Martinez Mail November 2017

Advanced education is not guaranteed in Guatemala. For most of these Bible students financial sacrifice by family, community or village, and church provide room, board, and materials as they pursue their ministerial goals. Here in Guatemala many activities overlap as the year spools down. Of special note is the graduation of the Living Water Teaching (Ensenanza) de Agua Viva) Bible Institute. Each year Bible scholars who have completed courses and …

And now for something completely differnt………

Ephesians 6:10-18 talks about putting on the whole Armor of God. This, so that you can be fully protected against the lethal deceptions of the devil. This passage of scripture actually reads like an airplane check-list. Mission Aviation flies very much in line with these exhortations. Before any flight carrying ministry workers, medical emergencies, or relief cargo takes off, a pilot must check every critical part of the aircraft. In …

Signs of growth

Since January 2016, there have been signs of growth and maturing in Guatemala’s aviation infrastructure. Even at our home base (MGQZ) in Quetzaltenango, things are changing. Soon a genuine security fence will provide the means to keep people and livestock from crossing the runway. Meanwhile, the new airport Administrator is about the task of patching open sections of wall that allow people and animals dangerously close to operating aircraft. Today …

The fix is in

After some intensive research, collaboration, and phone calls this problem is a thing of the past. The persistent oil leak had been coming from this oil seal that had de-bonded from the circular recess just behind the crankshaft flange. With replacement parts available, bonding and de-bonding chemicals available, and special tools, this job takes maybe half a day. This job, on the field, in Guatemala…………..well that’s another story.