Engine Repair Update
God is faithful and His people are too!
We have felt your prayers, read your encouraging notes
and counted every contribution as a blessing and provision from God!
As many of you were aware, in mid-December we expected the “routine” plane inspection and engine work to cost no more than $5,000. Imagine the catch in our breath when the estimate we received was $74,160.45!
High-tech tests conducted on a portion of the right engine revealed weaknesses that were not evident
to the human eye. (For you aviation buffs, it was the “hot section” of the engine.)
Here is the right engine repair cost breakdown:
Estimate from Covington Aircraft $74,160.45
Rebate from Pratt & Whitney -$12,000.00
Discount from Covington Aircraft - $6, 216.45
Total cost for the repair $55,944.00
In addition to the engine repair expense, the other (left) engine on the plane must be removed
and overhauled in May, 2014.
The confirmed estimated expense for the upcoming overhaul is $160,000.
In our original appeal to you, our promise was (and still remains!) that 100% of the funds received and designated for the repair of the engine would be utilized solely for that purpose.
Any contributions received over and above the cost of the current repair are being set aside
for the Summer 2014 engine overhaul.
We are thrilled to report of God’s faithfulness and your extreme generosity!
As of January 21, 2013 the Agape family had provided $74,861.44 to meet the engine repair need!
We also received the Pratt and Whitney rebate in April. Due to the generosity of our donors, all of the engine repair bills are paid and Agape has $39,525.00 held in reserve for the 2014 Engine Overhaul! Yay God!! All contributions that are designated “engine repair/overhaul” will be reserved to help us prepare for this important need in 2014.
Please pray for us as we face the fiscal challenges ahead.
Thank you for your continued response to meet this need.
Thank you to those of you who quietly serve as advocates on behalf of Agape.
We appreciate all that you do to help keep us flying!
It is only with your help and God’s grace that we are able to continue…
“Serving Christ by Serving His Missionaries.”
We thank God for you, your prayers, kindness and generosity.