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, April 2, 2010

March Blessings!

Wow, what a month March was.  We got back in the air flying the 4th of March with our new engine. We have hardly had time to stop since.  We have put on more than 80 hours on the new engine in less than a month; with almost that many landings and take offs in the bush.  It seems to be doing very well and we are most grateful. Some things we are getting caught up on, and other areas are opening up--requiring more flights.
Dr Larose McCluskey, her daughter Jenny, and another young man, James Wilson; finished up two evangelism series on the sanctuary.  This resulted in about 90 baptisms so far, which is  about 10% of the population in those 2 villages.  We have other Bible workers going into unentered villages now with the story of Jesus and it is wonderful to see people getting excited about the Lord's soon return. Some of these workers have to hike and canoe several days to get to the locations, but when there is an airstrip nearby, we try to fly--since it only takes a few minutes that way.  We have been flying in boxes and boxes of Bibles and religious reading material for them to hand out, as the people are requesting more and more literature. The work is even expanding over the border now into Venezuela, so we have begun to fly in Spanish materials, also.

The little red and white airplane that could, is doing all it can to keep up. The angels fly with it all the time on missions of mercy. It still flies out medical emergencies, medicines, vaccines and medical personnel into remote areas.  What a joy to serve the Lord in this part of the bush.
Thank you again for your generous support and most of all, for your prayers!!

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