May 12, 2007 Saturday 9:43pm (I-95 Northbound from Miami) Report submitted by Joe Hurston -
PRAISE GOD! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Heading home after a successful mission. Water purifiers have been repaired and deployed. There was one orphanage that we visited today that I must tell you about, but not tonight. There was one little girl that just melted my heart.
Dennis (the faithful "water mule" and I are winging Northbound on I-95 heading for home. It's been a tough couple of days (swarms of mosquitoes, pools of sweat, horrible traffic, difficult Customs officials) but.... rewarding beyond words. In the next day or so, after cleaning up and a good nights sleep, I'll put together a cool photo essay of just one orphanage deployment. I hope it blesses you. So for now, this concludes the "running journal" report of this Haiti mission. Be looking for the in-depth deployment report soon.
THANK YOU for your prayer, love and support. You are such a vital team member. Remember, we're always looking for "water mules" for Jesus.
Joe Hurston (Alias "Air Mobile Joe")
May 11, 2007 Friday 8:42am, Haiti - Report submitted by Joe Hurston - NOTE: Be sure to continue reading down to see how this cool mission has been unfolding!
PRAISE GOD! A quick update from yesterday (May 10, 2007) - after nearly 5 hours of patient waiting and prayer, the water purifiers were released from Customs (Douane)! THANKS FOR YOUR PRAYER!! Now, we can get to work on tune-ups and deployments.
With parts and supplies, Dennis and I have been able to get 6 purifiers back up into service. It's very encouraging to see how well the units are performing. Most of our work has been simply changing filters and simple tune-ups. The Haitian recipients are handling the units well and we're encountering only minor needs in the area of added training. To date, we have been able to deliver 206 purifiers into Haiti! Wow, that's producing a lot of clean water all over the country.
Again, none of this would be possible without the help of generous supporters and friends!! We're on our way to the capital now, so I have to run. Will write more when the opportunity presents itself. THANKS AGAIN!!
May 10, 2007 - Thursday 7:08am - Haiti - Report submitted by Joe Hurston - Air Mobile
Here's a quick update from "the field". We landed at Port-Au-Prince International (Wednesday, May 09, 2007). Customs (Douane) seized all but 2 of the water purifiers. We have been through this before. This is working for the good because this time, we're going to work very hard to get firm documentation that will allow future shipments to pass quickly and FREELY! This is not an easy thing to do, but we believe that the Lord is on our side. We meet this morning with the head of Customs at 10:00am. PLEASE PRAY!
Other than that all is going well. Haiti was actually a bit cool upon landing (76 degrees). The political climate is calm for the moment and for that we're thankful.
When we arrived in the village later than usual due to our hours of discussions with customs, we had a good number of purifiers that need "tune-ups". The problem is, customs has all our tools and extra parts. Still we managed to get one unit up and going. After starting our day at 2:30am, by 10:00pm, Dennis and I were beat. Long day!
This morning Dennis got up and set up a badminton set for the kids in the village. He's like a big kid himself. Well, it's time to grab a bite to eat and head to town and work out something with Customs. Again, please remember to pray for us.
Continue reading on down to see how this mission is coming together. Gotta run!
Air Mobile Joe
AIR MOBILE TEAM HEADING SOUTH.....
May 9, 2007 - Wednesday 4:14am (Eastern Time) - Heading South on I-95 - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe
Well, the Air Mobile Team is headed south (not in the metaphorical sense)- we're on another mission for God! Soon we'll be in the Caribbean bringing clean water to those in need. It's a little after 4:00am and our faithful "water mule", Dennis is the captain of this truck. Next stop, Miami.
By noon today, we'll be "in the field" and on the mission. This sure is exciting to be used by the Lord in this way. It's also very cool to have a "wireless" card in my computer so that I can send little "snippet" reports while enroute. Any prospective "water mules" can get a sense of the "mission" by following the blog.
We've been up since 2:30am and will not likely sleep until late this evening. The political situation where we're going has been relatively calm for the last 2 weeks. We're very thankful. Please remember us in your prayer as you go throughout the day.
The generator in our village recently died. Barbara Walker, our intrepid Caribbean Team member has been patching current together with a series of back-up to the back-up generators, along with a series of batteries and an inverter. There has not been regular electricity from the government for over 2 weeks. We're hoping to have enough current to get the purifiers that need service up and going. If you'd like to contribute to the generator fund, I can tell you, it's a very good investment.
I'd better wrap up this for now. God Bless and THANKS FOR TUNING IN TO "AIR MOBILE JOE'S EDITORIAL. Please continue reading down to see how this mission has gotten to this point.
AIR MOBILE HEADING BACK TO HAITI VERY, VERY SOON WITH CLEAN WATER!!
May 8, 2007 - Tuesday 10:42am (Eastern Time) - Titusville, FL - Report submitted by Joe Hurston - President - Air Mobile (Be sure to continue reading down for the unfolding story including the "Bill Gates Global Health Award")
Soon and very soon my good friend and "water mule" (a water mule is one who helps transport water)" Dennis West will be heading back to Haiti. This time, we'll bring in 12 Water Purifiers. You know, I was thinking about what these 12 units will do. As you may know, to date, we have brought in 192 purifiers to Haiti (THANKS TO THE HARRIS ROSEN FOUNDATION & FRIENDS LIKE YOU!!). Those units are producing a lot of clean water all over the country. They are in schools, orphanages, clinics, hospitals and with various other relief organizations. There is no question in my mind that these units have, are and will save lives!! That is so cool!!
By the way, as I write this report, the water purifiers are being built as I type. I truly appreciate our excellent staff that work so hard to help bring clean water around the world!
Now, EACH one of these 12 units that we're bringing in will produce between 20-24 gallons of VERY CLEAN water every hour. That equates to 240 - 280 gallons every hour that the 12 units are operating. After extensive study and experience world-wide, it is believed that if a person receives approximately 2 liters of clean drinking water per day (approximately 1/2 gallon) their health will dramatically improve!! That means that this mission will bring clean water to about 500 people per hour for every hour that the 12 units operate!!
These units are already assigned. Barbara Walker, our Air Mobile Haiti coordinator (Barbara works with us world-wide) has already found homes for these units. As I write this to you, it continually dawns on me, just how close to the heart of Jesus this project is! Our Lord speaks so highly of our bringing water to thirsty and desperate people in His name. This is such a clear mandate in the Gospel. In Matthew 25, Jesus says again, "that if we give a cup of water to the least of these (those that are desperate), it's the same as giving it to Him"! Wow, what a mission.
Of course, Dennis and I along with our Haitian staff will be repairing and overhauling any units that need work. It's very important that we keep these units working. They have truly proven to be "LIFE SAVING DEVICES".
Please remember to pray for Dennis and I and our Haiti team as we embark on another "Mission for Jesus"! We're always looking for good "Water mules"! Want to come?? Just e-mail me at: email@example.com and let me know. I'll try to jot a quick update from Haiti. Love you all and THANKS again for your prayer and support!!
Jot us a note sometime. God Bless!!
Until next update:
Air Mobile Joe
PS - CONTINUE READING DOWN "FOR THE REST OF THE STORIES!!"