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.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Flights

Just wanted to let you know what kind of flights we have been making here since the training is done for now. We have made several flights transporting students out of remote villages to our different schools. Also have flown sick or injured patients out for medical care. Yesterday I a took a 22 yr mother home to die. She had a baby just a few months old. During the pregnancy the growth on her neck that had been there for years started really growing. It became cancerous and is now the size of a volley ball and draining. Very sad and she won't last long. We at least were able to fly her home to her family before she dies. The return trip was moving a DR from one village to another and a student to school. Today I had to fly a body home so he could be buried in his village and his family could tell him goodbye. So much pain and suffering here. Tomorrow I fly to the across the country to the Brazil border to move some Bible workers and take some supplies into another family. Your donations are used to keep fuel in the plane and meet the expenses of operating it. It is also used to provide small stipends ($100/mo) and church supplies to volunteer lay workers. It is very much appreciated. The people are so gratefull for the help we provide. Just wanted to give you a little summary of what we are doing and how the money is being used. None of the passengers we fly are charged a penny.

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