An update from Joel and LaReina King and their journey to Africa. Please read below as God's plan for this family unfolds.
Joel and LaReina King


Technical Orientation at JAARS,
Waxhaw, NC

JAARS is familiar, but the difference this time is the goal of the instructors. Last time we visited this campus, their intention was to make sure Joel would be missionary aviation material. A pilot/mechanic who is personable and moldable, with a skill-set they could work with to maximize his potential. Now their goal is to do just that. Take these 7 pilot/mechanics and refine their abilities with professionalism, safety, and knowledge in preparation for what they will face in overseas missions.

The Technical Orientation is preparing LaReina as well. The wives meet once a week with facilitators who discuss challenges we may face on the field and how seasoned missionaries have handled them.  This past week's session was about handling transition. Hmmm ... how appropriate!
Renee and Ian are back in the swing of homeschool and we’re growing some radishes in varying conditions to catch up with science experiments that were put aside. Between the sunny, warm North Carolina weather and the neighborhood friends they have made, creating motivation to DO homeschool has been a challenge.

On the education horizon we have a huge prayer request. West Nairobi School (day-school) has quoted us a reasonable missionary tuition for the kids, but remains more expensive than homeschooling. LaReina’s role in Nairobi has not been defined (Nairobi AIM staff is working on our work visas and need to know LaReina’s plans), but developing women’s identities in Christ has always been her passion. In our prayer time, we feel this is the direction God is leading. Of course Renee and Ian are our first priority. The kids would love to be at West Nairobi with other missionaries. Please pray for clarity in our decision as this affects all of us.

Outgoing Support!  Praise God for moving us closer to our target (currently 85% leaving $8,567 to raise).  Please join us in prayer for that.  We would like to be 100% by June 22nd (end of Orientation) so we can concentrate on what is ahead of us knowing that the finances are taken care of.  A remaining portion of our Outgoing need is the vehicle fund for service in Kenya.  A reliable vehicle will be important for our travel safety and enhance our ability to minister well.  If you would like to donate to our Vehicle Project here is a direct link to the Online Support Page.  Joel and LaReina Vehicle Project

Please continue to pray for the formation of our prayer and financial teams.  If God has laid on your heart to be a part of what He is doing in Africa through us, please respond to this email with your interest.  Or simply visit Kingsinafrica

Pilots Briefing

The first 2 weeks were mostly in the classroom refining standard operating policies and procedures. The goal of orientation is to perfect the ability to safely operate a Cessna 206 with reduced margins, to precisely control the aircraft to tight tolerances and how to think and make good decisions with sometimes limited information. This is the environment we will be operating in. Stay tuned.  I will try to get a couple of videos of some of the flying we are doing and post them on the next letter.

Outgoing Fund

Help Us Get There!

100% of our Outgoing fund needs to be raised before our July departure date

Currently at 85% leaving $8,567 to raise.

We thank the Lord for all you who have given to this outgoing fund.  This Outgoing fund covers our stateside and African orientaitons, over-seas travel, medical expenses and shipping.  It also helps us get set up in Kenya and a vehicle to operate effectively.

Current Monthly Support: 100%

Current Outgoing Support: 85%

For more information on how you can financially support our ministry, simply reply to this email or visit KingsinAfrica.

Joel, LaReina, Renee and Ian King

PO Box 248

Waxhaw, NC 28173

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Thank you for your continued prayer support! Prayer protects us, guides us, and keeps our hearts aligned with His. 

Kids' Town

Renee and her friend Lydia (also with AIM AIR) made pie-pops!

Renee's 5 Favorite Things at JAARS:
1. There's a whole lot of kids
2. There are 2 playgrounds and a pool that opens in May
3. We have our own apartment
4. I have a friend named Lydia who's coming to Nairobi with us
5. I found a friend who has an American Girl doll. Guess what? She's a grandma!

Ian's 5 Favorite Things at JAARS:
1. I've made really good friends with the 4 boys in the upstairs apartment
2. I've started minors baseball
3. There are 2 parks and a pool
4. There's enough room to practice baseball
5. I have a room to myself and I can play legos there
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