Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Island Time Pictures

Picture 1: Mark and Gary take part in the welcoming ceremony....watch your ankles!

Picture 2: Candy is a big hit with the kids. Steve has a sudden following.
Picture 3: A health outpost on Kiruru Island
Picture 4: The resson we stock the shelves at the health outpost we visit. (Inside the outpost on Kiruru)
Picture 5: Singing praise songs around the fire with the village kids.

Jungle Adventure Pictures

Picture 1: The mission station in the jungle that we visited. Click on the picture to enlarge it.
Picture2: The airstrip that we landed on before our hour and a half float down the river.

Picture 3: Hiking through the rainforest back to the airstrip. We were joined by Heidi Greenlaw and her baby who were flying to Wewak for a visit with the doctor.
Picture 4: A CURE kit (medical supply kit) headed through the jungle to the mission health post.

Samaritan's Land

We are back in the States now and are trying to get caught up on everything while recovering from jet lag. The next few posts will have a lot of pictures so you can see what we were writing about during the trip.

The last day we had in PNG was spent in meetings with two members of parlament. The main reason for these meetings is to get a government title for our land in Wewak. The Pasa Clan gave Samaritan Aviation about five acres that sits on a green hill above the airport and looks over the bay and out to the Bismark Sea.

We plan to build our base of operation on this land and and have been working on a government title for three years. This trip was very successful in part because we were able to make significant progress towards a land title.

One picture is of our land and the other is of us standing with the Minister of Lands...Dr. Temu.

The lady on the right is Mobata Gamoga who works on behalf of Samaritan in Port Moresby, PNG's Capital

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Health Outpost

This picture is of one of the three health outpsts that we gave meds to during this trip. It is the only medical post available for five villages.


This picture is of us fixing the six wheeler for our missionary friends, the Greenlaws.

On The Way Home.

Today we are in Brisbane, Australia and will be flying home in the morning. It has been a very good trip and much has been accomplished.

We have not had an Internet service that was fast enough to post pictures till now so we are going to get caught up over the next several days.

The first one is of us when we landed at the small airstrip way back in the Sepik.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Big Meetings

Yesterday we went to a very lively church and Mark taught them a new song in English. Later we went to have dinner with Pastor Joe and the Pasa Clan who gave us the land. We got home late in the evening and packed up for an early morning flight to Moresby.

This morning we left Wewak before dawn and were picked up at the airport in Moresby by Mobata who is our assistant. We went directly to two separate meetings with members of Parliament. We met with the Minister for Health and the Minister for Lands and had two very good meetings. They both promised their assistance and the Minister for Lands said we should be done with everything on our land by July. We are cautiously optimistic.

Tomorrow we are leaving for Australia early in the morning and should be able to post a lot of pictures when we arrive.