Recently, in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, a huge branch fell from a neighbor’s tree onto a car parked beside it. Our pilot and his friend were standing just one meter away when it happened!
On the 19th of November 2018, we reported that we flew Dr. Justin into the village of Bevero where he treated the village chief who was sick. The villagers and the teacher were very pleased that we came, and they were happy to show it!
From time to time we receive drawings from children who are very excited about Helimission. With much effort and enthusiasm, they work on their projects. It’s a great joy for us to receive their artworks! If these children once become pilots or mechanics for Helimission?
There are many Christians in Papua, and they enjoy celebrating Christmas. Indonesian and English Christmas Carols can be heard everywhere, in the houses and on the streets. Lots of people dress up traditionally to celebrate.
Sometimes we have to do flights we really don’t want to do. One morning as I was about to start the day’s flying, the chief pilot of a partner organisation came to me. He told me that one of their small airplanes had come off the runway during landing in a remote village and was now bent up and stuck in the ditch.
Helimission’s aim is to bring social, medical and humanitarian help to people in remote and inaccessible areas. Helimission is non-denominational and helps those in need without consideration of their religious affiliation.
Have you ever wondered about what goes on behind the scenes and the number of steps it takes until our newsletter is in your hands ready to read? In the countries we serve, our staff face new challenges every day: they have many interesting, beautiful, encouraging, but also sad, tragic and difficult experiences that they need to process. In a monthly report they send their news to Headquarters in Trogen…
How is Helimission funded? We are supported financially by private donations from a large number of supporters. Some give a one-off donation, and others have been supporting us on a regular basis for many years. We do not receive any government funding.