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.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Happy new year

We had a quiet Xmas. Relaxed a bit and played dominos, not so great with just 2. At least here in the bush there are no firecrackers and fireworks going off all day and night like in town, no money out here.
Working on building small apartment under hanger when not off doing other things. Sunday has to take local church leaders to town for their quarterly meeting as the driver who had promised to take them went the night before. Took me all day.
Today went and asked for another drum of diesel fuel from one of the logging camps. God has given us 8.5 drums this year for free. Value is about $350 each drum! They also gave me hydraulic oil I asked for.
We have been so blessed this past year as the Lord has provided so many good things for us and above and beyond our basic needs. He has been so good to us. May He bless you as well.
Hope you have a good new year filled with blessings from Heaven.
Eagerly awaiting for Heaven, but there is so much work to be done here before the Lord can come and take us home. If only we could find more people with a strong desire for missions and the faith to step out and see God work through them.
Evangelistic camp meeting going this week here in the bush with baptism set for Sabbath. Great way to start off the year. We help with transport and showing DVDs etc and Toni is helping the sick.
Local ambulance isn't here right now so we are on stand by, like last week with the lady we took into hospital with a prolapse.
May you be blessed this new year and drawn closer to Jesus.
Gary n Toni

Monday, December 21, 2015

Wrapping it up

Wrapping it up Dec. 22

It seems a bit hard to believe another year has slipped into history.  We don't get much in the way of world news out here in the bush, but what little we do hear, points to Jesus is coming back soon.  Here in Bewani, one would not know it was Christmas in a couple of days.  Very few here even have calendars and there really is no celebration of the greatest gift ever given to the human race.  In town there is one store that sells a few Christmas items and plays some Christmas music, but that is all we have seen and heard this year.  God gave us His only Son so that we could be restored to Eden, if we choose.

Many things have happened here this year. Getting the paperwork done on the airplane so that we can now fly it, was a big challenge, but was finally accomplished, with the help of many.  The biggest item, though, is that nearly 50 people were baptized this year in our area.  These are the first baptisms here in 8 years!  So much work remains to be done.  There are so many requests for missionaries to share the gospel, but finding workers willing to go, is a problem.

We will be developing the flight program this year, as well as trying to expand the lay missionary program. 

We want to thank those of you who lift us up in prayer to the Throne of Grace.  It is what sustains us.  Thank you to those who have supported the project here with your donations.  God has multiplied them and done many great things.  Thank you for sharing what God has blessed you with.  We pray God will bless you many times over.

We are so grateful for all the blessings our Lord has provided for us this year, we are truly blessed beyond measure!

May this holiday time remind each of us of God's greatest gift and may the New Year be filled with blessings for you.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Gary and Toni Lewis

www.lewisjungleministries.com

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College Place WA 99324

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