Mission Bush Pilot and Nurse

After spending three years in Guyana, South America, we have now moved to Bewani, 50 Km south of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea. We have started a new humanitarian aviation ministry here. In visiting with health officials and church people here, the need for an aviation program to reach into remote villages became very apparent. We are taking health workers and medicines/vaccines, into remote village airstrips and bringing out critically ill patients to the hospital. We also fly in educational materials for schools, as well as take in Bible workers. Toni is helping with the medical end of things, while Gary takes care of the flying part. We have several local lay missionaries we sponsor and we do ground transport for patients as well. We are volunteers here to serve our God and the unreached people of Papua New Guinea. We have a great need for more people to join in this effort.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Preparing for Venezuela

Some of you haven't heard from us in awhile and we would just like to give you an update on our progress heading towards Venezuela. We left Prescott Aug 12 after selling our home, and then went to Utah and Idaho to visit family and friends. We are now in Washington DC to spend a couple of days with our 2 boys and take care of paper work at the embassy. Next we will go to North Carolina to finish up my commercial rating for flying.

We are still trying to sell our plane that had to have an engine overhaul after a night flight we took. A valve stuck and took out a push rod and lifter. It should be out of the shop next week. We are grateful the angels were flying with us that dark, moonless night. We didn't even know we had a problem until we found a large puddle of oil under the plane the next day.

Our niece is getting married the end of Sept here in Tenn. so we will wait and attend that, then leave for Venezuela about Oct 2. We understand that things are not the greatest with the government down there but we are moving ahead until the Lord says to go elsewhere.

Thank you for your prayers and support.We would love to hear from you, also.