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Promises, Promises

Promises, Promises

Who wants a promise broken? Even worse, who wants to break a promise? But sometimes its unavoidable.
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Engine in! Propeller on! Fly!

Engine in! Propeller on! Fly!

Finally, the Kodiak was ready. One of our Ethnos360 Aviation pilots flew “NTZ” from the remote airstrip back to our hangar in Goroka.
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Tsunami!

Tsunami!

Ethnos360 Aviation along with other mission organizations collaborated to evacuate all our affiliated personnel and school children to safe cities.
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Umbrellas and Airplanes?

Umbrellas and Airplanes?

Missionary Ed Casteel was about to discover a strange connection.
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Quake, tsunami relief under way

Quake, tsunami relief under way

Ethnos360’s partners in Indonesia are assisting MAF and Helivida with efforts in Sulawesi
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Devastation Continues in Sulawesi

Devastation Continues in Sulawesi

While the initial earthquake and tsunami are over, there have been hourly tremors that continue to shake the land.
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The dreaded word – Tsunami!

The dreaded word – Tsunami!

For some people, the thought of a tsunami is their worst nightmare. … For the people of Sulawesi, it’s a reality.
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What a Relief it is!

What a Relief it is!

“It was an incredible moment … as [the pastor] thanked the Lord for the gifts that they had received from other nations.”
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Philippine Typhoon: Prayers Answered. Ready to Work!

Philippine Typhoon: Prayers Answered. Ready to Work!

Thanks for your prayers! Typhoon Mangkhut came with fury and whipped over the northern end of Luzon Island in the Philippines Friday and Saturday.
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Ethnos360 Aviation 2019 calendar

Ethnos360 Aviation 2019 calendar

2019 gives us cause to celebrate and much to thank God for! Learn more in our 2019 calendar.
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New House, New Outreach, New Baby!

New House, New Outreach, New Baby!

Every day, marvelous things happen because of your solid backing in prayer and partnership. Here are just a few glimpses of how God is working through you.
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Banwaon School Project

Banwaon School Project

The Banwaon believers are building elementary schools in two communities with the help of the government and Ethnos360 Aviation.
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God’s Protection in Aircraft Incident

God’s Protection in Aircraft Incident

August 9, Papua New Guinea time, two Ethnos360 Aviation pilots were involved in an incident with one of the Kodiak aircraft.
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The Babuyan Call

The Babuyan Call

You’d have to wonder which was worse – the intense pain of appendicitis or the despair of knowing that surgery was ten hours away.
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Not Your Ordinary Day in the Office!

Not Your Ordinary Day in the Office!

The doctor sat down at the battered school desk to begin his day in the clinic.
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Raising the Roof

Raising the Roof

The Ethnos360 Aviation team in the Philippines faced a dilemma – a roof to raise, but nowhere to put it.
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A Sad Flight

A Sad Flight

In a Tala-andig outreach village, tragedy struck. Mantunhayan, the main missionary, had been hit in the head by a falling tree and lay unconscious.
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Why is the Earth Shaking?

Why is the Earth Shaking?

Earthquake after earthquake rocked the highland region of PNG starting on February 26.
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Which Would You Choose?

Which Would You Choose?

With the ink barely dry on the new “operator’s certificate,” pilot Nomad Nelman took to the skies in the Kodiak airplane.
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Ethnos360 Aviation Expo 2018

Ethnos360 Aviation Expo 2018

“Eye opening!” “Outstanding!” “Fantastic!” It was more than just airplanes and helicopters that brought those comments at our 2018 Ethnos360 Aviation Expo.
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A First-Ever Gathering

A First-Ever Gathering

Never had the Tala-andig been able to gather like this. The terrain was just too rugged, and the villages had no airstrips.
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A New Name for NTM Aviation

A New Name for NTM Aviation

You probably won’t be surprised to hear that we are changing our name!
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Milestones

Milestones

Amdu is far from everything, cut off from the outside world. No roads reach it. As one consultant says, “There is no practical way to hike. Period.”
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A Look in the Rearview Mirror

A Look in the Rearview Mirror

There’s nothing like an honest look in the mirror to tell you what’s really going on.
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Stranded on a Sandbar in Brazil

Stranded on a Sandbar in Brazil

At least for tonight, they managed to get to shore, where they spent the night in a barge moored along the bank.
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Not Just a Mechanic

Not Just a Mechanic

Aviation maintenance specialist Imie Mark knows it’s about more than turning wrenches on an airplane.
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Desperation!

Desperation!

All they wanted was a vacation ... What they got was disaster!
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Doing What It Was Created to Do

Doing What It Was Created to Do

NTM Aviation helicopter pilot Brian Pruett felt a bit of exhilaration.
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The First to Hear

The First to Hear

The pilot's wife is one of the first to hear how God is at work in the remote areas where we serve.
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The Time is Right -- Again!

The Time is Right -- Again!

