Monday, September 12, 2005


Report submitted by Joe Hurston - Titusville, FL, Sept. 12, 2005 (EST)

PRAISE GOD! All of the Air Mobile Team is back in the U.S. safe and sound. Cindy and Barbara finished the India / Thailand mission with excellence. I can't begin to tell you my joy at speaking with Cindy on U.S. soil. She and Barbara completed over 40 hours of flying from Thailand back to India then finally to Florida. All 10 of the Vortex Voyagers TM were deployed into areas of great need in both India and Thailand.

Please feel free to contact us for more details. Due to the multi deployment into India / Thailand and the Katrina disaster area, we're really overloaded. The Air Mobile staff is endeavoring to process all of the reports and photos and get them into a more comprehensive report. We hope to have a slide show up soon.

Hope to hear from you soon. In the meantime, we're in constant communication with many of our contacts and are busy following up on the recent deployments. God Bless You!!


Joe Hurston

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Ready to Take-Off!

Report submitted by Joe Hurston - Titusville, FL, Sept. 3, 2005 3:57am (Eastern U.S. time)

At the office, doing a final load on our laptop to give wireless capability in the field. All is a GO!

We hope to land in Baton Rouge at 7:30am Central time. We'll do our best to give you updates once we get on the ground.

We'll be accompanied on this scout journey by Christian, my son. John Torres of Florida today is coming along. John has been around the world with us. We'll also have Wayne Price of Florida Today.

We'll hope to get into New Orleans later today, or tomorrow.

Doug Rodante, after picking up Tom Flaim in Atlanta will be coming direct to Baton Rouge. We'll attempt to check out Gulfport on our return flite.

Again, this is brief. We truly ask you to be praying for us. God Bless You!!

Joe and Team

Friday, September 02, 2005

Air Mobile Loading and preparing to depart for New Orleans! The need for drinking water is urgent!

Report submitted by Joe Hurston - Titusville, FL, Sept. 2, 2005 6:09pm (Eastern U.S. time)

The need for drinking water is urgent! The Vortex Voyager TM is desperately needed! Air Mobile is launching a "Scout" team to Baton Rouge. I will pilot the Cessna 337 with a "6 Pack" (6 Vortex Voyagers TM and 6 Power Packs). Airborne Ministries (Bill Dunklee) is providing his aircraft for my use on this vital mission. I am pleased to say the aircraft is sitting on the ramp, fueled and loaded. We're looking at a 4:30am (Sept. 3rd) departure from Titusville to Baton Rouge.

We loaded a "Six Pack" of Vortex Voyagers TM in Doug Rodante's Cessna 401 this afternoon. Doug will be flying to Atlanta early tomorrow morning and picking up Tom Flaim. They will then go to Gulfport and do a quick assessment of the situation there. Then they will proceed to Baton Rouge to hook up with us around noon tomorrow.

It is essential that we get a Team "On the Ground" in Baton Rouge as quickly as possible. We have at least 5 additional aircraft available to deploy. We will be releasing those aircraft once our first exploratory flight is completed.

There are many details of these missions that we will not be publishing for security reasons. As always, PLEASE REMEMBER US IN PRAYER as we endeavor to bring clean water to desperate people!!

We need your help with this effort! We are moving forward by faith. We know that our Lord will provide all the resources for us to accomplish these missions! If you would like to help, contact us. There is a means of receiving donations on-line on our Air Mobile homepage ( Cherie Hurston and the Air Mobile/CSA staff can answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact us if you have questions or would like to help in any way.

This report is brief as things are happening very quickly and things are changing hour by hour. Such is the case in a disaster of this magnitude. I'll attempt to give an update . God Bless You!!!

Joe and the Air Mobile Team

PS - Cindy and Barbara are in Thailand today bringing clean water to flood victims there. Please remember them in your prayer.

Thursday, September 01, 2005


Report submitted by Joe Hurston - Detroit Airport, Sept. 1, 2005 12:15pm U.S. time

Just landed from India, now in Detroit. Only here for a few minutes before boarding a flite for Orlando. The U.S. Air Mobile Team has done a spectacular job of getting Vortex Voyagers TM, airplanes and resources lined up. We hope to launch 4 airplanes(see yesterday's report for the details) only we've added a 4th plane, a Piper Seneca owned and piloted by another great friend, Mike Cardinale. The CSA staff has put together 70 Vortex Voyagers TM!!!! That is incredible. PLEASE PRAY ABOUT HELPING US WITH THIS STEP OF FAITH!!

My little sister from Canton Michigan, just a few miles from the airport where I sit for these few minutes just called and told me about a horrifying scene of a person dying on the Interstate while waiting for help. This situation is just terrible. We must do all that we can to help.

I apologize for such a short, "breathless" blog in the airport. They have just called for my plane to be boarded. Oh, just got a wonderful e-mail from Cindy. She and Barbara deployed another Voyager in the worst of the slum areas surrounding Mumbai. Wow, we are being stretched! It was so hard saying goodbye to her last night! Again, HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT!!

Call for final boarding. Gotta run!!!


Wednesday, August 31, 2005

The New Orleans levees breached - Inundation of nightmare proportions!

