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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cake & Ice Cream for Paul

The guys gathered this afternoon to celebrate Paul Jones' completion of apprenticeship with the traditional transfer of the Senior Apprentice Wrench and the eating of ice cream and cake.

Paul shares some of his observations and experiences of the past thirty months.

Paul hands the title of Senior Apprentice, and the symbol of the office--the large adjustable wrench, to Andy Porter who will remain Senior Apprentice until he finishes his apprenticeship later this year.

As Andy is from the United Kingdom (and the next apprentice in line, Mark Beckwith, is too) the Senior Apprentice Wrench will now be known as the Senior Apprentice "Spanner."

Director of Training, Bob Schwartz, cuts the cake and Director of Maintenance, Tim Obarow, dishes up the ice cream.

Celebrating with Paul.

It's always a special day when an apprentice completes service with MMS and moves on to continued missionary work as part of a field organization. Paul has been accepted as a pilot/mechanic with Missionary Air Group and will pioneer a new flight program in Guatemala.

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