The R66 helicopter had its first few operational flights and the timing was perfect!
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It Was Like Christmas In June

It Was Like Christmas In June

Josh Dalton reported, "It's like Christmas in June! Unpacking and organizing spare parts and tools [for the R66]."
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The Happiest Man on the Island!

The Happiest Man on the Island!

When Juan realized that he was going to be home for breakfast with his family, he was definitely the happiest man on the island!”
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The Helicopter is Landing Here?

The Helicopter is Landing Here?

The people were incredulous at the news! A helicopter? Coming to three humble villages...
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On to the Philippines

On to the Philippines

The good news is that today, April 19, the NTM Aviation crew in McNeal, AZ, packed the Robinson R66 helicopter into a shipping container, bound across the ocean.
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“I Do!”:  We Are Faithful!

“I Do!”: We Are Faithful!

As pilot Daren Spence walked down the path Sunday morning in the Taliabo village, he smelled moth balls. Why?
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Translation Team

Translation Team "To Go"

What happens when the visiting translation consultant has to leave — but the translation check is not finished?
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Pay Day

Pay Day

February 6th marked the day the Iski tribe has waited for – the beginning of “God’s Talk.”
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From Pole Barn to Present

From Pole Barn to Present

He wasn’t sure he could get it just right, but Jim Ferguson crossed one ankle over the other and rested his arm on NTM Aviation’s newest arrival ...
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All Prepped for the Voyage

All Prepped for the Voyage

Have you taken a long trip lately? You sure want to be prepared and not forget anything.
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R66 Helicopter: Tearing Down to Build Up

R66 Helicopter: Tearing Down to Build Up

Within hours of its arrival, zealous NTM Aviation mechanics started dismantling the blue R66.  Why take apart a perfectly good helicopter?
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The Nineteen Hour Thanksgiving

The Nineteen Hour Thanksgiving

We rejoice that the Lord has sustained our people in such miraculous ways. He has allowed our medical needs to be only as great as our ability to handle them
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When It Comes to This

When It Comes to This

“Grandfather” had rejected the Gospel. In fact, he was so adamant about his stance that he moved to a Wana village with others who also didn’t want anything to do with the Gospel.
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Two Remarkable Milestones

Two Remarkable Milestones

Two remarkable milestones have taken place in the last month with our NTM Aviation team in PNG!
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On It's Way, But ...

On It's Way, But ...

Don't you wish things would happen right when you want them to?
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Scriptures to Tugutil

Scriptures to Tugutil

Translator Bob Clark, working from the USA, faced a challenge. He had forty books of completed Scripture portions to deliver...
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When the Boat is Sinking ... Use the Helicopter

When the Boat is Sinking ... Use the Helicopter

The boat crew nearly threw all the construction supplies overboard to save themselves from sinking.
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The Wana Reaching Their Own People

The Wana Reaching Their Own People

Not that many years ago, the Wana were ordinary tribal people, just learning that the Creator God was greater than all the spirits they tried to appease every moment of their lives.
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Cessna 206

Cessna 206

What if you had never been to a dentist in your whole life – and all your problems festered and caused infections and pain?
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A Taste of Back Country Flying

A Taste of Back Country Flying

As part of the training, NTM Aviation trainees did a 3-day-long cross country flight in New Mexico, using back country airstrips.
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Super Typhoon Devastates Villages

Super Typhoon Devastates Villages

Most of their own roof was ripped off, allowing salt water and sand to drench their house.
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Typhoon Haima - The Recovery Begins

Typhoon Haima - The Recovery Begins

“It wasn’t the kind of storm that you sleep through,” wrote Jonathan Bamford after Typhoon Haima. “You sit up through the night...
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Typhoon Haima Update

Typhoon Haima Update

“Many of our co-workers had a long night last night and into the day,” wrote NTM’s field leadership in the Philippines as Typhoon Haima moved on.
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The End of an Era

The End of an Era

It was an honor to be part of closing a great era of missionary aviation.
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Typhoon Hits Philippines

Typhoon Hits Philippines

Haima was the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane as it came ashore.
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Blue News! Gold News!

Blue News! Gold News!

One helicopter delayed - another one delivered.
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It is OUR turn to GO

It is OUR turn to GO

Often Ace and Ang play a behind-the-scenes role in ministry, quietly helping and enabling others be successful in what God has called them to do.
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Kodiak in PNG

Kodiak in PNG

In John and Jessi George’s book, the Kodiak spells survival -- in more ways than one.
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Affordable Flight Plan Helps Church Planters

Affordable Flight Plan Helps Church Planters

To live reasonably comfortably in this tropical island village, fans and lights are quite handy.
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 It was a fight all day

It was a fight all day

4 hours over water, mountain wave, and a constant battle with rain showers all day due to a typhoon in the North. It was a fight all day but so worth it!
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"Awestruck"

Awestruck is the word missionaries used to describe the Tugutil people as they watched the Kodiak land for the first time in their village.
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Finally a Choice

Finally a Choice

Philip and Vina Le Roux have had some hair-raising travel experiences as they reach out to the Agutaynen people on a remote and isolated island in the Philippines.
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Emergency During Mom's Visit to PNG

Emergency During Mom's Visit to PNG

When both Grandmas visit the tribe, the entire family gets really excited. Then an emergency happens to one of them. What next?
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This is What It's Really All About

This is What It's Really All About

How humbling that in the middle of these very remote mountains in PNG, a group of believers were praying for my recovery.
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Further and Deeper

Further and Deeper

Why another helicopter? The R44 that just arrived has always been intended as a temporary solution until we could purchase an R66.
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They Love the Plane!

