This Project's Inspiration
THE STORY OF HOW THE LORD GAVE ME THIS MISSION.
This is the story of how the Lord told me what his mission was for me. My mission was to help the Body of Christ using my engineering skills.
November 21 2021 at Grace Bible Church 10:00 am service the Lord placed an idea in my heart. Mark Stockeland the leader of Haiti Mission bible came to our church and talked to our church about his mission and amazing stories of how he has been empowering patient Haitian leaders to spread the gospel. Among all this good news, he mentioned some bad news related to the state of Haiti as a country. In particular, the state of the government and the control or lack thereof control for the safety of most patients. He mentioned that one of the main ports the port of Prince has been overrun and taking control of gangs. He stated that where their mission base is and is safe but it's difficult to get in and out of Haiti because of the gangs that control the ins and outs. Leading up to this moment. I had been asking God what I needed to do for him. Did I need to quit my job and start looking to become a missionary? Or is there something else the Lord would have me do? During the service, I felt a strong presence and feeling and then this feeling peaked into an idea. Mark, Mark would be able to fly an amphibious airplane in and out of his base without the need to stop at the Port of Prince. This would be important because it would allow them to remove the control of their resources and their passage from the gangs that controlled the port. An aircraft that would be amphibious would allow them to get in and out undetected. I knew this idea had come from the Lord. At this time I would have 3 years of experience working at Lockwood Aircraft Corporation as a product engineer. Much of what I did was related to producing new products for the company but never have I designed or built a whole plane. I did not know how this was all going to be accomplished but trust the lord that he would guide me along the path.
I didn't start right away building the airplane. Much of my time was spent focused on my work and my family life, but I continued to have a pressing feeling that I needed to do this mission for the Lord.
September 9th, 2022, I was in my workplace break room when I noticed a water-flying magazine with the title. Good Samaritans. Picked up the magazine published in July/ August 2022. In red is the article about the not-for-profit Good Samaritan Aviation. It's not-for-profit based out of Papua New Guinea and they use three Cessna 206 float planes to spread the gospel and provide humanitarian air evacuation for the people of Papua New Guinea. My heart was full and my passion was renewed for this mission as I saw enough for profit across the other side of the ocean using planes for humanitarian efforts. It was clear to me that there was a need for an aircraft like the Cessna 206 in the mission field.
With my passion restored, I instantly started using All the resources and information I had about how to design and build an airplane.
February 3rd, 2023, my wife Chelsea and I made dinner for our missionary Lauren Hill
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