April Showers

As I write this it is absolutely pouring outside which is quite loud on the tin roof which covers our back porch. Rain is a blessing in African culture and we hope the blessings of Christ have been pouring into each of your lives.

We have a lot to be thankful for. In the AIM AIR Radio Base our chain of inspections has finally completed. The last to come were three gentlemen from the US Transportation Safety Administration which is part of the Department of Homeland Security. We thank God for the opportunity to witness for Christ by explaining to each of those that visit us the reason for AIM AIR’s existence. That reason is to further the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

In the midst of being inspected and settling into our downsized life we have been trying to keep on with the work the Lord has given us to do. Melinda is working on personnel issues including helping people understand the new tightening immigration requirements for Kenya. She will travel to Tanzania this month for a gathering of the Africa Inland Mission’s personnel officers.

I have been plowing through paperwork, inventory, and starting to attempt to get a handle on proposed improvements to the avionics equipment in our Cessna Caravan fleet. Joe and I have worked to keep AIM AIR’s aircraft healthy as well as a few other aircraft. We have planned for Joe to travel to Liberia to help Samaritan’s Purse with some required avionics tests on their aircraft stationed there in early May. However, we are keeping our eye on the Ebola virus situation and would covet your prayers for those who have been affected. Pray that we would make the right decision about Joe traveling there.

Our daughter Natalie will graduate from Houghton College on May 10th. Melinda and I are flying into Buffalo, NY on the 7th where Natalie will meet us. After her graduation we will help her move her life to Franklin, PA and visit family there. Then it is on to Ft. Wayne to see Olivia and Christine and our Indiana family members. We will fly out of Ft. Wayne on June 5th and return to Nairobi on the 6th.

We would appreciate your prayers for traveling mercies. The rain is slowing now but I believe God’s blessings our still flowing. In our lives a lot of God’s blessings have been through you. We are eternally grateful.

Steve and Melinda

Steve dotting the "i"s and crossing the "T"s for another inspection.

Steve dotting the “i”s and crossing the “T”s for another inspection.

 

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