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.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

skin problems and elephantitas

leprosy is a big problem here. first day opening clinic that serves 16 villages. we are opening it one day a week until we can find someone to do it. 65 patients first day. they said to expect many more this week

Monday, August 10, 2015

Wind beneath my wings

Wind beneath my wings--

Our mechanic, Alberto, from the U.S. arrived on July 31 to do the annual inspection on our plane. The inspection went pretty good, the biggest issue was a lot of the paint had started to blister, so we had to work on that. On Tues., we received and were able to pay the customs bill for the plane so it is now cleared from that. Wed., we finished the inspection and got approval for a 30 minute test flight. That was fun and all checked out well. I finally got to fly the plane for a few minutes here in PNG. Now we are trying to get approval from Civil Aviation authorities in the capitol  to begin my check-out flights and then on to regular flights! 

Many of you may have heard that the pope is calling for a world-wide Sunday day of rest. Well, it has come here to this remote part of PNG already!  Last week, the mayor and Catholic bishop here sent out a letter stating all stores and the market must be closed on Sunday so people could rest and go to church.  The Bible says the seventh-day is the day to rest and worship Him who made Heaven and Earth.

Our lay missionaries are working hard and it is now generating requests from other villages to send them one. So we are trying to find more missionaries willing to go out and share the story of Jesus.

Our work-load here is increasing all the time and now with the airplane about ready to start its flights, we are not sure how we are going to keep up with everything. We need some more workers. We have a young lady (a nurse) coming next month from the US to help for a while and we are grateful for that. We sure would like to have an airplane mechanic come to help keep the plane operating and help with so many other projects.

We could sure use a small group, 4-8 people who would like to do a mission trip and help build a small apartment under our hanger for volunteers to stay.

Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support. The people here are excited and appreciate your help.

Gary and Toni Lewis

 

www.lewisjungleministries.com

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