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, October 1, 2017

September report

September Report

During this past month, we had several medical transports ranging from broken bones to hemophilia.  We never know, of course, when we will get a request, but they seem to come in groups.  It seems like we have several, one right after the other, and then a period where there are none. 

We have a young man who has come as a volunteer to help us for a couple of months who arrived this month. His name is Derek Logan from CA.  He has helped get some projects done that have been on our to do list for awhile. 

There was a baptism three weeks ago where eight souls accepted Jesus as their Savior.  These were the result of the hard work of our lay missionary, Linus.  Nearly all of the baptisms in this area have been the result of work by our lay missionaries, that some of you have been sponsoring.  Thank you so much for your help in supporting the spread of the gospel in this part of the bush "jungle".  There is another baptism set for this weekend.  

This past weekend, we visited a small group of believers who are trying to build a very nice church in the bush.  Derek and I went and spent several hours helping them with our tools and skills to advance the construction.  We had total member involvement. The men were making concrete, the ladies were hauling stone and gravel in bags for the concrete and the kids— some even without clothes—were rolling the round logs I had cut to support the benches for the church.  Now they have benches to sit on, and more concrete poured. We took our wheel barrow and were able to help move a lot more gravel and they really appreciated that.  The chainsaw that was given to us by a friend in AZ helped to cut the tree down and make the rounds for the benches.  All are such a blessing, as God continues to provide.  When we left they showed their gratitude by loading me up with fruit from their gardens.  They hope to have the church ready for dedication before the end of the year.  

We are working on getting the order placed for getting an engine for our plane.  With communication so hard to get here, it takes a long time to get things done.  The engine is very expensive, but it is what is required, so we press forward knowing that God will supply all of our needs according to His riches in glory.  It will take a 2-3 months to get the engine, once order is complete and payment made.  

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. The evil one is working hard to stop our work here, but our God is stronger and He is sustaining us, despite the trials.

Gary and Toni Lewis


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Mission Projects Inc.

P.O. Box 504

College Place WA 99324

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