Nestled in the jungle villages of Papua New Guinea, often deep in the mountains, you will find missionaries reaching isolated people groups. Distant. Inaccessible by car or truck—even four-wheel-drive vehicles. These are the locations where many NTM missionaries serve. The plane is their only viable mode of transportation, the conduit for their food and supplies, and the lifeline for medical emergencies both for them and the villagers.
But there was a problem. The leadership of New Tribes Mission of Papua New Guinea summed it up in this quote: “To serve them, we rely on aircraft the same way most of you rely on a car.