For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. – Romans 11:36 Dear Friends and Family, Greetings from the warm tropical island of Yap! Below are a selection of photos for you to look at and see what we have been up to for the pastContinue reading Spring 2022
Dear friends, Woleai Atoll is the farthest island we fly to in Yap State, Micronesia. It is 370 nautical miles (NM) away and used to take the Queen Air 2.5 hours to fly there. Since we got the new King Airs, we can now do it in only 1.5 hours, and have even done itContinue reading A day in the life of a missionary pilot…
Dear Friends and Family, Here are some photos of our Operation Christmas Child (OCC) event with our PMF Church today. Petrus, our Pastor, is the man in red. He and his wife Queen and brother-in-law Bruce and Bruce’s wife Noelyn have been the most active with the OCC outreach. It is a lot of work,Continue reading November 2021
Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20 & 21
Dear Friends and Family, For those of you who aren’t on Facebook, you probably haven’t gotten an update from us in a while. My apologies. I will try to send out a letter in the coming week as I will be in hard quarantine for 14 days on my way back to Yap.
Dear Friends and Family, Please see attached letter just to bring you all up to speed. As many of you know, we were donated two King Air aircraft and we are in the final planning stages of bringing the first one out here to Yap. A lot of work has gone into making this happenContinue reading Urgent Prayer Request, March 30, 2021
Dear Friends and Family, Merry Christmas from Yap, Micronesia! We love this time of year in the islands. There will be a lot of flying and events, but the joy of this season is infectious and keeps us going. Heidi continues to co-lead Ladies Bible Study with Queentina, our pastor’s wife every Wednesday. Right nowContinue reading December 2020
Miracle for PMA Dear friends of PMA, For the last year, PMA has been looking at options to upgrade our aircraft so that we can better service the outer islands of Yap State and also when the borders open we could have a better aircraft to provide a link between Yap and Palau. The aircraftContinue reading November 2020
Dear Friends and Family, Greetings from Yap! We are excited to share with you the news of the birth of Owen Jan Collins. He was born at 6:20 AM on June 10 and weighed 7 lbs 4 oz. Both mother and baby were healthy. Heidi had false labor on June 8 which got us allContinue reading June 2020
Hebrews 13:5 I will never leave you or forsake you. Dear Friends and Family, Greetings again from Yap Island in the Western Pacific. It has been a while since we wrote a newsletter, but I hope that most of you were able to watch the video I sent out in December giving you a visualContinue reading Spring 2020
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!