On Wednesday, March 27th, our family officially and permanently welcomed Jonathan Bradly Thews Perreault into our home. Jonny is turned 5 on April 13th and has become my new brother. We are blessed to have him in our family.
After visiting my family in Wisconsin for Jonny’s adoption, I flew to Florida where I would have the opportunity to attend a week-long airshow and represent Harvest Aviation, the new missionary group I joined. It was a great time! Harvest had a table there in a tent specifically designated for Missionary Aviation. There were about 10 other missionary groups represented. It was a great time to meet other missionary pilots and be encouraged in the work we are doing. The highlight for me was getting to spend time with several of the key players at Harvest and get to know them better.
After my time at the airshow I spent a couple of weeks down at Harvest working on an airplane project that they have been making an effort to complete for some time now. The airplane was donated to Harvest and had not been flown for five years so it has needed some extensive repairs. My goal in working with Harvest during this short time was to get the newly overhauled engines run so the new oil would circulate and also to make sure there were no other obvious concerns to be addressed. By the time I left, that goal was met and the engines were running well! Praise the Lord!
The day after we ran the engines, a group of 4 of us boarded a flight with 900 lbs of cargo and headed for Belize in Central America. It was such a blessing to be able to see the work there. It was a very quick trip. We spent only one night there and came back the next day. It was just enough time to deliver the cargo to the missionaries, rest a bit and prepare for the flight home. The best part of this trip was again, spending time with Harvest members but also the realization that flying this international flight did not seem too far out of my reach but rather, it was exciting to see how far God has brought me. I feel equipped to take on this new adventure and I am thrilled that, while I will be furthering my training, I will also be actively caring for the missionaries in Belize by delivering much needed supplies and encouragement. It is a win-win for me and I feel so very blessed to be a part of this ministry with Harvest.
Before leaving to come back to NJ, I had the awesome privilege of spending time with some long-time supporters in North Carolina. It was so great to spend time with them. An added blessing of my time in NC was the opportunity to spend time with Jason, Liani and their two children. Jason is currently a pastor there but is also on deputation, raising funds to come to Harvest. They live about 10 minutes from my supporters! It was great to talk about the ministry at Harvest and receive mutual support and encouragement. We look forward to serving together in the coming months.
Well, I guess I will close it out here. Thank you all for taking time to read these updates. It means so very much to me. I would love to hear from you. Feel free to ask any questions you have or just say hello! If anyone in the NJ/PA area would like to get together to learn more about the work I will be doing and how you can be involved financially or in fervent prayer, please let me know! I would be honored to spend time sharing in greater detail all that I will be involved with and the future goals God has placed on my heart.
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Thank you all for your love and support.
With a grateful heart,