Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Hour That Changes The World

The last post touched on our being commissioned by North Park Community Church. That Sunday evening we had a chance to share about MAF's work in Chad and our involvement in it. Periodically North Park has these missions evenings called "The Hour That Changes The World". I wanted anyone who missed Sunday night to have the chance to see and hear the presentation at your leisure.

Incase you think it might be boring, there is some fun video of flying in there, a couple of jokes and a few things you probably didn't know about Chad.

Part 1

Monday, May 28, 2012

Thank you North Park

This weekend we were honoured and blessed to be sent off so warmly by North Park Community Church, our home church in London, Ontario. This is a church that knows how to get behind a person, a couple, a family and a work in a way that encourages and empowers us to be a healthy and effective extension of the larger body. As we depart for language training and then Chad, we know we will be prayed for, cared for and simply...remembered.

We look forward to nurturing our connection with the body at North Park for we realize that we are, for many of you who remain at home, an avenue through which you can pour your blessing into the suffering and injustice in Chad. We will endeavour to keep that avenue open and uncluttered and look forward to sharing the results of your partnership.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Bert joins Chad's fleet

This picture was taken this morning when the paint on the 182's tail letters was still tacky.
I just received this photo from Kalvin, the other pilot in N'Djamena. Pictures like this get me excited to get to Chad to start using the tools of mission aviation as we serve God's servants.

On the left is the the Cessna Caravan (TT-BER) that has been the backbone of the Chad program for the last several years. On the right is the brand new Cessna 182 Diesel with it's new Chadian registration: TT-BRT. I think Bert should do for a name.

Although it is relatively small compared to it's hangar mate (4 seats as opposed to 14), the 182's key feature is the diesel engine which burns Jet fuel rather than AvGas. AvGas has become increasingly expensive and in some places, impossible to acquire. I heard that in Congo the price for AvGas had reached $16/gallon. For us Canadians that is about $4/liter.