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 (www.airmobile.org). 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.