Wednesday, July 31, 2013

yap: part one

Recently, I was blessed with the opportunity to work with Pacific Missionary Aviation for six weeks, on the remote island of Yap, Micronesia. It was a great time to learn about mechanics, God, and what I'll face as I pursue a career as a missionary pilot-mechanic. The people there, especially Amos and Heidi Collins, PMA's resident missionaries on Yap, and Petrus, the PMF pastor, and his family, were more than kind to us the whole time we were there.

Please enjoy these photos of one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to. I'll add more photos throughout the week.

Sunset by Guam
I started out with a couple days in Guam to meet the founder of PMA, Ed Kalau, as well as see some operations of PMA on that island.


Asan Beach

...and then I found myself in Yap.

The PMA Hangar


Chomorro Bay


Dock by Sunset

Blue Lagoon
Oh my goodness the stale "oreos" this place sold were worth traveling across the whole Pacific to get.

Portrait by Colonia

Paddling Training

Yonder Truck

Stripping Paint
Having a friend, Brian, from LeTourneau certainly made the trip a whole lot easier.

Stretcher Relay
It was also fun to run into friends from home, 6535 miles from home.

Amos the Mechanic
Amos was a wealth of mechanical, missionary, and aviation knowledge, when we weren't being fired.

Taxiing Out

N46MA Taking Off Yap

Up a Tree
The coconut trees were significantly easier to climb in Yap.

Lil Bird

Rafting Back

Men's House at Bechiyal


Nets by Sunset


PMF Church

Its Like Lost

Sliding in a 727 Engine

Japanese Wreck

Sunset at Yap

Thank you for viewing, expect more photos in the next few days.

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