Crossed the 1,000 flight milestone!
This year alone, we flew in 139 patients!
Our new floatplane for PNG was purchased and is currently being refurbished. If you would like to donate toward this project, you can click the link below:
Partnership with PNG Government
We signed a 5-year Memorandum of Understanding with the PNG Secretary of Health. The PNG Government has committed funds to assist with operational expenses for the coming years!
Luke and Tracy Hamer, pilots/mechanics, joined our staff in Papua New Guinea!
Robert Mapmangu was also added to our Hospital Ministry Staff.
Charlotte's adoption to the Cooke family was finalized this year! Click here to read more of Charlotte's story and how she became part of the family.
png national health symposium
President Mark Palm was a keynote speaker at the 2017 PNG National Health Symposium.
Mark Palm met with USA Embassy staff and the Ambassador to PNG.
Partnership with YWAM was a huge success! Their ship was on the Sepik for 3-months. Click here to read more about this amazing opportunity!
Mark was able to see "baby" Mark again this year, around his 7th birthday. Read his story here.
Our first floatplane was retired from service and crossed paths with its replacement in Kelso, Washington back in October.
Ambassador of the year
During the 2017 Advisory Board Retreat, Paul Forehand was honored by becoming our first Ambassador of the Year!