|Someone once said, "Man's extremity is God's opportunity" If this is true, then the great news is that we are facing some awesome opportunities for God to work. |
About a week and a half ago I flew the airplane back up to Georgetown for some aircraft maintenance, and to do some errands for the church building project.. I was driving the van around Georgetown when I received the cell phone call from the mechanic. His first words were, "James, I have some bad news for you". He then proceeded to tell me that when they drained the oil out of the engine, that they picked up an alarming amount of ferrous metal in the oil filter. This is concerning since it could potentially cause a break down in the engine. The mechanic said that we would need a new engine or do a major overhaul, but flying it any further was totally out of the question.
I finished up my tasks in Georgetown and took the bus back to Lethem (13.5 hours). Today I got the results from the oil sample we sent to the States. The results conclude the same as the mechanic, indicating that we're picking up a higher than normal ferrous content in the oil. Probably one or more of the bearings are disintegrating causing the foreign particles in the oil.
So where do we go from here? The answer is forward. We don't know how but God has miraculously provided us this opportunity to work in Shea Village, and we must answer that call.
While we're praying for another airplane engine for the airplane, we'll have to rent or buy a truck so we can keep moving forward. This is a critical time in our mission, and we can't afford to lose what God has provided for us.
Please take sixty seconds to pray for us right now so that we would have lots of wisdom to know how best to move forward.
James, Joy & Jenna