They Love the Plane!

The children came running up to the plane, lovingly stroking and patting their hands over every surface they could reach. “They love the plane,” says pilot’s wife Ruth Patton.
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NTM Aviation in the 21st Century

NTM Aviation in the 21st Century

NTM Aviation has made great leaps into the 21st century. Are you ready to keep in step?
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Winging It Over or Wandering Through the Jungles

Winging It Over or Wandering Through the Jungles

Pilots with NTM Aviation have a role much larger than simply flying or working on aircraft.
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Loving People Enough to Fly

Loving People Enough to Fly

From Indiana to Panama to the Asia-Pacific region on a quest to see Christ proclaimed everywhere.
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Is It True?

Is It True?

God just gave NTM Aviation an R66 helicopter for the Philippines! You prayed, you gave, and God supplied. It's hard to believe it really happened!
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Aviation's Role in the Siawi Bible Translation

Aviation's Role in the Siawi Bible Translation

Linda Krieg credits not only flights but pilots for helping her work among the Siawi people.
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Kodiak Flies into Taliabo

Kodiak Flies into Taliabo

Twenty years previous, no one in this tribe knew Jesus. But they recounted how God had carefully prepared them to hear. When the message came, they were ready. Now each in turn told his story of belief.
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The Wait is Over

The Wait is Over

A flight is coming to your remote ministry location. You’ve waited four months for this day...And then you wait. The flight is canceled for weather.
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Taking Off: Airplanes Long Part of Reaching Tribes

Taking Off: Airplanes Long Part of Reaching Tribes

Founder Paul Fleming recognized the value of missionary aviation early in the mission’s history.
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Former Headhunters Get Medical Help

Former Headhunters Get Medical Help

“From headhunters, they are now soul hunters.” That’s how Filipino missionary Rene Tanjusay characterizes the Ilongot tribal people of the Philippines.
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Kodiak Lands in Dinangat

Kodiak Lands in Dinangat

“For the first time -- last week our brand new KODIAK airplane came into Dinangat!! Thank you Lord for your provision!!”
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The Work Must Go On

The Work Must Go On

The R44 you prayed for is on Mindanao Island in the Philippines! But keep praying. The paperwork process isn’t finished yet.
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Joy in the Journey

Joy in the Journey

When NTM Aviation pilot Jon Leedahl was involved in a life-threatening motorcycle accident that cost him his leg, it wasn’t only his life that was affected. Read his wife’s testimony.
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Life was good

Life was good

NTM Aviation pilot Jon Leedahl was nearing the completion of his extensive training with SIL (JAARS) in the Kodiak airplane — and God had already miraculously provided two of the three Kodiaks that NTM Aviation needed for Papua New Guinea. Within a year’s time at least one of the Kodiaks would be on location in Papua New Guinea and Jon would be in the pilot’s seat. Life was good. Everything was going according to plan.
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Setting Up for Success

Setting Up for Success

With three Kodiaks in Papua New Guinea arriving far more rapidly than we expected, our urgent attention turns to the remaining setup so the program runs smoothly, efficiently, and above all, safely.
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A Gift With Eternal Dividends

A Gift With Eternal Dividends

Stocks and mutual funds make missionary flights affordable
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R44: In Service in the Philippines

R44: In Service in the Philippines

“Oh happy day!” writes pilot’s wife Bailey Pruett. “The helicopter is … here in the Philippines.”
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Kodiak has arrived

Kodiak has arrived

A third NTM Kodiak airplane has been successfully ferried across the sea to Papua New Guinea.
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Celebration of a Promise Kept

Celebration of a Promise Kept

You know that wonderful feeling of a promise kept?
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Kodiak #3 Airborne for PNG

Kodiak #3 Airborne for PNG

Did you check the weather channel lately to track the winds over the Pacific?
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Will It Fly Again?

Will It Fly Again?

You might have had serious doubts that a shrink-wrapped helicopter could ever be put back together and fly again.
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Emergency Flight

Emergency Flight

“If you weren’t here, Agta would die!”
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Watching the Paint Dry

Watching the Paint Dry

When you get on a plane, do you have the jitters, wondering if the aircraft is totally safe and airworthy?
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The Final Kodiak

The Final Kodiak

If you visited the hangar at NTM Aviation headquarters in McNeal, AZ, it would seem a little empty these days.
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On It's Way

On It's Way

Did you ever see a helicopter loaded into a shipping container?
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Bearing the Load

Bearing the Load

David and Shari Ogg have lived in the jungle since 1991 when they located among the Simbari people of Papua New Guinea, in a village accessible only by air.
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Kodiak #2 Arrives Just in Time!

