PRAISE FOR 20 OCTOBER 2019
Sunday, October 20th, 2019 - 36 minutes
This week's PRAISE podcast has extra value - it includes a much longer version of a fascinating conversation I had with two members of Mission Aviation Fellowship - the charity that quite literally is 'flying for life' A team from MAF visited the Island this weekend - they came to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the donation of a Kodiak plane by Ramsey-based AFD Software, to the charity - I talk with the Chief Executive Officer Ruth Whitaker, and one of the pilots, Steve Machell, to find out what the plane has been doing during the first ten years of its life (spent in Kalimantan, Borneo) and on the way, learn a lot more about this Christian charity that uses a fleet of light aircraft to reach isolated and vulnerable communities - bringing essential supplies, healthcare and so so much more.
And we meet 16-year-old local teenager Grace Harrison, who is about to be assessed for her suitability to be trained to be a MAF pilot! Definitely a story we'll be coming back to, in the future!
I go to the Villa Marina to meet a visiting choir - the EAGA Gospel Choir from Leicester - who are competing in this year's Festival of Choirs. Their Bishop and their Pastor and members of the choir, which is a true community choir, with a place for everyone - and they have seen - in their own church - the power of music to turn lives around. Their fine singing won them a place in the final - could they go back to Leicester with the Choir of the Festival top award ?
And there's other music on Praise too - three songs from the pen of Stuart Townend, performed by Keith and Kristyn Getty