I don’t like writing updates like this. I like the updates where we get to tell you about the translation that’s happening in one of our villages or how a certain people group is hearing the Gospel for the very first time! Those things are fun to write about because that’s why we are here…and […]
We returned to the Philippines on New Year’s Eve after being away from our regular ministry for a year of training. That was just three very short months ago. We have been getting things ready for the arrival of the new helicopter. This has been more challenging than we thought. Of the 90 days that […]
Today marks the one year anniversary of when Brian started his helicopter training in Arizona. We left the Philippines for a short, 4-month home assignment in March of 2014, and it has felt a lot like the 3-hour tour that Gilligan and friends left on! It has not been what we expected, but it has been […]
Brian and the guys in the shop have begun the rebuild on the helicopter we’re going to use to start the program in the Philippines.
Just days after returning from the helicopter trip, Brian jumped into training again and started working toward his helicopter flight instructor certificate. He has held an airplane instructor certificate for most of his flying career but needed to add helicopters to the license. It was a very challenging course full of role-playing. The concept is quite simple. As an instructor […]
Brian was able to give rides to 143 passengers on a recent trip to California. Thanks to all who came out to connect with what God is doing in the Philippines through this little helicopter.
He passed! Today was the day of Brian’s final test to get his commercial helicopter pilot’s license and he passed! This is a huge deal and a huge relief and we wanted to take a minute to say thank you to all of you who were praying. Your prayers were abundantly evident today as Brian […]
It’s hard to believe that February is already here! Things have been moving along here in Arizona quite quickly and Brian has his check ride (final test) for his commercial helicopter license THIS week! The check ride will be this Thursday so we would really appreciate your prayers for Brian that he would remember everything […]
Maycie’s homeschooling has been really fun and it’s so exciting to see her learn new things and grow. While we haven’t been doing much formal schooling for Dylan, he sits in on a lot of Maycie’s school and I am just blown away at how much he gets from it. What is even more amazing […]
Brian is preparing to return to the Philippines, alone. In September we will fill in for our pilot, Josh, and his wife, Candy, who are returning to the States until January. This is a fairly complicated task to coordinate with the rest of our leadership responsibilities. The best way we could come up with to make it work is for Brian to take a 25-day trip back to the Philippines