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  • AngelOne October 2023 Newsletter

    October 2023 PRAISES IN PERU - We are so grateful for your prayers as the AngelOne operations team safely and successfully made connections with the wonderful missionaries at Peru Projects. We look forward to assisting this ministry as it grows under new leadership, and continues to spread the gospel and meet the needs of the local population. We can’t wait to share stories and pictures! GYC PORTLAND - AngelOne will be attending GYC in Portland, Oregon this December from the 27 th - 31st. Stop by our booth and say ‘Hi’ if you’re in the area! HELICOPTER FUNDRAISING PROGRESS Fundraising Goal: $340,000 To Be Matched 1:1 Amount Raised: $210,204 TORCH LIGHT AVIATION - Brendon, Lizzy, and adorable baby Elliot Peterson are preparing to leave for the Philippines as missionaries with Philippine Adventist Medical Aviation Services (PAMAS). Both have had a desire to serve as missionaries since they were kids. Brendon made up his mind very young that he would be a mission pilot flying medical flights in the jungle. Lizzy dreamed of being a medical missionary and serving people in difficult-to-access places. God brought their lives and dreams together and when the time was right, would send them to the mission field. “Although I have had some great opportunities to build experience in aviation, I am most grateful for the experience of working hard and trusting God in places of little to no support. Also the opportunity we had to watch God at work in our lives as He grew our faith in Him and in Christian principles. Transitioning into mission work is a big step for us and we have a lot of unanswered questions. Finances will always be a point of faith until the Lord returns, but we have seen God work before and we are confident that he will do it again! Our prayers are for every individual who answers the call to mission service and especially mission aviation. God is faithful and "He, who began a good work in you, will be faithful to complete it." Philippians 1:6.” "MIND THE GAP" Ezekiel 22:30 Brendon Peterson (of Torch Light Aviation) is one of the pilots that inspired the creation of AngelOne. Our feature story this month delves into the history of AngelOne, and where we’re headed in the future. A few short years ago, the concept of AngelOne was born during the board meeting of an Adventist ministry that didn’t have anything to do with pilots, airplanes or helicopters. However, those present were people passionate about using every means possible to carry the gospel to every “nation, kindred, tongue and people,” Revelation 14:6. The conversation had diverged from the business at hand to the state of Adventist mission aviation. AngelOne providentially emerged from that board meeting derailment to a rapidly growing ministry committed to supporting mission aviation today. AngelOne from its inception grew with newly accredited mission aviators in mind. One of AngelOne’s most important commitments is to connect ministries with up-and-coming pilots and aviation mechanics. AngelOne has been privileged to work with several young adults that have started their journey at a very young age, doing whatever odd jobs they could find in order to save towards their dream of becoming a mission pilot. Once this issue of funding was identified, AngelOne created “Mind The Gap” (Ezekiel 22:30). Mind The Gap is an initiative to assist developing pilots and aviation mechanics wherever support is needed. Some need help with fundraising for their training. Others need access to a more affordable plane or helicopter in which to build experience. All benefit greatly from the mentorship, spiritual support and mission aviation relationships built through Mind the Gap. Mind the Gap has several participants already benefiting from the program, but it was created with a 3-phase plan in mind that is currently in development: – The first phase was to purchase a plane to give access to pilots who needed training and hours of experience to prepare them for becoming an Adventist missionary pilot. We are happy to report this has been accomplished and the aircraft has been used with several missionaries already! The Cessna 172 committed to Mind the Gap is currently based in Michigan. – The second phase started by connecting developing pilots to a network of experienced pilot mentors. This phase of development is growing rapidly with countless hours invested by AngelOne team members in mentoring conversations. An Adventist mission aviation group hosted by AngelOne has created a virtual community for pilots and mechanics. Recently, that community was expanded and strengthened by bi-monthly Town Hall Meetings. The biggest leap forward in this phase came in July. Oklahoma Adventist Academy, which has an incredible mission aviation program for academy students, partnered with AngelOne to host “Elevate,” the first Adventist Mission Aviation Fly-In. Our first Elevate networking event brought current and retired aviators, mechanics-in-training, and mission aviation supporters together for spiritual and educational meetings, mentorship, and collaboration. Plans are already in the works for Elevate 2024 to be held towards the end of September or beginning of October again at Oklahoma Academy. – The third phase of Mind the Gap is AngelOne’s next focus. Aviators who fund their own training often are paralyzed post-graduation with education loans. Oklahoma Adventist Academy has successfully established a fully-subsidized pilot training program that pairs donors with students who are living their commitment to missions locally while in training and have also committed to a term of service upon their graduation. AngelOne is looking to develop a similar fund that comes in correlation with a mission service agreement. If you are one who dreams of being a mission aviator or know someone who is, please reach out to us at AngelOne about joining Mind the Gap. If you are in a position to help AngelOne maintain the first two phases of Mind the Gap or to realize the third phase in establishing a fund for training, please contact us today! Thank you for your prayers and support of Adventist Mission Aviation!

