An aviation ministry in Los Angeles will launch the first-ever Christian airline to transport missionaries and their cargo across the world in 2021.
Judah 1 is a private aviation ministry based in Shreveport, Los Angeles that is dedicated to serving in missions. They have been founded in 2011 and since then, they have transported hundreds of missionaries and their cargo to mission fields across the globe.
“We give wings to missionaries. The Great Commission tells us we go to all the world and preach the gospel to every creature,” Everett Aaron, Judah 1 founder and president said.
Recently, they have announced that they are hoping to become the world’s first Christian airline in 2021. They are gearing up to transport large teams of missionaries.
“We’re able to get out into the mission field to take smaller teams, 12 to 10 member teams…taking them into the field,” Everett noted. “But in the future, once we get our certification, the 125 certifications for the large plane, then we can carry the larger teams of up to 136 with our MP83 and 17,000 pounds of cargo and, of course, we can go anywhere with those.”
The aviation ministry was from a vision God gave Everett in 1994, it was only realized 17 years later.
“I see hundreds of these airplanes lined up as far as you can see,” he recounted. “They’re full of food, medical supplies, Bibles. Engines are running on them, I can see the crew in the cockpit. I can see the flight attendants inside the plane…I mean these planes are ready to go and I get super excited because I knew in my spirit. These planes are missionary aircraft and they’re taking supplies into the mission field.”
That was when he heard the Lord calling him for this ministry.
“And the Lord spoke and he said, ‘None of these people,’ and when he said ‘None of these people’. It wasn’t just the missionaries, I saw the pilots on the planes, the flight attendants, the mechanics that maintain the planes. Everybody that’s associated with doing this stuff,” Everett recalled. “He said, ‘None of these people can do what they’re called to do until you get the airplanes. This is my call on your life.”
Reference: Judah 1