There’s always something exciting going on with Flying Mission in ZAMBIA! This is a recent posting from their website. www.flyingmission.org Check it out!
Recently Flying Mission Zambia Chief Pilot, Rick Rempel, organised a 3-plane flight to the village of WAKA WAKA. A group of doctors and dentists from Singapore needed transport to this faraway rural place in Eastern Province, where they planned to help out in their various fields of expertise. Rick tells us:
Our passengers flew into Lusaka International Airport in the afternoon. Then they transferred from the ‘big bird’ to our little Cessnas and we headed out, following the GPS co-ordinates for Waka Waka. We had not landed there before but had the assurance that the airstrip was in good order. As we drew near to our destination, clouds obstructed the sun and there were a few rain showers. Searching below us, we could not see an airstrip anywhere!
Then God stepped in to help. A commercial aircraft was flying into Waka Waka and informed us that the GPS co-ordinates were a couple of miles out! He gave us some landmarks to look for. Once over the airfield we understood why it was so difficult to find:it blended seamlessly into the surrounding countryside. We landed safely before dark and were met by 100 or more local people. Our passengers were ushered away to their accommodation and we to ours: a nearby Safari Lodge! What a pleasure to wake at 5 in the morning to around 100 hippopotami chortling in the river, with stunning birds flying overhead. It was quite sad to have to go home so soon! Our job has its challenges – and other great moments too.
Psalm 143 v 8: Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go for to You I lift up my soul.