After serving 11 years in Papua Indonesia God has called us back to the USA. We are now serving at Moody Aviation in Spokane Washington. Moody trains future missionary pilots and mechanics. Our role is to help in Student Engagement and with international students. In this role we get to help prepare future missionaries through mentoring, discipleship, practical overseas living, and more.
Rugged geography, swamps, thick rain-forests and a lack of roads means that aviation is the only viable connection for hundreds of people groups around the world.
In developed areas of the world the use of small aircraft is a luxury that few can afford, but for remote tribal people in rugged areas of the earth the use of airplanes is a necessity that they can’t afford to be without.
Did you know that thousands of people on earth today live in a town or village with no road? These people want to be connected with the outside world. In many cases a half hour to an hour plane ride takes up to two weeks on foot.
When a pregnant women gets complications or a man gets appendicitis (easily treated at a hospital) they would have to walk for two weeks with there condition. The reality is that these people die from easily treatable ailments without an aircraft to evacuate them to a Hospital.
The process of Bible Translation takes a big team and lots of checking with colleagues. Without airplanes in these areas translation projects would not happen. The airplane not only speeds translation projects it opens up otherwise unreachable areas
We served in Papua Indonesia for over 11 years. On the Map below you can zoom in and click on the runways to see pictures and Videos of various villages in Papua Indonesia.
In 2020 we transitioned to a US based role where Courtney serves as an instructor at Moody Aviation based in Spokane Washington. We view this as a multiplication of our ministry, although we aren't directly on the field doing the flying ourselves, we are enabling many others to do the work in many places.