Kodiak #2 Arrives Just in Time!

Your prayers were answered! After thousands of miles of flight across the Pacific, ferry pilot Leon Stoman touched down on Papua New Guinea soil with Kodiak N111KQ!
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Second Kodiak on the way

Second Kodiak on the way

The airplane is expected to arrive in Papua New Guinea today.
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On to the Marshall Islands

On to the Marshall Islands

Thanks for praying. Kodiak N111KQ made it to Hawaii yesterday!
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Kodiak #2 Journey Begins!!

Kodiak #2 Journey Begins!!

God who stills the winds and the waves will make a way!
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Flight Sponsorship at Work

Flight Sponsorship at Work

For Philippine national missionary Rudy Barlaan, Bible translation is the heart of the matter.
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Another one Flies Away!

Another one Flies Away!

Glowing from the rising sun, the second Kodiak bound for Papua New Guinea departed January 11 for Wichita, Kansas..
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Mending Bodies and Relationships

Mending Bodies and Relationships

Can a medical team traveling to an out-of-the-way island of Asia Pacific make a difference for Christ? Steffan Pyle, manager of NTM Aviation in Asia Pacific, certainly hoped so.
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Trip to a Tribe

Trip to a Tribe

What happens when an NTM Aviation mechanic sees church planting first hand?
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Jon and Adie Leedahl:  Great News!

Jon and Adie Leedahl: Great News!

As Jon Leedahl climbed out of the Kodiak yesterday, Adie could tell even before he said a word.
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Celebration Time:  The Kodiak Is Flying the PNG Skies

Celebration Time: The Kodiak Is Flying the PNG Skies

You will love this news! December 1, the NTM Aviation's first Kodiak in Papua New Guinea took to the skies.
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Consultants: Keeping Missionary Teams Vitalized

Consultants: Keeping Missionary Teams Vitalized

Just imagine if you had to learn an unknown, unwritten language well enough to present the gospel and teach up through 2 Corinthians.
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How has God Answered Prayers in 2015?

How has God Answered Prayers in 2015?

Reflecting on 2015 we are humbled by God’s faithfulness to answer prayer.
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Flights in Brazil start just in time

Flights in Brazil start just in time

A Cessna 206 was available for a medical evacuation flight after missionaries and others were bitten by a tapir.
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Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Have you ever faced a “daunting task”? A couple of years ago, that’s just how missionary trainees Greg and Kadie Reid viewed planting a church in an otherwise overlooked group of people.
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Let the Flights Begin in Brazil!

Let the Flights Begin in Brazil!

Did you sense a feeling of relief the last few weeks? Maybe you had an extra dose of joy in your heart?
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NTM Aviation provides typhoon relief

NTM Aviation provides typhoon relief

Five communities were in need of immediate help.
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NTM Aviation Helicopter Provides Philippine Typhoon Relief

NTM Aviation Helicopter Provides Philippine Typhoon Relief

As Typhoon Koppu cut across the island of Luzon October 16 and 17, drenching rains caused washed-out roads and landslides, cutting off villages from food and supply lines.
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Stepping Stones to Regaining Pilot Status

Stepping Stones to Regaining Pilot Status

A prosthetic leg isn’t deterring Jon Leedahl from making plans to continue being a missionary pilot.
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Kodiak Comes Full Circle!

Kodiak Comes Full Circle!

Eleven months ago, Jon Leedahl lay in a hospital bed in Australia. But Monday, it was Jon himself sitting in the right seat, piloting the Kodiak.
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Matching Funds Available for Philippines Helicopter

Matching Funds Available for Philippines Helicopter

A larger, more powerful helicopter will open more opportunities for church planting in the Philippines.
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The Flight is On!!

The Flight is On!!

Tomorrow, August 27, 2015 Charlie Patton will fly NTM Aviation's Cessna 206 from one town in Brazil, to its place of ministry.
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Last leg of the journey

Last leg of the journey

Flight service in Brazil is about to begin after years of work.
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One Kodiak in Place, Two More Need Your Prayers

One Kodiak in Place, Two More Need Your Prayers

The first in a fleet of three Kodiaks landed in Papua New Guinea. Prayers are needed to complete this fleet.
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Kodiak headed for Papua New Guinea

Kodiak headed for Papua New Guinea

The first of three such aircraft is expected to leave this weekend and arrive next week.
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3...2...1....Airborne for PNG!

3...2...1....Airborne for PNG!

Outfitted to the max with extra fuel tanks, Kodiak N110KQ departs Saturday, July 18, for Papua New Guinea.
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When Dreams Come True

When Dreams Come True

Don't you love it when dreams come true?
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A Grateful Farewell

A Grateful Farewell

This morning Kodiak N110KQ started its long anticipated journey to Papua New Guinea.
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New Helicopter to Serve in Mindanao

New Helicopter to Serve in Mindanao

You have new brothers and sisters in the Manobo tribe of the Philippines!
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Kodiak Aircraft on its way to Papua New Guinea

Kodiak Aircraft on its way to Papua New Guinea

One is ready to go, and a third aircraft has been purchased.
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Wow!  God is So Good.

