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Back to PNG! In just a handful of weeks I will be traveling back to Papua New Guinea to work on our medical ship the Pacific Link! My heart races to think of the villages, the people and the culture I will get to be a part of again!

THIS YEAR I WILL BE... This year I will be partnering with our Medical Coordinator to create dental education to bring into the schools of the country’s capitol, Port Moresby. Each morning for the first two weeks we will be going into schools and teaching students, parents and school workers about the importance of healthy dental hygiene! The second half of the outreach will be spent traveling to the more remote villages of the Western Province. Throughout the entire outreach we will also be providing toothbrushes and toothpaste, setting up Primary Healthcare Clinics, testing vision and handing out prescription glasses, performing sight restoring surgeries, and providing dental procedures on board the ship. All free for the people!

PRIMARY HEALTHCARE: In each village we go to, thanks to our supporters and sponsors, we are able to provide free primary healthcare and live saving medicines and vaccines for the people!

How can you be involved? Everything I do in YWAM is completely voluntary and impossible without the help of supporters like you! By donating you will be partnering with me to help bring freedom, life and hope to the people of Papua New Guinea through free dentistry, opthamology and primary healthcare! Please join me in this journey back to PNG!

DENTISTRY: The ship is equipped with a dental facility on board. We also have solar powered, transportable dental chairs we can hike into the villages to get to the most remote places!

Donate: YWAM’s Website: My Website: Mail a Check made to Liz Nelson: 13510 99th Ave N Seminole, FL 33776

OPTHAMOLOGY: The ship is equipped with two operating theaters where we can provide sight restoring surgeries. We also test villagers eyes sight and provide them with free prescription glasses and sun glasses!

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Name: Liz Nelson Location: Townsville, QLD Working with: YWAMReef to Outback Outreach Location: Papua New Guinea Ministry Area on base: Community and Staff Daily Responsibilities: Lead my team in organizing base events such as Friday Nights in the cafe, holidays and community building events. We also organize our Human Resources, I run the YWAM Cafe and help lead a skate team each Saturday working to empower local Australian youth. Next year I plan to staff a Discipleship Training School that partners with Not For Sale to focus on Social Justice with emphasis on modern day slavery.

PNG Outreach Financial Needs: Ticket to PNG: $600-800AUD Visa: $50AUD Outreach costs: $406AUD (food, accommodation, uniform, transport while in PNG, medical supplies and equipment)

2011 Recap LAST YEAR IN PN G

primary healthcare patients 1,643 dental procedures 2,062

Opthamology procedures optometry patients


1,500 community development projec ts 64 preventative health resources 6,113

Financial Needs to keep me in the field: 2 Year Australian Visa: $600AUD Health Insurance: $64.67USD/mo Monthly supporters: Any amount (Contact me for monthly needs breakdown)

NUMBERS Women in rural PNG that die in childbirth

1in7 Percent of people in PNG that live in poverty


Percent of blind people in PNG that could have their eyesight RESTORED

YWAM - Reef to Outback


Address: P.O. Box 6221 Townsville, QLD 4810

Dentists in the whole of Papua New Guinea

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Email: Twitter: @lizleynelson


Outreach letter May 2012  

Support letter for May 2012 Ship outreach

Outreach letter May 2012  

Support letter for May 2012 Ship outreach