Our annual Christmas Concert will be December 9th starting at 9:45 am. We will be having guest vocalists, Kyle & Rebecca performing. The offering from the Christmas Concert will be going to benefit Adventist World Aviation.
There will be a potluck immediately following the concert. All are welcome to join us, please invite your friends and family.
Kyle and Rebecca Stevenson are missionaries in progress. They’ve given their lives to the Lord and answered the call of missionary aviation.
Kyle, who has always had a large place in his heart for helping people, desired to help people through aviation and had, for years, wanted in some way to get involved in missionary aviation. Not able to acquire his private pilot’s license due to unexpected colorblindness, he turned his efforts fully towards the maintenance side of things, though he sees God still has plans for flight in his future. For the past 15 years he has held an FAA A & P mechanic license, and has, since a young age acquired a variety of experiences in many trades such as electronics, concrete work, house building, automotive maintenance and canopy work, and is an accomplished photographer, skilled on church audio systems, and a profound music lover. Though he doesn’t sing often, when he does, his voice is smooth and rich as he glorifies God. Together with his wife Rebecca, beautiful music is made when he lifts his voice in praise.
Rebecca, who has never quite known what she wanted to do with her life due to health and life circumstances, knew eventually that God had plans for one of her many talents; her voice, should she give it to Him to use at will. She did. God transformed her, healed her and gave her a heading when He called her to the ministry of missionary aviation in August of 2015—to become a pilot. God made it clear that her voice was to be a supporting factor in this mission. She has spent years in the music ministry department of the Tualatin Seventh-Day Adventist church in Oregon’s greater Portland metro area, and continues to be a part of special music programs at other local Portland metro churches, including her and her family’s church, Stone Tower Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Her soprano voice is classical operatic in sound, though she has no formal training other than mild coaching tips she’s picked up from her classically trained mother over the years.
With Kyle’s knowledge of the technical and Rebecca’s gift to sing, they present, through musical concerts, a lesser known ministry that was founded back in the mid ‘90’s by former GC President, Robert S. Folkenberg, a passion the Lord placed in his heart: Adventist World Aviation.
With almost 2 billion people that are in the world that haven’t heard about the love of Jesus, 800 million can only be reached by plane. This is the mission field of Adventist World Aviation. They fly into the places that are remote. They bring supplies, medicine, medical aid, hope, and Jesus’ love with them to those still in darkness and in great need, both physically and spiritually. It takes a lot of work and many years, but the efforts of pilots and missionaries, doctors and Bible workers/pastors alike, yield a bountiful harvest in the relationships that are made, and Jesus’ love wins out, all because of the dedication of the AWA team members. However, they can’t keep doing what they do without the prayerful support of God’s willing people.
For more information on AWA, you can visit their website at flyawa.org and even catch their reality tv series called "Off the Grid" aired on Direct TV on the Hope Channel Mondays: 9am EST, Thursdays: 6:30 pm EST, and Fridays: 12pm EST. “Off the Grid” can also be found on AWA’s youtube channel “AWA – Adventist World Aviation”. Click the red button to subscribe.