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 14, 2008

jungle trek

Just a quick note on the latest here. Tomorrow we are going into the interior of Guyana for a few weeks to help out at one of our schools. They need some help with their garden so they can raise more food for the students. There are some construction projects that might get some attention also. Toni will be helping with some of her nursing skills at the school and along the river. She may teach some classes, also. We are not sure just what all we can do to help--but help they want, so here we come. They have wanted us to come before, but we weren't able to squeeze it into the schedule. While there, we will not have Internet, so please hold back on some of the forwards for a bit. Please continue to send the personal emails though, as we really enjoy them. We will be coming into Georgetown from time to time for supplies and to check our email, etc. This adventure will provide more stories and experiences for us to share. It will be a 3 hr bus ride followed by a 12+ hr boat ride to get there. They don't have electricity except when they run the generator a little here and there,because gas is very expensive.

Thanks for you support and prayers.
Gary and Toni Lewis
Guyana Air Ministries

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