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Kenya round two: what is different this time

September 26, 2016


We know, mostly, what we are heading into. When we first went out to Kenya in 2012, there were so many unknowns. Where would we live, what would driving be like? What would it be like to have a baby in Kenya? What kind of church community would we be a part of? What would […]

Contessa needs your prayer!

May 18, 2015


When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well with my soul. We have been trying to keep folks updated on our rapidly changing situation but it is difficult. We have posted a bit on […]

Jericho Walls

December 14, 2014


I wish that humility did not come from humiliation. Not the kind that makes you feel warm in the face after you just put your foot in your mouth but the kind that strips down all your defenses like the walls of Jericho falling, leaving you exposed and vulnerable. When I graduated from college I […]

Silver bullet

November 18, 2014


This post is for all of you who may be interested in the more technical aspect of what we do on the maintenance floor. I am picking up a bit from a former AIMer who wrote a blog all about refurbishing our aircraft. You can see his blog here project 206. We are a leaner […]

How to Run a Lathe

August 20, 2014


Do you know how to run a lathe? How about weld? Maybe you are good with wood working? Amazingly all of these are skills that aircraft mechanics need/it is really helpful if they can do them. Most of us though have limited exposure and less practice so when someone comes along who is a VoTech […]

Five things we would not have known 2 years ago

August 20, 2014


1. We will never stop being a spectacle While we’ve come to expect being stared at ALL THE TIME, it still makes us uncomfortable. Walking down the street, talking to a neighbor, standing in line at the grocery store. Everywhere. Pretty much if we are within eyesight of anyone, they are staring at us, and […]


June 29, 2014


I am not aware of any other industry that plans for key members to be gone for months or a year at a time. “Oh, the CEO is going out of touch for the next 6 months. Guess we will just keep trucking; the underlings will pick up the slack.” That, though, is the situation […]