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, November 23, 2010

Giving Thanks

The last couple of weeks have been very busy here and the Lord has been very merciful to us.  Volunteers brought down over 200 Bibles in their luggage and were not charged for the additional bags!  The Dr./Evangelist that has come from the US held a series of meetings and clinics at a government boarding high school deep in the bush and over 90 people gave their lives to Christ! The village she felt God wanted her to go to for her second series remained closed in that we could not get permission for her to go there.  The day after she finished the first series, the door opened and permission was granted with open arms and we flew her in the next morning!  Over one half of the bibles have been given away or asked for already! I would guess that the rest will be gone by the end of this month. It was so neat to see God provide them just when we needed them and more than we planned on!!  Oh what little faith we have sometimes.
The weather has been changing to what appears to be the start of the rainy season again. That means the weather has been very unpredictable and changing all day long.  It has left Gary facing some very ugly weather at times, when out in the bush.  Each time the Lord has opened a way through, it is neat to see the Lord part the storm clouds.  It even shows up on the NASA site sometimes. What an awesome God we serve!  It has been said that God is pretty much "unemployed" in the North America since everyone has insurance and can take care of all their own needs.  Well here, He is not "unemployed"!  We keep Him very busy all the time and it is so rewarding to see Him work on our behalf!!
We have done lots of flying this month. feeding people, housing them etc. but the Lord has continued to make the money stretch, even to the point of villagers in the bush providing citrus and bananas for us so we have fresh fruit for us and our guests!
We want to thank each of you who have had a part in God's program here in the jungles of Guyana. The needs are great, but our God is greater and it is a joy to work with Him and you as we share the Good News of Jesus.  May you be blessed as we have been.  The Psalmist says "my cup runneth over" .  Does yours?  Some days are a real struggle, we will admit, but looking at the bigger picture, we see God's hand at work.
So much to be thankful for, how about you?

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