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.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Mission update

Not many dull moments here in the bush. The mechanic from Michigan arrived to work on our airplane. Due to delays in getting permission to make a flight to the repair shop in the highlands, his work was delayed.  But he was able to help work on the planes at Adventist Aviation (AAS) in the mean time. He and the mechanic from AAS arrived in the evening at Vanimo. I drove them to our base at Bewani and we worked all night doing inspection and making some repairs to make it safe for the ferry flight. At 3 am we left for town so the guy from AAS could return home.  His plane was delayed 3 hrs which was frustrating. Mechanic, Len, stayed to fly the plane with me. Delays let him help me get some repairs done on ATV, generator and he even built a screen door. Saturday night while he was there, we had a medivac taking a young lady in labor to the hospital in town.  She had twins, one was born in Bewani, but the second one she couldn't deliver. So she had a very rough 2 hr ride in the night to the Hospital in town.
 When we finally received permission to make the flight to AAS. the weather was good and we had a good flight.  Work started on the plane as soon as we landed.  It will take some time to do the repairs but at least work has begun.  God is still in control and He is working it all out in His time and way.
Thank you so much for your prayers and support!
Gary and Toni Lewis

www.lewisjungleministries.com

Donations can be sent to:

Mission Projects Inc.

P.O. Box 504

College Place WA 99324

Please include a note: PNG project

Or go to www.Missionprojectsinc.org for cc or online donations

 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Spear in the chest/lung