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, March 22, 2016

God is in control

God takes care of everything!

Last week we flew our plane down the coast about 180 miles to Wewak. It is a much larger town than Vanimo and is also where our church has its headquarters for this part of PNG.  We went to meet John, who flew up from Australia to visit different church entities in PNG. He first came as a missionary to PNG 50 years ago. He is a pilot and flew here in PNG. He brought with him some God Pods in Tok Pisin.  These God Pods are made in China, sent to Israel for recording and then to Australia.  He gave us 21 God Pods! He told us the price was going up the first of the month. Right now they cost $25AU dollars each. If an order is placed for 1000 or more, you can get 25-30% discount. We ordered 500 and combined with another order to reach the 1000 mark. There is postage on top of that. So many out here in the bush can't read or write, but with this tool, they can now hear God's word read to them in their language! Pictures are on our blog site.

While in Wewak for about 24 hours, we met with the church officials there, and they drove us around town so we could find a battery for the tractor here and some food items we cant get here. We even found some oatmeal as ours just ran out again! Toni cleared the shelves of the store that had it-- 8 kilos worth!

We flew home Friday afternoon. Saturday night we went to a non-Christian village and shared the story of Creation with felts and then showed a couple of health videos that they really enjoyed. They were ones we just received from Australia and were in Pidgin also. God always provides on time or early.

We have many appointments set up in the next couple of weeks to share more health videos and Bible videos to various villages and schools.

The pastor and lay workers I flew out a couple of weeks ago to a remote area returned after a week of meetings. They hiked 3 hours from where I left them off and then had meetings every night with over 120 attending each night. He is the first pastor to go there in about 20 years! They baptized 4 and many more have now joined a baptismal class for when he returns later this year.

Monday, the 21st I flew out to a small village to pick up a young women who had a retained placenta and they couldn't stop the bleeding. I took Toni along and she tried to start an IV as we loaded the patient into the plane. The weather was not that great, but it was encouraging to see God open paths through the clouds and storms so that we could pass through and deliver the lady to the hospital.

Many more request coming in for missionaries and Bible videos.

Blessings to each of you.

Gary n Toni Lewis



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