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.

Friday, March 20, 2015

34 complete training course

Greetings family and friends,

 

We held two training sessions at different locations so that we could make it available to more people.  We had 34 students complete the entire course that we taught with the pastor.  Several others attended, but were not able to be there for all the classes, but may finish when we offer it again.  We gave them training on health principles, basic first aid, water treatment, sharing the gospel by telling Bible stories etc, and how to do visitations.

In the couple of weeks after we completed the courses, before we left for the USA, we were able to get 9 of these lay missionaries out to remote villages.  One has reported that he had to stop at a village, on his way to his assigned one, while he was waiting for a boat.  He shared with the people what he was doing and they wanted to hear the gospel.  They have offered him ground for a church if he will stay. People are thirsty for the gospel.   Another missionary has been doing lots of first aid work, as there are no health workers in the area.   He used up his supplies in 2 weeks

We received the sad news that one of our lay missionaries in Guyana, Garnett Gomez, was murdered last month during a robbery. He leaves a wife and 2 small girls. He is the third missionary friend serving in the field that we have lost in the past year. Please come quickly Lord Jesus

We went to a small school near our airbase where there are 25+ kids in the first couple of grades.  They have only six small desks with attached chairs, but no other chairs. The floor is dirt. We gave them a felt set to teach Bible stories to the kids. They were super excited to get the flannel board and felts.

We still have medevacs.   We have taken young people to the hospital who were very sick.  We are thankful that they have all recovered.

We left on furlough to Port Moresby on Mon., March 16, at 6 am.  We flew to Australia and changed planes, then landed in Los Angeles on Mon. at 6 am.  Two different places at the same time!

We are great full for a safe trip home, although we are tired.   It takes a while to get accustomed to the 17- hour time difference!

We hope to see as many of you a possible while we are visiting here in the US.  We will be in Provo, Utah the first part of April, then North Carolina last of April. We will be driving lots.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. God is answering and good things are happening.

 

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" if donating for our lay workers, note "PNG layworkers"

Or go to www.Missionprojectsinc.org for cc or online donations

 

 

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