It came to my attention that the fact that I miss Danny and our friends the Niesens very much was evident in the first slideshow...plus it didn't and isn't showing all the pictures I chose (178 images). I will leave these up for a week or so then I will change the slideshow to include the rest of the photos...so if you got an email and you don't see yourself I apologize and you will if you check back in a week or so! I just have to mention it is supposed to be in the low 50's here tomorrow .....Brrrrr. Happy Fall Y'all!
In the slide show on the right, Family and Friends, I have added assorted photos of family and friends which I will change out every few weeks. There are people from South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Michigan, New York, Virginia and the Dominican Republic. Some pictures are old, some are new...leave us some comments about your favorites! Enjoy!!
Saturday night Agape's staff and friends got together for a night of fun and fellowship. I think the pictures up in the right hand corner speak for themselves.. I especially like the picture of the boys (and Macayla) and their Dads playing with blocks...It was alot of fun, although the Niesens were very much missed. I hope everyone's weekend was as fun as ours....God Bless!
Have you ever had one of those weeks when the work seems to just keep piling up and even with your best efforts it just seems to get worse? Well, most of this week has been like that for me. On top of that (or maybe it was part of it), I have been fighting an illness all week. I have been reminded 3 times in the last few days that all we do (as Christians) is ministry. Whether it is changing oil in an airplane, talking to a family member or friend, or posting a blog, we need to live and work unto Jesus. I wish I could say I live with that mindset all the time....or even most of the time...or half the time...but the reality is I, at best, have occasional moments with this mindset. This is also a command, found in Colossians "And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ." I will work toward this attitude. Yesterday, Kate spent some time at the Veice Business Expo, where Agape had a booth to introduce our ministry to some of the local businesses and residents. Agape has a flight simulator that was used in our display.
Our new plane has finally arrived!! As you can see from the photos, it still needs to be painted, but we will fly it for the next few weeks until we can get scheduled into a paint shop. This plane has a useful load (this is the amount of cargo, fuel and crew it can legally carry) of around 4450 pounds. Jim Lewis, a King Air instructor, will fly with our pilots to train them in this plane. It was flown in on Sunday by one of our volunteer pilots, Tom Walden. We are cramming to become familiar with this plane. The "tail number", the identification number painted on the side of the aircraft is "N412MA" but will be changed to "N316AF". This was chosen because: "N" designates a US registered aircraft, "316" to remind us of the love God has for us (John 3:16), and "AF" for Agape Flights. You can track our flights by going to www.flightaware.com and putting in the tailnumber of an aircraft. It will show the position in flight of the aircraft. You can use the N412MA until we get switched to our new designation in a fwew weeks.
Jack and his team (well, its not really HIS team, but you get the point)won their last game 3-2. Jack was moved back to goalie from striker with his team down 2-0 to shore up the defense. He held them scoreless the rest of the game so his team could come back. Monday, basketball starts up!!