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, November 25, 2017

Thankful

Thankful and Blessed~

This is the time of year when Americans stop to think about what they are thankful for.  This is something we should do everyday.  Each day is filled with blessings from Heaven, even though at times we may wonder why so many troubles are coming our way.  God still gives us blessings even though we don't deserve them.

We have been blessed in so many ways living here in the remote jungle of PNG.  Yes there are many trials and problems, but God still shows us each day that He is still caring for us.  We are very blessed to be called "sons and daughters of God".

We finally were able to pay the deposit and get our new engine ordered for our plane ($30,000.00 price tag + shipping).  This is a requirement that Civil Aviation (FAA PNG) has made us do.  It is very expensive and has set us back time-wise as well, but we believe God is still in control and is working things out so that in His time—we pray that His will be done in all of this.  We will make the balance payment due by the end of the year, and it should be ready to ship early next year, we hope.

We have been busy getting the airstrip mowed and making it look like a runway again after six months of not being able to cut the grass.  The grass was very tall and took a couple of cuttings to get it down to a decent length.  We were expecting a plane to land here this week but they cancelled that part of the trip.  We are very grateful for the tractor we were able to have shipped down.

A couple of weeks ago, we stopped to pick up a person, and while they were getting in, I noticed an orange fold-up stretcher lying over in the mud.  We have needed one many times to transport patients, but there are none available here.  I got out and investigated it.  It was very dirty and needed some minor repairs.  I asked if I could have it, and no one was sure what it was or what it could be used for.  I did, and they finally agreed to let me have it!  Now we have a nice clean and usable portable stretcher!  God provides in so many ways.

Toni keeps getting patients to treat here at the house, since the clinic is often closed or has no medicine.  One was a three year old who was attacked by a wild pig.  Toni put her on our porch and cleaned up many wounds that needed stitches, one on her bottom was really serious. So after cleaning was done and some repairs made, they sent her to the hospital in town for further surgery. 

We really enjoyed hearing from many of you after our last newsletter. Thank you!  It brightens our day.

May God bless each of you in a special way and don't forget to thank Him.

Gary and Toni Lewis

Pictures have been posted to our blog below

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

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