Air Mobile back in Florida - On Alert!
Report Submitted by Joe Hurston - Cocoa, FL Sept. 10, 2005, 2:03pm EST
Air Mobile is on Alert! We left Vortex Voyagers TM in Baton Rouge READY for immediate deployment. My good friend Dan Andrews has offered to position the units as needed. Christian and I had an uneventful flight from Baton Rouge to Vero Beach, FL. Other than dodging a few thunderstorms spun off the south side of Hurricane Ophelia all went well. Found out that Tom Flaim managed to jump on a private aircraft to Atlanta. For now, the Air Mobile Mission to the Katrina Disaster area can take a breather.
Once getting home, it was so good to be with Cindy. She and Barbara had arrived from an extremely successful trip in both India and Thailand on Thursday. Vortex Voyagers TM were deployed in the northern part of Thailand with an excellent ministry. Barbara had been there in February just after the tsunami. We are finding out and proving to ourselves that we can indeed stretch. Air Mobile has been all over the globe since the tsunami hit. We praise God for the privilege to serve Him in this life-saving capacity.
As we track Hurricane Ophelia, it appears that it will loop back around and possibly strike South Carolina. As we all know, hurricanes are very unpredictable. So we are preparing for the possibility of deploying wherever she strikes.
ONE MAJOR LESSON from Katrina is RAPID DEPLOYMENT! The Air Mobile Team was ready to go. Vortex Voyagers TM were built and pilots and airplanes were on stand-by, but the entire disaster area was completely blocked off. By the time we got in, the major catastrophe with the need for water had passed. However, in the isolated areas, the need for Vortex Voyagers TM is great. We were very successful in deploying units into very competent hands to reach into these areas.
Now, we are taking these valuable lessons and doing all that we can to PRO-ACTIVELY have Vortex Voyagers TM into place BEFORE the disaster strikes. We need your prayer for both the funding and the open and receptive hearts to receive this LIFE SAVING message!
As we shared with folks that we actually drank water from the streets of New Orleans, the interest in the Vortex Voyager TM has increased dramatically. We are going to leave the photo and actual video footage of Christian and I actually drinking Vortex purified water off the street and in the shadow of the Superdome in downtown New Orleans on Sept. 4th. Please feel free to tell others about this dramatic demonstration of the incredible capability of the Vortex Voyager TM. We were particularly blessed by the positive feedback for professional First Responders.
In just a few minutes, the Hurston's along with Barbara Walker are going to the WATER FOR HAITI GALA sponsored by Harris Rosen and the Rosen Foundation. You may find details on our website homepage. God Bless You all and THANK YOU for standing with us in this mission!!