We often read reports in the newsletter about flights and the people who were helped. None of this would be possible without all the administrative work that goes on in the background.
That work includes planning flights, creating flight operation manuals, issuing flight invoices, taking care of insurance contracts and benefit plans for the local employees, procuring and renewing flying permits as well as rental contracts, importing and exporting goods, applying for visas, and much more. And last but not least, the entire helicopter maintenance with all the required administration, the ordering of helicopter parts, and of course the assembly of the helicopter and procedure for making her airworthy.
All of this work done in the background takes up a large portion of our working hours on the bases and in our offices. Unfortunately, our time requirements are steadily increasing. We conduct a large portion of our work in Indonesia in collaboration with our office in Jakarta, where we have three employees – Carter, Yusak and Bona. They are a wonderful support and enormous relief for our operation in Wamena. Without them, it would not be possible to maintain flight operations here. I am continually amazed by how the Lord has called and equipped all of us to do the necessary work.
I am deeply grateful for all the people working behind the scenes. This joint work is what makes it possible for our pilots to reach remote and unreached villages.