December 1, 2012
As a volunteer pilot for Brigade Air the past three summers, I have experienced the camper's excitement as they explore learning to fly airplanes and begin to understand how God uses missionary pilots. A Brigade Air Camp, however, is not just about aviation. Aviation is not even the top priority. What is first and formost is that the campers seek the Lord's leading in their lives and discover if being a missionary pilot is what the Lord would have them to do. Sometimes the success of the camp for a camper is that missionary aviation is their calling; other times, the success is that missionary aviation is not what the Lord is calling them to do. In both cases, we rejoice, encourage, and guide the campers. Last summer, at one of my camps, we had two unexpected, but supreme, succeses. Two Brigade Air campers who came to fly airplanes received Jesus as Lord and Savior. Brigade Air also has strong leadership. During my first year as a volunteer, I worked with the director and two of Brigade Air's directors. Their life demonstrated that they knew that Brigade Air was a ministry and that they had a Godly love for the campers. This ministry definitely has a positive impact on the lives of young people.
Would you volunteer for this group again?
For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
Did the organization use your time wisely?
Would you recommend this group to a friend?
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?