Wow! God is So Good.

God answered your prayers! A Kodiak is on its way to Papua New Guinea!
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When the Unthinkable Happens

When the Unthinkable Happens

It was October 15, 2014. Missionary pilot Jon Leedahl had just passed a check ride on the Kodiak. And then the unthinkable happened.
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An Unspoken Message that Spoke Volumes

An Unspoken Message that Spoke Volumes

The work among the Wana people wasn’t progressing -- until they saw how committed the missionaries were.
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Blind Curves: God Is Around Every Corner.

Blind Curves: God Is Around Every Corner.

Thank you! You prayed for NTM Aviation pilot Jon Leedahl and his wife Adie, and they feel the results. "So many answers to prayers -- right away & right before our eyes!!" rejoices Adie.
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Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You

Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You

When missionary pilot Zach Keller delivered a load of rice to a remote island, one man felt compelled to express his appreciation.
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Brazil 206 Moves Forward!

Brazil 206 Moves Forward!

Good news! The Cessna 206 that had just landed in Brazil.
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Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

There's one life-saving lesson NTM needs your help to apply in the wake of another typhoon strike in the Philippines.
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Cessna 206 Needs Your Gift of Prayer

Cessna 206 Needs Your Gift of Prayer

Your prayers are needed! The Cessna 206 that many of you have prayed for and invested in over the years made it to Brazil November 26.
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Preparing for the Big Move

Preparing for the Big Move

For missionaries Jevon and Danica Rich, moving into the tribe is the answer to ten years of prayer.
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Flight to Brazil Culminates Six Years of Waiting

Flight to Brazil Culminates Six Years of Waiting

Last Saturday in Sanford, Florida, the celebration language was Portuguese!
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Plane dedication Saturday

Plane dedication Saturday

A Cessna 206 is on its way to Brazil to serve missionaries who are bringing God’s Word to remote villages.
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God uses mice

God uses mice

You can help contribute $10,000 simply by voting for New Tribes Mission now.
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Injured pilot and wife encouraged

Injured pilot and wife encouraged

Jon Leedahl lost his leg but his life was saved after a serious accident in Papua New Guinea.
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Update on Jon and Adie Leedahl

Update on Jon and Adie Leedahl

Following Jon's surgery yesterday, Cam Leedahl, Jon's mother reports, " Thank you for your prayers! Jon's knee surgery went well today.
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Family Reunited; Out of Another Surgery

Family Reunited; Out of Another Surgery

It was a beautiful scene in NTM Aviation pilot Jon Leedahl's hospital room in Cairns, Australia, Thursday morning.
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Medical Update on Jon Leedahl

Medical Update on Jon Leedahl

Monday morning in Cairns, Australia, Jon had surgery to clean the wound from the amputation of his right leg, and it went well.
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Update on Jon and Adie Leedahl, NTM Aviation in PNG

Update on Jon and Adie Leedahl, NTM Aviation in PNG

After Jon’s road accident on October 15th, and medical evacuation to Australia ...
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Medical Update on Jon Leedahl

Medical Update on Jon Leedahl

Thank you for your continued and fervent prayers for pilot Jon Leedahl.
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Medical update for NTM Aviation pilot in PNG

Medical update for NTM Aviation pilot in PNG

Medical update for NTM Aviation pilot in PNG
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Urgent medical prayer request for NTM Aviation pilot in PNG

Urgent medical prayer request for NTM Aviation pilot in PNG

Urgent medical prayer request for NTM Aviation pilot in PNG
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Please Pray for Jon Leedahl

Please Pray for Jon Leedahl

Wednesday afternoon the 15th of October (local time) in Papua New Guinea, NTM Aviation pilot, Jon Leedahl, was involved in a life-threatening road accident on his way home from the hangar where he had been working.
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Cessna 206 update

Cessna 206 update

The news was not what anyone wanted to hear.
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Another Kodiak being outfitted

Another Kodiak being outfitted

The second of three Kodiaks needed to serve missionaries in Papua New Guinea has arrived at NTM Aviation's facility in McNeal, Arizona.
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Excitement is High at NTM Aviation

Excitement is High at NTM Aviation

We are so thankful for God’s provision of this 2nd aircraft that will help us serve the tribal missionaries in the very remote areas of Papua New Guinea.
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Kodiak #2 for Papua New Guinea!

Kodiak #2 for Papua New Guinea!

Kodiak #2 for Papua New Guinea!
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Praying in a Fleet

Praying in a Fleet

For missionaries in remote villages, the plane is their taxi, delivery truck and, at times, their ambulance.
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Kodiak #2 for Papua New Guinea!

Kodiak #2 for Papua New Guinea!

