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 10, 2018

God Provides

God continues to provide!

2 weeks ago, I was scheduled to take the pastor out to Imbinis, a small church out in the bush for Sabbath services. Then later that same day, I was to go pick up another pastor in Kilipaui, after he finished his meetings, so he could get ready to leave Sunday for another series in Oiru, a village about 20 km away.  So I had a weekend booked with lots of driving over our lovely roads. Thursday afternoon when I got back from town, I discovered that one of the bolts holding the shock absorber on the car, was missing and another was loose and not in good shape.  Friday, I checked through my collection of bolts and couldn't find one.  I knew that to find one in town, if I could get there, was not likely. So I asked God to provide bolts if he wanted me to do the missionary walk-a-bouts that I had scheduled.  I searched everything I had and found nothing.  Then I decided to take my ATV down to the Oil Palm office where we do Internet sometimes, about 6 miles away. I know they work on their vehicles some there and just maybe they might have something.  When I got there I asked the mechanic if he had a bolt like I needed.  He said there are some bolts in a tray over there and you can look there.  The tray had a few used bolts in it and right on top were the 2 bolts that I needed, the exact size and were in good condition. He said I could have them!  My God says He will supply ALL my needs!  I was able to finish fixing the car so I could do my missionary work.  Saturday afternoon, when I went to pick up the second pastor, I also had to pick up the body of a lady who had died that morning. The pastor had visited her Friday night, as she was distraught as there is much devil worship where she was living.  The pastor shared scripture with her and prayed with her and she was at peace.  She passed away the next morning peacefully, and I transported her body to her village when I brought the pastor back.  Sunday morning, I took the pastor and some helpers out to Oiru, another village to hold meetings for a week where our lay worker Esther has been working.  

The next week we were so busy, we were not able to get to town to buy food and fruit.  By Sabbath, we had no fruit, but after church, some members gave us some fresh fruit! So God continues to provide for us.  

I spent a good part of the week transporting health workers to remote areas so they could vaccinate the kids for tetanus and measles.  We did it at the elementary schools.  Most of them had no chairs or desks, and one had no books, paper or writing materials.  Only one had a big chalk board.  

Thank you for your continued prayers and support.  There is so much work to do here and so few to do it.

Blessings,

Gary and Toni Lewis

www.lewisjungleministries.com. (for pictures)

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