We have had an exciting week here at the airport. We had the pleasure of hosting people from around the world as they prepare to take off for the Icarus Trophy. It is labeled the World’s Toughest Air Race. http://www.theadventurists.com/icarus-trophy/ It has been fun to talk with people from the UK, Switzerland, Australia, South Africa, and other parts of the U.S. It has been a mini outreach. Instead of going to the nations to be a light, they came to us. They all take off from here in paramotors to race down to California.
It is a little crazy to see people strap what looks like a giant fan to their backs with a parachute trailing behind them and run down the runway a bit then take off into the air. Please pray for safety for all the racers and their support teams as they spend the next couple of weeks off on their adventure!
This has also provided great exposure of Trinity Aviation Academy to our local community, as many people don’t know what we do here. They are asking about what we do and becoming interested in the ministry.
One great conversation I got to have was with a guy from South Africa, Cayle, that had served with the UK military. He is an inspiration. He is getting prepared to fly in this air race, although he seems less equipped than the others. He is missing his legs and part of a hand. He chatted about how much he had loved his military life, and would do it all over again. Well, except for stepping on a bomb. He said he wouldn’t want to repeat that experience. (Can you blame him?) I was impressed that even though he was wounded, he is still getting the most enjoyment out of life that he can get. He could be sitting around depressed and angry about what happened to him, but instead he said he knows there are more adventures out there for him to have. Wow! Sometimes, I sit around angry and depressed about silly things in my life. We all need to have his perspective, and find out what adventure God has waiting for us. To read more of Cayle’s story, go here. https://www.justgiving.com/cayleroycembe/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=cayleroycembe&utm_campaign=pfp-share
It reminds me of the story of Job in the Bible. His life was ruined in the eyes of man, but in the end he realized this truth about God, “I know you can do all things, no plan of yours can be thwarted.” God had more adventure in store for Job. He has more adventure in store for us too!