Vultures and goshawks are much larger in Africa than in Europe. They can reach a wingspan of 6.5 to 10 feet (2-3 m) and represent significant danger for aircraft. The engine of a passenger plane was blocked just after take-off by one of these birds that had been strolling about on the runway and was sucked into the turbines. The plane crashed.
I am always impressed by how content the Philippinos are, even though annual hurricanes, earthquakes and floods threaten their lives. It must have something to do with the fact that there are many God-fearing and devout people there.
This large family from Canada has been supporting our work for years. They are always coming up with ways to raise money for Helimission. One of their ideas is to offer iced lemonade to neighbors and walkers on hot summer days.
When one of our employee’s children reaches kindergarten age, the big question arises: How should our child be taught? Homeschooling? Local school? International school? What about when they reach senior level? What if we move to another country?