Monday, October 25, 2010

The helicopter has arrived

Thank you to all of you who have prayed for the safe arrival of the helicopter. Your prayers have been answered. These pictures were taken during this past week by Helen Johanson.

The truck containing the helicopter crates arrives at the flight center.

Roger, a friend of missionaries in Luzon, owns a tractor and offered to help with the unloading. Thanks, Roger! (Nice job on your tractor re-build.)

I'm not sure what the pilot in the back of the truck is saying but it probably means, "Go slowly! We don't want to drop this."

I guess there is more than one way to fly a helicopter.

Brian, our pilot, has waited months for his helicopter to arrive.

First landing at the new flight center.

Some assembly required
The funny thing is that although the aviation guys are always busy, every time I offer to help them with their work they can't think of anything that needs to be done.
Please keep praying for these guys as they work to get the pilots licensed in this country, get the helicopter registered, and make test flights to our mission stations.


Lady Farmer said...

How very exciting! So glad the helicopter arrived safely and got all put together correctly! (There weren't any *extra* parts left over after assembling, I hope!)I will be praying about that! :~D
Glad, too, that you are safe after the typhoon(?)and Thomas arrived home safely, also!
Think of you guys often!

The Røsviks said...

Oooooh this was so exciting to read! What an answer to prayer after all these years of waiting for a permanent flight center and eventually a helicopter! Wish we were there to see it all in real life, but the pictures were great. Thanks for sharing!