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, December 23, 2010

What a Year 2010

Seasons greetings to each of you,
Wow another year is just about over and new one is almost here!  What a year this has been for us here in Guyana!  As we reflect back, we have seen God work in so many ways to accomplish His work.  We had our friend, Dr Larose McCluskey, come down twice this year with two young people to help her give free medical care, eye care,  glasses and do evangelism. They went to 4 different locations in  remote areas of Guyana.  They treated 100's of patients and about 200 accepted Christ as their Savior!!  
Our Bible workers (that we have been supporting with stipends and supplies), have worked very hard this year and have led many to Christ, also. The amount of church supplies we fly out each month grows every time.  We now take out boxes and boxes of printed materials and lots of Bibles.  People are thirsting for the Word of God.  What a pleasure to fly plane loads of supplies out.  The churches are growing and new ones are starting up.  We just don't have enough Bible workers to go to all the places asking for help.  We are getting requests for dentists and medical doctors to go into remote villages, as well.  
We have done lots of medevacs this year bringing the sick and suffering out to Georgetown for medical help, and then returning many of them to their villages after they have recovered. This is all done at no expense to the patient.  Unfortunately, we have had to fly a few bodies this year as well, so they could be buried in their villages. We are looking forward to the day when Jesus returns and there will be no more sickness or death!
We still supply food and school supplies to our school in Paruima and others, as needed.   There are students and volunteer staff to fly in and out.  Toni is really busy sending and receiving emails for those who do not have access to the internet in the bush.  There are all the finances to keep track of, and she has been able to practice some of her nursing skills this year to help the suffering ones of Guyana.
The maintenance bills for the plane have been really high this year with the engine needing to be replaced.  We have flown the new engine over 500 hours already since it was installed in late March.  We are praying that soon we might be able to get a Cessna 182 that will fly faster and haul bigger loads, as the Maule is having a hard time keeping up.  It has done well, we just need something bigger and faster.
Despite the large bills this year, the Lord has multiplied the monies that you donors have sent and all of the bills have been paid!!  We are so grateful. You are getting a very high return on your investment for the Lord.  Heaven will show you just how much. Thank you for your support and prayers. May God continue to bless you in the new year to come.  He has promised, that if we put Him first, He will take care of all of our needs.  Sounds like a win: win situation to me!  He is faithful, we have seen it over and over again this year.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Poems written and sent to us by 2 very young missionaries that served here in Guyana last year.

Isn't That The Little Red Maul I See?
With a captain at it's wheel it starts to fly,
The Little red maul up into the sky.
Flying over Jungle, Land, and sea,
Isn't that the little red maul I see?
Yes it is with a very dear Captain named Gary,
And Captain Gary is a Missionary!
          by Jessica Mandigo

  May God richly bless you above and beyond all He has blessed you before. 
  May He bless you with the strength and health you need every day.
  May He cast over you the protection of His angels and may you feel there presents ever with you.
  May He continue to guide your feet in His paths of righteousness.
  May you understand His will for you each and every day.   
  May your days be filled with Joy and your nights with peace.
 And may He bring you safely to our home with Him above!
                                                                                        by Victoria Mandigo

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Moving Forward

                                             Dr Larose McCluskey and James Wilson returned to Guyana again this month. They were here in the spring as well.
They went to two villages deep in the interior of Guyana and held medical clinics and then gave a seminar on the Sanctuary of the Old Testament and how it shows us about God and Heaven. They had the whole sanctuary set up at each place.

They saw hundreds of patients and did eye testing as well as gave out dozens of glasses.  People walked for days just to some see the doctor who was willing to come to the bush.

Over 100 people committed their lives to Christ after listening to their seminars and the Holy Spirit speaking to their hearts.  Many Bibles were given out and more are being requested.

Our van that we use for doing purchases here in town and hauling supplies and fuel to the airplane had been impounded since mid July over a mistaken identity problem with the hospital here. Yesterday after going to a second hearing with the judge, he finally ordered it released back to us.  It took all day to get it, but at closing last night we finally got it, even though they could not find the key.  It is so good to have our own transportation again after using taxis and buses for the last 4+ months.  That really took a lot of time and money.
In the month of November, we flew over 75 hours plus all the other work.  We are tired but excited to see how the Lord is leading here in Guyana to spread the message of His soon return.

Your prayers and financial help are making a big difference here in preparing souls for the kingdom of God. Thank you so much for being partners with us in our work here in Guyana. God will richly repay you as He has us.  The blessings we receive are greater than anything we can give. God Is So Good!!!