Chris and Sarah Cooke, along with their four daughters Riley, McKenna, Amelia, and Lucy, arrived in Papua New Guinea in May of 2015. Their daughter, Charlotte, was officially adopted in 2017, and their daughter, Haddassah, and son, Maverick, were officially adopted in 2020.

Chris is a registered nurse and fills an important role in overseeing the medical aspect of our ministry.  Because of his background in trauma nursing, we are able to offer training to the local nurses in Papua New Guinea who fly along with us on emergency flights, as well as more advanced care for patients in life-threatening situations. Chris and Sarah are both a part of our hospital ministry as well!

As an RN, Chris is thrilled to be a part of sharing Christ’s love and saving lives through medicine. As a family, they love using the various gifts and talents God has given them to be His hands and feet to the people of Papua New Guinea.

The need is so great and may seem overwhelming but YOU can help. You CAN make a difference! Please consider supporting the Cooke’s financially on a monthly basis so that they may continue on in the work God has called them to in PNG.

Thank you for your support! We take your gifts seriously, and we make every effort to maximize your investment in our ministry.

  1. Credit Card or EFT/eCheck donation: Simply click the Donate button and fill out the information. 
  2. Mail a check:  Please make the check out to Samaritan Aviation. On a separate piece of paper, note that the check is with preference of the Cookes. Please mail the check to:

Samaritan Aviation
PO Box 20697
Mesa, AZ 85277

If you need help: call the Samaritan Aviation office at (480) 581-1940 or email [email protected]

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