What has Air Mobile been up to??
Just arrived in Bangkok. Fly to northern part of Thailand later today. There is bad flooding in 46 of Thailand's 72 provinces. The timing of Air Mobile's arrival affords an opportunity to help in this crisis. We thank God for giving us the privilege to serve in this capacity.
I would like to welcome you to a new forum for the Air Mobile audience. For a long time, I've been thinking of a way to catch you up both when Air Mobile's on the move on a mission and time's when we're back in the U.S. handling the day to day activities of the ministry. I may refer you to a current Mission Report or just comment on the day's news on this "Editorial Page". A bit later, I will add a link to this site for "LIVE" Running Journal of this Thailand Mission. We believe that our Lord is going to do great things here.
As always, the most important thing we need is prayer! As you read this, please take a moment and lift us up as we GO into all the world and bring the Good News of Jesus! I never cease to marvel at the perfect "timing" of the Lord. When this trip was scheduled, we had no way of knowing that we would arrive into the country during some the worst flooding in recent memory. We only want to be used by the Lord to reach others with His love!
It just so happens that Air Mobile is "On the Move" and now in Thailand and will be working in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos over the next 2 weeks. But, I'd like to fill you in on what we've been up to lately. The last full ministry report we brought to you, apart from the publishing of our new book, "Run to the Roar" was from Indonesia. Our Indonesian mission was a great success (you can read a full Indonesia Report on the Air Mobile homepage).
Well, we've been back to Haiti 2 times since the Indonesia Mission in late June / early July. We've had very successful missions and have delivered and set up nearly 180 Vortex Voyagers all throughout Haiti (we delivered 32 units on the last 2 missions). What a wonderful demonstration of the love of the Lord. Clean water goes a long way toward showing the love of the Lord. The reason we haven't written about Haiti is for security reasons. You may ask, SECURITY REASONS, just what do you mean, Joe?
You may recall the February 2006 Haiti report, we were attacked, robbed, beaten and there was an attempted kidnapping on us. Since then, we've been very low key about our Haiti missions. Mainly because, we want to get in and get out safely and accomplish our mission. For that reason, we don't say much about what we're doing in Haiti. We don't want to tip the "Bad Guys" off about what we're doing. The most important measure is the protecting hand of the Lord! Please note - after the February attack in Haiti, we were BACK in Haiti less than 4 weeks later. We have not let that attack deter us from our mission. That's the reason, I mentioned right at the beginning of this report that WE NEED PRAYER! Your prayer is so important to us!
Enough time has passed and we have certain measures into place that increases our security. Therefore, I can share a bit about what we've been up to in Haiti. Praise God for His protection and wisdom.
In just a few hours we'll be meeting with several ministries before we depart for Chiang Rai (pronounced Shang Rye) in the north. There we will meet with another medical ministry. Will give more details after getting to Chiang Rai and finding an internet conncection. This report will bounce between an update on recent missions as well as our current mission to Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Check in from time to time for exciting, "live" udpates. Again, WELCOME ABOARD! Going to bed now after a very, very long day. God Bless!
President - Air Mobile