U.S. Air Mobile Team cleared "First-In Disaster Team" by FEMA!

Air Mobile Team in India deploys another Voyager to the utterly desperate!

Report submitted by Joe Hurston - President Air Mobile - Mumbai, India - August 31, 2005 1:42pm (India time)

As we watched the levee breach, then heard a Charity Hospital spokesman state the water was coming up 1" every 5 minutes in downtown New Orleans, our greatest concern was realized. New Orleans was being inundated! I know New Orleans very well. We're so sad for this incredible loss. Many are feared dead. Cindy and I knew that I must return to assist in the greatest natural disaster in American History!

A major problem on this end is NO SEATS! Well, this morning, I headed out early for the airport to see our Lord OPEN A CLOSED DOOR. HE DID! I'm flying back to the U.S. this evening (India time). Will land at Orlando tomorrow afternoon at 3:00pm.

Our U.S. Air Mobile Team has been doing a spectacular job of putting a major relief effort together. I spoke with Tom Flaim this morning and FEMA has named Air Mobile a "First-In Disaster Team". Tom has done a remarkable job of getting Air Mobile and the Vortex Voyager to the right people.

So many have come forward to help. My dear friend, Bill Dunklee, founder of Airborne Ministries has offered to fly with us in his Cessna T-337. Doug Rodante, now a Veteran Air Mobile Team member (worked Haiti and the Tsunami with us) has offered to fly his Cessna 401. Pastor Evelio Quintero of Orlando and another very dear friend has graciously offered his Cessna 337 for me to personally fly in the Katrina Relief effort. The entire Cartridge Source of America (CSA) staff is working together to get as many Vortex Voyagers TM ready for this life-saving mission. It is truly heartwarming to have so many come forth to help!! This should be "Our Finest Hour" to serve the Lord!!

Looks like we may get flight clearance into the disaster area as early as September 3rd. We're putting all the pieces into place. Of course, we'll keep you informed via this "running journal".

It is clear that CLEAN DRINKING WATER is a top priority everywhere we look. We truly believe that our Lord has brought us here for "Such a Time as this". I never cease to marvel at how Rolf Engelhard (the Inventor of the Vortex) and I became friends over 17 years ago. Now, we have a tool that can transform very dirty water into very clean drinking water instantly. Surely, the Lord gave this invention to Rolf!

Meanwhile, the Air Mobile Team in India is right on course. Yesterday, we deployed another Vortex Voyager in one of the most precious ministries we have ever encountered, S.E.A.L. Brother Phillip is an amazing man.

He and his wife care for the absolute outcast of Indian society. The maimed, mentally ill, terminally ill, blind, etc. He and his wife have an amazing story of Grace and Love! Phillip has his Masters of Divinity Degree and his wife is from a very wealthy family. Yet, they live with these precious ones that our Jesus describes as "the least of these" in Matthew 25. They provide food, water, cleanse their wounds, clothe and love them. That is exactly what Jesus would do!

You know, even the way we found Phillip was incredible. We had made contact with another brother when Cherie had traveled to Thailand and Sri Lanka in May. We had met with Pastor P.V. George last week and offered a Vortex Voyager to him. He in turn brought us to Phillip, another ministry entirely and had us donate the Voyager to him. I know that the Lord will bless Pastor George's selfless act. It's also so encouraging when we see ministries sharing with one another in this manner. It was such a joy to donate another Vortex Voyager to Phillip and his precious ministry!

We then went to beautiful piece of property that Phillip's ministry has purchased. Their plan is to build a wonderful ministry home there. They had been told by geologist and many others that there was NO WATER on the property. After prayer and fasting, the Lord directed them to a spectacular well on the land. This water will irrigate the region.

As we walked the property, we sensed such a presence of the Lord there. We look forward to returning and seeing all that our Lord is doing with them.

Enroute to Phillip's, we saw evidence of the great flood. These people have suffered so, BUT their resilience is astounding. Though the water had risen between 10 and in places 25 feet, it was hard to see evidence of the flood. They had cleaned up and immediately gotten on with their lives. We were also amazed at what a huge area this flood had effected. It must have been hundreds of square miles. We are so pleased that Air Mobile can be here to help them in their hour of need.

While I was at the airport this morning, Cindy and Barbara headed back out to the "Gypsy" community. You may recall that we had been there last week. After donating a Voyager to Dr. Paul and her beautiful, sweet Children's Home, we had later decided to donate a Voyager to Gypsies. So, as I write this report, they are in the provinces of India blessing another community with clean water and our Lord's love! After they return, I'll try to post a few photos of their mission.

Tomorrow, Cindy and Barbara will meet with an Assembly of God Missionary and assess his needs for a Voyager. In my conversation with him, he described the great suffering of those with whom he is ministering and their desperate need for clean drinking water. Then Cindy and Barbara fly out tomorrow night for Thailand (without me!). I have so much confidence in Cindy and Barbara, as they are mighty women of God and will complete this Air Mobile mission with excellence. It still doesn't make it any easier to say good bye and fly half way around the world. Our Lord promises us that "His grace is sufficient"!

