Saturday, May 26, 2007

God Is Running Out of Gas

As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of my best sources of inspiration for topics to post about can be found in my mail box.

I received a solicitation in the mail from an organization called Wycliffe Associates, which was founded in 1967 to "support and encourage Bible translators."

According to this organization, there are several hundred Bible translators living in isolation on the island nation of Papua New Guinea. These translators "must cope with... treacherous landscapes, hazardous mountain trails, earthquakes, and 400 inches of rain per year! And they must work for years to complete a translation. How do they do it?"

"Obviously by the prayers and support of Christians. But there is one tool that has probably done more to keep them on the field than any other: the airplane. I am writing because the use of that tool is now threatened. The reason is "avgas," aviation fuel, is getting scarce and expensive. And the situation is getting worse, now affecting more than 20 piston-driven aircraft - the primary aircraft that serves these Bible translators in remote locations."

The answer to their prayers is a new aircraft called the KODIAK, which unlike the Cessnas currently in use, can be fueled with jet fuel rather than avgas. But in order to purchase a KODIAK, the Wycliffe Associates need to raise $880,000 as soon as possible or else there might be "a delay of perhaps years when Bibleless people will have the Word of God."

Hurry up and donate now, or else the omnipotent and omniscient Creator of the Universe will be unable to have its truth revealed to the last few redoubts of pagan heathenism left in the world.

4 comments:

Joe said...

Its always, ALWAYS about money when it comes to the bible beaters. Money. Wanting you to give them yours.

BigTex71 said...

Wanting you to give them yours.

And what's up with the Vatican? They back banks around the world, but can't help their own churches? Why should people give to catholic churches when the Pope is harboring billions. (Or was this another one of those hoaxes I fell for?) :)

pgc1981 said...

Tommy,

long time no talk huh?

You must be running out of good stuff to talk about because I know you can do better than this.

Tommy said...

You may be too young to remember PGC, but when Reagan was running for president in 1980, one of his campaign commercials featured a group of what were supposed to be Democratic politicians in a car that had run out of gas, and the announcer intones "The Democrats are running out of gas" or "have run out of gas." That was the inspiration for the title of this post.