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Jones’ Clips May 2010 Our helicopters are often asked to do medevacs. The majority of the people in PNG live in very remote areas where they have little or no access to medical care. Just this week I (Gavin) did two medevacs for two women with childbearing complications. One woman was deep in the mountains far from any roads or towns. I picked her up from a garden on the side of a mountain about a thousand feet above her vil- lage. The other was on a remote island (which looks like paradise from the air) where she had no doctor to do the C-section that was needed. It is a bit disconcerting ﬂying over the ocean with a woman scream- ing in agony in the aircraft, but I was able to get her to the hospital and the help that she needed. It is a joy to know the tools we use are not only getting the Word of God to the people, but also literally saving lives! Praise God! Much of PNG is also gorgeous islands Rugged mountains like this cover much of PNG, surrounded by reefs of the most incredi- making travel incredibly challenging-- ble colors. The people are thus and impossible when people are sick! further separated from good medical care Carrieʼs work with the Yomunka Community Health Board has helped educate many people how they can live healthier, safer lives. Many of the things that she teaches are what we consider basic principles of cleanliness, but so many people here do not have access to the education we take for granted in the Western World. Often, people are so remote they have no way of getting things even as simple as soap. This boy has a very common skin condition called grille. The skin ﬂakes off and is incredibly itchy. Simply washing with soap would cure the condition-- but he lives deep in the swamps of the Sepik, many daysʼ canoe ride from any store. Blessings to all, Field address: For Financial Gifts: Attach note to checks indi- SIL PO BOX 12 Wycliffe Bible Translators cating “for Gavin & Carrie Gavin, Carrie, Ukarumpa, EHP 444 PO BOX 628200 Jonesʼ ministry” and Isaac Papua New Guinea Orlando, FL 32862-8200 To set up online giving: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.wycliffe.org
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