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, November 18, 2013

Arrived PNG

Greetings from PNG
We have arrived in PNG. It was a week ago today that we left USA.  We
spent a couple of days in the capital at the Adventist University
waiting for our flight to Vanimo.  Our host there was awesome and
treated us so well.  When we arrived in Vanimo on Friday, the welcome
was better than any we have ever received on any of our mission post
before.  It still continues and warms our hearts.  They are so
friendly and helpful.
We plan to go out to where we plan to build the airbase either later
this week or next to see how to proceed.  In the mean time we are
staying at the parsonage here in Vanimo. When we travel we will have
the Spot on and you can see our location.
The weather here is very hot and humid, rainy season is just starting.
 Lots of things to adjust to here.
Yesterday we met with the district administrator and provincial health
director to begin laying plans of how we can help reach the remote
villages here with medical care.  They are both very excited to have
us here and they hope the plane is able to arrive soon.
Thank you for your continued prayers, God is answering them.  We have
seen God's hand moving on our behalf in so many ways in the last week.
 Our luggage all made it here and we saw God's hand in that also.
We haven't been able to get online until now and it is slow mode so
can't do as much as we like. please feel free to share this as we are
limited here in who we can send it to at present.
Blessings to each of you
Gary and Toni Lewis

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