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.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Finally, visa's and shipping container

Dear Family and Friends,
These last few days have found us scurrying around once again getting things lined up for our departure to Papua New Guinea.  First, we were notified that our long-awaited visa's had arrived at the embassy in Washington DC. So we had to get some paperwork together, along with our passports, and send them off so they can put the visa's in them.  Then we heard from the administrator in the district where we will be establishing the airbase, and he said things are peaceful now, and the people are ready and excited to have us come.  We have ordered our shipping container for the hanger and supplies for the airbase so we can begin loading it.  
After waiting so long, it appears that we will be on our way very soon.  God's timing is not always the way we see things, but His way is always the best.  When we look back, we can see Him leading and directing us along the way.
We are still looking for an experienced airplane mechanic who is willing to come and keep our airplane safe, and help with the airbase.  If the person is also a pilot, that would be an added plus!  If you or someone you know, might be interested, please contact us right away.
Thank you for your patience with us during this long waiting period.  We are thankful that it now looks like we could be at our new post in just a couple of months.
Once again, thank you for your prayers and support, God is faithful and does answer prayers.
Gary and Toni Lewis

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