Jim Newman is wedged in the tail section of a small airplane, headlamp on, making adjustments on a new part he’s installing. It’s warm in the hangar at Missionary Maintenance Services in Coshocton, Ohio, where airplanes from over 100 Christian organizations have been repaired and serviced.
Jim and his wife, Mary, are seconded to MMS from World Gospel Mission. They spent five years in Bolivia, working with Wings of Peace aviation ministry. When that ministry came to an end, Jim and Mary felt the Lord leading them to continue in aviation ministry. Jim now diagnoses problems and provides practical solutions for planes that fly all over the world for missions.
- Pray that missionaries serving in support ministries will embrace their behind-the-scenes role in the Great Commission and that they will have a strong support base of ministry partners who understand that role.
- Pray for Missionary Maintenance Services, which repairs airplanes for missions organizations around the world.
- Pray for protection and strength for the WGM support staff as they work in a variety of capacities to serve missionaries and advance the cause of missions worldwide.