A Christmas Gift for Gabon

cessnaGabon is about to have its first-ever medical air transport service-just in time for Christmas.

Sponsored by Air Calvary and the Christian and Missionary Alliance in partnership with Bongolo Hospital, pilot Steve Straw is spearheading the life-saving service for this West African nation, one of the poorest in the world.

“Our Cessna 207 is flying eastbound at 9,000 feet, just south of Gary, Indiana!” Steve wrote on December 15. “It will spend the night in Burlington, Vermont, and then head to St. Johns, Newfoundland (Canada), the Azores, the Canary Islands, West Africa, and finally reach its destination-Gabon! We can hardly believe it-praise God for this progress!”

Arrival is expected by December 20 or 21, Steve concluded. “What a great Christmas gift!”

Learn More

Read more about our current work in Gabon at Bongolo Hospital.

To follow the Cessna’s flight path live before it reaches St. Johns, Newfoundland, go to FlightAware.com. In the left-hand column, under the section entitled “Flight Tracker,” enter “N207FD” next to “Flight/Tail#” to view the aircraft’s location along with its altitude and speed.

After the Cessna departs from Canada for the Azores, log on to share.findmespot.com to follow the aircraft’s progress all the way to Libreville.

Note: Clicking on either of the above two links will take you off of the C&MA Web site.

What You Can Do

In your prayers, give thanks to God for this first-ever air ambulance service to the Gabonese people. Pray that the aircraft will have a safe flight and for the brand-new air ambulance program’s success.

Because of your gifts to the Great Commission Fund, Alliance workers are able to provide life-giving care to many lost people in Gabon and around the world. Please consider giving a donation today.


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