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, March 20, 2009

This week

This week has been very busy. I was able to make a trip out returning a family with a new born to their home in the interior, transport another lady so she could bury her son, and then brought a pregnant teen and her mom into the hospital since she is high risk, and bring in a volunteer who broke a tooth and needed a dentist, who by the way has helped us fix some computer problems and helped with the purchasing. Help always shows up when we need it most, be it people or funding!! Then last night Toni helped give a health talk at an evangalistic meeting that is going on at our church where she also does sabbath school for the kids and plays the keyboard when we are here in gtown. I had the plane loaded with supplies for 3 villages but about half way there I had to return because the weather was too bad. There is no radar here or weather forcast. Sometimes we can get weather reports from the villages via radio, but by the time you get there it can chage a lot. Better to wait another day and arrive there safely. It is frustrating to return with the plane still loaded and mission not completed. When not flying we have been very busy purchasing supplies to fly out and getting parts and equipment repaired to return to the schools and villages.

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