When people think of MARC, generally the first thing that comes to mind is transporting kids to Bible camps, flying different ministries to the villages, or supporting Alaskan pastors and missionaries through aviation maintenance. But not many people think of the parts department. When we move to Alaska in July I expected to spend a few weeks in our parts department before transitioning into the shop. However, with Bob (our parts room manager for well over a decade), moving back to Michigan three weeks after we arrived, I wound up in the parts room for an undetermined amount of time. At first it was disappointing, but the longer I worked in the parts department the more I began to view it differently. We are the only aviation parts supplier on the whole Kenai Peninsula, that means we have lots of interaction with local pilots and mechanics in the community. Having the parts room allows us to supply parts to our ministry partners at a highly discounted rate, it also allows the local pilots and mechanics to get parts without going clear to Anchorage. It is exciting to be a part of not only ministry to the villages, but also representing Christ to the local pilots and mechanics through our interaction with them. This interaction would not be possible (at least not to the same extent) without having a parts room that brings so many people through our doors.

The human body has many parts, but the many parts to make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:12

The human body has many parts, but the many parts to make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:12

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