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Yesterday, after work, my sister and I visited Joy Lynn of the Whipple Company Store & Museum We had a nice chat before we had to part ways, my sister and I home, and Joy back to Florida, today.
The hat is by the illustrious Charlotte Lynn. You’ve probably seen or heard of her on my site – in artwork, promo videos, etc. She’s a great friend of mine. Thanks for the present, C!
And oh, also note my epic “New Team Member” banner on my Sheetz nametag – it let’s EVERYONE know I’m a newbie.
A couple days ago I was privileged to see the JAARS headquarters!
JAARS (Jungle Aviation and Radio Services) is a Christian organization established in 1948 which specializes in providing essential transportation and communication resources to missionaries traveling to the far reaches of the Earth.
So this past Friday my family and I went up to visit some missionary friends, the Wussows, and stayed the night. We checked out their trails the next morning, and headed off for the JAARS headquarters, where Bryan and Joan work.
We toured the facilities, visited museums, saw a demo presentation of a Helio airplane taking off and landing in a stunning 5-plane-lengths, and enjoyed a lovely evening eating a taco dinner before heading back to West Viriginia.
I got to try out dubbing the Jesus film into English, meet a lead team member of the WordSign project (which I hope to contribute some assets to,) ride in a 4-wheel-drive vehicle over a rough-terrain training road, and take a ride in the Helio plane.
All-in-all it was a wonderful experience, and I am seriously considering my future options, and if JAARS will play a part in that future.
After all, I really want to travel – and what better way to do that then to spread the good news to the far reaches of Terra Firma?
Adios! May your journey be eventful and bright.
P.S. I got to be the co-pilot! It was pure serenity to fly over rural North Carolina in a bush plane… simply inspirational.