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 Part 2

Time is flying by faster then we had anticipated.  We are now down to one month left in Orientation and are frantically trying to get everything in order.  Starting with an 8 to 5 full training schedule (sometimes longer) and home school, add visa medicals, shots, flight physicals, eye exams, dental appointments, preparation for the kids' school standardization testing, application to West Nairobi School, packing, shipping arrangements... and amidst the details remembering that God has a plan and perfect timing in all of this.  We are continually reminded that this is not our agenda but His.  If we will continue to keep our eyes on Him all the little details will fall in perfect place.

On that note, it looks like most our household furnishing and appliances have been arranged in Nairobi.  We will be moving into a home that is currently occupied by a family that is changing assignments.  It is a huge blessing to us that we will not have to shop and find all our household items (huge sigh of relief) and a blessing to them that they will not have to move/sell everything piece by piece.  This fell perfectly into our allotted outgoing setup budget AIM had set aside for this.  God's perfect care of His servants. We're close, and for that we praise God for His faithfulness in providing for our needs. We thank you for standing with us, praying with us, going to Africa with us.

Joel's training as of late has really reminded us what we're doing here. The short field airstrips and technically challenging flights are sharpening his skills.  For what?  Then we hear the stories and picture the faces of the villagers that once were so isolated, no one could get to them because the terrain and conditions had shut them out from the world. From hearing about Jesus. We're doing our part to change that. So after long, frustrating flights where excellence is drilled over and over again, we remember why we're here. Why you're reading this. To all play our part in the Master's Plan. God continues to urge us forward, to stay the course. Thank you for praying for us and keeping us on course. We're seeing warfare building and we're still on American soil. Please keep us in your prayers.

We are headed into the final stages of flight and maintenance training here with the last 10 days spent in the back hills of North Carolina.  Here is a link to a video of some of the flying we will be doing and why.  Unfortunately the video is hosted on Youtube and there can at times be unrelated and inappropriate video captions to the right.  Its easy to avoid by expanding the video screen to full size once the video is started (click small segmented square in lower right corner of video screen for full size). Mountain Week Video

Vehicle Project Update!  Thank you to those who have continued to financially bring us closer to our Outgoing requirement.  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.  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. Please join us in prayer for that.  We realize like everything else this is in God's perfect timing.  We are short $7,800 on this project fund.  If you would like to donate to our Vehicle Project here is a direct link to the On-line 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


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. 

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School Daze
...homophones and the IOWA

Whoever said parenting was an adventure is correct! We have begun the application process to West Nairobi School, a Christian, American curriculum school. West Nairobi is waiting to see test results from the IOWA standardized test that Renee and Ian are scheduled to take June 3-7th. As we reviewed the kinds of questions on the IOWA, we quickly discovered that the questions were very difficult, and a lot was not what we covered in our homeschool curriculum this year!  We would appreciate prayer that we would continue to clearly see God's path for Renee and Ian and not be discouraged by obstacles. Please cover Renee and Ian in the weeks before and over the testing period with peace and retention of a lot of difficult material.  Thank you for standing with us. We are blessed to have some folks want to help with their education - thank you. At this point we're $200/month short for both of their tuitions.


Maintenance on the Cessna 206 has been a critical part of training.  Once in Africa, we will be doing a lot of the inspections and repairs on the aircraft we are flying.  It has been a great learning experience to work with the instructors here at JAARS who have thousands of hours working on these exact aircraft in the field.
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