Headed to the Village!

 

Hello Friends!

I have been in Zambia for a little over two weeks now, and I’m sure that many of you are wondering what I have been up to!  Well, just for a quick update, I have been getting to know Zambian culture, the city of Lusaka, and the Flying Mission team.  They have asked that I do not spend a lot of my time sending out prayer letters, and corresponding with people back home during this time of transition and orientation, but instead focus on learning about and adjusting to my new home!  So at the end of orientation (about 3 months) I will send out a more detailed description of all that has transpired.  But for now I do want to let you know that things are going well, and I am learning a lot!  Tomorrow, I will be leaving to live in a rural village for two weeks.  This will help me to understand and empathize with how most Zambians live.  I am looking forward to it!!  I have a Zambian host family, and I will just be living life with them for two weeks.  After that time, Lord willing, I will return to Lusaka (the capital city of Zambia) and continue with several more weeks of learning the culture, adapting to the differences, visiting places in the city, and getting details sorted out like finding a vehicle, obtaining a driving license, etc.  Then I will move into the flight orientation phase and transfer my flight licenses, and get adapted to flying here in Zambia with Flying Mission.

Praises For:

  • Safe travels through out my time traveling to Zambia!
  • A warm welcome from the Flying Mission family.
  • The many new things I have learned thus far about Zambia and it’s people!

Prayers For:

  • A healthy, beneficial time in the village.
  • Finding a good vehicle at a reasonable price.
  • Continued focus on God during the transition.

Send me Mail!!!!
Jonathan Weaver
Postnet #197, P/Bag E891
Lusaka, Zambia

Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka, Zambia.  It was nice to get off the airplane and be warm!

Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka, Zambia. It was nice to get off the airplane and be warm!

The planes I will be flying soon!!

The planes I will be flying soon!!

A view of a few of the buildings in Lusaka.

A view of a few of the buildings in Lusaka.

 

 

Come say Goodbye!

Jonathan C. Weaver

Hello Friends!!

Greetings from beautiful Colorado Springs, CO!!!  It is with thankfulness and appreciation to the Lord for His great faithfulness, and to so MANY of you who have supported me now and over the years in various ways ~~ prayer, encouragement, teaching, financial resources, etc., I want to invite you to CELEBRATE with us on Saturday, February 9th for an Open House from 4 to 7 PM at Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy. There will be a brief time of sharing about 5:30. I have reached my full support and will be leaving the following Friday, February 15th to begin my journey to Zambia, for my two-year commitment to serve with Flying Mission Zambia, as a pilot/mechanic.

If you would like, please bring a letter of encouragement with a photo or two of family members, a particular memory, etc., which I will take with me as I travel. I’ll enjoy reading some each week, and I’ll pray for you as you are praying for me!!

CVCA is located at 4687 Wyoga Lake Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44224 with parking and entry to the building at the back, accessed using the drive at the south side of the school.

RSVPs are helpful as we plan for a “Javanese” meal together.  Please respond to this email if you are going to come!  Or RSVP for the event on FacebookHERE!  If you would like to bring an item, let me know that, as well, and my mom or I will get back in touch with you!

Remember to add this email to your address book to ensure getting all of my emails, and you can “like” my page on Facebook (Jonathan Weaver Missionary Pilot).  

THANK YOU AGAIN and we are looking forward to seeing you all on February 9th!

My Schedule:

Praise the Lord, my time to leave is coming soon!

January 21-February 8th:  Cross Cultural Training in CO!
February 9th:  Open house at CVCA! 4-7PM
February 15th:  Leave for Zambia with a quick stop in Scotland!

Just a little more time!

Hello Friends! Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!

I hope this email finds you well.  I am writing with plenty of news!  First, I have just finished and “graduated” from the JAARS pre-field flight and maintenance orientation, and I moved back to Ohio.  I realized as I was coming back that it has been a year now since I officially started raising support.  I am surprised and overwhelmed by how quickly things have progressed.  The Lord is good!  During this past year I have raised most of the necessary funds, quit my job at Kent State University, moved to North Carolina, completed all of my pre-field flight and maintenance training at JAARS, and moved back to Ohio!  It’s been a busy year!  Secondly, I have finalized a date when I am beginning my trip to Africa: February 15th!  Less than two months from now.  Wow I can’t believe it is so close.  There are many details to take care of between now and then, and I would appreciate much prayer!  Also, I want to see as many of you as I can before I go!!!  If you have some time and want to see me please feel free to contact me.  🙂

Brown

Support!
My support level continues to be very close to full support!  Praise the Lord!  I do still need to raise about $5000 dollars for my outgoing costs, and am still looking for about $200 a month to round out my monthly support and assure that I will be set once I am in Zambia.  I know the Lord is going to take care of this, but if you have have some year end money that you would like to give that would be great!  Click HERE to go to my website and you can simply print off the form and send it in with your donation!  If you have signed up to do monthly support but haven’t started yet, now is the time!  If you need more information on how to start automatic credit card donations just email me back and I will give you the details!  Thank you so much!!

Prayer and Praise!
I know that many of you have been praying and I very much appreciate it!  Praise the Lord I know he was with me during my time at JAARS and I learned a lot!  It definitely felt like I was in the right place for the right amount of time to do some intense learning.  Praise the Lord for safety for everyone involved in my training!  Please pray for the details of shipping my tools to Arizona and then to Zambia to come together soon!  Pray that I will have wisdom in packing and choosing what to take and what not to take.  Pray for my heart to continue to be prepared for what God has for me.  Pray for my time in the Cross Cultural course that I will learn what I need to!  Thank you in advance for your prayers!

Strawberry Ridge

My Schedule:

Praise the Lord, my time to leave is coming soon!

Now until January 20th: Home visiting and packing!

January 21-February 8th:Cross Cultural Training in CO!

February 15th:  Leave for Zambia with a quick stop in Scotland!

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