  • AngelOne September 2023 Newsletter

    September 2023 PERU SITE VISIT - Our team is busy making preparations to visit Peru Projects, a ministry dedicated to taking the gospel deep into the Peruvian jungle. Your prayers are appreciated as we look to see how we can best support this amazing and active mission. Look forward to pictures and stories in an upcoming newsletter, and please visit their website to learn more! HELICOPTER FUNDRAISING PROGRESS Fundraising Goal: $340,000 To Be Matched 1:1 Amount Raised: $203,123 LED BY THE SPIRIT - Ray & Dawn Spoon are currently in the exciting phase of preparing to launch their ministry in coordination with Philippine Adventist Medical Aviation Services (PAMAS)and FARMSTEW. The Spoons have spent many years of their lives involved with Adventist Frontier Mission both in the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. Their new role is to provide basic medical services to underserved communities, and provide education and training to empower people to have abundant life through improved gardening, sanitation, clean water and more. They will be departing next month, and we humbly ask for your prayers that the process and preparations go ahead smoothly. Read our Feature Story to hear first hand how God has led them to the decision to choose mission service at this particular stage in their life! Answering the Call The Spoons have graciously agreed to share their story of how God has prepared them for their upcoming mission to the Philippines. This article is being told from the perspective of Dawn Spoon. "How many times have you started a conversation with the words, "Remember when...?" While taking a walk down memory lane can be delightful, it can also be a powerful way to remind ourselves of God's faithfulness. We were newly married in 1990 when after weeks of praying for where God would like us to serve, Ray and I received an unexpected call from Adventist Frontier Missions (AFM) which launched thirteen years of service in the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. Now that our kids are grown, our house is paid off, and we are both nearing full- time retirement, we have again asked how God would have us serve Him during this time of our lives. Being a traveling nurse, I spent a lot of time away from home and had ample time to pray. Unbeknownst to me, Ray was also praying for God to direct us. At first our prayers were centered more about where we thought God would have us serve. As we prayed, the burden on our hearts became greater that we were to serve somewhere. "Where?" was the big question! Nothing seemed like the right place or situation. As we prayed, we found that our prayers began to shift. Our prayers no longer were focusing on where we thought God could use us, but rather on surrendering and just being willing to go and serve, knowing that "Anywhere He leads me, I can safely go".One Sabbath afternoon, Ray sat down on the sofa and turned on the HOPE channel. 3ABN was on, and they were interviewing Dwayne and Wendy Harris who we knew through Philippine Adventist Medical Aviation Services in the Philippines (PAMAS). As they talked about the work they were doing and some of the needs in their various projects, it became apparent to both of us that our skill-set and interests fit fairly closely to the needs they were describing. I remember looking at Ray and he at me as we soberly asked ourselves, "Is that for us?" "Surely," we reasoned, "they were looking for someone younger!" After contacting Wendy, the response was an encouraging "Yes! Come." and we began the process of onboarding. We will be working with PAMAS in a new and unique way utilizing FARMSTEW. FARMSTEW is a supporting organization of the Adventist church. It's ministry focuses on bringing Christ to people-groups in underdeveloped areas that are compromised with food insecurity, sanitation, clean water sources and many other areas that affect their well-being. FARMSTEW has been working in many countries of Africa and South America and now is looking to expand into Asia. While PAMAS has been working to bring education, medical evacuations, simple medical work and mission support to many villages and more remote people-groups, FARMSTEW will be used to empower them to live more abundantly through improved sanitation, clean water, improved nutrition, and improved gardens to feed their families. We will be training community leaders, Bible workers, pastors and their wives, others to train the people they work with in ways to improve their overall health and the health of their families. While both PAMAS and FARMSTEW have goals to improve health and quality of life for the people we serve, our main goal is to teach them about Jesus, our ultimate Healer, our Protector and our Savior. Why has God chosen us for this work at this time in our lives? The short answer is, "We don't know." But one thing is certain, we know without a doubt that He has called us. I am reminded of Queen Esther. She was an unlikely person but nonetheless called to an unlikely role. When she came up against an impossibility in a very big job that could cost her life, she was reminded by her cousin Mordecai that perhaps she "had come into the kingdom for such a time as this." God used her in a mighty way to save many people's lives. Each one of us has been called by God to serve in some way and, who knows, but that we also have been called into our neighborhood, our community, and our work at this time in history "for such a time as this". Jesus says, "The harvest is truly ready, but the laborers are few." He is looking for me and for you to say "Yes" to serve Him, to go for Him. Say "Yes!" today and, someday down the road, we will have the opportunity to say, "Remember when...?" and will be encouraged to continue as we see how He has led us so faithfully in the past."

