Indonesia Flooding Update -
1 Year Anniversary of the Haiti Attack - and The Roar Tour Rolls On
March 7, 2007 Wednesday 1:13PM (Eastern Time U.S.) Cocoa, FL - Report submitted by Joe Hurston (Air Mobile Joe)
We at Air Mobile Ministries continue to monitor the terrible flooding in Jakarta, Indonesia. After reaching a peak of 450,000 evacuations due to the worst flooding in recent memory, the people are returning home to devastation and disease. The hospitals are overflowing with water-borne disease. A recent report stated that nearly 200,000 are ill due to water-borne diseases! We continue to follow the events that are unfolding and are praying about ways that we can help. We are in touch with several ministries in Indonesia that have Vortex Voyagers and we're supporting their efforts with technical support.
In the meantime, we are heading back to Haiti. As is our method, we do not publish our exact travel dates to Haiti. The reason is strictly for security purposes. It was one year ago (February 13, 2006) that our Air Mobile Team was brutally attacked, robbed and by God's Amazing Grace, escaped being kidnapped. Rampant gang violence continues to plague the country. Relief workers and missionaries are prime targets of gang type attacks.
If you would like to read the actual e-mail that I sent to my dear wife, Cindy immediately after the attack - Go to: http://febhaititrip.blogspot.com/. The story of God's amazing power to deliver and His protection are so evident in the detailed accounts that I sent to Cindy and my daughter, Cherie.
After the brutal attack in Haiti, we continued on with our mission and accomplished our goals of bringing clean water and "The Living Water" of the Gospel of Jesus to suffering and desperate people in Haiti. After returning from Haiti to the U.S. we were back in Haiti continuing our work within the month. Many people asked me why I returned after such a brutal attack. My answer was simple - we experienced God's miraculous delivering power first-hand (again!!). Jesus never promised us a "Rose Garden", but He does promise to always be with us and never leave us nor forsake us. Our mission is to preach the Gospel and bring help to the suffering.
Please remember us in your prayer as we travel back to Haiti. Your prayers do so much for us.
THE ROAR TOUR ROARS ON! On Saturday morning (Feburary 17, 2007), I had the incredible experience to speak in a church in Apopka, FL. My good friend, fellow pilot and film maker, Doug Rodante, who has traveled the world with Air Mobile, graciously arranged for me to speak at Sabbath Grace Fellowship (SGF) pastored by Terry Pooler. What a precious people! After service, Pastor Pooler and I discussed the possibility of my returning and sharing "The Rest of the Story"!! Really look forward to being with the folks at SGF again!!
On Saturday, February 24, 2007, I spoke at a Men's Breakfast at the Great Outdoors Church here in Titusville. My good friend, David Murton arranged this meeting. What a wonderful group of men. We had a great time.
The following Saturday, March 3, 2007, I'll be speaking at the Christmas Church of God in Chrismas, FL. Our dear friends, Dennis and Barbara West arranged for this meeting. It will be good to be with Pastor Steve Lee again.
I just spoke with Pastor Terry Pooler of the Sabbath Grace Fellowship (remember, I was just there on February 17th). Pastor Pooler asked me to return on March 17, 2007 for "THE REST OF THE STORY". It will be such a joy to return to sweet fellowship and lift up the Name of Jesus!
Be sure to pick a copy of the April issue of Charisma Magazine. There will be an article written about Air Mobile Ministries and our book, "Run to the Roar".
As always, feel free to contact us anytime if you have any questions or would like us to come and speak to your group. God Bless and thanks again for visiting Air Mobile Joe's Editorial.
President - Air Mobile Ministries
PS - CONTINUE READING DOWN FOR THE EVENTS THAT HAVE LEAD US TO THIS POINT....