In another astounding turn of events, God has provided a second Kodiak for PNG!
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Need for Kodiak increases

Need for Kodiak increases

A Cessna sustained significant damage in an incident last week in Papua New Guinea.
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Finally--early sprouts of a Brazil flight ministry

Finally--early sprouts of a Brazil flight ministry

After a long wait, it becomes increasingly clear that God’s planting and harvesting timetables are perfect.
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A dream waiting to be realized

A dream waiting to be realized

Obstacles to beginning a flight program to support missionaries in remote locations are being surmounted.
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Crop duster to missionary pilot

Crop duster to missionary pilot

One man's journey marks the beginning of NTM Aviation.
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NTM Aviation Welcomes Brand New Kodiak Today!

NTM Aviation Welcomes Brand New Kodiak Today!

Though a Kodiak for Papua New Guinea still seemed an impossible dream last year, it is now a reality!
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Cessna 206 One Step Closer to Brazil!

Cessna 206 One Step Closer to Brazil!

For missionaries in the acre region of west brazil, lack of aviation service means that any trip into the jungle could be their last.
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Kodiak airplane purchased

Kodiak airplane purchased

Now the challenge it to get the first of several such planes needed in Papua New Guinea out to the field.
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Kodiak for Papua New Guinea!

Kodiak for Papua New Guinea!

A bold step of faith was rewarded.
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Rice in the driveway, water buffalo in the yard

Rice in the driveway, water buffalo in the yard

Missionaries invest their lives in something of eternal value—and sometimes it’s fun, too.
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Waiting to soar

Waiting to soar

For three years, Charlie and Ruth Patton have been working to bring NTM missionary aviation service to Brazil.
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The Easton family moves in

The Easton family moves in

After years of prayer and preparation, the time to live in a village is finally here.
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Disaster opens doors

Disaster opens doors

Even in the face of suffering and loss, God is faithfully at work in ongoing Haiyan disaster relief.
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Shipping seaweed seedlings to the seashore

Shipping seaweed seedlings to the seashore

Disaster relief has many faces and is full of opportunity.
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Serving faithfully in relief efforts

Serving faithfully in relief efforts

God is blessing thousands of people in the Philippines through missionary aviation ministries.
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What does relief look like?

What does relief look like?

How you can pray for the ongoing relief effort in the Philippines, and help speed response to future disasters.
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Relief flights help rebuild lives

Relief flights help rebuild lives

Missionaries are diligently meeting needs in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
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Relief efforts going strong

Relief efforts going strong

Additional aircraft and personnel are in place to bring help to typhoon survivors.
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Typhoon Haiyan Relief

Typhoon Haiyan Relief

NTM Aviation is working with MAF, HeliMission, and the Filipino local churches to find small, isolated islands without aid after the devastating typhoon one month ago.
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Training to be a missionary pilot

Training to be a missionary pilot

Brian Helmuth’s heart is set on the goal of helping bring the gospel to tribal people.
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More help on way to Philippines

More help on way to Philippines

The widespread devastation in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan means the needs are huge and ongoing.
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Excited to be flying for Bible translation

Excited to be flying for Bible translation

Missionary Steffan Pyle shares his heart for missionary aviation’s contribution to Bible translation.
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Storm survivors grateful

Storm survivors grateful

NTM Aviation missionary pilot Zach Keller wanted to be sure people know how much their help is appreciated.
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Aircraft, pilots move to better assist

Aircraft, pilots move to better assist

NTM Aviation's personnel, two airplanes and one helicopter are in position to assist typhoon victims on remote islands.
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Typhoon Haiyan Relief

Typhoon Haiyan Relief

NTM Aviation is continuing to provide assistance for the relief effort in the Philippines.
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Missionaries, pilots helping as they can

Missionaries, pilots helping as they can

An approaching tropical depression could disrupt flights and relief efforts
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Typhoon Haiyan Relief

Typhoon Haiyan Relief

NTM AVIATION IS POISED AND READY TO FLY RELIEF SUPPLIES to hard-hit areas of the Philippines.
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NTM Aviation assisting relief efforts

NTM Aviation assisting relief efforts

Small aircraft and helicopter are ideal for reaching remote locations
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Answers for aviation

Answers for aviation

A need for help in the flight program in the Philippines has been met.
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In the 'waiting shed'

In the 'waiting shed'

Dennis and Valerie Easton are doing their best to carry on their ministry from a small town near the people they serve.
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Clearance to land

Clearance to land

Three hundred Taliabos worked to rebuild the airstrip in their village.
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The pilots are few so pray

The pilots are few so pray

Missionary aviation work is demanding, dangerous and constantly changing, and more of the right people are needed.
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Oshkosh speeds the gospel

Oshkosh speeds the gospel

NTM Aviation finds opportunities to help people get involved at the USA's largest airshow.
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Helicopters, trucks or water buffalo

Helicopters, trucks or water buffalo

Missionary aviation makes a big difference for missionaries in a remote village.
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Not synonymous

Not synonymous

Home assignment is no vacation for missionary pilot Steffan Pyle.
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Checking out

Checking out

Missionary pilot Clif Huntting aims to save missionaries time and effort by helping to offer flight services.
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Piloting the pilots

Piloting the pilots

Missionary pilot Daren Spence has been asked to be international chief pilot for NTM Aviation.
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It really is worth it all!

