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Samaritan Aviation January 2018

2017 Highlights

We take a moment to look back at some of the best events from this past year.

Crossed the 1,000 flight milestone!

This year alone, we flew in 139 patients!

New Floatplane

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!

New staff!

Luke and Tracy Hamer, pilots/mechanics, joined our staff in Papua New Guinea!

Robert Mapmangu was also added to our Hospital Ministry Staff.

Adoption progress

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.

Media Coverage

Our work was mentioned in multiple media sources:

Australia's ABC News

PNG's National Weekender Newspaper

Air Niugini's In Flight Magazine: Paradise

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!

Goals for the Coming Year

Reconnaissance trip to research 2nd base of the gulf side of PNG

Vaccine outreaches along the Sepik River

New missionary families arrive in PNG

New floatplane shipped to PNG

2018 Monthly Challenge

As you consider your giving strategy for 2018, would you consider supporting Samaritan Aviation, or increasing your current monthly support?

Floatplane Project Update!

We are getting closer and closer to our fundraising goal thanks to generous people like you! If you would like to help with this project, click the button below!

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