PAMAS News: Walk by Faith

“The amazing thing about a faith ministry is that you’re stepping into the red sea every month.
We have been learning to walk by faith and not by sight. Each month is a new adventure and faith building experience.”
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The new Cessna 206 is ready to fly to Palawan!

The new 6 seater plane has twice the carrying capacity of the previous plane to better serve God’s work

Walk by Faith

Dwayne Harris

The amazing thing about a faith ministry is that you’re stepping into the Red Sea every month. We have been learning to walk by faith and not by sight. Each month is a new adventure and faith building experience. Though the expenses continue to grow, with fuel and maintenance costs, more missionaries and church plants, somehow His work keeps moving forward. Despite the apparent challenges, we continue to pray for more, as we see the needs of His work, and God has not failed.

The last email we sent was right before Christmas from Montana. We had a nice relaxing couple weeks with my family before returning to the Philippines on the 5th of January. I had mentioned in the email that we had made an offer on a Philippine registered 1973 Cessna 206F for $85,000 and they had accepted that offer. When I got word that they accepted the offer we had only $14,000 in an airplane fund. Within a couple days of our last newsletter that amount had come up to $66,000. This was a big answer to prayer. I told the owner that I wanted to do a more detailed inspection when I returned and then we could work out the payment options.

I spent a day doing a much more thorough inspection and everything seemed to be fine so I asked them to write up a deed of sale and give me their bank account information so I could work on getting the funds transferred. We were still $20,000 short but I thought I would just work on an agreement to pay the rest later as God provided. Right before going to the office the next week to work out the final details, I checked my email and the GMI accountant had sent me an email saying $20,000 had come in the last 2 days of December and that gave us just what was needed. We didn’t know how God would provide for the other expenses we had for the month, but we trusted God and proceeded to complete the payment and deed of sale. As an added bonus, the exchange rate went up after we initiated the funds transfer, and as a result we overpaid them by about $700 which they refunded to us. We serve an amazing God.

Another answered prayer came the day I was inspecting the Cessna 206 and I began thinking about how we needed another pilot. I had been in communication with Jason, a young pilot from Papua New Guinea that was in the Philippines learning to fly.  He had expressed to me his desire to be a mission pilot about 6 month ago, but I had not heard from him since. I was thinking I should email him and see what he was doing. When I got back home that evening I found an email from Jason saying he had finished his flight training and wanted to work with us. God’s timing is perfect, Jason went to Palawan a couple weeks ago and has been flying and working with Sean, and it is a big blessing to have his help.

I have been completing all the licensing requirements for this new airplane and renewing paperwork on the R44 helicopter which has taken a lot longer than we had expected. But we are finally ready to fly the new plane to Palawan this week and start using it for God’s work. We praise Him for all these answered prayers.

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1

“In the up-building of His work, the Lord does not always make everything plain before His servants. He sometimes tries the confidence of His people by having them move forward in faith. Often He brings them into strait and trying places, bidding them go forward when their feet seem to be touching the waters of the Red Sea. It is at such times, when the prayers of His servants ascend to Him in earnest faith, that He opens the way before them, and brings them out into a large place.”   Christian Service p. 277

Thank you so much for your prayers and support!

PAMAS’s mission is to speed the spread of the gospel to the unreached and remote areas of the Philippines and beyond by providing air and medical support to established SDA missions and organizations and to help the church to open new work in unentered territory.

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.

If you’d like to help

Make checks payable to: 
Gospel Ministries International

Send checks to: 
GMI (Gospel Ministries International)
P O Box 506, Collegedale, TN  37315-0506
(Be sure to specify donation is for “PAMAS”)Online Donations

You can donate online at our website: pamasmission.org

Phone
423-473-1841 Ask for Tim Tillman

Thank you for your prayers and support!

Dwayne and Wendy Harris

Current Needs:
–Church/School building for Karusuan ($1,000)
–Cessna 206 Airplane ($78,000)–Completed, Thank you!
–Wellness Center for Palawan

–Fuel for operating aircraft ($3,000/ month)
–Motorcycles for Bible workers’ transportation ($1,000 each)
(one provided, thank you!)
–Computers for child & health evangelism ($500) (one received, thank you!)

Helicopters
–Sharing tracts and Hymnals (Ilocano and Tagalog)
Volunteers Needed: 
–Pilots
–Mechanics
–Accountant
–Legal Rep (Manila)
–Medical Missionaries
–Teachers

Prayer Requests/Praises:
God’s guidance/provisions for Wellness Center in Palawan
Pray for a greater outpouring of the Holy Spirit among each missionary and church member
–God’s work to continue forward without delay for lack of funds or any reason

–Provisions for helicopters for Mindanao and North Luzon
–Missionaries needed for Mayoyao and Banuar

 

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