It was a Thursday morning. I woke to the unfamiliar sights, sounds and smells of another hotel room in another part of the country; Peterborough to be precise. A few weeks ago, my wonderful sister-in-law Sarah had startled us with the fantastic news that a group of 11 to 13 year olds at a big Christian conference, Faith Camp, would be raising money to help send us on our way to Uganda through the sales of t-shirts. Would we like to come and speak about what we would be doing?
Yesterday I got an amazing email! After a week of intensive technical training concluding with a big exam, I found out that I had passed. This is great news as it is one step closer to getting my full B1 aircraft license. It’s the start of a two-year process that will allow me to not only sign out all the Ugandan based MAF aircraft from an avionics point of view, but also to sign out the airframe and engine side as well. This is a great advantage not only for me, but for MAF as well. Continue reading
Once upon a time there was a monkey. This monkey noticed that in the river there was a fish splashing around and clearly struggling against the flow of the water. Being a kindhearted monkey, he decided to do something about it, and made his way out onto a perilous limb overhanging the swiftly flowing water.
How do you deal with conflict in a team?
How do you get access to money in Africa?
What do you do if someone throws a live grenade in your general vicinity?
Well that’s it! Dave’s had his last day at Garmin and Becky’s had her last day volunteering in the Testwood Baptist Church office. It was a happy-sad kind of day for us both saying farewell to the old, but eagerly looking forward to the new. On Monday we officially start with MAF, kicking off with a week long induction with MAF International in Ashford, Kent.
What a wonderful week in Cornwall we just enjoyed! It was great to spend some time with amazing friends in the sunshine, staying in a house right on the beach; we couldn’t have asked for a better break. It gave us a bit of time to unwind and process the changes coming up soon, as everything had been incredibly busy for the last few months.
It’s been a pretty busy couple of weeks for us getting the final few bits and pieces of our journey into MAF sorted. On Thursday last week we took to the streets of London for a medical and psychological checkup, and we are happy to report that we are both healthy and have been deemed sane (enough) for working overseas!