Hallelujah, the Honduran 206 returned to missionary service today!
After an extended and extensive restoration process, Alas de Socorro's Cessna 206 fired up on the first try and then launched into the sky on its way back to ministry in Honduras. Piloted by missionaries George and Wes, and loaded with cargo, the airplane roared down the runway and into the Coshocton sky on a day perfect for flying.
Assembled as much with our sweat and blood over the past three years as with rivets and screws, it was a joyous moment as the airplane's landing gear left the asphalt of Runway 22. More than twenty different mechanics worked on this airplane during its time in the hangar and many maintenance skills were gained as the airplane was lovingly repaired and restored. Mike Dunkley oversaw the project and what a project it was. It seems that everyone literally had a hand in returning this airplane to service.
We praise the Lord for His working in us and through us, and in and through you, by your gifts and prayers. You truly are our partners in this ministry.