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 25, 2013

update from PNG

This is an update on progress here in PNG.  We are not able to get on the internet very often and we rely on kindness of church members for transportation. The people here are so friendly and helpful here. Sunday we were taken out to where will plan to build the airbase.  The land we have been given to build on will need to be drained and grass cleared.  There is an abandoned house there that has been offered to us to use while we build ours.  It will take some real work to make it livable but is much better than the alternatives.  The internet is not close to the base as we had hoped so transportation is becoming number one priority.  There is no cell service there yet either so that means sat. phone for now. Water is also a big challenge.
 Toni got to visit the "clinic" there and saw the needs.  They have 30-40 patients per day.  Malaria is the number 1 problem by far.  I will need to help them hook up their solar panel and battery so they can have light for night deliveries,  now they use flashlights or cell phone light.
Ryan from Global Mission Support has been here for a week looking at projects to go home with and get people together to come help.  He is also trying to get us a mechanic and pilot to help with the plane. 
Lots to do, lots of big issues to deal with, but our God is Bigger!  One day at a time we move forward.
Thank you for your prayers and support.  

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