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.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Lay Missionaries

Lay Workers!  June 16

When we left for our visit to the USA, we had placed 8 lay workers out in villages to begin the work of sharing the gospel and providing very basic medical help to these villages. We had trained over 30 with the assistance of the pastor, but ran out of time to get more out into villages.  Upon our return, we started visiting these laymen and some came to visit us. We soon found out that several of our trainees had gone and started on their own without waiting for us to return.  They didn't know if we would have sponsors for them or not, but they wanted to start their mission work. What a happy surprise that was for us!  We now have 12 out and counting!  We never expected it to take off so fast.  Many more people being reached then we could ever do ourselves. When the Spirit of the Lord moves on people's hearts, things happen.  The reports they are bringing back are very encouraging and emphasizing the need for more missionaries and funds.  Several have reported that villages near where they are working are requesting that they come to their villages to teach them also, or send another missionary. One has already started to build a church and others are making plans to build one, since some villages have already offered them land.  One reported how a young lady was very sick and had asked her religious leaders to come pray for her with their idols and she only got worse. Then she asked our missionary to pray for her and 2 days later she was well. Nearly all of the missionaries are reporting that their own personal spiritual growth has grown since starting out on their mission.

As you might guess, we have need for a few more sponsors for these missionaries. It costs $120/month USD. Many are requesting help to purchase materials for building a small missionary house and to start building churches.

This whole endeavor is growing much faster than we ever expected. It is exciting to visit with these missionaries and hear their reports and see the enthusiasm.

We are still working on getting the plane in the air. We have a mechanic coming next month from Arizona to do the annual inspection on it, so we are praying that when that is done, the paper work will be also, so we can start that important phase of our work here, as well

Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support,


Gary and Toni Lewis



Donations can be sent to:

Mission Projects Inc.

P.O. Box 504

College Place WA 99324

Please include a note: PNG project, if for lay workers, note: PNG lay workers

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News update, we just received our tax id number, another step in getting the plane released!!!