PAMAS News: Helicopter matching funds reached!

Dear Friends and Family,

We’ve always said that when God provides a helicopter it will be the biggest miracle yet. It will leave no room for doubt that there is a very powerful God who is able to provide for His work!

Flying plywood into the mountains

Dwayne flies plywood into the mountains (in the old helicopter) for a new clinic.

For more than 3 years we’ve been praying for a helicopter to serve the people and missionaries of Palawan once again. As many of you remember, the little helicopter that God provided at the beginning of our ministry became too old and we had to sell it for parts. It was a great tool and saved many lives. The work is growing deeper into the mountains despite the lack of transportation, but time is precious and missionaries are few. As the time ticks away, people are dying without a Savior or hope for a better life.

Recently, a friend offered a generous amount towards a helicopter provided we come up with the matching funds. We shared the need with you, our friends and family, and you responded! The long prayed for miracle was becoming a reality! Just the other day, a large donation was made to complete the $300,000 goal! What a mighty God we serve!

We praise God for this great miracle, and we pray it will boost your faith as it has ours, that we do have a powerful God that is able to provide for His work! We look forward to getting a helicopter back in operation soon to save lives for His Kingdom.

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Palawano children

 Thank you for responding to God’s call by remembering us in your prayers and with your gifts that have made this miracle possible.

Please pray with us as we are working on a couple different options for helicopters. We’ll try to keep you posted as things develop.

Happy Holidays to each of you!


Dwayne and Wendy Harris
Philippine Adventist Medical Aviation Services (PAMAS)


Areas of need & prayer requests:

  • Wisdom to select the right helicopter
  • Funds for shipping helicopter and customs
  • Side-car for Bible worker’s motorcycle
  • Bibles (in local language, with SDA helps)
  • Funds for Land and Church building for Maiinit


If you would like to help:

Make checks payable to: Gospel Ministries International

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

(For all donations, be sure to specify it for “PAMAS”)

Or donate online at our website:
(be sure to specify donation is for “PAMAS”)

Thank you!

PAMAS is a faith-based, volunteer-driven organization which aids the Seventh-day Adventist church in it’s mission to carry the great news of the Gospel to the world through the use of aviation and medical ministry. Though not officially affiliated or supported by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, PAMAS is a well-established supporting ministry of the church, working closely with pastors and leaders all over the country. Any services offered or opinions expressed by PAMAS are solely those of PAMAS.