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.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Lady with broken leg I took to hospital

Gary Lewis

Full church in the bush.

Gary Lewis

Church dedication in town

Gary Lewis

It’s that time of year again....

It's that time of year again....
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It's that time of year again.  We applied for a three-year visa last year, but only got a one-year visa.  In December we were feverishly getting all our documents ready, taking pictures and filling out applications.  Our agent had told us that she needed the documents in January.  So in January, we emailed her and told her we had everything ready to email and would get the passports to her later, when she needed them. 

We got an email back from her telling us that she was on holiday, and would be back in the country on the 18th.  However, she needed us to get the actual documents to her―not just email copies.  This was a problem for us because both DHL and TNT (like UPS and FedEx) had let their contracts expire and the only other way to send the documents was via the post office.  We didn't feel the documents would be safe or get there in a timely manner.  We went to talk to the airlines, because they had told us before that they could receive DHL documents.  They said they could send them by air cargo and they would arrive the next day! 

That was an answer to prayer!  Since, they didn't have any special envelopes, we went to the store and bought a plastic and paper envelope to put everything in.  We put it in a paper one, then a plastic one, then a bigger paper one on the outside.  We figured it would keep the documents dry and safer.  So we sent them off to arrive the day before our agent arrived back in the country.  We told her she could pick them up at the airport when she arrived.  Whew!  What a relief!

The next week, we called our agent to see if she had gotten the documents okay.  We got a different lady in the office who knew nothing about our documents...She said she would call her boss, but that she was still out of town―her flight had been cancelled and she was going to arrive a week later.  We told her those documents needed to be picked up from the airport.  When we emailed our agent, she said she had to personally pick up the documents when she came in, because they were in her name.  So, by now, we were really praying that God would keep our documents safe!  When she arrived a week later, she emailed and said that we should have used a plastic envelope.  The envelope had been opened (there was only a paper envelope―no plastic one), but that all the documents were accounted for!  We serve such an awesome God!  The visas could take anywhere from two to nine months to process, so we are praying about that, as well. We know that God's timing is always perfect.

Thank you so much for your prayers and support.  You will find some  new pictures on our blog. 

May God continue to bless you,

Gary & Toni Lewis

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Natures beauty

Gary Lewis