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, May 24, 2015

We have returned.

Dear Friends and Loved Ones,  May 22, 2015

We have returned to our mission base in Bewani, Papua New Guinea. We had a great time visiting in the USA with family and friends and enjoyed lots of good food. We were blessed by so many through your gifts and donations. Thank you so much. So many of you prayed with us and for us and that is what helps us to continue on. Through Christ, all things are possible.

The airstrip here was overgrown as we expected, but we have given it a "haircut" already and after a couple more, it should be back into shape. The guy who stayed at our house while we were gone did a good job and our things here are fine.

When we arrived, our pilot friend who flew our plan here from Guam, was here to meet us along with his family. They are returning to the US after working as a pilot in the highlands for a few months.  It was nice to see them again and spend some time with them here in this part of the country.

Now that our NGO papers are finally finished, thanks to two wonderful ladies in the capitol while we were in the States; we are able to proceed onto the next phase of paperwork to get the plane approved to fly.  We also need an inspection on the plane now, since it has been sitting for a year.  We are looking to see whom God will provide to do this important task.

The people here are really happy that we have returned, some had doubted that we would come back, but now are happy that we are here again.

We have visited with some of the lay missionaries briefly already and the reports are encouraging. We are planning to go out and visit them in their villages in the next few days and weeks. 

There is so much work to do, we are praying more help will come soon.

Once again, a special thank you to all who were so generous to us during our brief visit, may God bless you richly. We wish we could have visited with more of you, but time just went too fast. Maybe during the next visit, we can go to some of places we were unable to make it to this time.

Thank you again for your prayers and support,

Gary and Toni

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

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

 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Fwd: Returning to PNG


Our time here in the USA has gone by so fast. In just a couple of days we will be flying back to PNG. We have been so blessed during our visit! So many have given generously of their food, housing, time, funds and gifts to take back with us! Thank you so much for being a part of this mission project. May God bless you richly. 
Gary was able to get his pilot license current again, thanks to coordination of a pilot friend in Nebraska and a donor in Iowa who provided use of his plane, his instructor and a place to stay! 
We have made many new friends when at different speaking appointments and renewed old friendships. What a joy it has been! We wish we could have seen those of you living in other parts that we were not able to visit this time. Just think how fun it will be in Heaven sharing stories of God's mercies and blessings, and we won't be under a time schedule. We long for the day when our Savior will return and take us to a better land.
We are in need of more workers, so if you are interested in coming to PNG, let us know.
Blessings to each of you,
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

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