phone patch asking for 80 more bags of cement!  The fun begins!

Flying in the Face of the Storm

It was a very long day… I had been up at 3:50am so that I could do a “double” trip into Paruima.  It had been a scorcher of a day, and to add insult to injury, my rear seat had given me no end of grief when I tried to reinstall it after the first trip.  But by 3:30pm I was hurriedly offloading my second load so I could beat the sun to the horizon.  The end of my day was mercifully in sight.  That is… until someone informed me that there was a medivac waiting for me 15 minutes over the mountain in Kaikan village.  What do you do?  I knew that I wouldn’t make the sunset deadline, but I also knew that the lady in Kaikan really needed medical attention.  So immediately after I launched from Paruima, I called my wife on the airplane’s HF radio and asked her to call Timehri Control Tower and request permission to land up to 15 minutes after sunset.  Five minutes later my wife called back, and said that I had up to 15 minutes from sunset.   This was the first Even with this grace period, I knew that it would still be close.

On the flight from Kaikan Village back to Georgetown, I kept the throttle pushed in and was constantly checking my GPS to make sure that I would arrive in time.  About half way back I noticed in the distance that there was a storm looming directly in my flight path.  Usually storms aren’t a major deal, but when you’re tight on time, every mile out of track that you have to deviate increases you estimated flight time.  I knew that I wouldn’t have much time to deviate, so I flew straight toward the storm, knowing that if something didn’t happen, I could be in for a real ride!s  About two miles away from the storm I noticed that it appeared to be dissapating.  It literally disolved about 1-2 miles ahead of my aircraft and I flew through the entire area and didn’t get a single drop on my aircraft!  While I was watching this phenomenon happen, a still small voice began repeating the words of hymn #529 “Under his Wings, I am safely abiding”.  Halfway through the storm, the clouds parted to my left revealing a triangle of sunshine and the most brilliant rainbow.

I know it may sound like small coincidences, but I’m convinced that there is an infinite God who cares about little things, and he takes great delight in opening the way before us.  Isn’t that what Proverbs 3:6 promises?  “and He shall direct your path.”

Brooks Family flies to Paruima

DIIC got a new principal this last week…  The Brooks family flew out to Paruima last Thursday, and are preparing to reopen the industrial school this next year.  They have big plans and big hearts for this mission.  Please remember them in your prayers.

Loading a Patient

After flying through the storm… We are met on the ramp with an Ambulance from Georgetown Public Hospital.  They’re loading a small 6 year old boy with a broken femur.  He must have been in terrible pain, because the leg was flopping around in spite of the make shift splint.

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