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, October 27, 2014

Volunteer Lay missionaries

The tractor parts we waited so long for, (and paid so much for) finally arrived last week. We put them on the tractor and now the tractor is working! We are still hoping to get reimbursed for the expense but haven't seen the money yet. With the tractor running we have been able to clear brush away from hanger area and around our house! We borrowed another tractor from the oil palm company and mowed the airstrip again this week.  It is looking very nice.  Now we need a pole to put up the wind sock at the end of the airstrip, and then get it officially approved and opened!  We also mowed a large area in front of the clinic near us, the grass was as tall as me,  in some parts.
The pastor here tells me they have several lay missionaries that want and are willing to go out to unentered villages to begin work. He is beginning to interview them to make sure they have proper training before they go out. So we are looking for sponsors for them.
Maybe you are interested in sponsoring a missionary? We will provide you with their name and the name of the village, as well as some pictures from time to time with updates on how they are doing. We would like a minimum of a year commitment so some real work can be done. Maybe you, or your family, or a group of families would like to sponsor a misionary. Maybe a Bible study group would like to take one on as a project. Maybe a youth group or women's group would like to have their own missionary to sponsor. We are still working out the details of the cost, but it appears to be about $125 US dollars per month. If you or your group would be interested in doing this, please send us an email and we will get you set up with your own missionary.
We are waiting the arrival of a new battery for the airplane so we can begin flying. The battery is currently tied up in customs in the capital, Port Morseby, before it will be allowed to come here. God has reasons for allowing the delays on the plane, but He will allow it to fly when He sees best.
Thank you for your continued prayers and support.
Gary and Toni Lewis

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