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, December 29, 2013

Happy New Year

Reflections on 2013

 

This has been a year of change, some good, some not so good.

Toni's dad passed away the end of Oct and we each had 2 aunts pass away this year.  We also lost several good friends who we miss as well.

 

We went through the ordeal of separating from Adventist World Aviation (AWA), and then, thankfully we were able to join up with Mission Projects Inc.  MPI has been so helpful and easy to work with.

 

We finally got things worked out to proceed to our mission project after waiting for over 2 years. Now we are dealing with a new culture, new language and the great distance from family and friends.  There are lots of adjustments when moving to a new country and starting something from the ground up.  God has been awesome and has repeatedly shown us that this is where He wants us and is working things out for us in His own way and time.

 

God has been faithful to provide for all of our needs and many of our wants too.  He sends people into our lives at the right time to help us as well.  We are humbled to see how He cares so much for us. We praise Him for the opportunities to share and witness of His faithfulness to us.

 

We are faced with many big challenges for the New Year, but as we see how God has lead thus far, we know He will work it all out in the future. He already has the solutions to these problems!

 

We hope to get a vehicle soon, and have put an offer on one, but do not know if it has been accepted yet.  We are also having trouble getting our donations wired here from the US.  We are in need of a mechanic to take care of the airplane here, so we can ship it and begin flights here.  We also need a shipping company that will bring our supply container from the US to us here in PNG.  We also have to build an airbase, (house and hanger).  God has provided so much so far that we know He will provide these when He sees the time is right.

 

Thank you for your continued prayers and support.

Blessings for the New Year,

Gary and Toni Lewis

 

www.lewisjungleministries.com

Donations can be sent to:

Mission Projects Inc.

P.O. Box 504

College Place WA 99324

Please include a note: PNG project

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