Many of the locations we work in are very remote, hard to get to, and near unreachable—there aren’t roads to drive or rivers to canoe, the ocean waters aren’t smooth, and the jungle cannot be tamed. Helicopters not only enable us to get our missionaries and their families into these locations, they also shorten the amount of time it takes to accomplish the task of planting a church. With a helicopter, missionaries aren’t distracted by creating and maintaining an airstrip or traveling in and out for days to resupply. Having a helicopter readily available also makes sure we’re ready for any medical emergencies especially in those hard to reach areas. Helicopters also enable itinerant missionaries to take regular trips back to their location to continue to encourage and develop the church.
Church planting done correctly is a long process and yet an urgent task. Helicopters are the tool we can use to increase efficiency and speed the advance of the Gospel. Currently, 15 of our locations are served by a single helicopter, and the number of locations is steadily increasing. Unfortunately, our helicopter is old and often out of service due to repairs. Enable New Tribes Mission PNG to have the capacity to expand to new locations by watching and sharing this video that explains the need we have for more mechanics, more pilots, and the funds to expand helicopter services. http://ethnos360aviation.org/videos/when-will-you-come
Donations can be entered on this page, click on “Add instructions, designations or notes”, and add a designation in the box below the amount for “Helicopters for PNG”.