Pilots for Christ chapter createdThe John Timothy (JT) Rice-North Dakota Chapter of Pilots for Christ International was awarded chapter status and will be commissioned at 11 a.m. July 29 at the Maddock (N.D.) Airport.
The John Timothy (JT) Rice-North Dakota Chapter of Pilots for Christ International was awarded chapter status and will be commissioned at 11 a.m. July 29 at the Maddock (N.D.) Airport.
The JT Rice-North Dakota Chapter will serve the state of North Dakota with urgent air and ground transportation, with focused service on ambulatory patients, seeking treatment at distant medical locations, terminally ill patients seeking to return home to family, pastors and missionaries within the scope of their duties, and additional considerations to veterans, and the general population with valid urgent transportation needs.
Air Force 2nd Lt. John Timothy Rice, the inspiration for forming this chapter, was born Oct. 5, 1987, at Rugby, N.D., the son of John and Barbara Rice.
He attended the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, graduating with honors in geo-political science.
Rice was attending Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
He died April 17, 2011, from injuries sustained in a single engine plane crash.
Flying was a passion for Rice. His life verse was from Ecclesiastes 12:13 “Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter. Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.”
The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m., with an all-faith service followed by the presentation and lunch.
All North Dakotans, aviators and supportive individuals are invited to attend this event.
Contact Pat Tracy at email@example.com to RSVP or for more information, or visit www.pilotsforchrist-nd.com.