Former Grace Brethren pastor, Chuck Winter, has alerted us to a story about the son of another former Grace Brethren pastor, the late Vernon Harris. Below is a story about Roy Harris, who attended Grace College, served in Vietnam, and is helping deliver relief supplies to Haiti for Samaritan’s Purse, a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article.
A HELICOPTER PILOT USES HIS GIFTS FOR GOD IN HAITI
With the media buzzing with numerous stories about the heroic deeds of the medical teams and other first responders assisting in the aftermath Hurricane Matthew, there is also another courageous person soaring behind the scenes to lend a helping hand. He fearlessly travels where most would turn around in dread. Nothing can stop him—not turbulent waters, not steep mountains, not even washed out bridges.
No, it’s not a bird and it’s not a plane; it’s helicopter pilot Roy! Roy Harris, a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Army and currently a first responder with Samaritan’s Purse, is flying relief missions with his aviation team in Haiti following the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew to deliver life-saving medical supplies, medical staff, and clean water in remote areas that have been passed over due to the high level of travel difficulty from washed out bridges and other impassable terrain.
Roy is assisted by his co-pilot and son, Seth Harris, and Aviator Coordinator Donald Archibald. He has been flying helicopters since 1968 and came on board with Samaritan Purse in 1998. Countless lives have been helped because he dared to answer God’s great call on his life to care for the spiritual and physical needs of those less fortunate than him.
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