Samaritan Aviation June 2017 Quarterly

Serving the Next Generation

The remote village of Amboin, along the Karawari River, has been without a working health center or aid post in their area for over seven years. Since we arrived in early 2010, we have often assisted the two village health volunteers, training them to recognize the medical signs and symptoms of patients requiring an emergency life flight.

Earlier this year, we had a successful medical outreach in Mendam with our partners YWAM Ships, and we were eager to expand this aspect of our ministry. Medical outreaches not only allow us to distribute life-saving vaccinations, but they also give us a chance to connect with people from the villages.

Left: Baby waiting for vaccination, Right: Mother holding up our new child health book

Amboin recently had outbreaks of measles and whooping cough, which took the lives of several young infants. Due to the lack of medical services in Amboin and these outbreaks, we recently held a vaccination clinic, which had not been done in over seven years. We administered up to five life-saving vaccinations to 100 infants; 90% of those children got vaccinated for the very first time! We were even able to give two-year-old baby Samaritan (whose mother we picked up in December of 2014) vaccines as well! When we'd given the very last vaccine, over 200 children were still waiting to be vaccinated! We've already made plans to return at the end of May for a second clinic to serve those who were unable to be vaccinated last time and to give some follow-up vaccines.

For the people who live in these remote areas of Papua New Guinea, the reality is that many of their children are vulnerable to one of these fatal illnesses. However, with just a few vaccinations, they can be protected from them. How many lives and future emergency life flights were prevented by this one outreach? It is overwhelming to think of how many lives were forever changed.

Please pray for continued success in this exciting new aspect of our ministry here in Papua New Guinea!

Samaritan Aviation is Celebrating 1,000 Flights!

We Purchased Our Next Floatplane!

Through the help of friends of Samaritan Aviation, we have been able to purchase another floatplane, which enables us to retire our first one from flight operations. We are now needing the funds indicated in this illustration to retrofit the new plane and have it shipped to Papua New Guinea! Any amount that you can give toward this rebuild will be most appreciated!

1,000 Flights Commemorative T-Shirts

We've ordered a limited amount of t-shirts commemorating our 1,000 flights, so grab yours today! All of the funds raised through the sale of these shirts will go toward our new floatplane project.

A Big Thanks to Gina Dardis!

As we transition our USA offices from Montrose, CO to Mesa, AZ we want to thank Gina Dardis for all the years she has served Samaritan Aviation. Since 2002, she has worked with deep humility and dedication. Over the years she has willingly worn several hats as needed serving as our office manager, donor relations manager, administrator, bookkeeper, and so much more. President Mark Palm, our Board Members, U.S. staff and missionary families appreciate her sacrificial service and wish her and Dwayne the best as they move forward!

Gina and her husband, Dwayne
I have greatly appreciated all of the work Gina has provided Samaritan Aviation over the years. She worked tirelessly every day and would always go the extra mile for our supporters and missionary families. I know all of us here in the United States and our staff in Papua New Guinea will miss her professionalism and willingness to serve with unwavering dedication. -Bryan Yeager, COO
PO Box 20697 Mesa, AZ 85277

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