It really is worth it all!

Missionary pilot Josh Dalton shares the greatest joy of missionary service.
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Wishing he could fly

Wishing he could fly

Due to a shortage of pilots, fuel and finances, Lourens Laureti had just one choice.
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How far would you hike for fellowship?

How far would you hike for fellowship?

Missionaries head into a little more adventure than they had planned.
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Significant opportunities to give

Significant opportunities to give

Several New Tribes Mission projects have strategic importance in reaching tribes and transforming lives.
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Finishing up

Finishing up

Several New Tribes Mission projects are almost completely funded. Would you like to help push one over the top?
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A path with unknown distance and destination

A path with unknown distance and destination

Charlie and Ruth Patton depend upon God's timing and trustworthiness.
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Clouds hinder spread of Gospel

Clouds hinder spread of Gospel

Church-planting efforts in remote tribal villages often rely on missionary pilots.
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Kodiak arrives in Asia-Pacific region

Kodiak arrives in Asia-Pacific region

The new aircraft will support ministry to tribal people in remote villages
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The first landing

The first landing

After years of prayer and preparation, a new airstrip is initiated.
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'Humbled that God works through me'

'Humbled that God works through me'

Missionary pilot Mike McGregor says this year has been full of "the craziest situations."
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Should you call the helicopter?

Should you call the helicopter?

NTM missionary pilot Brian Schaadt shares perspectives from his aviation ministry.
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Airstrip is a Strange delight

Airstrip is a Strange delight

Missionaries are grateful for all who have given and worked to make this possible.
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God's plan includes sickness and problems

God's plan includes sickness and problems

Even in hardships and delays, missionaries Dan and Judy Burke find big cause for thankfulness.
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Learning their language to teach it to others

Learning their language to teach it to others

The North Wahgi people are preparing to hear and teach about the Bible by learning to read and write their own language.
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Fuel Exhaustion

Fuel Exhaustion

Time and energy are in short supply for missionaries who are weeks away from returning to the USA on home assignment.
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Typhoon demonstrates need for shelter

Typhoon demonstrates need for shelter

A work team from Australia came to help build a community center that would double as a storm shelter for the Agta people.
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Nearly 100 flights

Nearly 100 flights

That’s how many times missionary pilot Randy Smyth flew to support missionaries who brought God’s Word to the Akolet people – so far.
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It takes a team

It takes a team

The Dinangat people were "blown away" when they saw the big picture standing in front of them.
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Aviation

Aviation

NTM Aviation only has enough fuel for flights through the end of the month. Please pray that a fuel shipment will be expedited.
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‘One family now’

‘One family now’

Missionary pilot Mike McGregor gets to spend time with his brothers and sisters.
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Needing a good night’s sleep

Needing a good night’s sleep

With a flight planned for he next morning, missionary pilot Brian Pruett was thankful for the patient partnership of his wife.
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Flooding slows Scripture printing

Flooding slows Scripture printing

The Higaunon people filled sandbags to make sure a dam held and electricity remained available for printing Bible portions.
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From bleak to full strength

From bleak to full strength

Recent additions provide a more adequate aviation program in the Philippines.
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Siawis welcome old friends

Siawis welcome old friends

Missionaries Ron and Carrie Lindsey returned for a visit to the village where they formerly ministered.
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No easy task

No easy task

Buying and shipping supplies for remote church planters is demanding work for people such as Joe Evans.
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Believer's death opens door

Believer's death opens door

The parents of a 16-year-old who died of tuberculosis are now listening to evangelistic Bible lessons.
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Medical flight was the easy part

Medical flight was the easy part

A mother who had complications in childbirth and her twins are doing fine after a tough journey.
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Awaiting Kodiak arrival excites pilot

Awaiting Kodiak arrival excites pilot

New aircraft will ease some of the burden the aviation team faces.
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Missionaries' son has tumor

Missionaries' son has tumor

Six-year-old was flown out to a hospital, where he is scheduled for surgery Friday.
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A dream fulfilled

A dream fulfilled

From an early age Brian Pruett was hooked on being a missionary pilot. This week his first solo flight flew a couple out for medical care.
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One job finished, another to do

One job finished, another to do

A helicopter used to train pilots will soon be on its way to the Philippines to serve missionaries in remote areas.
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Kodiak dedicated in ceremony

Kodiak dedicated in ceremony

The first of 14 aircraft that will make up the Kodiak fleet was on display in Sanford, Florida, this week.
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Watching the Paint Dry

Watching the Paint Dry

Yuspiter Yambung is scheduled for another interview April 1 as part of the application process for his visa to the USA where he will get additional training to maintain the Bell helicopter. Please pray for the application to be processed in time for the next training session.
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'Focus on the task at hand'

'Focus on the task at hand'

