What a great day of celebration as many PNG government, health, and community leaders joined our staff and the U.S. Ambassador to officially launch Samaritan Aviation’s new airplane for the East Sepik Province!

The theme for all of the speakers was hope, love, and service. The reality is that this airplane offers hope and medical access to those who have none if we aren’t here. Our president and co-founder Mark Palm spoke about how he stood in the same place nine years before and how thankful he was for God’s faithfulness over these years, for all of the lives saved, the sicknesses stopped, and the medicine delivered. Samaritan Aviation has become hope in action—what a powerful idea!

What an honor to be joined by our U.S. Ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray as she sees the impact that Samaritan Aviation is having in PNG and the love we share as we serve others through our ministry.

We are so thankful to all of our donors in the USA, the Digicel Foundation, and the PNG National Government who came together to make this moment possible. As we fly this plane, please continue to pray for our team and their opportunities to share the love of Jesus with our patients.

US Ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray cuts the ribbon on the new plane
Our team poses with the US Ambassador