You know that wonderful feeling of a promise kept? Then celebrate with us! The arrival of Kodiak #3 — the third and final one — in Papua New Guinea marks the fulfillment of a plan NTM Aviation set in motion three years ago.
But first, give thanks to God, because without His faithfulness, none of the three Kodiaks in PNG would have been possible. He worked through those who first envisioned, then built, the Kodiak just for missions. He accomplished it through a multitude of partners over the years who had the heart and vision to pray fervently and give generously to see the goal realized.
Three years ago, NTM Aviation leaders made a commitment to move forward on the plan to replace the aging Cessna 206’s and the King Air C90 in PNG with three Kodiaks — newer and more efficient aircraft. Having only Kodiaks would focus the strength of our PNG aviation team on three rather than six aircraft.
It was a leap of faith in many ways. But with confidence in God’s power and with determination to reach the world with the gospel, NTM Aviation pressed forward. Many prayers and much financial participation bolstered our resolve. The encouragement of many people kept the NTM Aviation home staff energized to press on in procuring the planes and outfitting them to the exact configurations needed in PNG.
Now today, three years later, the Kodiaks are on location, serving tribal church planting teams.