|The Lord's Airforce|
Using Airplanes as Tools for Ministry
In one aspect, airplanes are “time machines” since a primary benefit of their use is the efficient use of time. Our Minneapolis based FLAPS Cessna 182 is used to transport AFLC staff and ministry personnel around the country to ordinations, AFLC info meetings, and specific situations that require a personal visit. A trip that would ordinarily take three days by car can be cut to one day when traveling by air, resulting in efficiency, productivity, and safety.
FLAPS operates three small aircraft. Our Minneapolis based Cessna 182 is used by AFLC staff and ministry personnel in the "Lower 48".
Our Naknek, Alaska fleet consists of a Cessna 175 and a Piper Cherokee Six, flown and maintained by AFLC pastor/pilot Jeremy Crowell. Airplanes are essential for reaching the 100+ villages in SW Alaska that aren’t accessible by roads. The plane not only transports local missionaries, but a variety of ministry cargo, e.g. a portable generator, radio equipment for the KAKN Christian radio station, native youngsters to Bible camp, etc.
Support for this ministry takes many forms. Many people are praying faithfully for FLAPS, some have donated airplanes, and others support this work financially. Those who support this unique ministry with their God-given resources, help convey the Gospel message of Jesus Christ!