My name is Jon, and I’ve been changed by goodness.
I’m talking about late night emergency room visits because of ill children, or the shoulder of a friend when I’m exhausted, or encouragement from scripture. As a society, we’re usually connected to what we need. That’s the goodness of God and our friends/family which has changed my heart.
Not everyone is connected to what they need. Not everyone has experienced this goodness.
That bothers me. Entire people groups are disconnected because of remote locations, poor infrastructure, conflict, or difficult terrain. It’s not right to forget about communities around the globe cut off from medical care, education, reliable transportation, access to market, and the hope of God’s word.
Everyone needs access to the goodness of I have known through connection. I passionately serve at Spokane Turbine Center so remote communities are connected with the life-giving people and resources they need.
Missionaries use high-performance turbine aircraft to reach people in Indonesia, Alaska, Kenya, Papua New Guinea, Ecuador… all over. These are super-cool, specialized aircraft that are immensely capable of doing good. Professional technical training helps make connections possible. Spokane Turbine Center trains the pilots and technicians who fly these humanitarian missions.
Thus far, we’ve provided training courses to individuals from around 18 organizations, and they are now serving remote communities in over 20 different countries. Donations enable us to offer missionary training courses at low cost.
Sometimes I struggle to explain our courses, and our global impact. For the next three weeks, I’ll be taking our missionary aviation training courses and blogging about the experience to tell the Spokane Turbine Center story. Join me on this journey and see how we make a difference!
Finally becoming a (sortof) missionary pilot means something to me. My next post will explain.