When I was building my airplanes, I always wished that I could somehow use my gifts in aviation for the Lord. I wanted to fly in the missions field. But the guys that do usually have tons of flight hours and sponsorship. I gave up on ever being able to fly for Christ.
However, I got an email this week that really encouraged me. The email was from a missionary who is getting ready to purchase my old Rans S6ES. This plane was badly damaged in a landing accident in the Sierra foothills. I was trying to sell the plane anyway so it wasn’t too much of a disappointment. The missionary was wanting confirmation that the plane he was going to buy really was my old airplane. After sending me a few pictures I was able to positively confirm it was my airplane. The outside looks completely different but the panel is just as I had built it.
Even though I will never fly the mission field it’s good to know that I contributed to Christ’s Kingdom in some small way.
I won’t fly in the missions field but my airplane will! Soli Deo Gloria!