Palawan Mission Trip, Updates, and Pictures

Dear Friends and Family,

After months of planning and preparation and a very eventful week, we’re happy to report another successful mission trip to Palawan! The group we hosted was led by Dr. Norbert Schwer with Global Village Ministries (who has been a blessing to the Philippines and countries all over the world). There were 7 visitors from the U.S. and 9 Filipino volunteers besides our regular team and local volunteers in the area around Brooke’s Point. We had a diverse group of different organizations, religions and cultures and it was great to see how God brought us all together with a common purpose to serve Him. Though Satan tried to disrupt things in many ways (sickness, injury, loss of luggage, rain, serious patients, transportation issues, and even death, to name a few!), we praise God that He was the victor and everything continued on smoothly despite it all! We were blessed with a great team once again that pulled together with God’s help to accomplish much in a short time. We pray for the physical and spiritual healing of those we ministered to. Below are some pics that will tell the story.

A great big thanks to:
Gigi Deoso who spent many months organizing the group and who stuck with us ’til the last even after losing her sister
Michel and Andrew Hahn (and AFM) for the delicious food, the use of the truck, and many other details!
L.I.G.H.T. for providing dedicated medical missionaries to help with spiritual and health counseling, lectures, worships etc!
PAMAS Palawan team for an awesome job of tireless prep work, early mornings, late nights, and all without complaint!
Pastor Malabad and the Palawan Mission for their thoughtfulness, help and great food in Puerto Princessa
Dr. Norbert, GVM, & Stevensville SDA church for all the meds, toys, clothes, & donations, & for making this trip happen!!

Other news and quick update: Dwayne is in the U.S. getting the Twin-Commanche airplane ready to fly over here. Please pray for that process to speed up and for God to provide for the fuel to get it over here. We’ll keep you posted, especially when he gets ready to fly (maybe a few more weeks still). As soon as he gets back he will get the licensing worked out for the airplane and we’ll be back in business! There are several remote places with airstrips and missionaries that are ready and waiting for us to take them to these areas to help. We continue to pray and believe that God will provide helicopters also to reach the mountainous areas that have no airstrips. We have been told multiple times how the helicopter is greatly missed in Palawan and that some patients have even died when they might have been saved if they had gotten to the hospital in time.

Our Mayoyao team is getting ready for their first evangelistic meetings in a few short weeks! Please keep them in your prayers as well.

Wendy and Dwayne

Philippine Adventist Medical Aviation Services (PAMAS)

(More news to follow in another newsletter)

Current Needs:
–Fuel to fly the 6-seater Twin-Commanche from the U.S. to the Philippines (approximately $7,000)
–Funds to complete the hangar/housing complex and runway in Luzon ($15,000)
–Bibles and sharing materials for evangelistic meetings, village Bible studies, and medical missions ($5/Bible, $4/100 pamphlets)
–Helicopters–$250K each

If you would like to help you can make checks payable to:

Gospel Ministries International
Send checks to:
GMI (Gospel Ministries International)
P O Box 506, Collegedale, TN  37315.

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Thank you very much!