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Category Archives: Newsletter
Treasuring the moments
Luke 2:19 “But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.”This is exactly where we are at this Christmas! A time of treasuring up the moments we have had this year, cherishing the people we’ve met, and enjoying the ‘now’ moments no matter how small.After a semester of separation, my mommaContinue reading “Treasuring the moments”
Just the Beginning
A highlight of our time in the U.S. has been our three older boys getting their driver’s licenses. All the anticipation, preparation, instruction; all the practicing, learning, and testing – they did it! And yet, they are only just beginning their journey as drivers. They continue to build experience as they drive. We realize thatContinue reading “Just the Beginning”
Celebrating 3 years in Kenya!
Three years! July 9 marked the day we left U.S. soil 3 years ago for Nairobi, Kenya. At the time we didn’t know how we would fit into the AIM AIR family of missionaries or what to expect. We just knew that God had called us into aviation ministry and that we were willing toContinue reading “Celebrating 3 years in Kenya!”
Airplanes, leadership and college choices
The past year gave Phil and the AIM AIR maintenance crew plenty of experience with engine changes – 7 of them to be exact! As part of being Assistant Quality Manager for the maintenance department, Phil recently completed a week long course called Quality Management Systems. Paperwork is a necessity in aircraft maintenance. Phil oftenContinue reading “Airplanes, leadership and college choices”
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Greetings from Nairobi! We made it safely in the wee hours of the night on Friday, July 10. Our first international crossing-the-ocean flight as a family! We met a Kenyan family on the second leg of the trip who had been assigned seats all over the plane – including their threeContinue reading “July 2015”
Crossing the finish line Airline tickets are being purchased, packing has begun in earnest, and contacts are being made in Nairobi for the next phase of our journey. Excitement is mounting as we have less than a month of Orientation left! Phil will join the Orientation crew for Mountain Week, June 8-17, which is aContinue reading “May 2015”
Pre-field Orientation Begins We arrived in North Carolina at the JAARS campus late on March 1, with just one day to unpack before Orientation began. JAARS is the aviation/media branch of Wycliffe Bible Translators. The 600 acre campus provides missionary housing and has already been a great place of connections. Phil feels like a spongeContinue reading “April 2015”
Technical Orientation begins!!
It’s been a roller coaster of emotions in the last week as we prepared to move from central WI – freezing weather – to Waxhaw, NC. Phil’s dad and his friend Jim drove the pick up truck pulling a Uhaul trailer for us. By the end of the two day drive, our second son Benji saysContinue reading “Technical Orientation begins!!”
!!Newsflash!! February 2015
We have received the official “OK” to attend the Technical Orientation this spring!! It runs March 2 – June 19 in North Carolina and is one of two big steps to complete before leaving for Kenya. We will leave Wisconsin on Feb. 28. The other big step is to finish raising our monthly financial support.Continue reading “!!Newsflash!! February 2015”