**I wrote this up several months ago in February 2017, and somehow forgot to publish it! I thought everyone would still enjoy it, even if outdated. ***
Both Grady and I have our pilot certificates validated for flying in Mozambique. Praise the Lord for their arrival! Our written exams in the capital were passed at the end of December and our validations arrived about five weeks later.
Six months to the day after our arrival in Mozambique I was able to do my first solo flight ops. I took three passengers from our base in Nampula down to Topuito and then had an empty return leg. Oh, it felt absolutely wonderful to be up in the sky again! As per MAF tradition, the welcoming committee was a wet one. Thank you everyone for praying for these validations to come through! Unlike our pilot certificates, the validations expire and will have to be renewed periodically.
Below are some random pictures from life lately.
Goats, people, and many things often travel in unusual ways.
Uncle Jody came to visit for Christmas!
Can you spot the lizard?
Did I mention it's hot?!
All he ever really needs is a pile of dirt.
Just chilling. Diego loves the water. We were able to take a couple days for beach camping several hours from our home with Uncle Jody.
Sails are made from many different products. Not sure what this plastic came from.
The oldest European building in the southern hemisphere... Vasco de Gama arrived on Mozambique Island in 1498.
Used for pulling water from a well. Clean water is still a big issue here.
The governor of Nampula Province came to a presentation at our hangar and the Caravan was sprayed in his honor.
Lucas makes friends wherever he goes.
Uncle Jody brought a care package from our home church in Washington - we had a blast with the train gingerbread kit!
Lucas has a Land Cruiser too... it's made from bamboo.
Oma & Opa came to visit right after the new year! What a lovely way to begin 2017!
Stop discrimination and human trafficking - we are all together fighting this evil.