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, February 24, 2012

moving forward again

It is only a few more days before Gary heads off to Ethiopia and Tanzania to help with some projects over there for a few weeks.  Toni will remain in Prescott working at the surgery center.
Since our last news letter there has been some very encouraging progress on the visa to PNG.  We have an agent now who processes visa's for a business.  We were put in contact with her through a relative of hers that we have known a long time and worked with us in Pathfinders. She has gotten the ball rolling again and hopes to have a work permit and visa for us soon. She has also agreed to donate her time in getting this done. God is so good to us. We may have it by spring she says.
Work is progressing on the paper work for the plane and hope to have the annual inspection done on it while Gary is in Africa. Maybe it will be ready to fly by the time he returns to the US.
It is not always easy to understand God's timing and ways of doing things, but we do know that He is faithful and works things out for our best interest and good.  He has proved Himself so many times to us and continues to provided assurances that He has not forgotten us. He loves each of His children and wants the best for each if we will only surrender ourselves to Him.