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.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Our New House!

This is the house in Bethany where we will probably live in, at least part of the time while we're here in Guyana. We've decided that we have to have a place in Georgetown, like the former pilot. If we're in the city buying supplies, and it gets too close to sundown, we will have to stay in the city. The hospital administrator has promised David Gates, they would have something for us. So, we really appreciate that.

Here's the new kitchen sink and counter. The shelves aren't finished yet. It's a work in progress . . .

This is the dining area, and used to be the kitchen, as well. We will probably make it into two bedrooms.

The bedroom is on the other side of the dining room.
Here's Gary working on refinishing the floor in the living room. The wood is called purple heart wood, and is a deep purple color.

I'm adding a couple of humerous items--that have nothing to do with the house!
This is a common way to transport goods down here. We have the fast cars zooming in and out of traffic, the horse-drawn carts, pedestrians, animals in the streets, etc.! It's quite wild to drive here--especially on the opposite side of the road to what we're used to! Gary is doing a good job of it, though.

I saw them working on this at the hospital, and just had to get a picture of it! This is an ingenious way to use a plastic chair. They cut off the legs some and used it to make a new seat for the wheelchair. What else do you do when there is no money and not too much to work with? I had to laugh, but thought they were pretty smart to think of this!

1 comment:

Ron said...

Hi Gary and Toni,

Your house reminds me of the house that we stayed in with Gary in Belize back in '77.

Wish we could come see you!

Ron McCluskey