Wednesday, 6 June 2012


 The months May and June are full of celebrations. We organised a surprise party for Hannah. She became 8 years on the 14th of May. Eric took her out on a date to the swimmingpool and while they were away we decorated the house and the cake.She was really surprised when they came home and the house was full of visitors for her!

 A week later(the 22nd of May) Ruben turned 2 years already. He had a lovely day and was excited to get presents.He was the most happy with his little airplane toy which I found at the opshop.But liked also his favorite animal crocodile soft toy and dvd from Steve Irwin. Rubens word for crocodile= cootepa

We made the easiest cake ever with cupcakes in a shape of a crocodile.

Another week later it was my(Adriana) turn to have my birthday. I had a day full of blessings, with lovely cards,emails,phonecalls, facebooknotes, Eric unexpected home(overtired though), Naomi making pikelets(poffertjes) for breakfast and a apple pie for afternoontea, and a delicious lasagna for dinner, and a friend poppin in with a sweet pressent, and a restyle haircut!

On the 6th of June we celebrated our 15th wedding aniversary! We had fun watching our weddingdvd together with the kids. In Cairns we will have some time together hopefully.

This coming Saturday(9th of June) it's Erics birthday. Because we have the Maf conference, we celebrate it on the Friday evening with a barbeque.


Something amazings happened .....(this happened the Sunday before Erics medical)

Eric and I were both overtired for a couple of weeks/months, having a hard time. Tonight we decided to go for a walk dark or dogs,buffelo's or what, we went. As we were walking and talking about our hard time we walked past the church and it was full of people, something in us told to go in. The music just started to Worship God. We joined in and peple started sharing and repenting and kneeling down and something amazing happened: there was reconciliation between 2 they repent and hugged and!Praise God.
The Holy Spirit told me to bow down aswell, so together with Eric we kneld down and the Yolgnu people started to pray for didn't know what was going on in our lives but the Holy Spirit knew and so they prayed refreshment over us and 5 times they prayed for a new ministry....exciting wow...we walked home jumping for joy thanking God for this amazing time and these amazing people!. God did something very special and is going to do even more.... wow
We are a week further now and I, Adriana am really refreshed! Iam so glad I am, so that I can take care of Eric, now he is still not well and the care for the children.

Erics health

I (Eric) am not too well lately, with being allmost constantly overtired and not flying as per the 28th of May (also missed pilots meeting last weekend).

A few weeks ago I did a bloodtest just here at the clinic which didn't indicate very much.
On the 28th of May I had my aviation medical and that doctor wanted to investigate a bit deeper into the situation!
Some extra bloodtests followed and yesterday the results came through, again fortunately not showing things like glendular, ross river or epson barr.
Only this time the percentage of white bloodcells showing high which might be an indication of the body batteling with something else.
He called pathology for doing a Hepatitus A, B, C investigation, with results coming back on Friday.

His diagnose on the things done sofar is chronic fatique without depression!
Maybe I need to undergo extra tests now which cannot be done here in Gove, but MAF and myself are working on someone in Cairns where we'll be going to coming Monday.
Otherwise maybe somewhere else in Australia (some of the bigger centres can do things like sleeptests etc).

I spoke to Doug(Maf manager) on Monday together with Adriana, which was a very, very good conversation and of course at that stage we didn't have a diagnose yet, so the desicions about how to go from here haven't been made yet. I indicated that within the Laynha program I am only just coping with the workload and hours (average 7:00am-6:30pm).

I have been enjoying flying for MAF (closed charter) more so than for Laynha, but Keith our Chief-pilot wanted to do the 6 monthly check first before putting me more on the closed charter which involves mainly the long sealed strips (Lake Evella, Elcho, Milingimbi etc).
In this check they do STOL checks to see if they can remove the 700 meter curfew as well as an extra 20 minute last light curfew. I did well that day so Keith removed both curfews which means I can go into the shorter strips now. Exciting aye!!
The Lord has called us here, but we have to work together in finding a more balanced way in flying/ministry/homeschooling!