Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June 2017 Prayer Items

Pray for the “P.K.-27” social works campus construction in Gabon.  Phase 1 is underway- a medical clinic and airstrip construction.  A short term team is joining Steve there from June 18-30.  Pray that this property would be used in mighty ways to express the Kingdom and draw people to Jesus.  Pray for the provision of additional funds as machine rentals have increased dramatically.  More info at www.Wings4Africa.org.  If you or your organization or church would like to come to be a part of another trip to help with PK-27, please email me at Gabon.Pilot@gmail.com

Pray for the many staffing needs with Missionary Air Group- both at the US base and at the international programs.  Pray that the Lord would draw pilots, mechanics, community health workers, and administrators to assist in the efforts to bring God’s love to remote people groups.  Pray for Steve and Alace as they recruit and train these new missionaries.

Pray for our aircraft in Gabon.  A recent annual inspection revealed many costly issues that need to be addressed.  Pray that the resources of mechanics, parts, and finances come together soon.  Pray that the aircraft can be flying again, soon, to help expedite Gospel efforts in Central Africa.

Pray for the season of pilot recurrency that Steve will enter soon after the runway construction project. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

MAG Open House & Facility Dedication

On April 22 over 300 supporters of Missionary Air Group descended upon the Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport, in Burlington, NC, for the Dedication Ceremony of MAG’s new headquarters.

The MAG Open House and Facility Dedication was a day to honor those that were instrumental in the move into our new base and the office addition that happened concurrently. 

The new MAG World Headquarters features a 1000 sq. ft. operations wing, a 4800 sq. ft. hangar, and the newly constructed 1400 sq. ft. administration wing.  During the open house, the facility was prayed over and dedicated as a resource to advance the Gospel around the world. 

The new admin wing was built over the period of roughly one year. Manpower came from a total of 56 individuals, from 18 churches, from 8 states.  The result is a modern, welcoming, & functional space where MAG staff can support the international work.

The entire MAG Staff was on hand to participate- US-based teammates were joined by MAG international workers from Gabon, Guatemala, and Honduras.  Attendees to the open house were able to visit with the missionaries while touring the MAG facilities.

Another aspect of the day was highlighting needs where additional teamwork is necessary.  In this photo, one such need is highlighted- a new, $77,000 engine is needed for a MAG refurbished aircraft, so that it can start serving in the fleet.  Please consider becoming a MAG teammate 
and help in the effort.  

A Cessna 206 training aircraft was on hand. MAG uses 6-seat aircraft such as these at our international service locations.  They are capable of operating from small, rugged airstrips, meeting the needs of remote people groups and demonstrating God’s love. 

The event was a good time for the whole family.  Our Kids Zone area featured fun and crafts designed to focus attention on the world and imagining life in those far off places.

Everyone was welcomed to explore our aircraft and imagine the types of missions MAG performs regularly. The majority of MAG efforts focus on gaining credibility among marginalized people through medical focused work, such that they become open to the message of the Gospel.

MAG is in need of more teammates!  Perhaps these young ones will one day join us.  Will you consider joining the MAG team?  We need YOU to join us in praying, in giving of resources, and in staffing our programs both in the US and around the world.   

Please visit the MAG website at www.flyMAG.org for more information or email info@missionaryairgroup.org.