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.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

brief update

Just a short update. I spent the last two days flying to several villages in Region 7 (near the Venezuela border) taking two Red Cross workers around to several villages. They are preparing a proposal to help train some village leaders to help out with medical and disaster training, education and other local issues. I spent two days out there visiting seven different villages.
While they were doing some of the meetings, I flew boxes (plane fulls) of medicines from the regional hospital out to some of the same villages; so the local medics had stuff to treat malaria and a host of other things. They were grateful to finally get the supplies. Little things like this can mean so much.

While shuttling between villages, we saw some beautiful waterfalls--making the trips more enjoyable!

Tomorrow I will be returning to Region 7 again, as I have more people and supplies to take out. I just received a call tonight that I will have to make an emergency medivac first thing in the morning, before the other flight; and then there is a body to fly out on Sunday to Region 8. I will be flying out in Region 7, 4 days this week alone. And school hasn't even started yet!!

Next weekend we go to visit our school in Siparuta for the first time. It is an all night boat ride to get there, after travelling hours by road. It is on the border with Surinam. We will locate the airstrip there so, we can land there from now on. Oh yeah, I get to preach for church ,also. At least we don't get too bored down here! Ha! Ha! We hope you had a chance to download the video on You Tube.

1 comment:

Royalty said...

These stories can really help many people see the need to commit their lives to serving Christ!!