Anna & Lisma

DOUBLE THE IMPACT On the Karawari River, an offshoot of the Sepik, an aid worker was desperately working to save the lives of Anna and Lisma, 11-month-old twins from Kundiman. For over a week, their tiny bodies suffered from frequent diarrhea, vomiting, and fever, leaving them weak and in desperate need of medical attention. After […]

A Letter From Mark – November 2020

I would love to have a personal conversation with everyone who is a friend and supporter of Samaritan Aviation, but I sincerely hope this letter will convey my gratefulness to you for your friendship, prayers and support for our organization over the last 20 years.


Late in the day, our Medical Director, Chris Cooke, got a call from one of our farthest locations. Alti, a 12-year-old boy from May River, had climbed a tree with a knife to cut down some breadfruit when the knife slipped from his hands and plunged into his side.

COVID-19 Response

17 April 2020 – How we’re spreading HOPE during Covid-19 1 April 2020 – World Health Organization resources 26 March 2020 – Partnering with local business owners Public awareness and cooperation is key to stopping the spread of Covid-19 in Papua New Guinea. False news breeds panic and endangers lives. Don’t be part of the problem but part of the solution! […]


BATTLING ROUGH WEATHER TO SAVE A LIFE “Our team had to make the tough decision to wait until the next morning to pick upthe young boy.“ “On a Thursday evening, after all of our work was finished, we received an emergency call. The plea for help was for Tommy, a young boy from Amboin who […]


A Miracle Baby Susan’s Story Recently, we received a frantic call from a village leader in the coastal village of Watam. A laboring mother, Susan, was losing blood with every contraction, drifting in and out of consciousness, and needed help urgently. We quickly arranged the flight and soon the pilot took off, accompanied by a […]

His Perfect Timing – When Things Don’t Go as Planned

His Timing Is Always Perfect Written by Luke Hamer It was one of those days where nothing was going as planned. The sky was overcast and we had been scheduled to fly three missionaries out to Angoram. When they arrived about an hour later than our agreed upon meeting time, we decided to follow through […]

Nehemiah’s Miracle

NEHEMIAH’S MIRACLE WRITTEN BY LUKE HAMER The call came like any other. Chris, our Medical Director answered. The person on the other end explained that a 10 year old boy had fallen out of a tree. A tall tree at that. After Chris hung up the phone, I knew we had a flight, but it would […]

August 2017 Newsletter

When we met Isaac, his left arm had swollen to nearly twice its normal size due to a tropical flesh-eating disease known as a Buruli ulcer. Without medical treatment, we knew that it could mean permanent disability or even death for the young boy. Click below to read more

May 2017 Newsletter

Months passed when a day was finally set for her to return home. Although this was the goal from the very start, our family grieved her loss as we packed her belongings for her trip back to the village. Broken, I stood over her as she slept in her crib for the very last time […]