Dear Friends and Supporters, Our home church in Duvall Washington, asked us to put together a very short video about our ministries out here in Yap. As I put together different clips, I exceeded the time frame that they asked for, and so they had to cut it shorter. I decided that I would keepContinue reading Christmas 2019
Hi from Yap, Micronesia, Yap has been experiencing a bad outbreak of dengue fever and leptospiroris for the past few months. Hundreds of people have been in and out of hospital, which is overflowing and staff are putting up makeshift wards made of tarps to accommodate all the new patients. School was cancelled for aContinue reading November 1, 2019
Watch a Pacific Mission Aviation rescue operation to a modern outrigger canoe that had capsized 400 miles from Yap, where the Collins are working!
Dear Faithful Supporters, Today I was in a meeting with the new Governor of Yap and was explaining to him how our organization works. I explained how we as missionaries are able to live here in this country and help the people here only because we have supporters back home who faithfully give to supportContinue reading May 2019
“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.” Romans 15:5 Well friends, it’s time for another (overdue) update from the Island of Stone Money! It’s hard to believe that 15 years ago, I joined PMA as a pilot/mechanic and came toContinue reading Spring 2019
Dear Friends and Family, Thank you for reading yet another Collins family newsletter. This season, the refrain going through our heads is “KEEP GOING.” The longer we stay here in Micronesia, the more we can appreciate the Bible’s exhortation to persevere. As Romans 12:12 says, “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”Continue reading End of 2018
Sorry we haven’t updated in a while…it’s not because there’s nothing happening, that’s for sure! We’ve been in Palau, the adjoining island nation, all summer, as Amos is working on building a new hangar for PMA there. We were also covering for another missionary family on furlough.
Happy 2018, everyone! Every year, we resolve to do better at sending out newsletters, and every year, we fail miserably! A lot has happened in the last few months. Among other things:
Dear friends and family, Greetings from Yap! It’s been a busy time for us since we returned from furlough last summer. Here are some snapshots of what’s been happening in the past year: the day-to-day as well as the highlights!