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.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Windows of Heaven

Have you seen the windows of heaven open for you lately?  Have you seen God's blessings poured out more than you expected? Has God you shown you that He knows the desires of your heart? God is willing and able to do all of these.
The last couple of weeks we have seen God open the windows of heaven again and again. We have been showered with blessings!! A family arrived over a week ago to do volunteer work here at the schools. They asked what we needed or would like. We told them of our need for Bibles for the people in the bush and what foods we liked and missed down here. We had hoped for 2-3 dozen bibles and maybe a few nuts to eat.  Well, when God opens the windows He does a great job of it. They showed up with 160 Bibles!! and cans of nuts and some cans of veggie meat, corn chips, and some tools we need for working on the plane. More than we ever dreamed they would have room to bring. They had more than the limit of luggage, but they were able to bring them all at no charge!! We were overwhelmed at Gods goodness to us and before we even recovered very much God sent another set of volunteers and the blessings continued. They brought more Bibles, many more cans of veggie meat, and other goodies to eat that we hadn't even mentioned to anyone that we miss. You see, God likes to give us the desires of our hearts, even if we are willing to go without sometimes.  He lets us know He cares, understands, and loves us!!!  Then a letter was delivered by the volunteers from former volunteers.  We thought it was going to be a letter from some very special kids who lived down here last year. We opened the letter and out came a $100 dollar bill!  This is from a family that is struggling financially right now, as we read the letter, it was from one of the kids who  had just celebrated her 15th birthday and instead of wanting gifts, she asked for money for missions and bibles. What a selfless spirit! Jesus said as we become as little children..... There were some very wet eyes after reading her letter.  The Bibles she collected and sent down with the other volunteer have already been requested by people living deep in the bush and will go out to them this week! God just ask us to be conduits for His blessings to flow through, the more we give of what the Lord has given us, the more room He has to give us more. We can not out give the Lord!
October and this first week of November have been extremely busy, but the blessings have been so great. We still don't have our van back yet which makes travel much more complicated and expensive, but the Lord knows the need and the desire of our hearts.
It has now been over 3 years since we left the US to go to Venezuela and then here to Guyana.  My how the Lord has blessed way beyond what we ever dreamed. Thank you so much for your prayers and support to help make it all possible as the Lord multiplies it for His cause. We are asked over and over, how is it you receive no pay and charge nothing for your flights or supplies. God provides by touching people to help and He does the rest!
May each of you experience Gods blessings too.

1 comment:

Raluca said...

God is good! Happy to hear He is providing for your needs.
So, did you get some more volunteers for DIIC?