Reviving Medical Aviation in Venezuela

600px-Venezuela_on_the_globe_(Americas_centered).svgVenezuela, on top of the South American continent facing the Caribbean Sea to the north, and being surrounded by Guyana, Brazil, and Colombia on the east, south, and west respectively, is a country in the Western Hemisphere of our planet where Satan has been doing a lot of harm against mission work.

This began about a decade and half ago when a new type of government came to power; a government that has openly expressed their belief and leaning on sorcery. A government with many good new ideas, but one idea that was not good was to stop all the mission work being led by foreigners. This meant that a lot of the mission work had to be stopped. One project that our arch-enemy could not stop back then was a work that God Himself had begun amongst the indigenous people of the Gran Sabana by sending an angel to speak to them through dreams and visions, and teach them about God’s eternal law of love.  So when the government tried to stop the humanitarian and mission work being led by our church, the ethnic people claimed it to be their work and for that reason the work was left to continue. That is how AMAI (Aviacion Medica Adventista Indigena) could continue the work in favor of the needy communities remotely dispersed in the vast plains, mountains, and jungles of La Gran Sabana.

So the work continued for years until February 16th of 2009 when our beloved pilot Robert Norton was reported missing, together with his wife and other very precious occupants of the airplane at the moment. Since then, we have not been able to determine what happened to them. It’s been now 75 months since the donation supported Medical Aviation humanitarian work came to a halt.

The great controversy between Christ and Satan, that has been carried forward for nearly six thousand years, is soon to close; and the wicked one redoubles his efforts to defeat the work of Christ in man’s behalf and to fasten souls in his snares. To hold the people in darkness and impenitence till the Saviour’s mediation is ended, and there is no longer a sacrifice for sin, is the object which he seeks to accomplish. Mar 130.3

Back a few years earlier, in September 1996, I became a Seventh-day Adventist, and after reading the book “Mission Pilot” and having worked in the aviation industry, I realized why I wanted to be a pilot. I wanted to become a pilot in order to serve God effectively in the areas where needed most.

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light” 1 Peter 2:9

In 2002 Pr. David Gates and his wife Rebecca visited my then home church in Miami Florida. In 2003 I obtained my private pilot rating and started pursuing training in the medical field, not without encountering a lot of opposition. In 2005 met personally with Robert Norton and wife in a large convention and expressed to them my intentions of coming to my home country to help them with the aviation ministry there. Though I suffered quite a few setbacks including the death of my wife, having to care and look after the wellbeing of my three wonderful children, and then a house fire that disintegrated everything including all of our documents; still the Lord was always in control and furthered our training, both in health and lay pastoral areas, and especially refining our characters.

Finally this year after some minor preparations, I will be moving with my 15 year old daughter Danielle and 13 year old son Elisha to Maurak, the ethnic community where our aviation base is located, at the edge of vast territory inhabited by many communities needing our help.

We are still without an airplane to begin the work, but we will really need two airplanes since we already have another indigenous pilot and family on site. He trained with the purpose of serving God and helping his own people. Not only are airplanes needed but also some other equipment to reactivate the aviation ministry, but we firmly believe that we should keep moving forward because God is our Jehovah-Jireh.

Some months ago a small lifestyle clinic was begun on site, a ministry which we are planning to expand and enhance. We have already been treating patients from the surrounding communities using the 8 natural remedies God has provided us with. We have had good success in restoring them to health from severe cases of lifestyle diseases, but are still in need of basic things like an ice machine, a steamer, and others. We want to be a self-sustained ministry and have already begun an agricultural program but don’t have the machinery to expand enough.

Please support us in advancing God’s Kingdom among these God loved people; we are not wrestling against flesh and blood, so we will need a lot of prayers and economical boost in order to begin with steady and firm steps.

Thank you!

E Daniel Baquero

 

 

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