A For this week’s Adventist aviation feature, we find out how the ministry is reaching remote villages in the jungles of Guyana. Jarad Kannanaikkel has more.
Guyana, a country in South America, has been home to several missionary families for the past 20 years, working on behalf of Adventist World Aviation. The primary objective of their operations is to improve the quality of life for the Amerindians, an indigenous people group located within the jungle interior of Guyana.
By providing aviation transportation, the missionary pilots are able to facilitate medical services, spiritual growth, education and community development.
The most-remote village in their area is called Baramita. Because of its remoteness, there is a constant lack of medical assistance for the villagers. Therefore, the need is great for AWA’s pilots to fly patients in to Georgetown for much needed medical assistance and treatment, or to fly medical workers into Baramita and the surrounding areas.
When they are not transporting patients for medical treatments, or flying in medical supplies, food or other necessary items, they are visiting the villagers, praying with them, and giving Bible studies. Occasionally they receive, from the United States, shipments of clothing, toys, books, eye glasses, and other necessary items. Then, they go into the villages and distribute the much appreciated items to those in need, and talk to the people about Jesus and His love for them.
The village of Black Water, on one of the rivers in the area, has a small Seventh-day Adventist congregation. The AWA missionaries are very involved with the church members, providing encouragement and using ministry methods to help increase their membership. Plans are currently being made for the construction of their own church. Your prayers for these villagers, the growing church membership, and Adventist World Aviation’s ministry in this area are appreciated.