Thanks for stopping in! We are Jared and Carol Kresge, serving with Ethnos360 Aviation. We have three young boys that quite literally keep us on our toes most of the time. Our hearts are to follow Jesus wherever He leads and become a blessing to those we meet along the way. Through missionary aviation, we seek to serve people in remote areas that would otherwise have difficult access to towns, supplies, medical services, etc. This is our small part in the effort to see the Name of Jesus glorified among every tribe, tongue, and nation.
Having finished initial language and culture study in Asia-Pacific (our field of service), we have been temporarily re-routed back to Ethnos360 Aviation headquarters. Our story has taken several twists and turns in the past year, but ultimately Jared has completed advanced training in the Kodiak100 and is now prepared to fly and maintain that aircraft pending our move overseas and the completion of required paperwork in our host country. Although the journey has at times been tumultuous and upending, our goal remains the same: to expedite the message of the Gospel to unreached people groups.
And lastly, a note on the name of our blog: Parts and Pieces. “Parts” is a reference to aviation. Countless parts, both large and small, are required to make an aircraft operate smoothly. This is a huge portion of what Jared has spent several years studying as we have prepared for this ministry. The word “Pieces” references the nature of a blog. Through the stories we share on this blog, you will learn small pieces of our life and ministry over the months and years. Let’s begin!
-Updated August 2020