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.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

expanding our network

After much prayer, we have felt strongly that we needed to make a change for the following reasons:  We need a larger network of resource people in the USA to help provide mechanics, parts, insurance on the plane, (so we can fly other missionaries, as well as conference people), and getting a home base built and maintained.  We have been invited to join up with Adventist World Aviation (AWA), who has been doing volunteer mission aviation for many years in Guyana, Philippines, Alaska, and various other areas of the US.  Hope on Wings has been a great help in getting us contacts to start up in Papua New Guinea  (PNG), and hopefully we can help them start up when they get pilots in PNG.  This is a huge undertaking to start a new project from the ground up; in a new country; and we're going to need all the resources, support and prayers we can get to make it happen.  We continue to get requests from PNG for us to hurry up and get there, because the needs are so great.  We will have to re-do some of the paperwork, (due to changing organizations) which will delay us some, but are working hard to do everything we can to move things along.  All funds and gifts that have been given to us for the PNG project are still being used for this project in PNG. Thank you for your continued support.   Our new donation address is: Adventist World Aviation P.O. Box 444 Sullivan WI 53178-0444. Please include note stating: "Lewis Project".