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.

Monday, June 18, 2012

airplane hanger ready to ship

We just attended Arizona camp meeting and heard some very good spiritual messages.  We were able to share with many people about our plans for Papua New Guinea and  see many of our Arizona friends.  Gary worked hard to get the welding done on the hanger before everyone arrived at the camp, so he wasn't in the way, and didn't have to worry about people watching the arc welding.  During camp meeting, he finished painting the steel. We will purchase the roofing and the wood for the purlins over there. It will be a great help-- not only for the plane but for catching rain water, as well.  That will be our source of water.
Thank you for your continued support and prayers.  God is still at work and things are moving forward. Delays seem hard to understand, but in His time we will understand and be glad we followed His guidance.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Construction of airplane hanger

The trusses are welded up and beginning the process of painting them with rust primer.
Stack of trusses waiting for paint

Trusses and outriggers

Post for the hanger all painted

This is what the hanger will look like when erected in PNG!
all welded, painted and ready for shipment