Monday, November 9, 2009

Game Changers

Some times something comes along that takes things to a whole new level- a "Game Changer". Such is the case with these two men and their airplane (above). Randy and Zach were looking to assist an African program by lending their airplane's service, for the month of November. Through a friend of Air Calvary, they found us and we dialogued how their desire to help would be a "Game changer" for the Bongolo Hospital and their sister hospitals in central and west Africa.

Here's Zach (rear) and Randy with Doctors Yali, Yarodounou, and Thelander (L to R) as they get ready for a trip to Accra (Ghana) for a conference on surgical trauma. The training in Accra will teach life-saving techniques and will strengthen a partnership that the Bongolo Hospital, through their PAACS (Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons) program, is looking to solidify with other African medical associations.

Above, Zach is showing his passengers emergency information about the aircraft. The airplane, a Socata 850 turbo-prop, will climb to altitudes around 30,000 feet and have them from Libreville to Accra in under 2 and 1/2 hours! It's to an airliner what a Ferrari is to a charter bus.

The airplane is ready to go- luggage is loaded and passengers are briefed. The Socata will make a total of 14, game-changing flights in the brief time they are here. We are very blessed. Zach and Randy have come all the way from Denver (USA)! You can read more on their blog- CLICK HERE.

As I watched them head down the runway and off into the African skies, I prayed for their safe travels and for the trip to expand and expedite the work that is being done in the name of Jesus. As you can guess, I'm also praying for the day when I'll be the one launching into the skies with our airplane- changing the game to a whole new level.

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