Paul: I joined the Army and flew helicopters, later intending to use those skills as a missionary aviator. When my term with the Army was completed, after six years, three continents and one conflict, we returned to Oregon to live closer to family. Bridget home schooled our three children. God continued to grow our faith.
In 2009 I applied to Helimission and the leaders invited us to join their team as they bring social, medical and spiritual help to people in remote and inaccessible areas. We attended Bible school for cross-cultural studies. While there, I consulted with Dr. Murillo about starting a medical flight service, AeroVital, in Costa Rica.