A couple of weeks ago our team met in the Philippines to discus the future direction of our flight program. Brian was able to attend a couple of the meetings via Skype and it was a very profitable time. One of the things on the agenda was to assign and define job descriptions for all of us now that we have three functioning flight programs and personnel to run them.
From these meetings and meetings held last summer, it was decided that we will take on a couple of major administrative roles in addition to our current pilot/mechanic responsibilities. Brian is going to be the Chief Pilot for the Philippines and the Program Manager for the Philippines. These changes will happen over the next several months as our friends and co-workers, the Barkmans, hand over their responsibilities before they step into a new and strategic role at the NTMA headquarters in Arizona.
As Chief Pilot, Brian is going to be concerned with the safety of our flight programs as it relates to flight operations and pilots. As the Program Manager Brian will be responsible to oversee and plan for the business side of our operations. These added responsibilities mean a lot more travel than we were doing before. We will likely travel to every region within the Philippines a couple of times each year and also to the States at least once a year. Without such an amazing team behind us, both on the field and here in the States, we would never attempt something as daunting as this. As a team, we are all taking on a lot more responsibility a lot sooner in our “careers” than we ever imagined.
Please pray for us as a family and as a team in the Philippines as we adjust to carrying these responsibilities. Also, pray that we will be able to raise enough support during this home assignment to cover our increased ministry expenses. If you would like more information about how you can be a part of our ministry through praying, giving financially or encouragement please contact us and we’ll send you some information.