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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The joy of completion

At the end of last week we had the privilege to say good bye to one our projects. We have completed the New Tribes Mission Aviation (NTMA) 206 Cessna which is now working it's way down to Brazil.

This airplane was brought to MMS for installation of a high frequency radio. While it was here we also helped NTMA obtain their export certificate of airworthiness.

It is traveling now on it's long journey piloted by Charlie with his mild manner and big warming smile. The plane will end its long journey in the western part of Brazil. Charlie and his wife will be helping start a new flight program once there. The people of Cruzeiro Do Sul in the province of Acre are awaiting this airplane to arrive and be available as an air ambulance and cargo as needed.

Following is a map of Brazil and some pictures of this project.








Mike is preparing the wire harness for the radio installation



Mike checking the diagram for the antenna installation

Charlie steps out after the last check ride to get ready for his journey

Heading to the runway

Charlie as he begins his journey and we watch from the ground thankful for the work we were able to perform for the Lord.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Apprentice women



Guest post by Laurie McClary, Co-Leader for Apprentice Women:

The Apprentice Women



(Top left to right, Laurie, Abrielle, Tara, Juli,
Bottom left to right Mary and Kris) not pictured Anita

Hanging out with these women is great fun and the first and third Monday of each month I get to do just that.

However, it is more then just hanging out. When we meet we have an agenda centered on a mission statement.

Our Mission Statement: To have the women grounded in their faith and to have the tools to thrive wherever they are and with whatever they encounter.



With this vision in mind our meetings are full of a variety of activities and guest speakers. This past Monday one of the apprentice women, Abrielle, led the meeting. She is pictured above on the right.

Abrielle gave a brief teaching on contentment. This was centered on the Bible verse:
“I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content.”
Philippians 4:11

She specifically spoke about the act of reflection to assess where we are in our contentment. We were then led through a reflective exercise were we each personally finished these sentences:

The Lord has called me to….
During this time I am learning…
I can serve Him by..

Following this insightful activity Abrielle had us play a game that was a spin off from charades.  As you can imagine lots of laughter was brought on as muddled through.



Then, as at each meeting, we enjoy time of fellowship around the table while we eat a delicious dessert and drink a yummy beverage.




We each left feeling supported and cared for as we continue to get to know God more during this interesting time in our lives.