Many islands served by PMA were previously accessible only by small outrigger canoe,
and some remain that way to this day! High waves often make this form of travel very treacherous,
rendering many of the small islands totally isolated for weeks on end. Airdrops of relief supplies
immediately after a typhoon may be the atollís only hope of survival. Often, we land on a nearby
island, and still must travel an hour or two by outrigger canoe, navigating treacherous reefs,
and often high waves, to reach some of the islands we serve! Our airplanes in Micronesia operate
out of Yap, and in the Philippines out of Manila.
With irregular and often nonexistent transportation to the outside world, many of these people
would live and die without the hope of adequate medical, educational and spiritual help. Though
small in number, they are equally important to God.
Passenger and cargo services, transport of food and supplies, disaster relief, medical
evacuations and sea searches are just the beginning of the many ways in which Christ's
love reaches those in need.
Flying over Ulithi Atoll, Yap Islands
Runway on Falalop, Ulithi
Airplane on the island of Katakian, Philippines