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Del. Couple to Make Mission Trip to Mozambique

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Kent and Amy Embleton Kent and Amy Embleton

HARRINGTON, Del.- Kent and Amy Embleton are getting ready to leave their home in Harrington on Wednesday to start their journey to Mozambique in Africa. They are part of an organization called Mission Aviation Fellowship which brings airplanes to impoverished areas.

Kent Embleton is a pilot, and his main job once they arrive in Mozambique is to fly doctors, critical patients, supplies and more throughout the country.

To add to the excitement of the adventure, the Embletons are also expecting a son in April.

"We're first time parents so you know everything is new for us and some things will be new overseas which is frightening for us but we're OK with that," Kent said. "We're excited!"

The process to get to Africa however is a long one, and they have been in the process for seven years.

"Right now we're going to Texas to finish our support raising and have our first child then we'll be going to Idaho this summer where we're based... for training and then we'll be leaving in January 2015 for language school in Portugal," Kent explained. "Finally in 2016 we'll arrive in Mozambique to begin our work."

Amy grew up in a family of missionaries and hopes their commitment will reach its full potential.

"Our commitment is basically aviation completely, that's kind of our job in a sense but there will be other opportunities to get involved with local volunteer work and ministry such as any couple in the states would have," she said.

While in Herrington, the couple worked and spoke at local churches as well as Delmarva Christian High School.

"I see it more as our life calling, you know we've been working for the past seven years, to finally end up overseas, yeah our calling really is to serve other people," Kent elaborated. "We meet the needs of over 600 different Christian and humanitarian organizations as the aviation wing of those organizations because it's very costly to have your own airplane and your own pilot, we can take care of that for over 600 organizations in the world."

And as Embleton number three comes along, the journey becomes even bigger.

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