  • August '23 Newsletter

    ELEVATE 2023 - We are pleased to announce the success of our first annual Elevate Adventist Mission Aviation Fly-In! Hosted by Oklahoma Academy, attendees stayed in the dormitories or camped next to the beautiful pond and enjoyed lovely meals including a delicious "Impossible" cookout. Attendees particularly enjoyed... The spiritual focus and opportunity for faith renewal Mission stories... evidence of God's faithful providence Presenters' vulnerable transparency Mentoring by mature, experienced missionaries Hope inspired by so many young aviators preparing to serve A local home-built airplane being prepared for service in Niger Brendon Peterson offering helicopter flights to attendees Aviation Missionaries! If you are interested in attending next year’s event, click here for updates: ​ASI CONVENTION 2023 - We were excited to attend the annual ASI International Convention in Kansas City, MO, August 2 - 5. What better way to feature our helicopter fundraiser than to have an ACTUAL HELICOPTER in our booth? We were also very blessed to have many missionaries attend as well, creating a wonderful opportunity for connecting, supporting, and uplifting each other. Be sure to visit our website to see all of our supported mission teams from all around the world. HELICOPTER FUNDRAISING PROGRESS Fundraising Goal: $340,000 To Be Matched 1:1 Amount Raised: $193,788 PRAY BOLD PRAYERS - Wings Over Alaska is an aviation ministry dedicated to support the gospel reach to the far corners of remote Alaska. Their mission is to bring the hope found in Jesus one flight, one person, one village at a time. Founded by Pastor Tobin and Virlyn Dodge, Wings Over Alaska is currently taking a huge step of faith forward in the purchase of a hanger in Big Lake, Alaska to serve as a base for operations. We encourage you to follow along with their journey and pray for God’s love to be poured out in Alaska, and may His Holy Spirit lead and guide in this very special ministry! Looking Ahead As we stand at the intersection of technology and compassion, the future of mission aviation holds exciting possibilities. With advancements in aviation technology and communication, the reach and impact of these missions will undoubtedly expand. The history of mission aviation is a testament to the incredible achievements that can be accomplished when human ingenuity, compassion, and the power of flight come together. Let's continue to celebrate the unsung heroes who soar through the skies to bring hope and change to the far corners of our world. Thank you for being part of our journey and for your continued support as we reach new horizons and touch countless lives.

  • PAMAS: Advancing the Gospel Through Mission Aviation

    At AngelOne, we feel it is important to keep you informed and engaged with the different aviation ministries we support worldwide. This newsletter showcases the direct impact of your generous contributions on these vital mission projects. Every month, we will give you a glimpse into the stories, successes, and challenges faced by dedicated missionaries as we work together to uplift and bring hope to souls around the world. Your continued support drives our shared mission. Thank you for being a beacon of compassion! On March 1, a helicopter for Philippine Adventist Medical Aviation Services (PAMAS) disappeared on a service flight. On board were pilot Daniel Lui, flight nurse Janelle Alder, and three other passengers. That morning, the helicopter’s GPS signals suddenly halted and later the same day searches began for the craft and its missing passengers. As search and rescue efforts commenced with fervor, prayers from around the world went up entreating for the safety of the missing crew and passengers. The tragedy gained rapid attention and soon government, navy, private sonar companies and others were involved in the search. Despite these concerted efforts, little was found that could shed light on the incident and relieve the families of the missing individuals. A pillow and a pair of shoes were found floating at sea that were thought to belong to Janelle and another passenger, but while these findings were a spark of hope, no further evidence was discovered. For several weeks, a Sea Scan Survey team conducted a thorough analysis of the seafloor in the area where the helicopter’s GPS last pinged. On May 4, the scans were completed and operations ended. Nothing was found that could indicate anything about a possible crash site or debris, and unfortunately there are still more questions than answers as to the craft, its faithful crew, and the passengers onboard. Founded in 2007, PAMAS is an independent organization that provides emergency medical services to those living in remote and underserved areas in the Philippines. The ministry aims to give air support and medical assistance to these communities, spread the gospel, and establish new missions in hard-to-reach areas where they are needed most. Daniel Lui and Janelle Alder committed their lives to this same mission and shared a passion for rescuing souls, physically and spiritually. Selflessly they have set an example for all by tirelessly advancing Christ’s gospel and serving Him through service to the people of the Philippines. While we do not always understand why God allows trials and tribulations to affect His people, we do know that He is trustworthy and cares for the physical and spiritual well-being of all His children. In Romans 8:22 we are told that “God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them” (NLT). PAMAS has since seen a surge of interest from volunteers, longing in earnest to take up the torch and serve in God's calling. The impact of these missionaries’ service cannot be measured and we may not on this earth realize the full effects, but their influence will surely be seen in the hereafter. At AngelOne, our goal is to support ministries like PAMAS and empower more faithful men and women to dedicate their energies to the furtherance of the gospel message. As other eager servants of Christ come forward, AngelOne is prepared to provide additional resources for these individuals, as well as two new helicopters for the PAMAS mission. This will allow them to sustain their growth as they seek to expand their sphere of service. If you would like to help continue this mission and the ongoing work in the Philippines, we invite you to contribute towards the $1,500,000 goal to acquire newer helicopters, with the assurance that your donation will be matched on a 1:1 basis up to $750,000. By giving to this operation you are not only partnering with like-minded believers in service to Christ, you are furthering the work of these faithful missionaries until the Gospel is spread to every corner of the earth. Press the button below to donate to the helicopter fundraiser. If you would like to learn more about other AngelOne mission aviation projects around the globe, please visit

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