Friday, January 9, 2015

The Road Will Break Our Taxis



The Bolivia Highlands mission project needs wheels! Can you help?
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The Road Will Break Our Taxis

...came the repeated reply.

After four hours on a bus, two hours waiting for a taxi and a long ride down a bumpy, dusty road, we finally arrived at this semi-remote airstrip.  After meeting with the village officials and taking a look at the runway, we asked to travel on.

The next airstrip was only 120 km farther down the road, but regardless of how much we begged or offered to pay, no one would take us there.  "It's not worth it to us," came the repeated reply, "The road will break our taxis."  Our three week survey trip in the highlands of Bolivia taught us one important thing: success in beginning the medical aviation work here requires us to have our own transportation.  Four-wheel-drive transportation.

We have found that in these remote places where transportation is difficult, medical aviation is a tremendously effective entering wedge.  In order to operate an airplane in and out of these remote locations, however, we must first get there on the ground, even if it takes days.

Our most urgent need at this time is a four-wheel-drive vehicle and a motorcycle.  With these, we will begin the process that we pray will one day result in free emergency medical services, schools, clinics, and many new believers. This is only possible if we, in the field, join our efforts with you, supporting from home, together with the Holy Spirit's power in the highlands of Bolivia.

Please consider being missionaries with us by supporting this project.

VEHICLE FUND GOALS:
Vehicle Total Cost Pledged/Raised Goal Date
1st Motorcycle $2,500 $1,400 Feb. 2015
'70s or '80s
Toyota Land Cruiser       
$12,000 $3,000 Mar. 2015
2nd Motorcycle $2,500 $0 Sept. 2015

Tax-deductible donations can be given through one of these simple methods:
[100% of your donations go directly to the project, less CC and PayPal fees (~3%)].

1.  Mail a check payable to Gospel Ministries International:
P.O. Box 506
Collegedale, TN 37315
Include a note stating: "Bolivia Highlands – Vehicle Fund"

2. Click the link below:
Donate via PayPal or Credit Card
Click on the PayPal button. (To use a credit card, also click this button, then follow "continue" link).
Under PURPOSE, write: "Bolivia Highlands – Vehicle Fund"


We're happy to answer any questions or hear any comments you may have:

DJ & Jodi Knott
Phone: (423) 305-8638
Email: jodiknott@gmail.com
Email: davidjknott@gmail.com

Chris & Crystal Eno
Chris Ph: (509) 540-7802
Crystal Ph: (509) 540-9687
Email: cceno06@gmail.com

Thank you again for joining our missionary team! Without each one of you praying for and financially supporting this project we would not be able to share God's message of love and eternal life with the people in the Bolivia Highlands.

Sincerely,

DJ and Jodi Knott
Chris, Crystal, and Corey Eno

This project is funded entirely by donations. If you'd like to be a part, we accept tax-deductible donations through Gospel Ministries International, Inc.

Donate via:
     - Link on the "Donate" page of our website
     - PayPal (timt@gospelministry.org)
     - Check: P.O. Box 506, Collegedale, TN 37315
Please include a note stating "Bolivia Highland Ministries - Knott."

100% of your donations go directly to our project, less CC and PayPal fees (~3%).
Thanks for being the wind in our sails and the oxygen for our fire!


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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Bursting into the New Year



January 2015 Mission Update from Bolivia Highland Ministries
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Happy New Year!


We're finally heading back to Bolivia!  A missionary pilot from the South America Mission group (a Baptist group based in Bolivia) asked DJ to copilot a small twin-engine aircraft to Bolivia near the end of January (25-30). His company requires a co-pilot who has made the trip before and the timing is lining up perfectly with our return to Bolivia. I will follow along commercially, taking our belongings and arriving in Bolivia around the same time as DJ.

We welcome the Eno family!  Chris and Crystal Eno will be joining us in the highlands around September of this year. We look forward to the skills they bring in aviation and physical therapy and are excited to see how God will use our combined efforts.


AMA Guyana (GAMAS) has acquired a Cessna 182P bush plane!
During the year we spent in Guyana, we saw first-hand the effectiveness of the mission plane and the increasing need for a second plane and pilot. God sent the Anderson family to fill the personnel need, and we actively continued praying for and working towards getting another airplane for GAMAS. This week, a deal was made on the "911" plane (the tail number is N9113M), and preparations are being made to place the plane in service, extending the medical and evangelistic work farther into the remote jungles of Guyana. We rejoice with the GAMAS team in the Lord's perfect timing!
DJ and Todd Anderson doing a compression test.

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DJ & Jodi Knott

Contact Info:
davidjknott@gmail.com
jodiknott@gmail.com
US (423) 305-8638
Skype (423) 299-3441

Facebook: AMA Bolivia Highlands
Instagram: jodi_dj_knott
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We look forward to including education in our ministry!

The Bolivia highlanders place a high value on education, but the opportunities are very limited, and Christian education is almost non-existent.

More schools are needed throughout western Bolivia, especially in the remote areas.

We would like to begin with one school in one village.

Might we then be able to facilitate the growth of one school per year? Or every two years?

"'Not by might, nor by power, but by the Spirit,' says the Lord of Host" (Zech.4:6).

Please pray that God will lead us to just the right place to begin.

We need some wheels!
...such as this older Toyota Land Cruiser
When we were in the highlands in June, we recognized that a piece to success in starting a new project there would be to have a vehicle.

So, we've launched a vehicle campaign, which you'll get an email about soon, describing our needs and ways you can support our vehicle fund.

To date, we've received pledges/donations for about 30% of this fund!

Praise the Lord!

We're gearing up for the year-round cold weather!

With the lack of heat inside most buildings in the highlands (especially those in rural areas), wearing lots of clothes is a must.

We are so grateful for the gifts that people have given us in creating a warmer wardrobe.

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This project is funded entirely by donations. If you'd like to be a part, we accept tax-deductible donations through Gospel Ministries International, Inc.

Donations can be given:
     - Link on the "Donate" page of our website
     - PayPal (timt@gospelministry.org)
     - Check: P.O. Box 506, Collegedale, TN 37315
Please include a note stating "Bolivia Highland Ministries - Knott."

100% of your donations go directly to our project.
Thanks for being the wind in our sails and the oxygen for our fire!


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