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.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Progress

Greetings from the "Land of the Unexpected",
We have seen many times already why PNG has this nickname!  More importantly, though, we have seen God working here on our behalf, and also on behalf of our fellow members in Christ. They are so kind and generous and mission-minded.  They want to reach their own countrymen in the remote areas with medical help and the gospel of Jesus.

This week we were notified by the shipping company, (for our airbase/medical supply container), that the fee for shipping it here had gone up considerably, even though we had already paid the down payment.  Then the next day we received an email from a young lady in South America telling us she had just sent us a donation, half now and the second half next month. The total was the exact amount of the rate increase!  God is good and faithful!
Our container will be leaving Arizona this weekend and LA port by the end of the month to begin its long voyage to PNG.  Hopefully we will have it here in a few months so we can put the hanger up, build our house, and begin our work here in earnest.

Progress is still being made on getting the airplane here yet. Hopefully, it will arrive here about the same time as the container.  This is still a matter of prayer as we seek to see how God is going to get it here and when.

The purchase of a vehicle here is still pending, as we wait for government paper work to finish, one of the drawbacks of buying from a government agency.

Work is progressing on getting our temporary house (out by the airbase) finished enough so we can live in it.  A large bridge on the way out there washed out this last week so that is slowing things up a bit. The house there is about 22x22 ft.  It has two bedrooms, bath, kitchen and sitting area.  We have to install a water tank to catch rainwater yet, and do some plumbing and install a couple of solar lights.  We also have to build some stairs so we can get into the house, as the floor is about 10 ft above the ground. You don't build at ground level in the jungle.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. We are happy to finally be here and getting things moving forward on God's project.

Donations can be sent to:
Mission Projects Inc.
P.O. Box 504
College Place WA 99324
Please include a note: PNG project
Or go to www.Missionprojectsinc.com for cc or online donations

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