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.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Watch our DVD!

We have been waiting to write this update letter to you until we got our first DVD ready to go. It is now ready to send out. If you would like to receive one, this is all you have to do. Email Bob Twomley at amdabob@cox.net or call him at 480-595-2228 and give him your mailing address. Note in your email on the subject line "Venezuela DVD" and if you want more than one so you can give one to someone else, please tell him how many you want. Please feel free to show it to your friends and family and church family, as well, if you so choose. This is our first time at making one of these and learning the program, so don't expect it to be a "Hollywood" production. We have just tried give you an idea of what it is like down here and some of what we have been doing. A big thanks to Bob for duplicating and mailing it out to you!! So if you want a copy, you know what to do.

We had to return to the states in January because our visa down there ran out, Gary's passport expired, and we had to get pilot log books translated and notarized at Venezuela embassy in Miami. We have all that done now and more. We were set to return, but due to some unexpected problems down there, we have been delayed and plan to return in the next couple of weeks. We are staying at Gary's folks in North Carolina, in the mean time. If you would like to contact us before we leave, the phone here is 828-633-0672, or you can email us. We have been able to get many of the safety items for the new plane ordered while here, and we are taking as many as we can in our suitcases, and the larger ones are being shipped. Some of them have been donated or greatly reduced in price, for which we are very grateful! Our faith is being tested, but we know that God is still in control and that He will work things out in His timing and way. Thanks for your prayers and support. Hope you enjoy the DVD.