We just arrived in Arizona for aviation orientation with Ethnos360 Aviation in August 2019. While we are here, we are receiving training in aircraft maintenance, advanced mountain flying and short-field landings and working with leadership to decide which country we would be the best fit for. We are preparing for a cross-cultural aviation and medical ministry. Upon completion of the training, we want to go overseas and join a team working to translate the Bible and plant churches among the remote indigenous groups that do not have the Bible in their own language.
We both grew up as missionary kids. I (Cody) grew up in Bolivia where my parents worked in the Yuqui tribe and at Tambo, the mission school. Beka grew up at a Missionary Training Center where her parents prepared missionaries to serve in unreached tribes. At a young age, God challenged both of us to follow Him wherever he leads, especially concerning the many people groups around the world with little or no access to the Word of God in their own language. We both attended New Tribes Bible Institute after High School to develop a deeper understanding of Scripture. In preparation to serve overseas, I then went to school for aviation maintenance and Beka pursued medical training. We got married in 2013 and lived in Sanford, working to build a firm foundation for our family and saving up for missions training. I worked as an aircraft mechanic at the Sanford airport and Beka worked on an ambulance and on Volusia County’s Sheriff/Aeromedical helicopter. We graduated from New Tribes Mission's Training Center for Cross-Cultural Ministry in Missouri, and I just completed missionary flight training with Moody Aviation in Spokane while Beka worked on a critical care helicopter/fixed-wing servicing Central Washington.
And so I have made it my aim to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build on another man’s foundation.