Saturday, November 27, 2010

Wherefore Art Thou Romeo?

003Wondering what happened to that airplane Jon was working on at JAARS in Waxhaw, NC?  Well, after Jon and the others completed the modifications, the Kodiak aircraft was flown to Moundridge, KS.   A crew from Weaver Aero Int'l then installed a ferry tank and made other preparations for flying it over half-way around the world.


On November 3, it left Kansas to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, the Middle East, and South Asia.  Praise God!  imageOn November 19, the Kodiak arrived safely at the Aiyura Valley airport (near where we live and serve on the Ukarumpa center).  It flew 87 hours between Kansas and Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea.  While it was in Port Moresby, it received its new registration of P2-SIR, and will probably be called “Romeo” henceforth.

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A small crowd was on hand to welcome Romeo to its new home in Aiyura Valley.  They praised God for its safe arrival and dedicated it to the Lord’s work.  Soon, it will be put to work alongside its twin “Bravo”.

We thank God for the opportunity to help prepare this Kodiak for its service in PNG.  Lord willing, we’ll get to see it in action soon!  The aviation department in PNG is seriously short of aircraft maintenance technicians right now, so we’re eager to get back there and continue the work.  Please join us in praying that God would expand our team of partners to cover the last 26% of our monthly financial budget.  Pray also that our house would sell and free us to return without the concerns of caring for a home here in the US.  Thank you so much for your partnership in prayer!

If you’re interested in learning about why the Kodiak is the perfect tool for supporting Bible translation in Papua New Guinea, watch the following video clip.

Kodiak Tour


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