24 March 2015

Update 17th March 15

Eleven days (including one each way positioning), 32 flight hours, 97 flights, 21 villages visited, approx 1,900 people were provided help in the form of medical consultation, pre-natal care, family planning, vaccinations (women, kids & babies) wound care & dressing, de-worming, one medevac (probable AIDS patient). We were instrumental in 26 baptisms and facilitated a further 7 days bible teaching in the village of Rampa. I spent one day transporting government officials to visit and evaluate 2 new villages which have been established to re-locate people affected by flooding in the area. I transported 3 teachers plus food supplies out to remote government schools unreachable due to flooding. Kaylene and the education team continued their literacy program in 2 villages. We facilitated bringing together 2 mission groups to strategise future joint ministry in the delta. We facilitated starting a project to introduce small, portable treadle irrigation pumps to the area. Without the helicopter – none of this would have happened. It is worth it. Thanks for praying for us

Each household in the new villages of Sacasse and Chilolo were issued with 12 metres of plastic for waterproofing and 2 mosquito nets.

The first medical clinic in the new village of Sacasse.

Medevac of 25 year old Minoria.

Andy explaining the working of the irrigation pump. Here it is lifting water a vertical 6 metres from the river, then distributing it a further 27 metres.

Hey – it works! The potential for increasing crop production is huge.

Kaylene and education team teaching mums to teach their kids using resources they have around them.
Thank you

Dean and Kaylene for the Merfy Air team.

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