“Crocodiles at my front door!” – Malawi

Photo taken by a friend of mine, pilot Andy Kuret a few days ago.  The devastation is simply enormous. 
I just received this letter from one of our pastors in Malawi.  The devastation after the recent flooding is worse than we could ever thought.  I place his letter just as I received it and didn’t change anything […]

February 5th, 2015|African Weather, Aviation, Health, Natural Disasters|

Charlie 9 this is Foxtrot Romeo …. doing a dive!

“Francisco” …. Andy, our Swiss pilot called with his usual smile.  “What about a flight to see the school and library from the air?”  He laughed as he is one of the few people to know about my fear of flight in very small aircraft.  Please understand that my last flight in a small aircraft […]

June 19th, 2014|Aviation, Highlights, My view, Schools, Womens Ministry|

21st Century: Church-Planting RIP?

What does church planting look like in the 21st century in the African context?  Is the goal to plant more churches or is to plant new kinds of churches?  We already know that church planting isn’t just about numbers – it’s about the deep renewal of the church and the development of new ways of […]

February 11th, 2014|Aviation, Being Church, Bibles, Outreach|

Flying high means getting over the bumps!

No apologies on why my postings has been quiet.  Absolutely none.  Not even the fact that on my way back to the bush I was yet again stopped by Zimbabwean police and fined for the fact that  my vehicle’s fire extinguisher is undersized!  Imagine that … ‘undersized’!  But as you know “This Is Africa” – […]

January 23rd, 2014|Aviation|

Time to update: Part 5 – God at work through Mercy Air

A project that Ron and Barb (founder members – Mercy Air) started came into completion a few days ago.  Thousands of kilometers later and their dream and prayers became a reality.  Hugs and more hugs to Ron and Barb Wayner for making this possible and refusing to give up when things looked dark and impossible. […]

September 30th, 2013|Aviation|

Time to update: Part 4 – Heading home

The Kodiak is on the Mercy Air farm in White River South Africa, home at last! What an amazing journey it has been.  A journey which began more than 8 years ago.  Thank you Lord!  Thank you to each of your who have make the journey possible!  Without everyone of us the adventure would not […]

September 30th, 2013|Aviation|

Time to update: Part 3 – Kodiak arrives in Ghana, Africa

Praise the Lord for answered prayers.  We are so thankful and excited that the Kodiak is only three days from being home in Africa.After 10 hours 20 minutes of flying from Las Palmas, Carnaries they arrived safely in Accra, Ghana today!  Yeah!  They are across the ocean!They will meet Paul Middleton today and John Herbert […]

September 30th, 2013|Aviation|

Time to update: Part 2 – Day number 2 is today!

As the Kodiak departed Bangor Maine Wednesday morning at 9:00 am, we had a brilliant double rainbow.  It was a reminder of when Ron & I were flying the Cessna 180 in 1991 and the Lord gave us the sign of a rainbow over St Johns Newfoundland after flying through the clouds.  That rainbow was […]

September 30th, 2013|Aviation|

Time to update: Part 1 – Aviation Ministry

MERCY AIR KODIAK ON THE WAY TO AFRICAAs you all remember it was March of 2013 when Ron and John Herbert tried to fly the Kodiak to it’s home in Africa.  After spending almost a month, working on the aircraft, doing the annual inspection, getting the extra fuel tanks installed and trying to get them […]

September 30th, 2013|Aviation|

Water pumps ‘drops’ from the air!

The dust on the field and the huge failed crop stares Lucy from Sinjal in the face.  Small drops of sweat forms on her forehead as she tries to pick up a few maize cobs to feed her baby.  “Where will my help come from” and she turns on her Audio Bible and listens to […]

May 20th, 2013|Aviation, Natural Disasters, Outreach, People, Womens Ministry|