Life in the Wild, Wild, WestWe've been in Arizona now for 6 months, a lot has happened! Due to technological issues we haven't updated our blog. Those issues are behind us now and we would like to catch you up on the highlights of the last 6 months!
We arrived in Arizona after a 3-day journey and nearly 2000 miles on January 13, 2017.
|Our whole aviation team in McNeal paused for a photo just before the 2017 Air Expo in February.|
The next event followed on the heals of evaluations. It was the New Tribes Mission Aviation Air Expo. The Expo was put on so churches and individuals in our local community could see what is happening in their backyard, so to speak. Many aircraft were on display and multiple rides were offered to attendees. The helicopter in the center of the above photo was dedicated this day to future service in the Philippines. The Expo was a huge success for our team locally.
|Old unusable housing is removed to make way for new as anticipation of new trainees will be arriving soon to us in McNeal.|
Once the mobile homes were removed, Kent and the maintenance team shifted focus to preparing the empty sites for new double wide manufactured homes. Two new concrete pads measuring 28 feet wide and 56 feet long would be needed for the new homes. It took a lot of physical work in some very warm temperatures, but the maintenance team persevered, they prepped and poured the two pads with some major help from the rest of the aviation staff.
|Kent and his co-laborer Danny work to tie rebar in preparation of concrete.|
|The whole aviation team came together to make 2 days of pouring 29,000 lbs. of concrete successful...Even our Grady!|
|Our little Grady is growing up fast. He was so proud to finally be able to play baseball.|
|If we'd let her Dottie would love to drive us around!|
|Grace has come to love horses, thanks to her Kindergarten teacher (Right).|
|We are also still exploring the land and it's inhabitants...carefully!|
|Our new home is both, intriguing and beautiful. Thank you Lord! This is Oak Creek near Sedona, AZ.|