Well, better wrap this up for now. Will try to get a little rest before boarding the flight home at midnight. It will take 26 hours to get home. Love you all!! THANK YOU AGAIN for standing with, praying and supporting this ministry!!

Joe, Cindy and Barbara

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Katrina slams the Gulf Coast and Air Mobile is planning to assist with clean water!

The Air Mobile Team in India deploys another Voyager.

Report submitted by Joe Hurston - President Air Mobile - Mumbai, India - August 30, 2005 9:02am (India time)

The images this morning of the destruction from Katrina are devastating! The phone rang all night, as Christian and Cherie called to update me on the developments with the Air Mobile Team coming together to assist in Katrina relief. Tom Flaim, our newest Air Mobile associate has been in close touch with Emergency Management Teams working at ground zero of Katrina. Already, the immediate need for clean drinking water is coming in everywhere.

Tom Flaim is highly skilled in this arena. His company, Group One Associates works world-wide with "First-Resonders". Tom is identifying areas that Air Mobile can deploy for immediate assistance. We're so thankful that Tom is part of our team!

Our manufacturing company, CSA is turning out Vortex Voyagers TM immediately to meet the needs. Air Mobile team members from past deployments are coming forward to offer their assistance with their airplanes and skills. Bill Dunklee of Airborne Ministries has offered to fly with us with his aircraft. Doug Rodante, an Air Mobile Team member from Haiti and Tsunami deployments has offered his skill and airplane. Pastor Evelio Quintero has offered the use of his airplane. The calls keep coming in. Glory be to God for His people stepping up to the plate.

We are so thankful that Air Mobile has teams working in the Katrina devastated Gulf region and in India! Air Mobile is definately stretching and growing. Remember that prayer of Jabez, "Bless us and expand our territory....". At this time, over 120 Vortex Voyagers TM are pumping clean water world-wide!

Here in India, the mission is proceeding on course. Today, we will be going into the slum areas that have been hard hit by the great flood of July 26th. We'll be bringing water purification into these areas. Our point of contact is a Pastor who works closely in the slums.

I just spoke with Christian a few minutes ago and got a final assesment before he went to sleep. This time difference has us calling each other in the middle of each others night. I'm open to returning as needed. As the situation unfolds, it appears that Air Mobile is going to need all the help it can get to meet the Katrina catastrophe.

Yesterday, Barbara and Cindy traveled to the village of Dolkhamb in the Thune District. The journey took 3 hours (115km). It is a tribal community with an agriculture based society and extremely poor. Stick houses, cow dung walls and very poor water quality.

Our point of contact was Sermakani and Hannah Abraham. Dr. Stephen recommended them. The Abraham's are Indian missionaries who daily visit all of the residents of three villages and care for their medical needs. They've been doing this for 11 years. They were trained by Cindy and Barbara on the operation of the Vortex Voyagers TM and have vowed to use it for the whole community for all who need clean water. This Voyager will immediately reduce the fevers, dysentary, and other water-borne diseases that plague these areas.

Do you realize that with your prayer and help, Air Mobile has already deployed Vortex Voyagers TM in Haiti, Dominican Republic, Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Guyana, Kenya and India as well as the USA! Stay in touch as Air Mobile continues to reach out both HOME & ABROAD!!

We just heard that the levee in New Orleans has been breached! Our heart goes out to those in such desparate need! The U.S. Air Mobile Team is in full mobilization. I just spoke with Christian again and the pieces are coming together for immediate deployment! We'll update on our next report!

Joe, Cindy and Barbara

Monday, August 29, 2005

Air Mobile Teams preparing for possible deployment to Hurricane Katrina ravaged areas!

Report Submitted by Joe Hurston - Air Mobile - Mumbai, India -August 29, 2005 9:57PM (India Time)

Talk about a roller coaster ride today! As we watched Katrina head for New Orleans we made the decision for me to fly back to the U.S. to head up a relief team. The U.S. Air Mobile Team put all the pieces into place. I was scheduled to fly out this evening. Then, MIRACULOUSLY, Katrina jogged slghtly to the east and New Orleans did not take the full brunt of Katrina. We were all so concerned that New Orleans would be completely inundated. Thank God, it appears that that has not happened. Yet we are still monitoring those reports continually. appears that Gulfport is taking the direct hit. Our prayers go out to the residents of that region. Air Mobile will do all we can to help in this hour of need. After hours of evaluation and deep consideration, I have opted to stay in India, at least for now. Our U.S. Air Mobile team headed up by my son, Christian Hurston has the operation well in hand. With the wonder of communications, we're in continual touch. I'm able to lend him the assistance he needs from here. Now, this is causing us all to grow in the Lord!!

We are keeping the option open for me to fly back if I am needed on-site there. We will assess the situation on regular basis.

I'll be getting a full debriefing from Cindy and Barbara who went out to the provincial region today while I stayed back to prepare to travel to the U.S. We'll have a full report up tomorrow morning. Our mission here in India is critical. The mission to the Gulf region is critical. Air Mobile has teams working in both regions, by God's grace and strength. God Bless You All and thank you for standing with us.

Joe and the India Air Mobile Team!