The first landing

After years of prayer and preparation, a new airstrip is initiated.

It was a momentous day. Daren Spence, along with his good friend and fellow NTM missionary pilot Gerhard Buettner were off to try out a brand new airstrip.

Years have passed since the missionaries first started talking to villagers about using some land to build an airstrip. Finding the right piece of land involves many long, grueling trips on a trail bike. In this case, six different pieces of land were surveyed. And in the end, Daren shares, the best spot was found less than two miles from the missionaries’ homes.

With so much time invested in planning and preparation, it was an exciting culmination to finally arrive at the day for the airstrip try-out.

“Praise the Lord, the flight was a success and this is a huge encouragement,” Daren says.