ITM is purchasing it's own aircraft to support the work in Bolivia!
Phase 1 - Aircraft Purchase - Goal $60,000
Aviation is indispensable to the work of ITM in Bolivia. Trips that would otherwise take days or even weeks can be done in a matter of hours. Not only does this speed up the ministry process but it can also mean the difference between life and death. The radio, medical and church planting ministries greatly depend on this service.
In the past, ITM has been able to rent aircraft to meet our flight needs but due to our growth and various circumstances beyond our control we are now ready to purchase our own airplane.
We would ask that you please pray with us for this need and join with us in giving if you feel led to participate in this vital project.
To find out more about ITM or to contact us, please visit our website.
Phase 1 - Aircraft Purchase $60,000 - COMPLETE!
This is the purchase price of the airplane from MAF, as is. It is currently not flyable and it will need to be transported via truck or trailer to our headquarters in Georgia where we can begin working on it.
Phase 2 - Refurbish and Import $100,000 - In Progress!
In this phase we will be rebuilding the engine and propeller, repainting the airplane, reassembling it with all new hardware and taking care of any other maintenance items needed to return it to top notch condition. Then we will fly it to bolivia and do all the paperwork needed to be able to operate it in country. Upon completion of this phase, we will have a fully functional airplane, ready to serve!
If we have extra funds we will invest them into instrument panel upgrades, parts supplies, tooling, etc. All extra funds will still be used for the airplane and the flight program.
2017 - Project Fully Funded!!! Thank You!!!
Praise the Lord the airplane project has been fully funded! Please pray with us as we finish up the aircraft refurbishment and prepare to fly it to Bolivia. Pray also for the paperwork and importation into the country that all would go smoothly and in a timely manner.
The airplane is now running with its freshly overhauled engine, prop and new paint! Now for instruments and avionics. We are getting closer to the finish line so keep praying! Compare to the bottom picture before we started working.
How our Aviation Program Operates
Our aviation program functions in a variety of roles to enable the ministry of ITM. Most of the locations in which we work are very isolated. Often times, the airplane is the only viable means of access. When alternatives are available they can mean days or even weeks on jungle trails and traveling the river by canoe. The airplane provides the same access in just an hour or two!
You can find out more about the aviation program on our website!