February 2017 SAMI Newsletter

February Highlights

Congratulations Sean Holloway!

Scott Saunders congratulates Sean Holloway







On February 24th Sean Holloway completed his first solo flight! Flight instructor Scott Saunders was very pleased to shake his student’s hand. Are you interested in learning how to become a mission pilot for SAMI? Click contact to connect with SAMI’s flight instructors.

TICO Air Show March 10th to 12th
Air shows and special events are where people learn about our ministry and we find new members. The TICO Air Show will be Friday,
March 10th to Sunday, March 12th. Can you help SAMI set up for the TICO Air Show on Friday, March 10?
Are you willing to help man the SAMI booth on Friday or Sunday?
If you are able to help, please contact Kyle Dixon at kld32780@yahoo.com or phone 321-289-2613.

Help Us Purchase Bibles to give away at TICO Air Show
We are currently raising money to purchase new Bibles to give people we fly and people we meet at air shows. Click Donate or bring a new Bible with a modern translation such as NIV or New King James Version to our next meeting.

Thank you Pastor Gary Stafford

Maria, Gloria, Jay and Pastor Gary

SAMI’s January meeting came with a special blessing from hearing Pastor Gary’s message about Hearing God’s Voice. Below are a few notes and Bible verses.

  • Pray before you read the Word of God and while you are reading so the Holy Spirit can speak to you.
  • The Holy Spirit will never speak contrary to the Word of God and reading His Word is the best way to hear his voice.
  • Reason and feelings can harden your heart – be careful not to reason yourself into doubt, fear and unbelief
  • Psalm 46:10
  • 1st Corinthians Chapter 2:9-10
  • 1st Corinthians Chapter 6:17
  • Hebrews 3:15

Thank you Pastor Gary for sharing God’s Word!

Easter Sunrise Fly-By

Sunrise at 6:56 am

Fly-By Brief and Practice: April 9, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Fly-By Date: April 16, 2017 at 5:45 am

RSVP with type of aircraft to Scott Saunders
Email: scott01s@wmconnect.com

Text: 321-576-7076



Fiesta Brevard

Fiesta Brevard is hosted by the Non-Profit Task Force Committee.
A percentage of the fee from each admission ticket SAMI sells is kept, providing an opportunity to help support our mission! We will also have a booth and sell raffle tickets for a free airplane flight.
When: Friday, April 28, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Riverfront Park, Cocoa Village
Cost: Admission tickets are $10 each and Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20
Please contact Dick Blondin at rblondin@cfl.rr.com to purchase tickets or sell tickets to help SAMI. 
Fiesta Brevard will feature live entertainment, including Latin music and dance performances, the annual Fiesta Hat Parade and contest, and a selection of food and beverages.


Friendly Reminders

Next SAMI Meeting March 11, 2017
Meeting in the chapel from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Please bring a dish to share at our BBQ following the meeting. Thank you! NOTE: there will be no plane rides due to TICO Air Show.
SAMI Hanger, 471 Manor Dr., Merritt Island, FL 32952

Help Us Get Ready for Sun N Fun Air Show in April
The second largest air show in the world will be held in Lakeland on April 4th through the 9th. SAMI will need help on Monday April 3rd to drive items down to the large booth we will share with International Pilots for Christ. We are also looking for volunteers to help man the booth each day of Sun N Fun which is from Tuesday, April 4th to Sunday, April 9th. Please contact Kyle Dixon at kld32780@yahoo.com or phone 321-289-2613 if you are able to donate your time. Thank you!

SAMI Membership (New and Renewal)
$35 per year includes membership to SAMI and Pilots for Christ International! SAMI exists to serve others so they can better know Jesus Christ or discover Him for the first time by providing air transportation for people in need and to advance the Gospel. If you want to jump in and serve God, learn to fly, and have access to all detailed information about upcoming missions/volunteer opportunities on our website calendar – please subscribe for membership.

Share SAMI
Members are encouraged to share our ministry with their local church family (remember SAMI can fly pastors to meetings!). Please contact Dick Blondin at rblondin@cfl.rr.com or phone 321-544-1317 if you would like a board member to visit your church. We welcome the opportunity to learn how SAMI can help.

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