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.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

I am blessed

Blessed to have a cold, low pressure shower every day when nearly all here use a bucket or nearby stream
Blessed to have indoor toilet when most here use a hole in the ground with palm branches shielding three sides only.
Blessed to have some solar power even though we have to watch it very close on cloudy and rainy days. It provides power for small refrigerator and very small freezer and lights. Few here even have solar for one or two light bulbs.
Blessed to have friends who give us some free vegetables from the highlands every few weeks so we don't have to eat just rice and sago flour.
Blessed to have a very small gas stove/oven so Toni can cook and bake and not have to collect fire wood and cook over campfire like everyone else here.
Blessed to have a 10 seater Land Cruiser for transportation on very rough roads., very few here have wheels. Most have to walk or find ride in back of pickup dealing with dust or rain or both.
Blessed to have a cell phone and computer to communicate with family and friends when we can find very slow internet or phone service. Few here have either.
Blessed to have a wife willing to follow Gods calling even to the remote places of the world.
Blessed to have a God who supplies ALL of our NEEDS!
Blessed to have a washing machine so Toni doesn't have to wash clothes by hand.
Blessed to have 3 kids, and who are able to support themselves.
Blessed to have a daughter and granddaughter who are choosing to walk Gods path.
Blessed with good health when all around us malaria and other tropical disease are every where
Blessed to see God move clouds so I can see airstrips to land on.
Blessed to have a supporting church family back home.
Blessed to have an airbase out in the jungle with nice hanger, airstrip and airplane.
Blessed to have a 20x20 house that is made of wood and tin roof for water collection and not a native hut.
Blessed to have the opportunity to serve and help so many who have so little.
I am so blessed! So many more blessings! What an awesome God I serve!

1 comment:

Carol Jean said...

God bless you both!!