Tuesday, October 20, 2009

NW Recruiter travels again - Salem

For any of you in the Salem, Oregon area, I will be hanging out at Corban college all next week for their mission conference. Please stop by if you can. I'd love to talk to you about MAF, opportunities, and generally try to encourage you in some way!! :-) Help me fill in those less than active times while I'm hangin.

Perry Pust

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Word this morning from the Kodiak crew was that weather and Icing conditions across the Midwest would keep them from making the stop at SMAT. Weather is forcing them to take a more southerly route probably stopping near Indianapolis before continuing on to the South Cleveland area.

I am off to Kankakee, Illiniois and Olivet Nazarene Univeersity. I will be back to Holland, Michigan on Saturday. JL

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Those in the Michigan area might already know one of the MAF Kodiaks will be in Holland, Michigan on Saturday. It will also be at SMAT Thursday afternoon about 2:30pm weather permitting. It will be making a short stop on its way to the Cleveland area. It will be in Kidron, Ohio at Stoltzfus Airfield for an open house Friday evening. Friday AM it hopes to make a short visit to MMS Aviation at the Downing airport in Coshocton, Ohio. Saturday it is back to Holland, Michigan and then down to Indianapolis, Indiana for Sunday afternoon.

I hope to see some of you in the next few days. I will be at SMAT on Thursday in Ionia, Michigan. Then down to Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois on Friday for a missions day, and then back up to Holland, Michigan on Saturday for the Kodiak open house from about 2 to 5pm. If I am not out of gas :-) I will try to make it to Indianapolis also. We might even get a few pictures posted. JL

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Picture of Kodiak in Seattle

As I promised, here is a photo of the crowd viewing the Kodiak during the Seattle tour. A very nice crowd indeed! Several flights were done for major contributors for the Kodiak project and a very nice demo flight by Paul Bergen amidst sky jumpers and lots of other flight activities going on that day.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mission Fest Seattle

Mission Fest Seattle was last weekend with thousands in attendance. Our booth was quite busy with not only interested candidates, but also those finding out about where the Kodiak was going to be on display on Sunday. I had about a dozen conversations with potential mission candidates, and then helped at the Kodiak event that had over 150 in attendance. An impressive flight was also done by Paul Bergen, demonstrating what this aircraft can do. Significant donors got to go along with him on these flights, plus one recipient from the drawing. Praise the Lord with us for the great support, interest, and trust we have from the many that pray and give to our ministry.

Pictures coming!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


You might think of light when you see the title, and I am in a Bible Study Fellowship (www.bsfinternational.org) class that is studying John this year (see John 1:4,5,7,8,9) but that's not what I'm referring to here.

LAMP stands for Liberty (University) Aviation Missions Potentials - as in folks who are potential missionaries or who want to serve in Missions. They have a monthly meeting the 2nd Tuesday of each month and Oct. 13 I will be their main speaker. I plan on showing them a new MAF DVD from Paul College and speak to the 3 main things MAF looks for in a recruit.

Those would be Technically Qualified (meets our minimum standards in the area of expertise (Flight, Maintenance, Avionics, Teachers, Learning Technologies, Business & Finance, Administration each have their own set of standards).
This is the easiest to measure but probably the least important of the 3.

The second is Spiritual Maturity. MAF (as does most missions) requires a certain number of Bible Credits to join). Bible credits are one way of measuring Spiritual Maturity but we also ask for a Pastor's reference and we try to gauge this level through conversations both with the candidate as well as people who know the candidate. This area is harder to measure and is also more important.

The third area is Moral Integrity. Is the person who they say they are. Do they walk the walk rather than just talk the talk. Do they live up to their Biblical beliefs even when no one is watching. Is their public and private (thought) life pure. Probably the hardest to measure but the most important of the three.

So as you remember me between now and Oct. 13 would you pray that I can communicate these 3 ideas with clarity so those attending will understand? Thanks!

And as you think of the 3 areas, would you examine your life and see how you measure up. God wants each one of us to be quipped to do the best job we can both in our careers, in our ministry, but more importantly in our relationship with Him.

Grace and Peace