Who benefits from our work?
In Papua New Guinea’s Morobe province, 7,000 speakers of the Yopno language live in the rugged Finisterre Mountains surrounded by 12,000-foot peaks.
There are no roads into this area, so the Yopno people built an airstrip by hand, primarily to bring the Word of God into their community. Traveling from Ukarumpa to road’s end, then by boat, and finally hiking into this community requires a minimum of three days’ travel. By air, the same trip takes only 25 minutes!
That’s just one example. Today, roughly 600 million people worldwide still have little-to-no Scripture in a language they can fully understand—their mother tongue, or heart language. And many of them live in remote, difficult regions like the Morobe province where transportation presents significant barriers.
Maintaining updated aviation equipment and training for the pilots who serve these communities makes it possible for language development and Bible translation to continue and accelerate, even in the most rugged conditions around the world.
We invite your prayers and advocacy for this important work. If God leads you to provide funding as well, your gifts to support our Aviation Training Fleet Renewal will help us:
- Adapt our current fixed-wing fleet to new technology being adopted by our global mission partners
- Bring aircraft into compliance with the FAA’s regulations for specific new avionics equipment, required by December 31, 2019
- Continue to provide distinctive, mission-focused training and support for global aviation programs well into the future
To support this project and others like it, please give to Aviation or Training Solutions. Thank you for partnering with us in this ministry!