Monday, July 30, 2018

Latest Update Letter

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Ron Hutchcraft Day 1

This is the first part of a three-part message that Ron gave during a mission aviation conference in 2007.  Although he was speaking to a group of missionaries, I believe the message is applicable to all Christians.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

How God is using aviation in Peru


This document was an attempt to capture some of the aspects of how God is using three small airplanes in the jungles of Peru to show His amazing love and grace!  

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Thirst!


There are many challenges living in the jungles of Peru: heat, humidity, bugs, traveling, snakes, and list goes on and on.  Rising to the top of the list of difficulties for many villages and communities is the lack of access to clean water.  This lack of clean water often leads to preventable cases of dehydration or contraction of waterborne illnesses.   SAMAIR has the privilege of working with the Swiss Mission, Livings Waters, and AMFA to deliver the supplies, tools, and personnel needed to construct fresh water wells.


On this particular day (pictured above) I flew a team that was testing the quality of the water, reminding the villagers of the proper use of the equipment, and explaining how God cares for each and every person.  It was a reminder to me of how easily I take clean water for granted, it was a picture of the power of God in action...it was a flight that brought relief for physical and spiritual thirst!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Latest Video from SAMAIR

SAMAIR from Silent Images on Vimeo.

This video was recently completed, and does an excellent job of capturing the heartbeat of SAMAIR

March 2016 Newsletter

 
Serving in the jungles of Peru
 
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"Because we are missionaries, they only stole half of our stuff!"

One certainly hears interesting things on the mission field, like the quote above.  Just yesterday (March 14) I flew three missionaries to a small village on the Pisqui river.  The weather was gorgeous, and the tailwind shaved 10 minutes off from the 40 minutes it normally took to reach the village by air. After unloading the cargo and spending some time talking with the villagers, I made the short trip back to our home base in Cashibo Cocha.    At first glance there really isn’t much to the story other than a normal every day flight, but a bit more background and details will help explain why there really is “never a dull day.” 
You see, just the week prior to this flight, these three missionaries attempted to make the trip by river to the same location.  They were geared up for the three (plus) days that it would take by river and were only six hours into the journey when they encountered river pirates and were robbed at gunpoint.  Flanked by boats on either side of their boat, the river pirates proceeded to steal all of their belongings and would have left them completely stranded, but the missionaries were able to explain who they were and why they were traveling.  The men robbing them were convicted by the thought of robbing missionaries…and gave “half” of their belongings back including leaving enough fuel for them to return to Pucallpa. 
The three missionaries returned to Pucallpa intent on making the trip and contacted SAMAIR to arrange a flight.  Pucallpa is currently experiencing wide-spread demonstrations, strikes, and general unrest as the people protest the increased costs of living.  For the past week, school for our kids (and everyone in Pucallpa) has been canceled because it is too dangerous to travel on the roads during these strikes.  Since Cashibo (our airbase) is out of town, and the missionaries could not travel to our location, a pickup location was agreed upon close to where they lived.  Using the float plane, we were able to “extract” the team and finally get them to the village.
Arriving the village of La Cumbre 
As I type, the demonstrations and strikes are continuing “indefinitely” and we adapt to ministering in various levels of stability.   The airplane continues to break through the barriers (geographical and political) that would otherwise hinder ministry, and our family (along with SAMAIR and the other missionaries serving here in Peru) rely on the prayers of God's people...THANK YOU!  Please be in prayer for the people and leaders of Pucallpa that they can find a solution to the tensions causing the unrest.  
 
 
Much thanks to give
Our family has much to be thankful for as we reflect upon the amazing works that God is doing through the many churches, ministries, and people that have decided to see what happens when we filter the needs of others through the commands of Jesus.  Thank you to each one who partners together with our family, through prayer and financial support, to enable the work taking place!  
Our Sincerest Love and Appreciation,
 
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