NTM missionary pilot Clif Huntting is finding the needs in Haiti overwhelming.
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Saving lives in Haiti

Saving lives in Haiti

Jane Keller waits for her husband Zach's return while he continues to do medical flights and help where needed.
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Flying in Haiti rewarding, challenging

Flying in Haiti rewarding, challenging

Missionary pilot Zach Keller finds marvels among the difficulties.
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Simbari trip is highlight

Simbari trip is highlight

A tribal village visit lets Emily Henard and other Interface students see the result of all they've learned about planting tribal churches.
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Missionary pilot flying in Haiti

Missionary pilot flying in Haiti

Zach Keller went to Florida to get more flight hours, and got the opportunity to help with relief efforts.
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Aviation: Kodiak

Aviation: Kodiak

The first of NTM’s Kodiak fleet is now being readied to serve in the Asia-Pacific region. NTM Aviation took delivery last week.
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NTM at the controls

NTM at the controls

The first of 14 Kodiak airplanes is now in the hands of NTM Aviation's pilots and mechanics, bound eventually for the Asia-Pacific region.
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Up in the air (in a good way)

Up in the air (in a good way)

NTM's first Kodiak flew for the first time last week, and is now being painted.
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Piloting a kayak

Piloting a kayak

Joel Davis used a boat to help rescue people during recent floods in the Philippines.
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Kodiak moves closer to completion

Kodiak moves closer to completion

NTM's airplane of the future is five steps through a seven-stage production process.
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Class full of kids to board Kodiak

Class full of kids to board Kodiak

The children who raised the funds for a Kodiak deposit got to sign part of the tail, which will soon be installed.
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Two injured men flown out

Two injured men flown out

The two, hurt in separate incidents, would have faced a long, rough trip to the hospital without access to a helicopter.
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Brevity of Life

Brevity of Life

Medevac was too late for one man bitten by a death adder.
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Everyone but the pig happy in the end

Everyone but the pig happy in the end

Shuttling supplies to missionaries in a remote village was a lot tougher than expected, but the mission was accomplished.
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Flight Program moves forward

Flight Program moves forward

After a long absence, helicopter service is making its contribution to reaching tribal people in the Asia-Pacific region.
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Behind the scenes, but not to God

Behind the scenes, but not to God

Helicopter maintenance and teaching missionaries' children are crucial to missionaries serving in remote tribal locations.
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Summer is and isn't a break

Summer is and isn't a break

Missionary teachers and aviators look forward to fewer hours and different tasks.
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Equipping for the skies

Equipping for the skies

Missionary pilot Brian Schaadt is learning to instruct new pilots.
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Encouragers are encouraged

Encouragers are encouraged

Dan and Judy Burke hold a Bible conference for Chimane believers.
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Veteran pilot changes ministry

Veteran pilot changes ministry

Charlie and Ruth Patton are joyful to follow the Lord's leading for their ministry.
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Training center graduates eager to reach

Training center graduates eager to reach

Twelve missionaries are ready to get involved in ministries that support planting churches among unreached people groups.
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Taking Flight

Taking Flight

Missionaries Bryan Abbott and Yuspiter Yambung take steps to further their ministry through aviation training.
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NTM Aviation to the rescue again

NTM Aviation to the rescue again

A couple in the Philippines is flown out so the wife can receive medical help not available in her remote Palawano village.
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Moving into a country, a culture

Moving into a country, a culture

Learning culture and language and adapting to it are two different but connected things, missionaries learn in Bolivia.
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Flying, checking and training

Flying, checking and training

Missionary Linda Krieg ministers all over Papua New Guinea.
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Missionaries returning home

Missionaries returning home

Yuspiter and Nomad and their families will reunite with family and friends after completing their training with NTM Aviation.
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A village to the rescue

A village to the rescue

Banwaon believers teamed up to carry a woman 27 miles on a stretcher over muddy, slippery roads when she needed help after giving birth.
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Willing to help wherever

Willing to help wherever

Missionary pilot Jim Stewart and his wife, Kris, took on other duties to help with a recent translation workshop.
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Globe trotting the aviation way

Globe trotting the aviation way

Baptisms, birthdays, and unexpected maintenance make pilot's life interesting.
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'Halfway between somewhere and nowhere'

'Halfway between somewhere and nowhere'

Missionary pilot Paul Wilhelmson waited at the closest airport while a missionary family made an 11-hour trip to meet him.
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Plane an answer to prayer

Plane an answer to prayer

Cessna means Senegal can continue to have air support.
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No carrots till January

No carrots till January

God can provide even the littlest things.
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A vital team member

A vital team member

Missionary aviation links missionaries to needed resources outside of their remote communities, and pilots like Charlie Patton are always a welcome sight.
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God's answer arrives -- just in time

God's answer arrives -- just in time

Missionary pilot Dave Douglas landed his plane in a remote village in Papua New Guinea to take a snake-bite victim for emergency treatment.
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Plain English

Plain English

Learning a new language can be frustrating -- and comical -- as missionary aircraft mechanic Bryan Abbott is finding out.
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