We have arrived in the Sunshine State and are getting settled here. So far, it has not lived up to its name.
In the three days we’ve been here, we’ve gotten over nine inches of rain. Yes, nine.
We are enjoying getting to know our host family. They have been very generous to us, and we are grateful. We have essentially become part of their family for a month: sharing meals, rides, and evening conversation.
Work on the Seneca is off to a good start. These first two days I have wrapped up the assembly of the engine, and I’m hoping we can get it mounted to the airplane Wednesday. That will be a milestone because the airplane has not had two engines in many months. There will still be a lot of work before it’s ready to run, but I’m hoping we can get there before I have to leave.
I’ve had the opportunity to talk with the staff at Harvest Aviation and learn more about their vision and work. They are positioned well to serve the missions community in many ways. Right now they are flying cargo to support missionary efforts in Belize. The airplane they fly is limited in capacity. The Seneca will haul more, enabling them to expand their ministry effectiveness. They are looking for ways they can grow into better service for God’s kingdom, fulfilling their mission: to glorify Jesus Christ through aviation-related ministry.