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, October 28, 2015

Kids cooling off

Going to wash the dishes

Treating the hurting

the vineyard

The Vineyard~ Oct. 28

Many times in the Scriptures, the world is referred to as a vineyard.  Christ spoke of it several times, referring to Himself as the vine and His Father as the vineyard owner.  Christ told about hiring people to work in the vineyard and having trouble finding enough people to go do the work.  It is interesting he didn't tell them just how much He would pay, or pay them before they started--only when the work was done.

It seems that God is still calling people to work in His vineyard (mission field) today. Some of the fields are close by where we live and work.  Some are much farther away.  But God is asking for people to go work!  He promises to supply all our

needs--just like a boss would supply the necessary supplies and tools for an employee to do the assigned task. The boss doesn't pay until the job is done and the day is over.  We go work first, then comes the reward or payment.  Many people don't want to work for God that way though. They don't really believe He will supply what they need, when they need it.  They want to see it all up front first.  Since God, and most bosses don't work that way, they sit back and refuse to go to work.

During the course of our assigned job, God knows what will be needed and when.  He has it all lined up and planned out.  He is never late, surprised or short on supplies.  If He has asked you to do a task in His vineyard, He is responsible for supplying what you need to accomplish it!  He gives each person talents, which will be needed to do the assigned task. If more of us would only trust God and take Him at His word, can you image the amount of work that could be done in a short time to finish spreading the gospel to all the world? 

As we reflect on our time as volunteers, trusting God for everything these last 8 years, God has never shorted us, but has provided more than enough to get the work done.  Sometimes we think things should happen in a different way or order, but the vineyard owner sees the whole picture and always knows what is best.  When we trust Him fully, amazing things happen.

I spent a couple of days in the capital of PNG last week visiting Civil Aviation and other agencies about paper work and re-registering our plane here.  They suggested that since we are humanitarian, private, and our location is so remote from any maintenance operation, that we should request leaving it in US registry and have a mechanic from the US take care of it.  This is the first time someone from Civil Aviation has suggested this to us.  They have always said it has to be changed to PNG before.  We have sent them a formal request, so now we are just waiting to see how God is going to work this all out for His glory!

The pilot who will do my check out has been real sick with malaria and will be out for at least a week yet.

Julie, our volunteer here has been doing mobile clinics in the bush with the local health workers and also helping at the local health post.  On the weekends, she has been helping Toni with Sabbath Schools.  They also have been treating some patients that have come to our home. They both taught a first aid course in town while I was away in the city. The vineyard here has so much need and work to be done to get it ready for the Master's return.

We just had another baptism this last week, bringing the number of new members to over 40 now since December in our district!

This week I was invited to share a DVD on the life of Jesus to a nearby school of about 200 students, they really enjoyed it. Just sharing Jesus!

Thank you so much for your prayers and generous support.

Some new pictures have been posted on our blog site.


Gary and Toni Lewis



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P.O. Box 504

College Place WA 99324

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Mobile clinic

Doing mobile clinic, child vaccinations with volunteer, Julie Kretschmar.

Beauty of God's creation

Going to church

Hiking 2 miles to a small church with a large car battery, projector, computer, speakers and felts to share Bible stories and videos with a small church in the jungle.

Four happy boys