Mission Support Network is a newly emerging
mission project that is arising out of a passion for the
underserved remote peoples of Papua New
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archives to read the history of Mission Support
You will find some great mission stories in the
archives These stories, written by our chief
pilot are full of adventure and miracles.
May, 2010: Engine being installed, association set
up, nearly ready to launch!
It gets more exciting
each month as we get closer to launch. Thanks to the big
help of friends in PNG we now have official tax exempt status
for Mission Support Network Association Incorporated in
PNG. Also the news is that the new engine for Charlie has
arrived in Australia and is being installed. The plan is
to fly off 100 hours before taking Charlie up to PNG. It
won't be long now!
June, 2009: Hope On Wings Foundation is
This month Bob Stewart of 1040 TAX in
College place, along with Jack and Elana Sample have
established Hope On Wings Foundation for the purpose of raising
support for Mission Support Network and other organizations
such as Laity Mobile Health Service mentioned on this
website. Application for 501 C3 status is in progress.
Please play for this fledgeling organization and let us know if
you can help with fund raising.
May, 2009: The beginnings of a support group in the
US is established!
This month a group of us have
begun the proceedings toward establishing a foundation in the
US to support Mission Support Network in PNG. We believe
this is the year for the long awaited launch of this project
after the major setbacks in 2007. Jack and Elana Sample
are making preparations for a move to PNG in November of this
year and we hope to have operations in progress soon
after. Currently paperwork is moving forward for the
setting up of a non-profit associatioin in PNG. Please
pray for this work. Click Here to read latest
March 3, 2008: Veteran Mission Pilots gather to
welcome Charlie back to Mission Service!
2nd of March saw several veteran mission pilots
who had flown and grown to respect and appreciate Charlie
gather at Warnervale aerodrome to reconnect with this fine
missionary aircraft. Click Here to read the rest of the
February 28, 2008: At last the plane is a
reality! Trevor has taken delivery of the 206 and is preparing
it for its work in PNG. Believe it or not, this is the exact
same plane you see pictured in the header above. This plane
served in the field with Adventist Aviation since it was
purchased new in the late 70s. A number of items are needing
attention as of yet. New flint wing extension fuel tanks
and undercarriage legs among other items. We are hopeful that
the money will come in for these items quickly so this special
plane that was in God's service since late 70s can head
back where it belongs! Click here to read full story in newsletter
October 14, 2007: An update on
progress. We believe we will have a Cessna 206 in our
hands in the very near future and that it will be ready to fly
up to PNG by early next year. We covet your prayers.
May 21, 2007: Sadly,
during Jack's trip to PNG Trevor had to take the leased
plane back to Australia due to the holdup of the paperwork and
we are now praying for another solution. We are confident that
God has a plan and we expect to see this become clear over the
next month or so. Keep praying! Many positive
developments are in the works with Silas Morgan of Vanimo,
PNG. We will report on those as they become reality.
January 23: Just got word from Trevor that
he is back in PNG and the paperwork we need is done and sitting
on the desk of the person that needs to sign it.
It then needs to go to the CAA so that they can add the
aircraft to the ops spec of NAS. Then he can finalize
hangar and house at Vanimo and go to Moresby and do the
orientation with the plane with NAS. PLEASE
PRAY for this to happen quickly as our benefactor who
leases us the airplane needs to have it working to make the
January 22: Today Trevor is heading back to
PNG after a short break in Australia. We are praying for the
paperwork to come through for the extension of approval to
operate our Australian registered aircraft for another term of
6 months and then hopefully one more year until Simon has it
paid for and can register it in PNG.