Just back from Haiti! Successful Mission! and....HEADING BACK SOON!! - AIR MOBILE IS FOLLOWING THE TSUNAMI IN THE PACIFIC - STANDING BY....
April 3, 2007 - Tuesday 5:32AM - In the Caribbean - Report submitted by Joe Hurston - President - Air Mobile Ministries
I'm leading an Air Mobile team at this time and writing from the "field". We are following the huge earthquake (8.0) that struck near the Solomon Islands yesterday. As developments unfold, Air Mobile Ministries will see if we can help. Stay tuned. Meanwhile........
Welcome to Air Mobile Joe's Editorial. Recently returned from Haiti and here's a quick update. The main thrust of this last Air Mobile mission was to repair broken water purifiers. To date, we've had the wonderful privilege to place 180+ water purifiers in Haiti. That produces a lot of clean water. But like anything, things BREAK. It was vital that we get these purifiers up and working! My good friend Dennis West joined me on this important mission.
By the way, most of these 180+ units have been funded by The Harris Rosen Foundation. Harris Rosen has a heart to help the Haitian people. We praise God for Harris and his great compassion! He has inspired many others to join together with us on this noble mission.
We landed in Haiti Sunday, March 4, 2007. Barbara Walker picked us up and brought us straight to her "Village". There, among many precious children, were 26 broken or worn water purifiers. Barbara's village is the depot for all of the inoperative water purifiers that we have brought in to date. We began working on them immediately. We worked until late Sunday evening.
On Monday morning at sunrise, Dennis and I were at it, unit by unit, we repaired them. We worked well into the evening. On Tuesday morning, back up early and put the final touches on 22 of the 26 units. We just ran out of parts.
This mission was very specific and fast moving. In a couple of weeks, we'll return with more purifiers and the parts to get the other 4 units up and working.
Now, one may ask, what does that have to do with preaching the Gospel of Jesus? Everything! Jesus said that if we give a cup of water in His name, we give it to Him. Wow. What a blessed way to be used by our Lord.
Did you know that the number one cause of sickness world-wide is WATER-BORNE disease. When we clean up the water, we do a lot. That's the reason Air Mobile travels the world and endeavors to bring clean water to thirsty and sick people. We have a big job. It's really great to see the health of whole villages dramatically improve with the introduction of clean water. This act of kindness opens so many doors to tell people about Jesus and His love!
On Tuesday morning, March 6th, we packed our bags and the defective parts. However, we had to take a final shot of a couple of the kids in Barb's village. We then headed to an orphanage with 54 children and deployed a water purifier. Then we went right through the exact same area that we were attacked a year ago. We drove through some pretty intense areas and I must admit our prayers ratcheted up a bit. We then went to another very large orphanage with over 100 children. The Director of the orphanage was so excited about the purifier. He's responsible for a number of other orphanages and wants more for the other facilities. We then headed to the airport and flew back to Miami.
I just wanted to give a quick snap-shot of a cool mission to a dangerous and desperate country. As you know, know, we don't publish our travel itinerary to Haiti for Security reasons. The bad guys read blogs and reports. We don't want to give them advance warning of our coming. In that way, we get in and get out quickly and safely. The Lord gives us wisdom and His protection! PLEASE PRAY for us as we are heading back to Haiti in the very, very near future!!
The "Roar Tour" continues. Saturday morning (March 17, 2007) I was back at Sabbath Grace Fellowship in Apopka, Florida, pastored by Terry Pooler. It was great being with this wonderful church again. I was able to deliver "The Rest of the Story" of Run to the Roar. Dennis West joined me on this mission. I also ran into my dear friend Barry Millet. Barry lives in Texas, but happened to be just a few miles from Sabbath Grace and joined us for service.
I just received a couple of free tickets on Southwest Airlines from my dear friends and fellow partners in the mission, Brian and Michelle Ridgeway. Those tickets will be used to send me out on the "Tour". I'll let you know where we'll be next.
Do you remember the devastating tornadoes that hit Central Florida last month? I wrote about Scott Bush, the brother with the motorcycle ministry. Scott contacted me the day of the tornadoes and asked to borrow a Vortex Voyager water purifier to bring to the disaster area. Well he did. By the time he got there, there was plenty of water, so the Voyager was not deployed. Praise God it was there if they had needed it.
Well, Scott came up with this creative idea for presenting the Gospel of Jesus at Bike Week in Daytona. He got this big fish tank, with fish and all and pumped water through the purifier and passed out free water. He put a big sign asking, "WOULD YOU DRINK THIS WATER?"
It was a great hit. He put neat Gospel Messages behind the fish tank, so that when folks took a closer look, they got the Gospel. Bravo to Scott for his God-given ingenuity and his heart for souls and also his quick responsiveness to those in need. By the way, his ministry is purchasing a Vortex Voyager so that they will have one on hand for deployment in a moment's notice.
Don't forget to get the May Issue of Charisma Magazine. There will be an article on Air Mobile Ministries. By the way, when you support Air Mobile, you save lives and souls! We truly appreciate your love and support. Better run for now. God Bless and thanks for catching "Air Mobile Joe's Editorial. God Bless!!
President - Air Mobile Ministries
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