I arrived in Utah on November 8th. It has already been 2.5 months! Boy, how time flies. Here are some pictures of the road trip heading from Colorado into Utah. I was told that these roadside beauties were called “mesas.” What an awesome Creator we serve!!
Life here is going well. I have no complaints, really. I am getting payed well and learning a lot at my job.
When I arrived in Utah, the military put up a group of us up in a hotel. Most of us stayed there until we realized we could save money by moving into an apartment or sharing a house between us. I chose to move into a little studio apartment which I really like. I live a few steps away from the community clubhouse where I can get free wifi so that saves me some money too. It is kind of like a continual retreat. It is nice.
This was the view from my hotel before I moved into my apartment.
I will try to post pictures of my apartment in the next blog update.
I spend most of my days studying and flying when I am not working. At least that is what it seems like. I am learning so much, not only about aviation but also spiritually. God is doing such a wonderful work in my heart and life. He is answering some long-time prayer requests and I am seeing personal growth. It is exciting but painful at times. I guess that is what growing pains, stretching and exercise are all about. If you are not being stretched or feeling some sort of pain, you are probably not growing, right?
Back to flying— I am flying about twice per week. It has been fun. It is a lot of work though. I am working on soloing at a towered airport. I hope to achieve that goal by Thursday, the 29th. I will report back with my progression in next weeks update.
Here are some flight school pictures taken here in Utah:
God blessed me with a nice church here. It is called Salt Christian Church. It is a new church plant about one-and-a-half years old. I would say there are about 60 people that attend.
The awesome “God” part of this story is that when I first moved here, I did not have transportation. God allowed this church to meet in a hotel/conference center room just behind the hotel where I was staying! So wonderful! Within 2 days, I found my temporary church home. I enjoy the messages and the worship music is wonderful. It is great when people use their gifts to exalt the Lord! It is truly a blessing to my soul.
Another blessing was that I was also able to go skiing one day for only $5.00!!! That included all the rental equipment, lift ticket and transportation. It was provided through the “Single Airman” program on base. It was a lot of fun..and a great work out 🙂 Here are some pictures:
Well, that is about it for now. I look forward to posting again next week as there is more to share 🙂
Thank you for reading and for your continued support and prayers. It means so much.