It's hard to believe that we have been in Coshocton for five months! Now that the weather is nicer, we have been getting out of the house more, feeling more at home in Coshocton, and making a few more connections in the community. We are still looking for a church in the area, however. Because of that, we are still feeling somewhat unsettled. Would you pray that God would lead us to a church where we can be nourished spiritually, where our family can develop meaningful relationships, and where we can serve?
In the hangar, I've been working with Tim on the annual inspection of a Piper Arrow owned by a ministry based in Illinois. I've enjoyed getting to know the airplane and its systems, and gaining a better understanding of what's involved in an annual inspection. It's the first time that MMS has seen this airplane, and there were lots of little fixes and improvements to be made. I had fun with the diverse tasks I was assigned on this project. I had the opportunity to work on wheels and brakes, fluid lines, a hydraulic cylinder, electrical wiring, control surface rigging, metal fabrication, and more!
In between tasks on the Arrow, I've also squeezed in a little bit of experience with some other airplanes. These include a Diamond DA40 (oil change), a Beechcraft Skipper (helping Terry with some maintenance), and a Cessna 182 (modified seat track installation).
Over the past several weeks we have had several guests from different mission organizations in the hangar. One of the things I enjoy about MMS Aviation is getting to meet these people and hear their stories. I'm always encouraged to hear how God is working around the world, and it's a privilege to be a part of this ministry that has a worldwide impact!