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Friday, May 1, 2009

Cake & Ice Cream!

One of the fun hangar traditions at MMS is that we have cake and ice cream to celebrate an apprentice finishing their time of service. The event is also marked by the passing of the Senior Apprentice "baton" or wrench, to the next apprentice to finish the program.

Today we were blessed to celebrate David's completion of service and witnessed the passing of the wrench, and Senior Apprentice title, to Gertjan.

David is originally from Peru, is married to Amy, and they have three children. The most recent is two year old Asher, whom they brought home from Ethiopia last month! David plans to take the written exams for his A&P certificate next week and then take the oral and practical exams May 12th. David and Amy have been accepted for service with South America Mission's Bolivian flight program. To learn more about them you can visit their blog by clicking here.

Gertjan, MMS' new Senior Apprentice, will only hold the title for a short while as he too just completed service! Gertjan will take his written exams for his A&P certificate later this month and his oral and practical in June. Gertjan, Glenda, Johan, and Mariella, are preparing for technical evaluation with Mission Aviation Fellowship this summer. You can visit their blog here.

Here are some photos from the celebration:

David (and Asher) pass the wrench, and title of Senior Apprentice, to Gertjan.

David (and Asher) cut the cake.

Bob and Ian assist as primary ice cream scoopers.
Lilly, David's daughter, looks on.

Some of the group as assembled in the lunch room
enjoying the cake and ice cream

Thanks for helping MMS prepare David for missionary service in Bolivia through your gifts and prayers. It was a fun afternoon. We hope the photos have helped you enjoy this special missionary event in a very personal way.

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