“But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them.” (II Timothy 3:14) As we continue in the work the Lord has allowed us to be a part of, we are thankful for your continued care, love, and support. Our plan is to continue to go forward with redeeming the time and reaching the uttermost through mission aviation.
The Lord has graciously provided for our personal needs, but we are actively seeking more support that will go directly into the ministry expenses of ACE Mission Aviators. As the Lord provides funds and opens opportunities, we will continue to fly in and help reach those in need of God’s love. My father would often say in his sermons: “People want to know how much you care before they care how much you know.” Since 2010 the Lord has allowed ACE’s efforts to reach into areas as far south as Peru, as far east as Haiti, and as far north as North Pole Alaska. On these trips we have provided food, water, aid, and help; but most importantly, we have shared the love of Jesus each place we go. Amy Carmichael said, “You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.” Because you cared, because you prayed, because you gave, scores of precious souls have been and are being reached. May we continue to ask ourselves, What am I doing to make an eternal impact for the cause of Christ?
Over the last few months, we have been working on the Stationair 206, preparing it for future mission trips. We had several unexpected issues that have slowed the process, but we are thankful for a good aviation mechanic who found these issues on the ground so we did not have to discover them in the air. Our hope is to be taking another trip into Haiti in the upcoming weeks. Please pray that the Lord will guide and direct as we seek to lift Him up with each flight we take.
If you are not already supporting ACE Mission Aviators or another FBMI missionary or mission work, I would strongly urge you to consider what Christ would have you do to help the cause of world evangelism. Consider how the Lord has blessed you; then consider how you could share that blessing with others. Each of us has been given the wonderful gift of salvation; let us share that gift with others.
Recently I was flying with a foreign pilot and was able to share the Gospel with him. He was raised atheist, with no understanding of God, so I had to start at creation. “Just like this Beechcraft airplane and that Citizen watch you’re wearing have a designer or creator, so do we,” I told him. He looked over at me and said, “Okay. Well, they’ve got their creators name on them. How do I know Who my Creator is?” “Well, someone has to tell you,” I said. He responded with, “You are the first to ever tell me Who my Creator is, so how can I know this is true?” I told him, “If you pray to God and ask Him to have someone tell you, He will answer your prayer.” We continued to fly and ended up landing at an island airport we hardly ever go to and where I personally do not know anybody who lives there. We began walking down the street to get some refreshments for our flight back, when a group of men passed by turned around and called out my last name. I did not know these gentlemen, but they had known my dad. They were able to once again present the Gospel to this pilot. As we walked away from them, he looked over at me with a smile of amazement and said, “So it is true; that is how I know Who my Maker is!” It is amazing to me how God, in His grace, orchestrates what we never could to help bring a precious soul to the knowledge of the love of Jesus Christ. I am so thankful for fellow believers who are not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, who are willing to share the Word and affirm the message given.
We are thankful for the opportunity to partner together with you to share the love of Jesus.
Your servants in Christ,
Mark and Laura Siegwart