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.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

We Arrived!

We arrived in Puerto Ordaz last night and got to our hotel by taxi in Cuidad Bolivar at 11:30 pm. The Nortons had arranged the taxi and reserved the hotel for us. We met up with them this am. Unfortunately, one of our big duffle bags was lost in Miami or Puerto Ordaz. It either contains most of our clothes or our cooking stuff. We filed a complaint, and hopefully we will get it back. They said it would arrive on today´s flight, but now the flights for today are cancelled. We are way in the interior already, so I hope we can get it. Please pray that we'll be able to get it back. We are thankful to actually be here and have a safe trip. Thank you for your prayers and support. We will wait here to finish the 50 hr. check on the airplane, then we'll probably fly out tomorrow or the next day to go to the airbase in Santa Elena. Hopefully, we can get our bag before we leave here . . . We'll write more later.

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