Thank you for praying for our family through Jacklyn's pregnancy. Though it's not over yet, the morning sickness has dramatically improved and we are so grateful to be functioning within a semi-normal routine once again. Jacklyn has a renewed appreciation for the ability to cook meals, wash dishes and laundry, and accomplish other basic household tasks while taking care of the kids on her own - praise the Lord for the little jobs that He has given to each of us to accomplish for His glory!
As you can imagine, our last few months have looked a little different than we anticipated. But God is good and He is teaching us to trust Him more and more through each step. While we won't be leaving the country in July as we had planned, Lord willing, we WILL still move overseas this year! At this point, we are pushing forward in the training for Frank to become certified to instruct in the helicopter. Simultaneously, Frank is also starting the advanced portion of the training where he will fly in the mountains, practice limited power approaches and learn to carry a "sling load" under the helicopter.
In the video below, you can see a landing zone Frank recently flew to. It's about 6ft x 8ft and on the side of a mountain. At the very beginning, you can look down the mountain into the valley below. Next you can see the ledge he landed on and then up to the top of the mountain.
One recent highlight for us was a month long trip to Florida visiting with family and reconnecting with friends. There were many chances to share about the ministry God has led us to and our vision to see thriving churches planted in the most remote corners of the world. While we were there, Frank was given an exciting opportunity to preach at the church he grew up in. Thank you South Orlando Baptist Church for blessing us with this time to share our passion on a Sunday morning!
If you are interested in hearing what he shared, we've included it here!
On February 24th NTM Aviation (now officially Ethnos360 Aviation) will be hosting a large event to allow people in the area to get a taste of what we are all about. There will be helicopter rides (Frank will be one of the pilots), kids activities, lots of displays with missionaries who can talk about what we are doing in various countries and tell stories of when they were there. Plus there will be a simulated tribal village that puts people in the missionary's shoes.
Please pray that our guests will pick up the vision and that God will work in their hearts through the event to help them to think on a more eternal level. Also, please consider this an open invitation for those of you close enough to drive down and attend!