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March 6, 2014

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Missions @ the Airport flyer.

The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville is excited to announce the upcoming Missions @ the Airport event to be held at the Tri County Airport in Bonifay, Florida on April 12-13, 2014. This fascinating opportunity for the entire family will show how aviation, computing, modern media methods and other technologies speed the work of Bible translation and mission endeavors all around the world.

According to BCF President Thomas A. Kinchen, “This is an absolutely fabulous opportunity for those in the aviation and missions communities to see how they can work to reach the world. The Baptist College of Florida certainly has never had this type of opportunity in the past, and we plan for this to be followed up with more exciting events in promoting missions aviation in our area and around the world. We look forward to visiting with many folks from our area at this great event.”

Missions @ the Airport, hosted by BCF and JAARS, a North Carolina-based ministry that provides technical services for the related Wycliffe Bible Translators, will include aerial demonstrations and fun activities for all ages. Focusing on Wycliffe’s goal of helping place Scripture in the heart language for all the world’s peoples, BCF will provide information on the BA in Missions with a Concentration in Aviation and other programs preparing men and women for areas of service.

Missions @ the Airport program director Mike Mower will be available sharing his stories as a pilot in the Philippines transporting Bible translators and their supplies to isolated villages, as well as transporting emergency medical supplies and disaster relief items to needed areas.

The public will be invited to ride in a JAARS airplane or helicopter for a small fee and watch a short take-off and landing Helio Courier airplane demonstration. The amazing “Helio” can fly as slow as 30 mph, bringing up to six passengers to short jungle airstrips safely. Visitors will be able to see how computers are used in Bible translation, explore other technology at working displays, talk with BCF missions’ majors and Wycliffe missionaries, and browse colorful literature.

Gates will open at 10:00 a.m. on April 12 and then again at 2:00 p.m. on April 13, CST. Refreshments will be available. For more information on Missions @ the Airport, call 800-328-2660 Ext. 460 or visit the website at www.baptistcollege.edu.